Month: April 2020

China-linked ‘Electric Panda’ hackers seek U.S. targets, intel agency warns

The so-called Electric Panda group is not new — it seems to have been operating since at least 2016, according to one of the indicators listed by DCSA. And Karim Hijazi, CEO of cyber firm Prevailion, told Politico he found two malware types associated with the group’s activity — one of which, Fireball, is definitively […]

The Coronavirus & Cybersecurity: 3 Areas of Exploitation

Criminal, political, and strategic factors are combining to create a perfect storm of cyber infections that target the global supply chain.

Amid coronavirus crisis, experts detect ‘dramatic’ hacks on the WHO and ‘negligent’ security precautions

EXCLUSIVE: Since the coronavirus pandemic began sweeping across the globe, the World Health Organization (WHO) has become the target of an array of cybersecurity attacks – but recent efforts to hack into the system have some cybersecurity experts especially concerned.

Iran-linked hackers target WHO staff during coronavirus outbreak

It is not clear if any accounts were compromised, but the attacks show how the WHO and other organizations at the center of a global effort to contain the coronavirus have come under attack.

Hackers linked to Iran target WHO staff emails during coronavirus – sources

Karim Hijazi, chief executive of cyber intelligence firm Prevailion, shared his recently captured data with Reuters that shows a sophisticated hacking group was actively targeting the global health organization. Reuters couldn’t independently confirm his analysis. Hijazi said the identity of the hackers was difficult to determine, although their techniques appeared advanced.

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Marriott Attacked via Third-Party Vector, Exposing Info on 5.2 Million Customers

Marriott International, Inc. is the latest victim in a string of cyber breaches targeting hotel chains, and Evidence of Compromise within Prevailion captured the key moments the organization veered off course and ultimately back on course. 

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