U.S. charges Chinese Winnti hackers for attacking 100+ companies (APT41)

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The U.S. Department of Justice announced today charges against five Chinese nationals fort cyberattacks on more than 100 companies, some of them being attributed to state-backed hacking group APT41. APT41 is one of the oldest threat groups, known primarily for cyber-espionage operations against a variety of entities, including software developers, gaming companies, hardware manufacturers, think… Read more »

Chinese Hackers Exploiting Unpatched Devices to Target U.S. Agencies

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The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued a new advisory on Monday about a wave of cyberattacks carried by Chinese nation-state actors targeting US government agencies and private entities. “CISA has observed Chinese [Ministry of State Security]-affiliated cyber threat actors operating from the People’s Republic of China using commercially available information sources and open-source exploitation… Read more »

APT Hackers Exploit Autodesk 3ds Max Software for Industrial Espionage

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It’s one thing for APT groups to conduct cyber espionage to meet their own financial objectives. But it’s an entirely different matter when they are used as “hackers for hire” by competing private companies to make away with confidential information. Bitdefender’s Cyber Threat Intelligence Lab discovered yet another instance of an espionage attack targeting an… Read more »

Iranian Hackers Pose as Journalists to Trick Victims Into Installing Malware

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An Iranian cyberespionage group known for targeting government, defense technology, military, and diplomacy sectors is now impersonating journalists to approach targets via LinkedIn and WhatsApp and infect their devices with malware. Detailing the new tactics of the “Charming Kitten” APT group, Israeli firm Clearsky said, “starting July 2020, we have identified a new TTP of the group,… Read more »