Chinese malware used in attacks against Australian orgs

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The Australian government released an advisory late last week about increased cyber activity from a state actor against networks belonging to its agencies and companies in the country. Behind the attack is a “sophisticated” adversary that relies on slightly modified proof-of-concept exploit code for yesteryear vulnerabilities, the government says. An unofficial blame finger points to… Read more »

Australian governments and companies targeted by a sophisticated state-based actor

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The Australian Government is currently aware of, and responding to, a sustained targeting of Australian governments and companies by a sophisticated state-based actor. The title ‘Copy-paste compromises’ is derived from the actor’s heavy use of proof-of-concept exploit code, web shells and other tools copied almost identically from open source. The Australian Cyber Security Centre’s Advisory 2020-008 details… Read more »