Sandworm APT group hit Ukrainian news agency with five data wipers

The Ukrainian (CERT-UA) discovered five different wipers deployed on the network of the country’s national news agency, Ukrinform. On January 17, 2023, the Telegram channel “CyberArmyofRussia_Reborn” reported the compromise of the systems at the Ukrainian National Information Agency “Ukrinform”. The Ukrainian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-UA) immediately investigated the claims and as of January 27, […]

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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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Russia-linked Gamaredon APT targeted a petroleum refining company in a NATO nation in August

Russia-linked Gamaredon APT group targeted a large petroleum refining company in a NATO state this year amid the invasion of Ukraine. The Russia-linked Gamaredon APT group (aka Shuckworm, Actinium, Armageddon, Primitive Bear, UAC-0010, and Trident Ursa) is behind a failed attack against a large petroleum refining company in a NATO member state earlier amid the invasion of Ukraine. Gamaredon […]

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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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Russia’s second-largest bank VTB Bank under DDoS attack

Russia’s second-largest bank VTB Bank reveals it is facing the largest DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack in its history. State-owned VTB Bank, the second-largest financial institution in Russia, says it is facing the largest DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack in its history. The pro-Ukraine collective IT Army of Ukraine has claimed responsibility for […]

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