Chinese state-sponsored hacking group HAFNIUM pillaged user inboxes which use Microsoft Exchange Server

In a statement, Microsoft cyber security experts along with cyber security experts from outside of the company said, a cyberespionage group from China has been remotely plundering email inboxes using 0-day exploits in Microsoft mail server software. In a blog post Microsoft said, the cyber-espionage group dubbed as HAFNIUM, a state-sponsored entity operating out of…

Hackers manage to access voice mails at Italy’s state-owned Monte dei Paschi bank

In a notice sent to customers by Italy’s state-owned bank Monte dei Paschi, hackers have managed to access the mailboxes of some employees, with the bank informing clients in the notice that on March 30 some messages with voice mail attachments had been sent as a result of the cyber attack. Incidentally, the notice did…

Work-from-home creates perfect opportunities for cyber criminals, corporates spies and hackers: cyber security experts

With companies temporarily closing their offices and with more people working from home with company data because of the Wuhan coronavirus, hackers are likely to take advantage of the situation, said cyber security experts. Government officials from the United States and Britain along with others have warned on the cyber security dangers of working remotely…

Cyber attack traced back to China: Bayer

In February, Germany’s cybersecurity agency had stated, the country had experienced a big increase in the number of security incidents hitting critical infrastructure, including power grids and water suppliers. German broadcasters BR and NDR had reported on these incidents. In a significant development, Germany’s largest drugmaker, Bayer stated it had mitigated a cyber attack on…

U.S. Commerce Department places Fujian Jinhua Integrated Circuit Co Ltd on U.S. exports restriction list

The development comes midst allegations that Fujian Jinhua Integrated Circuit Co Ltd stole intellectual property from U.S. chip company Micron Technology Inc. In a strategic development, U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration has placed Chinese state-backed chipmaker Fujian Jinhua Integrated Circuit Co Ltd on a list of entities that cannot purchase components, software and technology goods…

Trump Administration expected to unveil new cyber rules on vulnerabilities today

The new rules aim to balance the requirements of having a basket of vulnerabilities to conduct cyber attacks against enemy systems with that of protecting domestic industry and consumers from cyber attacks from foreign intelligence agencies, criminals and hackers. As per a national security official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, on Wednesday the Trump…

Iran’s maturing cyber prowess is a growing menace: cyber experts

In its report, Singapore-based FireEye has detailed Iran’s growing cyber espionage capabilities which has now placed it among the “top five world cyber-power”. As per FireEye, an internet security firm, hackers who have been allegedly linked to Iran’s government have attacked computer systems at aerospace and petrochemical firms which belong to Saudi Arabia and the…