Malicious actors often devise ingenuous ways to infiltrate networks. Michael Sikorski, CTO and vice president of engineering of Unit 42 at Palo Alto Networks, shed light on an unconventional tactic deployed by Russian hackers: the Trojanization of legitimate advertisements.
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The demand for DDoS-for-hire services has surged significantly in recent years. Cameron Schroeder, chief of the Cyber and Intellectual Property Crimes Section at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, said the increase is driven by accessibility, ease of use and the need for only minimal technical proficiency.
Will AI take my job? Maybe or maybe not. But it can certainly help ease the shortage of skilled workers by automating routine tasks and supplementing human skills. Jon France, CISO at ISC2, sheds light on how generative artificial intelligence is addressing this critical challenge.
The FBI urged the immediate removal of previously hacked email security appliances made by Barracuda Networks, injecting fresh urgency into the push to stymie what's been called the broadest Chinese cyber spying campaign in years. Mandiant linked the hack to Beijing with "high confidence."
A previously unknown threat group orchestrated a supply chain attack using a Chinese encryption app to target victims mostly located in Hong Kong. Korplug, the backdoor incorporated into the encryption app, "is known to be used by multiple APT groups," Symantec says.
U.S. intelligence agencies are warning about unnamed foreign intelligence entities targeting the private space sector to steal sensitive data related to satellite payloads and disrupting and degrading U.S. satellite capabilities. They say space-related innovation is a valuable target.
In the latest weekly update, ISMG editors discuss important cybersecurity and privacy issues including highlights of interviews at Black Hat 2023, lessons learned from the success of the Lapsus$ cybercrime group's attacks and why Check Point is buying startup Perimeter 81 for $490 million.
Hackers wielding generative artificial intelligence tools have yet to pose a serious cybersecurity risk, say researchers at Google's threat intelligence group Mandiant, as they sound the alarm instead about a rise in information operations featuring AI-generated fake images and video.
Ransomware and other cyberthreats stemming from overseas actors surged last year in Germany, causing losses worth billions of euros, the country's federal police said. While domestic cybercrime decreased by 6.5% in comparison to 2021, they said, crimes committed by foreign actors increased by 8%.
A Chinese state-sponsored spy group called RedHotel has emerged as a dominant espionage agent against government entities of at least 17 countries worldwide. Researchers said the motives and operations of the group closely link it to China's Ministry of State Security.
Ukrainian cyber defenders said they had thwarted an attempt by Russian military intelligence to deploy widespread malware programmed to spy on battlefield management apps. Russian hackers' preparation for the malware campaign was "long-term and thorough," Ukraine's SBU said.
Japanese classified military networks reportedly suffered a massive breach in 2020 at the hands of a Chinese cyberespionage group that proved tough to eject. One cybersecurity expert said Chinese cyberespionage groups targeting Japan and its allies are employing ever more "stealthy intrusions."