September 22, 2020

Member of 'The Dark Overlord' hacking group sentenced to five years in prison

A UK national pleaded guilty today to extorting tens of companies across the world as a member of an infamous hacking group known as The Dark Overlord (TDO).

Is Lazarus Related to Russian-Speaking Threat Actors?

Is Lazarus Related to Russian-Speaking Threat Actors? - Cybersecurity news - Threat Actors
TrickBot appears to possess a treasure trove of compromised accesses that Lazarus can definitely leverage. Lazarus has previously been found using TrickBot’s codes in some of its attacks.

Hackers Abuse Google App Engine to Create Unlimited Phishing Pages

A security researcher demonstrated an intended design of Google App Engine's subdomain generator, which can be abused to use the app infrastructure for malicious purposes, while remaining undetected.

Maze Actors Copy Ragnar Locker's Virtual Machine Trick

Maze Actors Copy Ragnar Locker's Virtual Machine Trick - Cybersecurity news - Threat Actors
The operators of the Maze ransomware have added a fresh trick of distributing ransomware payloads via virtual machines (VMs), a practice earlier seen in Ragnar Locker's operations.

Iran and China Exploit Similar Flaws at the Same Time. Coincidence?

Iran and China Exploit Similar Flaws at the Same Time. Coincidence? - Cybersecurity news - Threat Actors
Two separate attack campaigns exploiting similar flaws could be just a coincidence but organizations leaving unpatched attack surfaces are unknowingly inviting threat actors on their networks.

Chinese hackers stole info from Spanish centers working on Covid19 vaccine

The El Pais newspaper reported that Chinese hackers have stolen information from Spanish laboratories working on a vaccine for COVID19.
September 19, 2020

More Details Emerge on Operations, Members of Chinese Group APT41

Also tracked as Barium, Wicked Panda, Winnti, and Wicked Spider, the cyber-espionage group is said to have hacked over 100 organizations worldwide.
September 18, 2020

US sanctions Iranian government front company hiding major hacking operations

US says the Iranian government used the "Rana Intelligence Computing Company" as a front for the APT39 hacking group.

Chinese Antivirus Firm Anvisoft Embroiled in APT41 Supply Chain Attack

One of the men indicted as part of APT41 — now 35-year-old Tan DaiLin — was the subject of a 2012 KrebsOnSecurity story that sought to shed light on a Chinese antivirus product marketed as Anvisoft.
September 18, 2020

US charges Iranian hackers for breaching US satellite companies

Three Iranian nationals have been indicted on charges of hacking US aerospace and satellite companies, the US Department of Justice announced today.

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