A cybersecurity law that came into effect last June 1 may compel foreign companies operating in China to give access to their source codes to a state agency linked with the nation’s cyber-espionage campaigns. The CSL will give the China Information Technology Evaluation Center (CNITSEC) authority to review companies that want...

Security researcher Marcelo Rivero recently identified a malware distribution campaign by the Locky group that uses Word documents to deploy ransomware via macro scripts. Using Word docs for spreading malware isn’t new, but the Locky affiliate #5 distribution trick entices users to enable macros to show new content or support new...

Cybersecurity company FireEye revealed that cyber attacks, suspected to be sanctioned by the Chinese government, has began targeting governments and businesses in Vietnam during the past weeks. Ben Read, FireEye’s cyber espionage head, added that the hacking group had previously used the same infrastructure, giving them suspicions that China may be...

A Dutch security researcher has recently discovered around 2,893 Bitcoin miners left completely open, without passwords on their Telnet ports. Victor Gevers, who also chairs the GDI Foundation, suspect that the devices, based on their IPs, may be part of a state-sponsored effort of the Chinese government. Gevers added that was...

It was recently revealed that a Russian cyber-espionage group had deployed a backdoor trojan targeting systems of embassies in Southeast Europe, former Soviet states, and South American countries.   Cybersecurity companies ESET and Kaspersky have traced the threats back to Turla, a highly prolific, state-sponsored hacking group. Cybersecurity researchers have been...

South Korea's Cyber Warfare Research Center is pointing at North Korean hackers as prime suspects for the attack on at least one of their Bitcoin exchanges. Cybersecurity firm Cybereason says that the hacking might have been done in retaliation to the tightening of economic sanctions brought by North Korea’s missile tests....