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Cybersecurity
Russian, Ukraine-themed war lure of choice for cyber espionage
Russian and Ukraine-themed war documents have become the lure of choice for cyber espionage, according to a new analysis from Check Point Research.
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Ransomware
ESET Research releases T3 2021 Threat Report summarising key cybersecurity research
ESET's Threat Report sheds light on the most frequent external attack vectors, the reason behind the rise of email threats, and fluctuating threats due to cryptocurrencies.   
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Cyber espionage
At least nine global organisations compromised by new active cyber-espionage campaign
A new active cyber-espionage campaign has compromised global organisations in the defence, education, energy, healthcare and technology sectors.
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Cyber espionage
Android espionage: ESET uncovers BladeHawk campaign via Facebook
ESET researchers have investigated a targeted mobile espionage campaign against the Kurdish ethnic group. 
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Cybersecurity
Advanced threat actors engaged in cyberespionage up their game
"This recent activity signals a major leap in their abilities."
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Verizon
Cyber-espionage growing problem for APAC region, report finds
Asia-Pacific’s public sector is at the greatest risk for advanced cyber-espionage attacks, while the region is hardest hit globally, according to the new Verizon Cyber-Espionage Report (CER).
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Government
Check Point uncovers five year cyber espionage campaign
Naikon’s primary method is exploit the trust and diplomatic relations between departments and governments to increase the chances of its attack succeeding.
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Cybersecurity
Fortinet cyber threat report paints bleak picture
The report reveals cybercriminals are maximising global economic and political realities to further enable their goal.
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Cybercrime
Nation-state actors leverage insiders for economic espionage
Flashpoint's Eric Lackey reveals the true cost of state-sponsored cyber espionage and just how rampant it actually is.
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Apple
Supermicro to test for spy chips, Apple & AWS call for retraction
Big feathers have been ruffled following the bombshell Chinese spy allegations, and now Supermicro has announced it will be conducting a review to prove its innocence.
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Apple
Chinese espionage: Sweating Apple insists breach allegations are ‘not true’
The dust still hasn't settled on the report that caused Supermicro's stocks to collapse, and now Apple is stressing its innocence.
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Apple
Supermicro, Apple, & Amazon vs crippling scandal – who’s lying?
A report has exploded claiming Chinese spies have managed to plant backdoors into servers sold from Supermicro to some of the world's biggest players - all of whom deny it.
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Carbon Black
Carbon Black claims there's a link between geopolitics and cyberterrorism
“Geopolitical tensions manifest in cyberspace. There is a direct link between the failures of diplomacy and cyberespionage and cyberterrorism."
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Malware
China cyberespionage group targets US maritime & engineering sectors
A China-based cyberespionage group may be targeting United States engineering and maritime industries tied up in activities about the South China Sea.
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Malware
'MuddyWater' threat campaign targeting Central Asia & Middle East
A resurgence of last year’s ‘MuddyWater’ threat campaign may be targeting organizations in Pakistan, Turkey and Tajikistan.
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North Korea
State-sponsored North Korean cyberespionage group continues to weaponize tactics
The North Korean threat group known to some as Reaper (APT37) is eyeing bigger targets with more sophisticated tactics.
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Spying
US intelligence agencies accuse Huawei & ZTE of spying - again
Four US intelligence agencies have accused Huawei of spying on customers who own Huawei smart devices, but they aren't sharing any evidence.
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Malware
Southeast Asian govt firms targeted by Sowbug cyberespionage group
Southeast Asian and South American governments are under fire from a well-resourced cyberespionage group called Sowbug.
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Ransomware
How North Korea’s nuclear aggression masks a deeper threat
According to Carbon Black's national security strategist, the rogue nation has been carrying out a stealth campaign that threatens even worse mayhem.