North Korea ScarCruft APT used previously undetected Dolphin Backdoor against South Korea

North Korea-linked ScarCruft group used a previously undocumented backdoor called Dolphin against targets in South Korea. ESET researchers discovered a previously undocumented backdoor called Dolphin that was employed by North Korea-linked ScarCruft group (aka APT37, Reaper, and Group123) in attacks aimed at targets in South Korea. ScarCruft has been active since at least 2012, it made the headlines in early February 2018 when researchers […]

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Google links three exploitation frameworks to Spanish commercial spyware vendor Variston

Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) linked three exploitation frameworks to a Spanish surveillance spyware vendor named Variston. While tracking the activities of commercial spyware vendors, Threat Analysis Group (TAG) spotted an exploitation framework likely linked Variston IT, a Spanish firm. Officially, Variston claims to provide custom security solutions and custom patches for embedded system. The […]

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China-linked UNC4191 APT relies on USB Devices in attacks against entities in the Philippines

An alleged China-linked cyberespionage group, tracked as UNC4191, used USB devices in attacks aimed at Philippines entities. Mandiant researchers spotted an alleged China-linked cyberespionage group, tracked as UNC4191, leveraging USB devices as attack vectors in campaigns aimed at Philippines entities. This campaign has been active dates as far back as September 2021 and targeted public […]

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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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Iran-linked threat actors compromise US Federal Network

Iran-linked threat actors compromised a Federal Civilian Executive Branch organization using a Log4Shell exploit and installed a cryptomining malware. According to a joint advisory published by the FBI and CISA, an Iran-linked APT group compromised a Federal Civilian Executive Branch (FCEB) organization using an exploit for the Log4Shell flaw (CVE-2021-44228) and deployed a cryptomining malware. Log4Shell impacts […]

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Avast details Worok espionage group’s compromise chain

Cyber espionage group Worok abuses Dropbox API to exfiltrate data via using a backdoor hidden in apparently innocuous image files. Researchers from cybersecurity firm Avast observed the recently discovered espionage group Worok abusing Dropbox API to exfiltrate data via using a backdoor hidden in apparently innocuous image files. The experts started their investigation from the analysis published […]

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