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Report: Cyber ​​threats as a result of the Ukraine war
Report: Cyber ​​threats as a result of the Ukraine war

As the current ESET Threat Report T3 2022 shows, there are increasing cyber threats everywhere as a result of the Ukraine war. The cyber war has fully unfolded with new ransomware, wipers, DDoS or brute force attacks on accounts. IT security manufacturer ESET has published its T3 2022 threat report, which summarizes the most important statistics of ESET detection systems and highlights notable examples from cybersecurity research. The latest edition of the so-called "ESET Threat Report" (September to December 2022) highlights the impact of the ongoing war in Ukraine and its consequences for the world, including cyberspace. The invasion...

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APT report: Chinese threat actors are making Europe unsafe
APT report: Chinese threat actors are making Europe unsafe

The European IT security manufacturer ESET has published its current "APT Activity Report T3 2022". Focus: Chinese hacker groups are active in Europe and Russian hacker groups continue to target Ukraine. Investigative findings on selected Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) groups are regularly summarized in these reports. In the latest issue, which covers the period from September to December 2022, ESET experts present their latest insights into various global hacking campaigns. Groups allied with China have shifted their activities to European countries. Ukraine continues to be targeted by Russian hackers like Sandworm, Callisto or…

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Russian hackers want to use ChatGPT for attacks

Customer access is required for full use of OpenAI's AI system ChatGPT. Russian hackers are currently looking for ways to bypass this access to use ChatGPT to achieve their malicious goals. But that's what a lot of hackers want right now. Conversation notes from the dark web. Check Point Research (CPR) is monitoring attempts by Russian hackers to bypass OpenAI restrictions to use ChatGPT for malicious purposes. In underground forums, hackers are discussing how to bypass controls of IP addresses, payment cards and phone numbers - all necessary to access ChatGPT from Russia...

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Russian APT group Gamaredon attacks Ukraine  
Russian APT group Gamaredon attacks Ukraine

Russian cyberwar operations by Trident Ursa or APT Gamaredon have remained active since the Ukraine invasion. In addition, there was an attempted attack on a major oil refinery in a NATO member state. Ukraine has faced escalating cyber threats from Russia since early February, when Palo Alto Networks' Unit 42 reported extensively on the APT group Trident Ursa (aka Gamaredon, UAC-0010, Primitive Bear, Shuckworm). Trident Ursa is a group affiliated with the Russian domestic intelligence agency FSB. As the conflict continues on the ground and in cyberspace, Trident Ursa remains...

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Cyber ​​Security Forecast 2023
Cyber ​​Security Forecast 2023

Mandiant, part of Google Cloud, releases its Cyber ​​Security Forecast for 2023. The forecasts are based on developments that experts on the cyber frontline have observed over the past few months and which they believe will also determine the coming year . According to the experts, in 2023 Europe will focus primarily on cyber operations in connection with the energy crisis and the Russian war of aggression, as well as ransomware attacks and the threat to the "Big Four" Iran, Russia, North Korea and China. Cyber ​​Security Forecast 2023: Forecasts for EMEA Russia expands its targets in…

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Hacker groups: Russia, North Korea, Iran and China fully active
Hacker groups: Russia, North Korea, Iran and China fully active

With its new APT - Advanced Persistent Threat - Activity Report, ESET provides a regular overview of the activities of hacker groups and examines their actions in detail. Groups from Russia, North Korea, Iran and China are highly active. Russia-linked hackers like Sandworm, Gamaredon, Turla, or InvisiMole continue to have Ukraine as their primary target. Aerospace and defense companies are popular with actors connected to North Korea. Iranian groups focus their activities on Israel. A German food company was also the target of an APT group linked to China. Overall, ESET researchers could not see a decrease...

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DDoS attack on the website of the EU Parliament
B2B Cyber ​​Security ShortNews

The website of the EU Parliament was temporarily unavailable because it was paralyzed by a DDoS attack, according to Roberta Metsola, President of the European Parliament. A group close to the Kremlin is said to have claimed responsibility for the attack. The website and all services were not available during the day on Wednesday, November 23.11rd. The press officer of the EU Parliament, Jaume Duch, announced via Twitter that “the site is not available due to a DDoS attack. Some services of the EU Parliament are currently disrupted by the targeted overload”. Late in the evening, Jaume Duch reported via Twitter that the DDOS attack had been contained...

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Because of Russia: EU Commission wants new cyber center in no time at all
B2B Cyber ​​Security ShortNews

In a tender process, the EU Commission is looking for an additional cyber center for the evaluation of the cyber situation and analysis for 22 million. The deadline for submitting offers shows that it is urgent: only 3 weeks. The justification for the rush: Russia's military aggression. Of course, the EU Commission already has cyber centers for evaluating cyber attacks – including those from Russia. But they don't seem to be enough for the EU Commission. Therefore, the following publication can be found in the e-System Tendering (tenders from the European institutions) under the heading “Tailor-made service in support of the Cyber ​​Situation and Analysis Center…

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Kaspersky is asking BSI to withdraw the warning 
Kaspersky is asking BSI to withdraw the warning

In a recent report, Kaspersky is asking the BSI to adapt the warning from March 15, 2022 or to withdraw it altogether. At that time, the BSI warned against the use of Kaspersky solutions. Since then, Kaspersky has made extensive information available to the BSI, which has not yet been taken into account. On March 15, 2022, the BSI published a warning about Kaspersky antivirus software. This warning is legally and technically controversial. To date, the BSI has not been able to identify any security gaps in the AV software in the warning or in the wake of it. There were also…

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Ukraine War: Were Russian Cyber ​​Attacks Effective? 
Ukraine War: Were Russian Cyber ​​Attacks Effective?

A look back at six months of the Ukraine war: what strategy did the Russian cyber attacks pursue and how effective have they been so far? Cyber ​​warfare was carried out according to 4 strategies: destruction, disinformation, hacktivism and e-espionage. A comment by Chester Wisniewski, Principal Research Scientist at Sophos. When Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, 2022, despite many attempts at assessment, none of us knew what role cyberattacks could play in a full-scale invasion. Russia had been conducting cyberattacks on Ukraine since occupying Crimea in 2014, and it seemed inevitable that these tools would continue to play a role…

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