In the world of cyberespionage, the Chinese are king. More nation-state attacks are attributed to it than any other country. Though the assumption has been that the motive behind most of this spying was to gain a competitive advantage for Chinese companies, there had not been much proof. Until now. A new espionage campaign attributed to China shows an almost one-to-one correlation between the breaches and China’s economic interests.
The US Democratic National Committee (DNC) has confirmed that hackers thought to be part of Russian state intelligence have had access to their servers for nearly a year. They have read emails, chat logs, and opposition research documents.
The attack was uncovered six weeks ago, after IT admins noticed something strange was going on in the DNC's servers. All the computers in the opposition research department had been accessed and two files had been stolen.
Adobe will take two days to push a critical patch to Flash, which is currently being used to launch attacks by hackers.
The company said in a security advisory on Tuesday that it was "aware" of a report for an exploit in the wild, which the company said hackers could use for "limited, targeted attacks." A successful exploitation of the flaw could let an attacker full access to the affected system, it read.
As part of a years-long cyber attack, North Korean hackers have allegedly stolen 42,000 materials from South Korean organizations and government agencies, including blueprints for F-15 fighter jet wings.
The hacking began in 2014 and was first detected in February, according to South Korea's police cyber investigation unit. Reuters reports that more than 40,000 of the materials stolen were defense-related.
Cisco launched a $10 million scholarship program and enhancements to its security certification portfolio to address the cybersecurity skill shortage being felt by businesses and government organizations globally.