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Pegasus spyware could target iOS devices, says Group-IB
Last month
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apple
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cloud services
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encryption
A recent analysis by Group-IB sheds light on the alarming potential of Pegasus spyware, exploring wider implications for the famed security of iOS products.
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I-Soon suffers data breach revealing state hacking activities
Fri, 1st Mar 2024
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breach prevention
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data breach
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threat intelligence
A significant data leak at Chinese private security firm I-Soon has exposed the company's alleged hacking activities.
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Operation Texonto spreads false war info, reveals ESET Research
Mon, 26th Feb 2024
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it infrastructure
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cybersecurity
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microsoft office 365
Operation Texonto, a disinformation scheme targeting Ukrainians with war-related false information via spam emails, has been discovered by ESET Research.
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Half-year surge in cyber attacks on infrastructure, says Dragos
Wed, 21st Feb 2024
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ransomware
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telco
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government
Worldwide cybersecurity expert Dragos reports a 50% surge in politically motivated cyberattacks and new threat clusters targeting critical infrastructure.
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Breaking down Australia's Cyber Security Strategy 2023-2030
Thu, 25th Jan 2024
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iam
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dark web
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cybersecurity
Australia's Cyber Security Strategy 2023-2030, aimed toward transforming the nation from highly vulnerable to a global cyber risk leader, embarks on its urgent 'Phase One', following a 14% rise in cyber attacks last year.
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Ivanti VPN vulnerabilities exploited by suspected espionage group UNC5221
Mon, 15th Jan 2024
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vpn
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malware
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advanced persistent threat protection
Suspected espionage group UNC5221 exploited two zero-day vulnerabilities in Ivanti VPN and security appliances, using multiple custom malware families for post-exploitation espionage.
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Cyberint report explores digital dynamics of Israel-Hamas, Russia-Ukraine conflicts
Wed, 13th Dec 2023
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hacking
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report
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russia
Cyberint releases report on digital warfare trends in Israel-Hamas and Russia-Ukraine conflicts, highlighting increased hacktivism.
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Google Cloud unveils cybersecurity predictions for 2024 in new report
Wed, 22nd Nov 2023
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cloud services
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public cloud
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phishing
Google Cloud reveals cybersecurity predictions for 2024, highlighting the continued evolution of cyber threats.
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Kaspersky reveals extensive report on Asian Advanced Persistent Threat groups
Thu, 16th Nov 2023
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advanced persistent threat protection
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russia
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kaspersky
Kaspersky unveils a comprehensive report on Asian APT groups, providing detailed insights into global cyber threat incidents.
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Ploughshare and Tarian Technology present 'Bastion', a breakthrough in cyberdefence
Fri, 27th Oct 2023
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physical security
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cybersecurity
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information protection
Ploughshare and Tarian Technology unite to launch Bastion, a groundbreaking cybersecurity defence system, revolutionizing data protection in the digital age.
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Palo Alto Networks uncovers hackers targeting diplomats
Fri, 28th Jul 2023
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firewall
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breach prevention
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foreign hackers
While attacks on diplomatic organisations are common, Cloaked Ursa focuses on the diplomats themselves more than the countries they represent, Unit 42 finds.
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Two-step phishing attacks, cyber-espionage increasing
Thu, 15th Jun 2023
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phishing
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email security
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cybersecurity
Cybercrime has become the world's third largest economy, and estimated to generate $8 trillion by the end of 2023.
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Chinese cyberespionage group targets U.S. Govt and Defense
Fri, 26th May 2023
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advanced persistent threat protection
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cybersecurity
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government
The NSA has issued a cybersecurity advisory highlighting a cluster of activity it attributes to a People's Republic of China state-sponsored threat group.
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Mandiant details prolific North Korean cyber-espionage group
Wed, 29th Mar 2023
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advanced persistent threat protection
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cybersecurity
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report
Mandiant has assessed with high confidence that APT43 is a moderately-sophisticated cyber operator that supports the interests of the North Korean regime.
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CPR uncovers cyber espionage campaign targeting SEA governments
Thu, 9th Mar 2023
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malware
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cybersecurity
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research
Check Point Research (CPR) has revealed an ongoing cyber espionage campaign expand to target more Southeast Asian governments.
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China-based threat group targeting SE Asia, says Mandiant
Fri, 9th Dec 2022
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malware
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advanced persistent threat protection
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cybersecurity
Identified as UNC4191, this cyber espionage threat leverages USB devices as an initial infection vector, concentrates on the Philippines, and has a China nexus.
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A deep dive into a Corporate Espionage operation
Tue, 4th Oct 2022
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cloud services
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microsoft
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managed services
Rise in hybrid cyberattacks targeting small companies sparks concern over vulnerability exploits, as corporate espionage becomes widespread.
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Cyberespionage group Worok targeting companies, governments
Thu, 8th Sep 2022
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cybersecurity
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cyber espionage
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cios
ESET researchers have discovered a previously unknown cyberespionage group that targets various high-profile companies and local governments.
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Russian, Ukraine-themed war lure of choice for cyber espionage
Fri, 8th Apr 2022
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cybersecurity
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ukraine
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cyber espionage
Russian and Ukraine-themed war documents have become the lure of choice for cyber espionage, according to a new analysis from Check Point Research.
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ESET Research releases T3 2021 Threat Report summarising key cybersecurity research
Wed, 9th Feb 2022
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ransomware
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malware
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cryptocurrency
The latest ESET Threat Report reveals key insights into external attack vectors, email threats, and the impact of cryptocurrency exchange rates.
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At least nine global organisations compromised by new active cyber-espionage campaign
Wed, 10th Nov 2021
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cios
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unit 42
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palo alto
A new active cyber-espionage campaign has compromised global organisations in the defence, education, energy, healthcare and technology sectors.
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Android espionage: ESET uncovers BladeHawk campaign via Facebook
Wed, 8th Sep 2021
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smartphones
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technology gifts
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cios
ESET researchers uncover targeted mobile espionage campaign against Kurdish group, distributed via Facebook profiles.
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Advanced threat actors engaged in cyberespionage up their game
Thu, 8th Apr 2021
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cybersecurity
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kaspersky
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cios
Advanced threat actors engaged in cyberespionage in the Asia Pacific have upped their game in a new campaign, according to Kaspersky.
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Cyber-espionage growing problem for APAC region, report finds
Wed, 16th Dec 2020
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Asia-Pacific public sector at highest risk for cyber-espionage attacks, says new Verizon Cyber-Espionage Report. APAC also hit hardest worldwide.