Pawn Storm

Who helped Russia “hack” the US election? It might have been you…

As the United States kicks out 35 Russian intelligence officers after alleged election-related hacks, there are clear lessons that businesses and internet users can learn to make life harder for the attackers next time.

Pawn Storm used Microsoft zero-day in spear-phishing attacks before patch

The notorious Pawn Storm group exploited a Microsoft zero-day vulnerability in a number of spear-phishing campaigns before the tech giant had a chance to release a patch.

David Bisson reports.

Kudos to Adobe. They patched Flash quicker than they promised

I don’t often say nice things about Adobe.

But when they do something well, they should be applauded.

welivesecurity.com

Adobe Flash is putting your computer at risk – and there’s no patch yet

Sooner or later you are going to have to address the Flash problem on your computers.

And there doesn’t seem a better time with a zero-day vulnerability being actively exploited by an organised hacking gang.

Read more in my article on the We Live Security blog.

bitdefender.com

Russia blamed for hacking Pentagon Joint Chiefs of Staff email system

Could this latest attack be another salvo in Operation Pawn Storm?

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

TV5Monde attack proves hacking attribution is very difficult

It’s “Islamic State hackers”. It’s “Kremlin-backed hackers”.

Oh please make up your mind…

Russian government hacked the White House, claims report

CNN is claiming that hackers, backed by the Russian government, have hacked into parts of the White House computer system.

intego.com

Hackers target iOS-using government officials and journalists in Pawn Storm malware attack

The Pawn Storm spyware campaign is now also targeting iPhones and iPads… and they don’t have to be jailbroken.

Read more in my article on the Intego Mac Security blog.