Researchers from Jamf Threat Labs said they have managed to manipulate the code in a compromised iPhone to effectively make it appear as if the device is entering Lockdown Mode - but "without any of the protections that would normally be implemented by the service."
A Russian military hacking intelligence group is winning the race to exploit known vulnerabilities before system administrators can apply patches, warns Proofpoint. The firm has seen a spike in activity from TA422, also known as APT28, Fancy Bear and Forest Blizzard.
Seoul police have accused the North Korean hacker group Andariel of stealing sensitive defense secrets from South Korean defense companies and laundering ransomware proceeds back to North Korea. The hackers stole 1.2TB of data, including information on advanced anti-aircraft weapons.
Suspected Chinese threat actors used a Gh0st RAT variant to target South Korean entities and the Uzbekistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs to gather intelligence. According to Talos Intelligence, SugarGh0st features additional capabilities that enable it to defeat signature-based detection tools.
The Indian government has exempted the national Computer Emergency Response Team from providing information to citizens under the Right to Information Act. Industry experts believe the move may dilute the agency’s public accountability and transparency.
The United States on Thursday sanctioned North Korean cyberespionage threat actor Kimsuky, known for its social engineering campaigns against targets it suspects of holding intelligence on geopolitical events and negotiations affecting the Hermit Kingdom.
The Japanese space exploration agency is investigating a cyberattack this summer that reportedly targeted an Active Directory server. Police detected the attack and alerted the space agency, which claims hackers did not access any personal information.
DDoS and other cyberattacks against media outlets and critical services are what Guy Shafir, CTO of Israeli tech vendor WideOps, has been dealing with since the start of the terrorist attacks in Israel on Oct. 7. Shafir shared details about the response to these intense attacks.
European lawmakers slammed the EU executive branch's inaction after a parliamentary committee called for tougher rules designed to prevent spyware abuse across the trading bloc. More than half of European Parliament lawmakers backed a resolution demanding rapid action.
This week, Chinese-affiliated hackers targeted the Philippine government; Kansas courts confirmed data theft; officials warned of exploited flaws in Sophos, Oracle and Microsoft software; AutoZone disclosed a Clop ransomware attack; and Optus' CEO resigned after a network outage.
The Asia-Pacific region will dramatically increase its investment in offensive and security tools over the next decade, amid a worsening threat landscape and rising losses, experts predict. Telemetry data from IBM and BlackBerry highlights a sharp rise in attacks against organizations in the region.
The Ukrainian government dismissed two top cybersecurity officials as the country's anti-corruption unit probes suspected embezzlement. Six individuals have been accused of inflating the value of software and services contracts to misappropriate $1.7 million.
A hacking group linked to Russian domestic intelligence and known as Gamaredon is deploying a worm dubbed "LitterDrifter" that is spread through thumb drives to attack Ukrainian organizations. LitterDrifter has two functions: automatic propagation and communication with command-and-control servers.
In the latest weekly update, editors at Information Security Media Group discuss why a growing number of U.S. and Canadian hospitals have been forced to turn away patients because of cyberattacks, innovations that have surfaced during the Israel-Hamas war and the future of industrial automation.
Following the Oct. 7 terrorist attack on Israel, Ami Daniel got a note from the father of a girl in hiding. Daniel messaged the girl, who said, "Just get me out of here." Daniel's reply: "On it." He details his efforts to rescue scores of Israeli citizens from hiding places surrounded by terrorists.