Chinese Hackers Adopting Open Source ‘SparkRAT’ Tool

A Chinese threat actor tracked as DragonSpark has been using the SparkRAT open source remote administration tool (RAT) in recent attacks targeting East Asian organizations, cybersecurity firm SentinelOne reports. Relatively new, SparkRAT is a multi-platform RAT written in Golang that can run on Windows, Linux, and macOS systems, and which can update itself with new […]

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Chinese hackers used recently patched FortiOS SSL-VPN flaw as a zero-day in October

An alleged Chinese threat actor was observed exploiting the recently patched CVE-2022-42475 vulnerability in FortiOS SSL-VPN. Researchers from Mandiant reported that suspected Chinese threat actors exploited the recently patched CVE-2022-42475 vulnerability in FortiOS SSL-VPN as a zero-day. According to the security firm, the vulnerability was exploited in attacks against a series of targets, including a […]

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Chinese MirrorFace APT group targets Japanese political entities

A Chinese-speaking APT group, tracked as MirrorFace, is behind a spear-phishing campaign targeting Japanese political entities. ESET researchers recently discovered a spear-phishing campaign targeting Japanese political entities and attributed it to the Chinese-speaking APT group tracked as MirrorFace. The experts tracked the campaign as Operation LiberalFace, it aimed at Japanese political entities, especially the members of […]

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Citrix and NSA urge admins to fix actively exploited zero-day in Citrix ADC and Gateway

Citrix urges customers to update their installs to fix actively exploited zero-day (CVE-2022-27518) in Citrix ADC and Gateway. Citrix urges administrators to apply security updates for a zero-day vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2022-27518, in Citrix ADC and Gateway. The vulnerability is actively exploited by China-linked threat actors to gain access to target networks. “We are aware […]

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US FCC bans the import of electronic equipment from Chinese firms

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission announced it will completely ban the import of electronic equipment from Huawei, ZTE, Hytera, Hikvision, and Dahua. The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced the total ban for telecom and surveillance equipment from Chinese companies Huawei, ZTE, Hytera, Hikvision, and Dahua due to an “unacceptable” national security threat. The US […]

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UK urges to disconnect Chinese security cameras in government buildings

The British government banned the installation of Chinese-linked security cameras at sensitive facilities due to security risks. Reuters reports that the British government ordered its departments to stop installing Chinese security cameras at sensitive buildings due to security risks. The Government has ordered departments to disconnect the camera from core networks and to consider removing […]

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