The United States and South Korea reaffirmed a commitment to mitigate the risks in technologies including AI, 5G networks and cloud computing, while developing an "inclusive approach" to govern their use. The two countries said governance must support the development of trustworthy AI.
China hasn't ordered any restrictions on the use of Apple iPhones by government agencies, according to a Chinese government spokesperson, but the official cited recent security flaws in the iPhone and warned that foreign mobile device manufacturers must abide by domestic information security laws.
Cybersecurity researchers at Symantec said a cybercriminal entity with possible ties to the Chinese government used the ShadowPad Trojan to target an Asian country's national power grid earlier this year. The Redfly APT group focused on stealing credentials and compromising multiple computers.
The BlackCat group on Monday claimed responsibility for a ransomware attack on Japanese watchmaker Seiko, publishing samples of stolen data files as proof of its exploit. Seiko Group Corp. announced earlier this month that it had detected unauthorized users accessing of some of its servers.
North Korean espionage group Kimsuky used a combination of spear-phishing and info-stealer malware infection in an attempt to access information about a joint exercise between U.S. and South Korean military forces. Authorities said the group stole personal information of all employees.
President Xi Jinping directed state agencies to strengthen the government’s control over the internet and information technology sector, potentially discouraging investment in the country. Among the obstacles is a new Counter-Espionage Law focused on investigating foreign companies.
A security researcher discovered a Bangladesh government web portal that exposed the personal information of about 50 million citizens, including their birth registration records, phone numbers and national identity numbers. His efforts to notify the government of the security flaw went unanswered.
The personal information of nearly 35 million Indonesian passport holders is up for sale on the dark web for $10,000 by notorious hacktivist Bjorka, who routinely criticizes the Indonesian government, publishing damaging information about lawmakers on social media. The government is investigating.
A Chinese nation-state group is hacking foreign affairs ministries and embassies across Europe, employing a sophisticated HTML-smuggling technique to deliver the insidious PlugX remote access Trojan to compromised systems. The technique raises concern about the security of diplomatic institutions.
The world's top chip manufacturer has dismissed the LockBit 3.0 ransomware gang's hack claim and $70 million ransom. TSMC said the data leak took place at a third-party supplier and contains only certain initial configuration files. It said customer information and operations were not affected.
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.
Ukrainian cyber police have disrupted a fake investment scam that involved stealing cryptocurrency from the online wallets of several victims in Canada. The scammers operated out of two call centers in the Khmelnytskyi region of Ukraine, mainly targeting Ukrainian citizens living in Canada.
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."
Researchers found Android malware masquerading as a legitimate application available and downloaded over 620,000 times from the Google Play store. The apps have been active since 2022, posing as legitimate photo-editing apps, camera editors and smartphone wallpaper packs.