Russia-Linked APT29 Uses New Malware in Embassy Attacks

Russia-linked cyberespionage group APT29 has been observed staging new malware for attacks likely targeting embassy-related individuals, Recorded Future reports. Also referred to as Cozy Bear, the Dukes, Nobelium, and Yttrium, APT29 is a Russian advanced persistent threat (APT) group believed to be sponsored by the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR). It’s also believed to have […]

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Cyberattacks Target Websites of German Airports, Admin

The websites of German airports, public administration bodies and financial sector organizations have been hit by cyberattacks instigated by a Russian “hacker group”, authorities said Thursday. The Federal Cyber Security Authority (BSI) had “knowledge of DDoS attacks against targets in Germany”, a spokesman told AFP. A distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack is designed to overwhelm the target with a […]

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UK Gov Warns of Phishing Attacks Launched by Iranian, Russian Cyberspies

The United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has published an advisory to warn organizations and individuals about separate spearphishing campaigns conducted by Russian and Iranian cyberespionage groups. The advisory focuses on activities conducted by the Russia-linked Seaborgium group (aka Callisto, Blue Callisto and Coldriver) and the Iran-linked TA453 (aka Charming Kitten, APT35, Magic Hound, […]

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Learning to Lie: AI Tools Adept at Creating Disinformation

Artificial intelligence is writing fiction, making images inspired by Van Gogh and fighting wildfires. Now it’s competing in another endeavor once limited to humans — creating propaganda and disinformation. When researchers asked the online AI chatbot ChatGPT to compose a blog post, news story or essay making the case for a widely debunked claim — […]

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