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US, UK accuse Russian military hackers of battering-ram password attacks against hundreds of targets

by Tim Starks • 3 months ago

The targets of Fancy Bear's brute force attacks include both government agencies and the private sector, the advisory alleges.

U.S. intelligence community details destructive cyber capabilities, growing influence threats

by Shannon Vavra • 5 months ago

The Annual Threat Assessment definitively pegs SolarWinds to Russia.

Finnish lawmakers' emails hacked in suspected espionage incident

by Shannon Vavra • 9 months ago

Hackers have been snooping on emails, it seems.

How the Russian hacking group Cozy Bear, suspected in the SolarWinds breach, plays the long game

by Shannon Vavra, Tim Starks • 9 months ago

The group usually has other tricks up its sleeve.

When Fancy Bear isn’t so Fancy: APT group’s ‘crude’ methods continue to work

by Sean Lyngaas • 9 months ago

Why waste a prized hacking tool when email will do just fine?

Norwegian police implicate Fancy Bear in parliament hack, describe ‘brute forcing’ of email accounts

by Sean Lyngaas • 9 months ago

Norway's allegation against Fancy Bear follows Germany's blaming of the group for a 2015 hack on that country's parliament.

NSA warns of Russian government-backed hackers aiming at US defense sector targets

by Shannon Vavra • 9 months ago

The agency did not specificy which Russian hacking group was suspected.

TrickBot adds firmware tool that researchers say could lead to 'bricking' devices

by Tim Starks • 10 months ago

A TrickBot add-on module's power to destroy devices is more than theoretical, Eclypsium and Advintel said.

US alert urges think tanks to be on guard for foreign hacking activity

by Shannon Vavra • 10 months ago

Think tanks are a prime target for espionage.

Microsoft's new 'Pluton' security processor gets buy-in from Intel, AMD

by Sean Lyngaas • 10 months ago

It's an ambitious project inspired by the infamous Spectre and Meltdown flaws.