ESET Research discovers watering hole attacks on websites in the Middle East with links to Candiru spyware

ESET reveals research into a campaign of strategic web compromises targeting the websites of media, government, internet service providers and aerospace/military tech companies, with links to the Middle East and a strong focus on Yemen and the surrounding conflict.  The targets are located in the Middle East: Iran, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Yemen; in Europe: Italy, … More ESET Research discovers watering hole attacks on websites in the Middle East with links to Candiru spyware

Is the world going to go to war over cyberattacks?

According to NATO’s decision, a cyberattack on a member country could be considered an attack on the entire US-led alliance, potentially triggering a military response. Does this translate to “You hack us, we nuke you”? While on one hand cybersecurity is as much part of the global security system as physical security and should therefore … More Is the world going to go to war over cyberattacks?

Countries remain unprepared for cyberattacks on nuclear facilities

Nuclear facilities across the world have little or no real security to help protect themselves against cyberattacks, according to new analysis. The third edition of the Nuclear Threat Initiative’s (NIT) Nuclear Security Index found that close to half the countries assessed by the organization do not have a single requirement in place to protect their … More Countries remain unprepared for cyberattacks on nuclear facilities

Dino – the latest spying malware from an allegedly French espionage group analysed

In this blog we describe a sophisticated backdoor, called Dino by its creators. We believe this malicious software has been developed by the Animal Farm espionage group, who also created the infamous Casper, Bunny and Babar malware. Dino contains interesting technical features, and also a few hints that the developers are French speaking. Animal Farm … More Dino – the latest spying malware from an allegedly French espionage group analysed