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FBI adds two Syrian Electronic Army hackers to Cyber Most Wanted list

The Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) is famous for spearphishing well-known brands and news outlets.

Over the past 5 years, the group has launched attacks against targets including the White House, Harvard University, Reuters, the Associated Press, NASA, … 499 more words


Poseidon Has Taken Up Spearfishing

Poseidon is a Portuguese-speaking targeted attack group that has been considered active since at least 2005, while the very first sample found by Kaspersky points to 2001. 124 more words

Specific Threats

Does Scarlet Mimic Have You Seeing Red?

Scarlet Mimic is a series of sophisticated cyber espionage attacks which targeted Uyghur and Tibetan activists, their supporters, and entities that collect information on such groups. 130 more words

ThreatSTOP In Use

The Winnti criminal organization is known for industrial cyberespionage campaigns targeting gaming industry.

Kaspersky Lab experts tracking the activity of the Winnti group have discovered an active threat based on a 2006 bootkit installer.  The threat, which Kaspersky Lab has called “HDRoot” after the original tool’s name “HDD Rootkit”, is a universal platform for a sustainable and persistent appearance in a targeted system, which can be used as a foothold for any arbitrary tool. 547 more words


Bitcoin Payment Service BitPay Loses $1.8M in a Classic Phishing Hack

Atlanta’s BitPay, a Bitcoin processor, suffered losses of 5000 Bitcoins, nearly USD $1.8 million due to a spear-phishing attack instigated by a hacker, court documents revealed. 479 more words


Cost of Phishing and Value of Employee Training

The Ponemon Institute has presented the results of it’s study the Cost of Phishing and Value of Employee Training sponsored by Wombat Security. The purpose of this research is to understand how training can reduce the financial consequences of phishing in the workplace. 1,643 more words

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Officials blame Russia for Pentagon Joint Chiefs of Staff email hack

US officials have laid the blame for an attack against the Pentagon’s Joint Chiefs of Staff unclassified email system firmly on Russia’s doorstep.

Explaining how the second… 501 more words