Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSIn this week’s podcast, after a string of reports about North Korea’s growing forays onto sensitive corporate networks, we speak with Adam Meyers of CrowdStrike about the widening net of North Korean offensive hacking and how the Hermit Kingdom is playing the part both of cyber criminal and nation-state actor. Also: we unpack the cost of the Equifax breach with Accenture and talk to Flashpoint about the turmoil on the deep, dark web following the shutdown of the AlphaBay marketplace.
China is doing a better job finding and disclosing information on software security holes…except when those vulnerabilities are high risk and might be used in targeted attacks. That, according to a report out Thursday by the firm Recorded Future.
A Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Alert released on Tuesday warns the public about a campaign of hacking by the government of North Korea it has code-named “Hidden Cobra.”
North Korean hackers have stepped up their attacks on U.S. defense contractors in an apparent effort to gain intelligence on weapon systems and other assets that might be used against the country in an armed conflict with the United States and its allies, The Security Ledger has learned.
The security firm Volexity reported on Monday that it uncovered a massive campaign of digital surveillance and web-based attacks directed at ASEAN and other civil society groups in Vietnam, Cambodia and other countries, including ASEAN, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Volexity researchers discovered malicious code lurking on main website for ASEAN and more than 80 other websites, many belonging to small media, human rights and civil society organizations, as well as individuals who had been critical of the Vietnamese government. The malicious code allowed the hacking group, dubbed OceanLotus, to track, profile and target visitors to the websites, Volexity said. The scope of the campaign was one of the largest the researchers have ever come across, rivaling the so-called “Waterbug” campaign of phishing and watering hole attacks that was described by the security firm Symantec in 2016. Links to Vietnam OceanLotus is believed to be an Advanced Persistent Threat (or […]