Examining the backdoor’s DNS communications led researchers to find a government agency and a big U.S. telco that were flagged for further exploitation in the spy campaign. More information has come to light about the Sunburst backdoor that could help defenders get a better handle on the scope of the . . . Read more
The hotly anticipated game — featuring a digital Keanu Reeves as a major character — is being used as a lure for cyberattacks. The hotly anticipated videogame title Cyberpunk 2077 comes out on Dec. 10, inspiring breathless countdowns from gaming publications and enthusiasts across the globe. As with all things . . . Read more
A raft of obfuscation techniques turn the heat up for the hacking-for-hire operation. The DeathStalker advanced persistent threat (APT) group has a hot new weapon: A highly stealthy backdoor that researchers have dubbed PowerPepper, used to spy on targeted systems. DeathStalker offers mercenary, espionage-for-hire services targeting the financial and legal . . . Read more
The post-COVID-19 surge in the criticality level of medical infrastructure, coupled with across-the-board digitalization, will be big drivers for medical-sector cyberattacks next year. Sophisticated cybercriminals have been trying to steal COVID-19 vaccine research – and researchers say there’s more of that to come going into 2021. Intellectual property theft will . . . Read more
Ransomware gangs with zero-days and more players overall will characterize financially motivated cyberattacks next year. Financial cybercrime in 2021 is set to evolve, researchers say, with extortion practices becoming more widespread, ransomware gangs consolidating and advanced exploits being used more effectively to target victims. That’s according to key predictions from . . . Read more
Fake Minecraft Modpacks on Google Play deliver millions of abusive ads and make normal phone use impossible. Scammers are taking advantage of the Minecraft sandbox video game’s wild success by developing Google Play apps which appear to be Minecraft modpacks, but instead deliver abusive ads, according to researchers. Since July, . . . Read more
The APT threat landscape is a mixed bag of tried-and-true tactics and cutting-edge techniques, largely supercharged by geo-politics, a report finds. Advanced persistent threat (APT) groups continue to use the fog of intense geopolitics to supercharge their campaigns, but beyond these themes, actors are developing individual signature tactics for success. . . . Read more
The Roaming Mantis group is targeting the States with a malware that can steal information, harvest financial data and send texts to self-propagate.