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Cyber espionage by Chinese hackers in neighbouring nations is on the rise

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By: Ravie Lakshmanan A string of cyber espionage campaigns dating all the way back to 2014 and focused on gathering military intelligence from neighbouring countries have been linked to a...

North Korea Exploited VPN Flaw to Hack South’s Nuclear Research Institute

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By: Ravie Lakshmanan South Korea's state-run Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) on Friday disclosed that its internal network was infiltrated by suspected attackers operating out of its northern counterpart. The...

A New Spyware is Targeting Telegram and Psiphon VPN Users in Iran

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By: Ravie Lakshmanan Threat actors with suspected ties to Iran have been found to leverage instant messaging and VPN apps like Telegram and Psiphon to install a Windows remote access...

Malware Attack on South Korean Entities Was Work of Andariel Group

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By: Ravie Lakshmanan A malware campaign targeting South Korean entities that came to light earlier this year has been attributed to a North Korean nation-state hacking group called Andariel, once...

NoxPlayer Supply-Chain Attack is Likely the Work of Gelsemium Hackers

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By: Ravie Lakshmanan A new cyber espionage group named Gelsemium has been linked to a supply chain attack targeting the NoxPlayer Android emulator that was disclosed earlier this year. The findings...

U.S. Recovers $2.3 Million Ransom Paid to Colonial Pipeline Hackers

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By: Ravie Lakshmanan In a major blow, the U.S. Department of Justice on Monday said it has recovered 63.7 bitcoins (currently valued at $2.3 million) paid by Colonial Pipeline to...

Hackers Breached Colonial Pipeline Using Compromised VPN Password

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By: Ravie Lakshmanan The ransomware cartel that masterminded the Colonial Pipeline attack early last month crippled the pipeline operator's network using a compromised virtual private network (VPN) account password, the...

Necro Python Malware Upgrades With New Exploits and Crypto Mining Capabilities

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By: Ravie Lakshmanan New upgrades have been made to a Python-based "self-replicating, polymorphic bot" called Necro in what's seen as an attempt to improve its chances of infecting vulnerable systems...

Researchers Uncover Hacking Operations Targeting Government Entities in South Korea

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By: Ravie Lakshmanan A North Korean threat actor active since 2012 has been behind a new espionage campaign targeting high-profile government officials associated with its southern counterpart to install an...

Google Researchers Discover A New Variant of Rowhammer Attack

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By: Ravie Lakshmanan A team of security researchers from Google has demonstrated yet another variant of the Rowhammer attack that bypasses all current defenses to tamper with data stored in...