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Chinese Hackers Compromise Telecom Servers to Spy on SMS Messages

Chinese Hackers Compromise Telecom Servers to Spy on SMS Messages
October 31, 2019Swati Khandelwal
A group of Chinese hackers carrying out political espionage for Beijing has been found targeting telecommunications companies with a new ...

Stealthy Microsoft SQL Server Backdoor Malware Spotted in the Wild

Stealthy Microsoft SQL Server Backdoor Malware Spotted in the Wild
October 22, 2019Wang Wei
Cybersecurity researchers claim to have discovered a previously undocumented backdoor specifically designed for Microsoft SQL servers that...

A Look Into Continuous Efforts By Chinese Hackers to Target Foreign Governments

A Look Into Continuous Efforts By Chinese Hackers to Target Foreign Governments
October 02, 2019Swati Khandelwal
Phishing is still one of the widely used strategies by cybercriminals and espionage groups to gain an initial foothold on the targeted sy...

Report Reveals TeamViewer Was Breached By Chinese Hackers In 2016

Report Reveals TeamViewer Was Breached By Chinese Hackers In 2016
May 17, 2019Wang Wei
The German software company behind TeamViewer, one of the most popular software in the world that allows users to access and share their ...

U.S. Charges Chinese Hacker For 2015 Anthem Data Breach

U.S. Charges Chinese Hacker For 2015 Anthem Data Breach
May 09, 2019Mohit Kumar
The United States Justice Department today announced charges against a Chinese hacker and his hacking team member for their alleged role i...

US Indicts Two Chinese Government Hackers Over Global Hacking Campaign

US Indicts Two Chinese Government Hackers Over Global Hacking Campaign
December 21, 2018Mohit Kumar
The US Department of Justice on Thursday charged two Chinese hackers associated with the Chinese government for hacking numerous companies...

Critical SQLite Flaw Leaves Millions of Apps Vulnerable to Hackers

Critical SQLite Flaw Leaves Millions of Apps Vulnerable to Hackers
December 15, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Cybersecurity researchers have discovered a critical vulnerability in widely used SQLite database software that exposes billions of deplo...

New Ransomware Spreading Rapidly in China Infected Over 100,000 PCs

New Ransomware Spreading Rapidly in China Infected Over 100,000 PCs
December 04, 2018Swati Khandelwal
A new piece of ransomware is spreading rapidly across China that has already infected more than 100,000 computers in the last four days as...

Chinese Spying Chips Found Hidden On Servers Used By US Companies

Chinese Spying Chips Found Hidden On Servers Used By US Companies
October 04, 2018Mohit Kumar
A media report today revealed details of a significant supply chain attack which appears to be one of the largest corporate espionage and ...

No.1 Adware Removal Tool On Apple App Store Caught Spying On Mac Users

No.1 Adware Removal Tool On Apple App Store Caught Spying On Mac Users
September 07, 2018Swati Khandelwal
A highly popular top-tier app in Apple's Mac App Store that's designed to protect its users from adware and malware threats has ...

Chinese Hackers Carried Out Country-Level Watering Hole Attack

Chinese Hackers Carried Out Country-Level Watering Hole Attack
June 14, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Cybersecurity researchers have uncovered an espionage campaign that has targeted a national data center of an unnamed central Asian country ...

Leaked NSA Dump Also Contains Tools Agency Used to Track Other Hackers

Leaked NSA Dump Also Contains Tools Agency Used to Track Other Hackers
March 07, 2018Swati Khandelwal
A years ago when the mysterious hacking group ' The Shadow Brokers ' dumped a massive trove of sensitive data stolen from the US ...

Cyber Espionage Group Targets Asian Countries With Bitcoin Mining Malware

Cyber Espionage Group Targets Asian Countries With Bitcoin Mining Malware
February 07, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Security researchers have discovered a custom-built piece of malware that's wreaking havoc in Asia for past several months and is cap...

U.S. Charges Three Chinese Hackers for Hacking Siemens, Trimble & Moody

U.S. Charges Three Chinese Hackers for Hacking Siemens, Trimble & Moody
November 28, 2017Wang Wei
The United States Justice Department has charged three Chinese nationals for allegedly hacking Moody's Analytics economist, German el...

Built-in Keylogger Found in MantisTek GK2 Keyboards—Sends Data to China

Built-in Keylogger Found in MantisTek GK2 Keyboards—Sends Data to China
November 07, 2017Swati Khandelwal
"The right keyboard can make all the difference between a victory and a defeat in a video game battlefield." If you are a gam...

FBI Arrests Another Hacker Who Visited United States to Attend a Conference

FBI Arrests Another Hacker Who Visited United States to Attend a Conference
August 25, 2017Unknown
The FBI has arrested a Chinese citizen for allegedly distributing malware used in the 2015 massive OPM breach that resulted in the theft...

Over 500 Android Apps On Google Play Store Found Spying On 100 Million Users

Over 500 Android Apps On Google Play Store Found Spying On 100 Million Users
August 23, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Over 500 different Android apps that have been downloaded more than 100 million times from the official Google Play Store found to be inf...

Linguistic Analysis Suggests WannaCry Hackers Could be From Southern China

Linguistic Analysis Suggests WannaCry Hackers Could be From Southern China
May 29, 2017Wang Wei
It's been almost four weeks since the outcry of WannaCry ransomware , but the hackers behind the self-spread ransomware threat have not b...

Three Chinese Hackers Fined $9 Million for Stealing Trade Secrets

Three Chinese Hackers Fined $9 Million for Stealing Trade Secrets
May 11, 2017Wang Wei
Hackers won't be spared. Three Chinese hackers have been ordered to pay $8.8 million (£6.8 million) after hacking email servers of two...

U.S. Trade Group Hacked by Chinese Hackers ahead of Trump-Xi Trade Summit

U.S. Trade Group Hacked by Chinese Hackers ahead of Trump-Xi Trade Summit
April 06, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Researchers have uncovered a Chinese cyber-espionage against the United States ahead of the trade summit on Thursday between US President...
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