Cyber Espionage

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(Reuters) – The Chinese government appears to be abiding by its September pledge to stop supporting the hacking of American trade secrets to help companies there compete, private U.S. security executives and government advisors said on Monday. FireEye Inc, the U.S. network security company best known for fighting sophisticated Chinese hacking, said in a report […]

As time passes, it seems that espionage cyber-attacks are getting more frequent every week, at least that’s the general feeling if you follow infosec news. Barely five and a half months have passed in 2016, and the total number of cyber-espionage-linked incidents is up to 300, says security firm SurfWatch Labs, who released statistics about […]

A cyberespionage group called Sofacy has launched a fresh attack against the US government, using a “new persistence mechanism” designed to help evade detection. The campaign involves sending government officials spear-phishing emails from the email address belonging to the ministry of foreign affairs of another nation, indicating that the sender’s account may have been compromised. […]

On May 28, 2016, a Russian-linked cyber-espionage group sent a spear-phishing email to a US government official from an infected computer in the IT network of another country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The email contained an RTF document called Exercise_Noble_Partner_16.rtf, referring to a joint US-Georgian military exercise. According to Palo Alto Networks, opening this file […]

The hand-wringing over enterprises no longer being able to rely on Microsoft’s Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) to block software exploits appears to have been premature: A new cyberespionage outfit is targeting a critical vulnerability in Adobe’s Flash Player and EMET is effectively mitigating the attacks. Adobe has warned that a critical vulnerability in Flash […]

On May 28, 2016, a Russian-linked cyber-espionage group sent a spear-phishing email to a US government official from an infected computer in the IT network of another country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The email contained an RTF document called Exercise_Noble_Partner_16.rtf, referring to a joint US-Georgian military exercise. According to Palo Alto Networks, opening this file […]

The cyberespionage team going by the aliases Gaza Cybergang, Gaza Hackers Team or Molerats is making its comeback after shutting down all activities in January, when one of its active operations dubbed Operation DustSky was first exposed by security researchers. The group had temporarily gone dark; however researchers have uncovered that it resumed activities shortly […]

A cyber-espionage group known as the Gaza Cybergang, the Gaza Hackers Team or Molerats has resumed operations in April 2016, after previously shutting down all activities when security firm ClearSky discovered its presence in January 2016. The Gaza Cybergang has been around since 2012 when various security firms first detected its operations. Since then, the […]