Researchers at AhnLab Security Emergency Response Center observed APT37 target South Korean individuals with spear-phishing emails to inject wiretapping malware. The state-backed cybercrime group primarily employs spear-phishing to compromise the devices of victims.
Suspected Chinese APT groups exploited a 17-year-old Microsoft Office vulnerability in May to launch malware attacks against foreign government officials who attended a G7 summit in Hiroshima, Japan. Threat actors targeted officials from France, the United Kingdom, India, Singapore and Australia.
Microsoft says an affiliate of the Russian-speaking Clop ransomware gang is behind a rash of attacks exploiting a recently patched vulnerability in Progress Software's MOVEit application. Known victims include British payroll provider Zellis, which says eight corporate customers were affected.
A Chinese espionage threat group is using a novel backdoor to bypass popular Indonesian antivirus tool Smadav. Targets include European embassies in Southeast and East Asia. Smadav treats processes with no windows as suspect. The APT gets around that by opening a window not visible to users.
A recently emerged threat actor dubbed Dark Pink is updating its custom tool set in a bid to evade detection while expanding its operations to new Southeast Asian targets. Threat intel firm Group-IB counts 13 total victims of Dark Pink, which first became active in mid-2021.
Digital rights organizations detected Pegasus spyware on the devices of members of Armenian civil society during the outbreak of armed conflict over a disputed region in the South Caucasus region. Access Now called the infections the first known instance of Pegasus spyware use during war.
A suspected cyberespionage group that has been active since 2020 has targeted government and diplomatic entities in the Middle East and South Asia using a malware tool set capable of controlling victims' machines and exfiltrating system data and credentials.
The BlueNoroff hacker group, which is associated with the North Korean military's Reconnaissance General Bureau, is using RustBucket malware to target macOS systems of users primarily in the United States and Asia - a tactic observed for the first time since the group began its operations.
China's cybersecurity agency on Sunday banned sales of U.S. chipmaker Micron's products following a cybersecurity review. The decision is the latest in an escalating series of national security-driven moves by Beijing and Washington, D.C., to restrict the market access of their trans-Pacific rival.
Taiwan was buffeted during April by a three-day surge in malicious emails that increased to four times the usual amount, a reflection of increased tensions in the Taiwan Strait, say threat analysts. Following the wave, Trellix observed a 15-fold increase in PlugX infections.
The LockBit ransomware group on Tuesday published 1.5 terabytes of data the group says it stole from Bank Syariah Indonesia after ransom negotiations broke down. The group says the records include information of about 15 million customers and employees of the country's largest Islamic bank.
Security researchers say a new Babuk knockoff ransomware group emerged in April and has already claimed targets in the United States and South Korea. Threat intelligence company Cisco Talos says RA Group is the latest criminal group to take advantage of the June 2021 leak of Babuk source code.
Toyota on Friday disclosed that it exposed online for a decade car location data belonging to more than two million Japanese customers. The data by itself cannot be used to identify individual car owners, the carmaker said. Also exposed: video taken outside the vehicle with an onboard recorder.
A possibly Russian state hacking group has been deploying a novel backdoor dubbed DownEx against international governmental targets located in Kazakhstan and Afghanistan, reports Bitdefender. At least one victim appears to be an embassy located in Kazakhstan.
The LockBit 3.0 ransomware group on Monday leaked 600 gigabytes of critical data stolen from Indian lender Fullerton India two weeks after the group demanded a $3 million ransom from the company. The stolen data includes "loan agreements with individuals and legal companies."