Hackers Exploit Unpatched VPNs to Install Ransomware on Industrial Targets – Tempemail

Unpatched Fortinet VPN devices are being targeted in a series of attacks against industrial enterprises in Europe to deploy a new strain of ransomware called “Cring” inside corporate networks. At least one of the hacking incidents led to the temporary shutdown of a production site, said cybersecurity firm Kaspersky in Continue Reading

China’s vast bitcoin mining empire risks derailing its climate targets, says study | Bitcoin

China’s electricity-hungry bitcoin mines that power nearly 80% of the global trade in cryptocurrencies risk undercutting the country’s climate goals, a study in the journal Nature has said. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies rely on “blockchain” technology, which is a shared database of transactions, with entries that must be confirmed and Continue Reading

Hackers are implanting multiple backdoors at industrial targets in Japan – Tempemail

Cybersecurity researchers on Tuesday disclosed details of a sophisticated campaign that deploys malicious backdoors for the purpose of exfiltrating information from a number of industry sectors located in Japan. Dubbed “A41APT” by Kaspersky researchers, the findings delve into a new slew of attacks undertaken by APT10 (aka Stone Panda or Continue Reading

Iranian Hackers Using Remote Utilities Software to Spy On Its Targets – Tempemail

Hackers with suspected ties to Iran are actively targeting academia, government agencies, and tourism entities in the Middle East and neighboring regions as part of an espionage campaign aimed at data theft. Dubbed “Earth Vetala” by Trend Micro, the latest finding expands on previous research published by Anomali last month, Continue Reading

Twitter targets Covid vaccine misinformation with labels and ‘strike’ system | Twitter

Twitter is expanding its use of warning labels on tweets that contain misleading details about coronavirus vaccines. The move, announced in a blogpost on Monday, is designed to strengthen the social network’s existing Covid-19 guidance, which has led to the removal of more than 8,400 tweets and challenged 11.5m accounts Continue Reading

Lazarus targets defense industry with ThreatNeedle- Tempemail

Lazarus targets defense industry with ThreatNeedle (PDF) We named Lazarus the most active group of 2020. We’ve observed numerous activities by this notorious APT group targeting various industries. The group has changed target depending on the primary objective. Google TAG has recently published a post about a campaign by Lazarus Continue Reading

LodaRAT Windows Malware Now Also Targets Android Devices – Tempemail

A previously known Windows remote access Trojan (RAT) with credential-stealing capabilities has now expanded its scope to set its sights on users of Android devices to further the attacker’s espionage motives. “The developers of LodaRAT have added Android as a targeted platform,” Cisco Talos researchers said in a Tuesday analysis. Continue Reading

Iran, pressured by blackouts and pollution, targets Bitcoin Electricity bitcoin Iran Pollution Tehran- Tempemail

Iran’s capital and major cities plunged into darkness in recent weeks as rolling outages left millions without electricity for hours. Traffic lights died. Offices went dark. Online classes stopped. With toxic smog blanketing Tehran skies and the country buckling under the pandemic and other mounting crises, social media has been Continue Reading

Facebook targets ‘stop the steal’ content and says Trump ban may be permanent | Technology- Tempemail

Sign up for the Guardian’s First Thing newsletter Facebook is cracking down on content using the phrase “stop the steal”, the rallying cry of Donald Trump supporters who claim without evidence that there was voter fraud in the 2020 elections. Content supporting the “stop the steal” movement will be removed Continue Reading

Telecoms sector has ‘no belief’ UK will meet broadband targets, MPs find | Infrastructure

The telecoms sector has “no genuine belief” the government will be able to meet its broadband targets, a parliamentary inquiry has found, despite those targets having been cut just weeks ago. In its national infrastructure strategy, published in late November, the government announced plans to connect 85% of the country Continue Reading