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 •  December 6

The Ethiopian government used spyware acquired from an Israeli company to spy on dissidents living in the country and abroad, but government operatives have failed when configuring their command and control (C&C) server, exposing a list of all their targets. This secret surveillance operation appears to have started last year, and consisted of...

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 •  December 6

Behzad Mesri, the Iranian national the US has accused of hacking HBO this year, is part of an elite Iranian cyber-espionage unit known in infosec circles as Charming Kitten, according to a report released yesterday by Israeli firm ClearSky Cybersecurity. Known as an APT (Advanced Persistent Threat), this group has been active since 2013 and is...

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 •  December 2

A branch of the UK intelligence forces has sent out a letter to UK government departments and agencies about the use of Russian antivirus software to protect computers that store classified information. Ciaran Martin, CEO of the UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has signed the letter. The NCSC is a branch of the UK Government Communications...

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 •  November 30

Cobalt, a highly-skilled group of hackers who target banks and financial institutions, may have committed a mistake and accidentally leaked a list of all their current targets, according to Yonathan Klijnsma, a security researcher with RiskIQ. The error occurred in a spear-phishing campaign that took place last week, on November 21. Group...

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 •  November 16

A US senator has asked the White House to look into the threat that malicious ads —also known as malvertising— pose to US government networks and computers. In a letter sent by US Senator Ron Wyden to White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Rob Joyce, the former is warning that malvertising has often been used by cyber-espionage groups to deliver...

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 •  November 14

A cyber-espionage group believed to be operating out of China has been deploying malware in the past two years that disguises as control panel link (CPL) files. The malware's name is Reaver, named so by Palo Alto Networks, the cyber-security company who found it. Experts say the malware has been used by a cyber-espionage unit that's been around...

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 •  November 9

WikiLeaks published the first-ever batch of source code for CIA cyber-weapons. The source code released today is for a toolkit named Hive, a so-called implant framework, a system that allows CIA operatives to control the malware it deploys on infected computers. From March to August this year, WikiLeaks has released only documentation for supposed...

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 •  November 1

Kaspersky Lab experts have found a new trojan that was deployed to aid cyber-heists of banks in Russia, Armenia, and Malaysia. Experts named the new trojan Silence. According to Kaspersky's GReAT investigation team, the trojan was spotted for the first time in September this year. Most of the attacks were against Russian banks. While there are no...

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 •  October 27

Despite not supporting end-to-end encryption, the Discord service is insanely popular among Dark Web cyber-criminals, nine times more popular than the second-ranked Telegram app, according to a report released this week by Dark Web threat intelligence firm IntSights. The data in this report tracked and recorded all IM invites shared on popular Dark...

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 •  October 23

A Russian cyber-espionage group has tried to infect security researchers with malware via a spear-phishing campaign that can easily receive a Pwnie Awards nomination for one of the year's biggest epic fails. This campaign was set in motion at the start of the month and targeted attendees of CyCon, a security conference organized by NATO’s...