Smartphone counterespionage for travelers

If you’re traveling abroad on business, there’s a good chance you’ll need to bring along a smartphone to get around, meet up with associates or learn about the idiosyncrasies of local culture. But even if you’re security-savvy and never let your device…

October 21, 2021
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PurpleFox botnet variant uses WebSockets for more secure C2 communication

Researchers warn of a new evolution of the PurpleFox botnet, operators included exploits and leverage WebSockets for C2 communication. Researchers from TrendMicro have documented a recent evolution of the PurpleFox botnet, the experts discovered a new .NET backdoor, dubbed FoxSocket, that is highly associated with the PurpleFox operation. Its operators have added new exploits and […]

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October 20, 2021
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China-linked LightBasin group accessed calling records from telcos worldwide

China-linked cyberespionage group LightBasin hacked mobile telephone networks around the world and used specialized tools to access calling records. A China-linked hacking group, tracked as LightBasin (aka UNC1945), hacked mobile telephone networks around the globe and used specialized tools to access calling records and text messages from telecommunications companies. The cyberespionage group has been active […]

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October 20, 2021
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