Search Results for “Times of Israel”


May 19, 2020
Joby Warrick and Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post

Joby Warrick and Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post  
Israel Retaliated Against Iran’s Attempted Attack on Its Water Supply by Crippling Computers at Iran’s Shahid Rajaee Port, Sources

More than a week after computers that regulate the flow of vessels, trucks, and goods all crashed at Iran’s Shahid Rajaee port terminal due to a cyberattack, U.S. and foreign government officials say the attack appears to have originated with Iran’s archenemy, Israel. The attack was carried out by Israeli operatives, presumably in retaliation for an earlier attempt to penetrate computers that operate rural water distribution systems in Israel, according to intelligence and cybersecurity officials familiar with the matter.

Related: Cybersecurity Insiders, JNS.org, Arutz Sheva News, Gadgets Now, Reuters: World News, The Times of Israel, Stars and Stripes, Haaretz.com, Al Jazeera, Ynet News, Fars News Agency, Jerusalem Post, Jerusalem Post, Security Affairs, Al-Monitor: The Pulse of the Middle East, NYT > World, Haaretz, The Times of Israel, Algemeiner.com, The Times of Israel

Cybersecurity Insiders: Israel Cyber Attack on Iran Port and Texas Transport Ransomware Attack
JNS.org: Report: Israel behind ‘highly accurate’ cyberattack on Iranian port
Arutz Sheva News: ‘Iran crossed a red line – Israel had to respond’
Gadgets Now: Israel linked to cyberattack on Iranian port: Report
Reuters: World News: Israel linked to cyberattack on Iranian port: Washington Post
The Times of Israel: Israel behind cyberattack that caused ‘total disarray’ at Iran port – report
Stars and Stripes: Officials: Israel linked to a disruptive cyberattack on Iranian port facility
Haaretz.com: Israel was behind cyberattack on Iranian port, report says
Al Jazeera: Israel cyberattack caused ‘total disarray’ at Iran port: Report
Ynet News : As Iran port hacked, IDF chief says Israel using ‘range of tools’
Fars News Agency: Official Underlines Failure of Israel’s Cyberattack against Iranian Port’s Installations
Jerusalem Post: Cyber warfare, Israel, Iran and the new way of total war
Jerusalem Post: Israel strikes back at Iran – the constant cyber warfare paradigm
Security Affairs: Israel is suspected to be behind the cyberattack on Iranian port
Al-Monitor: The Pulse of the Middle East: Israel, Iran trade cyber jabs
NYT > World: Israel Hack of Iran Port Is Latest Salvo in Exchange of Cyberattacks
Haaretz : With Cyberattack on Iranian Port, Tehran Gets a Warning: Civilian Installations Are a Red Line
The Times of Israel: Israel braces for Iranian cyberattack after reportedly targeting strategic port
Algemeiner.com: Cyber-Attack on Iran Port Showed Only Fraction of Israel’s Capabilities, Expert Says
The Times of Israel: By design, cyberattack on Iran port caused only minor damage – report


May 10, 2020
Barak Ravid / Axios

Barak Ravid / Axios  
Israeli Security Cabinet Held Emergency Meeting to Discuss Iranian Cyberattack Against Civilian Water Supplies

The Israeli security cabinet held a top-secret meeting on Thursday to discuss a highly unusual Iranian cyberattack against Israeli civilian water infrastructure that took place two weeks ago, Israeli officials tell me. The extraordinary attack against civilian water facilities leaves Israel deciding how to retaliate. One senior Israeli officials said “We didn’t expect this even from the Iranians. It is just not done.”

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Tweets:@lukOlejnik


May 26, 2020
Times of Israel

Times of Israel  
Hacking Attacks Hit Israeli Research Institutes Working on Coronavirus Vaccines, Goal is Sabotage Not Information Theft, Report

Israeli research institutes working on producing a vaccine for the novel coronavirus were targeted in widespread hacking attacks last week, according to a report from Israel’s News Channel 12. The hackers did not aim to steal information from the research centers, as has been true from other similar attacks against coronavirus researchers around the world, but attempted to sabotage the research process. These attacks follow a seemingly escalating round of recent digital attacks between Israel and Iran that started with a foiled cyber attack against Israel’s water supply, widely attributed to Iran.

May 21, 2020
Uri Berkovitz / Globes

Uri Berkovitz / Globes  
Apparently New Iranian Group Called Hackers_Of_Savior Breached and Defaced Thousands of Websites Replacing Content With Calls for Israel’s Destruction

A new Iranian hacking group that calls itself Hackers_Of_Savior hacked and defaced thousands of websites hosted by a company called UPress and apparently orchestrated to mark the Iranian Jerusalem Day. Instead of the sites’ usual content, content that called for the destruction of Israel. UPress issued a statement saying they had discovered and fixed a vulnerability in a plugin that enabled the attack.

