U.S. #CERT issues #report on #remote #hacking #tool used by #North Korea

U.S. authorities issued a report Tuesday identifying a remote administration trojan (RAT) they say is used by the North Korea-based hackers to attack the aerospace, telecommunications and finance industries. The tool, called FALLCHILL, is used by a group that the Department of Homeland Security refers to as Hidden Cobra. That group is more popularly known as Lazarus…

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Border Force uses publicly available phone hacking tools used by crooks, techs

Major Australian government agencies, including the Department of Immigration, are buying off-the-shelf phone hacking tools that can extract data from mobile phones, according to a UK-based vendor. Fairfax Media revealed in June various government departments and agencies, including Centrelink, the Department of Employment and the ATO were using phone-hacking technology…

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What is BlackTech? Hacker group using leaked Hacking Team tools to steal Asian targets’ tech

A hyper active and “well-funded”cyberespionage group has been going after Asian targets, aimed at stealing businesses’ technology and trade secrets. Security experts have linked BlackTech to three different cyberespionage campaigns, dubbed PLEAD, Shrowded Crossbow and Waterbear. The cyberespionage group is reportedly taking advantage of security flaws in outdated software, particularly…

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