The notorious threat group Pawn Storm has been known to target high-profile entities, from governments to media for years. This research paper looks into the ways the group compromised email addresses and servers to facilitate credential phishing attacks.
At least three hacking groups have been identified aiming to interfere with or disrupt power grids across the United States. Attempts in attacking the utilities industry are on the rise, according to a report on the state of industrial control systems (ICSs).
Emotet (detected by Trend Micro as TrojanSpy.Win32.EMOTET.THIBEAI) which recently resurfaced, is quick to expand its campaign to bank on the popularity of former CIA contractor and NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden’s bestselling memoir.