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UK and US share more vulnerabilities exploited by Russia’s APT29 hackers

The UK government’s cybersecurity agency has published today an in-depth report detailing techniques used by a group of Russian state hackers known as APT29, Cozy Bear, or the Dukes.

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Rare new Windows rootkit spotted in Chinese APT attacks

In a report published today, security firm Kaspersky said it discovered a rare new Windows rootkit that has remained undetected since at least 20018 and has been deployed in some highly targeted attacks.

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Chinese military unit accused of cyber-espionage bought multiple western antivirus products

A Chinese military unit that was accused last month by Japanese authorities of carrying out a years-long cyber-espionage campaign was seen buying batches of different western-made antivirus products.

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China-linked APT group targets Russian nuclear sub designer with an undocumented backdoor

A threat actor believed to be operating on behalf of Chinese state-sponsored interests was recently observed targeting a Russian defense contractor involved in designing nuclear submarines for the Russian Navy, according to new research published today by Cybereason. The attack was narrowly-focused, the firm said, and originated with a spear-phishing attempt targeting a general director working at the Rubin Design Bureau, a Saint Petersburg-based shipbuilder that has designed most of Russia‚Äôs nuclear submarines…

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Security firm Kaspersky believes it found new CIA malware

Cybersecurity firm Kaspersky said today it discovered new malware that appears to have been developed by the US Central Intelligence Agency.

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Facebook disrupts two nation-state groups operating out of Palestine

The Facebook security team announced today that it disrupted the activities of two state-sponsored hacking groups operating out of Palestine that abused its platform to infect users with malware.

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Chinese hackers used Pulse Secure VPN zero-day to breach US defense contractors

Two hacking groups, including at least one confirmed Chinese cyber-espionage outfit, have used a new zero-day vulnerability in Pulse Secure VPN equipment to gain a foothold inside the networks of US defense contractors and government organizations across the world.

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Japanese police say Tick APT is linked to Chinese military

Japanese law enforcement believes a group of hackers linked to the Chinese military are behind a broad cyber-espionage campaign that has breached more than 200 Japanese companies and organizations since at least 2016.

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FireEye: More than 1,900 distinct hacking groups are active today

US cybersecurity firm FireEye says that based on its internal data, there are currently more than 1,900 distinct hacking groups that are active today, a number that grew from 1,800 groups recorded at the end of 2019.

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Sweden drops Russian hacking investigation due to legal complications

The Swedish government dropped today its investigation into the 2017 hack of its sports authority, citing the legal constraints that would have prevented prosecutors from charging the Russian hackers responsible for the intrusion, which officials claimed were mere pawns operating on behalf of a “foreign power.”