Microsoft said yesterday it detected at least seven attacks on companies developing COVID-19 vaccines or treatments. The company said these attacks involved three nation-state actors; a Russian group known as “Fancy Bear” (Microsoft calls them Strontium) and North Korean groups called “Zinc” (known as the Lazarus Group) and “Cerium”. Microsoft saidContinue Reading

ESET researchers stumbled upon a new malware they say is designed to target diplomatic and government entities. The researchers say it has been utilized in attacks targeting Russian-speakers for at least 7 years. The malware the researchers named “Attor” offers the unusual capabilities of GSM fingerprinting mobile devices via the ATContinue Reading

On Wednesday the FBI published a public service announcement warning that high-impact ransomware attacks are threatening U.S. businesses and organizations. The PSA covers the basics of what ransomware is and how it infects its victims. Of note, but not surprise, is the FBI’s advice to victims of ransomware attacks notContinue Reading