‘Lone Wolf’ Hacker Group Targeting Afghanistan and India with Commodity RATs – Tempemail

A new malware campaign targeting Afghanistan and India is exploiting a now-patched, 20-year-old flaw affecting Microsoft Office to deploy an array of commodity remote access trojans (RATs) that allow the adversary to gain complete control over the compromised endpoints. Cisco Talos attributed the cyber campaign to a “lone wolf” threat Continue Reading

Cybersecurity Experts Warn of a Rise in Lyceum Hacker Group Activities in Tunisia – Tempemail

A threat actor, previously known for striking organizations in the energy and telecommunications sectors across the Middle East as early as April 2018, has evolved its malware arsenal to strike two entities in Tunisia. Security researchers at Kaspersky, who presented their findings at the VirusBulletin VB2021 conference earlier this month, Continue Reading

We’re Tracking 270 State-Sponsored Hacker Groups From Over 50 Countries – Tempemail

Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) on Thursday said it’s tracking more than 270 government-backed threat actors from more than 50 countries, adding it has approximately sent 50,000 alerts of state-sponsored phishing or malware attempts to customers since the start of 2021. The warnings mark a 33% increase from 2020, the Continue Reading

A New APT Hacker Group Spying On Hotels and Governments Worldwide – Tempemail

A new advanced persistent threat (APT) has been behind a string of attacks against hotels across the world, along with governments, international organizations, engineering companies, and law firms. Slovak cybersecurity firm ESET codenamed the cyber espionage group FamousSparrow, which it said has been active since at least August 2019, with Continue Reading

Experts Link Sidewalk Malware Attacks to Grayfly Chinese Hacker Group – Tempemail

A previously undocumented backdoor that was recently found targeting an unnamed computer retail company based in the U.S. has been linked to a longstanding Chinese espionage operation dubbed Grayfly. In late August, Slovakian cybersecurity firm ESET disclosed details of an implant called SideWalk, which is designed to load arbitrary plugins Continue Reading

Another Hacker Arrested for 2020 Twitter Hack and Massive Bitcoin Scam – Tempemail

A U.K. citizen has been arrested in the Spanish town of Estepona over his alleged involvement in the July 2020 hack of Twitter, resulting in the compromise of 130 high-profile accounts. Joseph O’Connor, 22, has been charged with intentionally accessing a computer without authorization and obtaining information from a protected Continue Reading

Interpol Arrests Moroccan Hacker Engaged in Nefarious Cyber Activities – Tempemail

Law enforcement authorities with Interpol have apprehended a threat actor presumably responsible for multiple attacks on telecom companies, major banks, and multinational corporations in France with the goal of stealing customers’ bank information. The two-year investigation, dubbed Operation Lyrebird by the international, intergovernmental organization, resulted in the arrest of a Continue Reading

Hacker Wanted in the U.S. for Spreading Gozi Virus Arrested in Colombia – Tempemail

Colombian authorities on Wednesday said they have arrested a Romanian hacker who is wanted in the U.S. for distributing a virus that infected more than a million computers from 2007 to 2012. Mihai Ionut Paunescu (aka “Virus”), the individual in question, was detained at the El Dorado airport in Bogotá, Continue Reading

Announcing Hack the Army 3.0 Results: A Conversation with Defense Digital Service, U.S. Army, and Hack the Army 3.0’s Top Hacker- Tempemail

Five years after the Defense Digital Service (DDS) launched the first-ever U.S. federal government bug bounty Challenge, we’re pleased to announce the results of Hack the Army 3.0, the third Challenge between DDS and the U.S. Army, and the 11th overall DDS bug bounty Challenge in partnership with Tempemail. Hack Continue Reading