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12306209278?profile=RESIZE_400xOur friends at SentinelLabs report that Hack-for-Hire threat actors go by many names, such as surveillance-for-hire, mercenaries, private-sector-offensive-actors (PSOAs), and nonstate offensive threat actors.  Such groups represent an exciting challenge for security researchers and network defenders. They should be considered a severe threat to all organizations, worthy of proactive tracking in ongoing intrusions and analysis of historical cases to understand their significant impacts.  Many pub

12132161479?profile=RESIZE_400xA security alert was issued last Friday after a cyber-attack on the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).  The electoral watchdog has urged all employees to take the necessary precautions in the wake of the situation.  All ECP staff were ordered not to open emails which could possibly lead to precious data being leaked.  The letter dated 6 July, titled “Cyber Security Alert” and written by the ECP Information Security Specialist who shared a screengrab of an email sent to an ECP official that a

11027530855?profile=RESIZE_400xResearchers at SentinelLabs have been monitoring a cluster of malicious Office documents that stage Crimson RAT, distributed by APT36 (Transparent Tribe) that target the education sector.  Analysts have assessed that this activity is part of the group’s previously reported targeting of the education sector in the Indian subcontinent.  Seen was APT36 (also known as Transparent Tribe) introducing OLE embedding to its typically used techniques for staging malware from lure documents and versioned c

9795700079?profile=RESIZE_400xActivity Summary - Week Ending on 12 November 2021:

  • Red Sky Alliance identified 27,845 connections from new IP’s checking in with our Sinkholes
  • Analysts identified 3,224 new IP addresses participating in various Botnets
  • Sality remains the top Malware Variant at 24,282 Observation
  • Chaos Ransomware
  • Fake Ecommerce and Black Friday
  • Robinhood Hit (Again)
  • CISA 22-01
  • Ukraine & Gamaredon SSU Arrests
  • Pakistan and Russia
  • Cyber Attack US Federal Indictments
  • FIN7 still Kicking Around



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In February 2019, conflict between India and Pakistan over the disputed territory of Kashmir escalated into the worst violence there is decades.  An Islamic extremist suicide bomber with a vehicle packed with explosives attacked an Indian police convoy in Kashmir, killing 40.  This provoked a military response by India, with Indian Air Force fighter jets carrying out a bombing raid into Pakistan proper for the first time since 1971.  India claimed they were attacking a terrorist camp, but no inj