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China-based threat group targeting SE Asia, says Mandiant
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Identified as UNC4191, this cyber espionage threat leverages USB devices as an initial infection vector, concentrates on the Philippines, and has a China nexus.
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A deep dive into a Corporate Espionage operation
Tue, 4th Oct 2022
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In the last few years, we have seen a dramatic shift in the level of sophistication of cyberattacks, mostly thanks to the introduction of the profit-sharing business model for financially motivated threat actors.
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Cyberespionage group Worok targeting companies, governments
Thu, 8th Sep 2022
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ESET researchers have discovered a previously unknown cyberespionage group that targets various high-profile companies and local governments.
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Russian, Ukraine-themed war lure of choice for cyber espionage
Fri, 8th Apr 2022
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Russian and Ukraine-themed war documents have become the lure of choice for cyber espionage, according to a new analysis from Check Point Research.
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ESET Research releases T3 2021 Threat Report summarising key cybersecurity research
Wed, 9th Feb 2022
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ESET's Threat Report sheds light on the most frequent external attack vectors, the reason behind the rise of email threats, and fluctuating threats due to cryptocurrencies.   
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At least nine global organisations compromised by new active cyber-espionage campaign
Wed, 10th Nov 2021
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A new active cyber-espionage campaign has compromised global organisations in the defence, education, energy, healthcare and technology sectors.
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Android espionage: ESET uncovers BladeHawk campaign via Facebook
Wed, 8th Sep 2021
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ESET researchers have investigated a targeted mobile espionage campaign against the Kurdish ethnic group. 
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Advanced threat actors engaged in cyberespionage up their game
Thu, 8th Apr 2021
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"This recent activity signals a major leap in their abilities."
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Cyber-espionage growing problem for APAC region, report finds
Wed, 16th Dec 2020
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Asia-Pacific’s public sector is at the greatest risk for advanced cyber-espionage attacks, while the region is hardest hit globally, according to the new Verizon Cyber-Espionage Report (CER).
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Check Point uncovers five year cyber espionage campaign
Fri, 8th May 2020
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Naikon’s primary method is exploit the trust and diplomatic relations between departments and governments to increase the chances of its attack succeeding.
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Fortinet cyber threat report paints bleak picture
Thu, 27th Feb 2020
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The report reveals cybercriminals are maximising global economic and political realities to further enable their goal.
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Nation-state actors leverage insiders for economic espionage
Fri, 1st Feb 2019
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Flashpoint's Eric Lackey reveals the true cost of state-sponsored cyber espionage and just how rampant it actually is.
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Supermicro to test for spy chips, Apple & AWS call for retraction
Tue, 23rd Oct 2018
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Big feathers have been ruffled following the bombshell Chinese spy allegations, and now Supermicro has announced it will be conducting a review to prove its innocence.
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Chinese espionage: Sweating Apple insists breach allegations are ‘not true’
Tue, 9th Oct 2018
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The dust still hasn't settled on the report that caused Supermicro's stocks to collapse, and now Apple is stressing its innocence.
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Supermicro, Apple, & Amazon vs crippling scandal – who’s lying?
Sat, 6th Oct 2018
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A report has exploded claiming Chinese spies have managed to plant backdoors into servers sold from Supermicro to some of the world's biggest players - all of whom deny it.
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Carbon Black claims there's a link between geopolitics and cyberterrorism
Wed, 25th Jul 2018
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“Geopolitical tensions manifest in cyberspace. There is a direct link between the failures of diplomacy and cyberespionage and cyberterrorism."
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China cyberespionage group targets US maritime & engineering sectors
Mon, 19th Mar 2018
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A China-based cyberespionage group may be targeting United States engineering and maritime industries tied up in activities about the South China Sea.
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'MuddyWater' threat campaign targeting Central Asia & Middle East
Thu, 15th Mar 2018
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A resurgence of last year’s ‘MuddyWater’ threat campaign may be targeting organizations in Pakistan, Turkey and Tajikistan.
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State-sponsored North Korean cyberespionage group continues to weaponize tactics
Wed, 21st Feb 2018
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The North Korean threat group known to some as Reaper (APT37) is eyeing bigger targets with more sophisticated tactics.
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US intelligence agencies accuse Huawei & ZTE of spying - again
Thu, 15th Feb 2018
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Four US intelligence agencies have accused Huawei of spying on customers who own Huawei smart devices, but they aren't sharing any evidence.
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Southeast Asian govt firms targeted by Sowbug cyberespionage group
Wed, 8th Nov 2017
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Southeast Asian and South American governments are under fire from a well-resourced cyberespionage group called Sowbug.
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How North Korea’s nuclear aggression masks a deeper threat
Mon, 9th Oct 2017
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According to Carbon Black's national security strategist, the rogue nation has been carrying out a stealth campaign that threatens even worse mayhem.
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