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 Chinese in origin — that were referenced as early as 2017 by the cyber firms Checkpoint and Unit 42.
Nate Warfield, CTO at Prevailion, discusses the dangers of focusing on zero-day security vulnerabilities, and how security teams are being distracted from the day-to-day work that prevents most breaches.
Karim Hijazi, founder and CEO of Texas-based cyberintelligence firm Prevailion, says that damaging malware Russia would activate is already in Canada.
Russia’s failures on the battlefield boost the pressure to “cause as much damage as possible” in the cyber domain, a former NSA hacker told Insider.