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DOD, FBI, DHS release info on malware used in Chinese government-led hacking campaigns

by Shannon Vavra • 2 weeks ago

The release is the first time the government has called out malware thought to be Chinese in origin.

Google bans stalkerware marketing in ad policy adjustment, but leaves big loophole

by Shannon Vavra • 1 month ago

Google says it will no longer allow advertisements that promote surveillance technology used for intimate partner surveillance — but there's a significant loophole in the policy update.

Chinese mobile surveillance of Uighurs more pervasive than previously thought, researchers say

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 month ago

The spying tools have been in use for years.

During a pandemic, stalkerware becomes even more sinister

by Shannon Vavra • 2 months ago

Stalkerware detections have increased, some security researchers say, as the COVID-19 pandemic forces people to possibly quarantine with domestic abusers.

'Valak' gives crooks flexibility in multi-stage malware attacks

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 months ago

More than just a “loader” that delivers malicious code, Valak can also be used to siphon off data from enterprise networks.

US financial regulator warns of 'widespread' phishing campaign

by Jeff Stone • 3 months ago

The notice did not cite any specific security incidents which may have inspired the bulletin.

'EventBot' comes online amid flurry of regularly updated banking trojans

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 months ago

It could only be a matter of time before the hackers begin using the malware against banking customers.

FBI enlists internet domain registries in fight against coronavirus scams

by Jeff Stone • 4 months ago

Exactly how the bureau is working with tech firms remains unclear.

Vietnamese cyber-espionage has pivoted to Beijing's coronavirus response

by Shannon Vavra • 4 months ago

APT32 looks to be targeting Chinese government organizations in pursuit of information on China's coronavirus response, FireEye researchers said.

Senators want Cyber Command and CISA to do more to deter coronavirus-focused hackers

by Shannon Vavra • 4 months ago

The senators warn the resilience of the healthcare sector is a matter of life-or-death right now.

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