WIRTE Hacker Group Targets Government, Law, Financial Entities in Middle East – Tempemail

Government, diplomatic entities, military organizations, law firms, and financial institutions primarily located in the Middle East have been targeted as part of a stealthy malware campaign as early as 2019 by making use of malicious Microsoft Excel and Word documents. Russian cybersecurity company Kaspersky attributed the attacks with high confidence Continue Reading

Public report on attacks in Middle East we attribute to WIRTE APT- Tempemail

Overview This February, during our hunting efforts for threat actors using VBS/VBA implants, we came across MS Excel droppers that use hidden spreadsheets and VBA macros to drop their first stage implant. The implant itself is a VBS script with functionality to collect system information and execute arbitrary code sent Continue Reading

APT C-23 Hackers Using New Android Spyware Variant to Target Middle East Users – Tempemail

A threat actor known for striking targets in the Middle East has evolved its Android spyware yet again with enhanced capabilities that allow it to be stealthier and more persistent while passing off as seemingly innocuous app updates to stay under the radar. The new variants have “incorporated new features Continue Reading

Israel’s Candiru Spyware Found Linked to Watering Hole Attacks in U.K and Middle East – Tempemail

Israeli spyware vendor Candiru, which was added to an economic blocklist by the U.S. government this month, is said to have reportedly waged “watering hole” attacks against high-profile entities in the U.K. and the Middle East, new findings reveal. “The victimized websites belong to media outlets in the U.K., Yemen, Continue Reading

Middle East Green Initiative Summit: Follow the coverage live from Riyadh- Tempemail

Watch live as world leaders attend the Middle East Green Initiative in Riyadh Saudi Arabia is hosting the Middle East Green Initiative (MGI) Summit in Riyadh today (25 October). The Summit is an extension of the inaugural Saudi Green Initiative (SGI) Forum and the ancillary event, Youth Green Summit, both Continue Reading

John Kerry to attend Middle East Green Initiative summit in Saudi Arabia- Tempemail

US president Joe Biden’s climate envoy, John Kerry, will travel to Saudi Arabia next week for meetings with government counterparts and business leaders on efforts to address the climate crisis, the State Department has said. Mr Kerry will visit Riyadh on 24 and 25 October before the UN climate change Continue Reading

“Trans people are in the middle of a Holocaust’: Whistleblower and Transparent creator joins hundreds in Netflix walkout- Tempemail

Netflix employees staged an angry walk-out amid the controversy caused by Dave Chappelle’s comment on trans and LGBTQ+ people in his comedy special. More than 100 protesters attended a rally at the company’s Los Angeles headquarters to present a “list of asks” to the streaming giant, including the removal of Continue Reading

Car review: The Ford Mustang Mach-E sits firmly in the middle of the road- Tempemail

When first you meet a Ford Mustang Mach-E you’re forced to ask yourself one of the most fundamental questions about the automobile: how do I get into the darn thing? Unlike old-fashioned metal, Ford’s first proper purpose-built ground-up electric car design does away with archaic door handles and outdated keys. Continue Reading

Comic Alistair Green on his middle England satire: ‘I don’t want to be really mean’ | Comedy- Tempemail

Even if he wanted to, Alistair Green can’t redecorate his living room. The plain white walls that backdrop the comic’s sketches – and our Zoom call – are as much a trademark of his material as the range of deluded middle Englanders and disquieting eccentrics he portrays in front of Continue Reading

Molerats Hackers Return With New Attacks Targeting Middle Eastern Governments – Tempemail

A Middle Eastern advanced persistent threat (APT) group has resurfaced after a two-month hiatus to target government institutions in the Middle East and global government entities associated with geopolitics in the region in a rash of new campaigns observed earlier this month. Sunnyvale-based enterprise security firm Proofpoint attributed the activity Continue Reading