Related: The Times of Israel, Ynet News, Ynet News, The Cyber Shafarat – Treadstone 71, Israel National News, Security Affairs, ZDNet, SecurityWeek, Al Bawaba

Tweets:@underthebreach


March 16, 2020
Josef Federman / Associated Press

Josef Federman / Associated Press  
Israel’s Prime Minister Authorizes Country’s Security Agency to Use Anti-Terrorist Surveillance Technology to Track Coronavirus Patients

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Cabinet on Sunday authorized the Shin Bet security agency to use anti-terrorist tracking technology on coronavirus patients. The Prime Minister conducted a televised address late Saturday, telling the nation that the drastic steps would protect the public’s health. However, he also conceded it would also “entail a certain degree of violation of privacy.” The surveillance technology, which has never been used on civilians before, uses mobile-phone tracking technology to give a more precise history of an infected person’s movements before they were diagnosed and identify people who might have been exposed.

Related: Security News | Tech Times, PYMNTS.com, Algemeiner.com, Voice of America, New York Times

Tweets:@kevincollier @ronenbergman @HowellONeill @LorenzoFB


April 22, 2020
Robert McMillan / Wall Street Journal

Robert McMillan / Wall Street Journal  
iPhone Zero-Day Flaw That Requires Only Specially Crafted Messages to Gain Phone Access Has Been Exploited for Two Years by Sophisticated Attackers, Researchers

In attacks that go back two years, iPhones have been exploited by sophisticated hackers who leveraged a zero-day flaw in the smartphone’s email software, according to digital security firm ZecOps. The hackers gained access to the phones by merely sending a specially crafted message, which triggers the attack when the phone’s email reader downloads the message. ZecOps wasn’t able to obtain the malware itself but based it determinations on the digital clues left after the attacks. The attacks were virtually undetectable due to the sophistication of the attackers and Apple’s efforts to make investigating the device difficult. The researchers were able to identify six targets of these attacks including employees of a telecommunications company in Japan, a large North American firm, technology companies in Saudi Arabia, and Israel, a European journalist and an individual in Germany. Apple has patched the mail bug in a test version of its iPhone operating system, but the fix hasn’t yet been widely released through an official IOS update.

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Tweets:@ZecOps @kennwhite @AntivirusLV

Motherboard: Researchers Say They Caught an iPhone Zero-Day Hack in the Wild
iMore: An iOS vulnerability may have been exploited to spy on Uyghur population
Security Affairs: A new Insomnia iOS exploit used to spy on China’s Uyghur minority
The Hacker News: New iPhone Hack is Being Exploited to Spy Uyghurs Muslims in China
ZDNet Security: Apple investigating report of a new iOS exploit being used in the wild
AppleInsider: Two Apple Mail vulnerabilities being used to target iPhone, iPad users
iPhone Hacks: Apple Patches Mail App Related Security Vulnerabilities in Latest iOS 13.4.5 Beta
Cult of Mac: iPhone vulnerability let hackers attack devices through Mail app
Reuters: Top News: Flaw in iPhone, iPads may have allowed hackers to steal data for years
Tech Insider: Hackers may be attacking iPhones by sending emails that can infect phones without you even opening the email (AAPL)
Cybersecurity Insiders: Apple iPhones are vulnerable to Email hacks
Inc.com: Apple Mail Bug Lets Hackers Control Your iPhone
Engadget: Apple Mail for iPhone may be vulnerable to malware attacks
The Register – Security: Zero-click, zero-day flaws in iOS Mail ‘exploited to hijack’ VIP smartphones. Apple rushes out beta patch
MobileSyrup.com: Security researchers uncovered vulnerabilities in Apple’s default Mail app on iOS
Tenable Blog: Multiple Zero-Day Vulnerabilities in iOS Mail App Exploited in the Wild
Cyber Kendra: Hack iPhone With Just a Single Mail—Zero-day Bug
MacRumors: Apple Patches Two Security Vulnerabilities Impacting Mail App in iOS 13.4.5 Beta
CNET: Mail app on iPhone may be vulnerable to email hack, report says
PhoneArena: “Scary” vulnerability found in the iPhone/iPad Mail app; Apple says patch is coming soon
Security News | Tech Times: Disable iPhone Mail App Now! Security Alerts Users on New Apple Scam That Steals Data
HotHardware.com: Apple iPhone Mail App Zero-Day Security Exploit Potentially Exposed Private Data Of Millions
TechCrunch: A new iPhone email security bug may let hackers steal private data
Apple Insider : Two Apple Mail vulnerabilities being used to target iPhone, iPad users
iMore: A new security vulnerability has been discovered in the default Mail app
iPhone Hacks: Apple Patches Mail App Related Security Vulnerabilities in Latest iOS 13.4.5 Beta
Threatpost : Apple Patches Two iOS Zero-Days Abused for Years
iDownloadblog : Researchers discover a pair of security vulnerabilities in the iOS Mail app, Apple is working on a patch
PYMNTS.com: Apple iOS May Be Vulnerable To Zero-Click Email Hack
Fortune: Apple iPhones, iPads are vulnerable to hackers through flaws in email app
9to5Mac : Report: iPhone Mail app zero-day exploits found in the wild, Apple has fix coming in next public iOS release
Malwarebytes Unpacked: iOS Mail bug allows remote zero-click attacks
SiliconANGLE: Hackers spotted using new iPhone vulnerability in email-borne cyberattacks
MacDailyNews: Apple investigating report of a new iOS email exploit being used in the wild
ZDNet Security: Apple investigating report of a new iOS exploit being used in the wild
Law & Disorder – Ars Technica: A critical iPhone and iPad bug that lurked for 8 years may be under active attack
The Hill: Cybersecurity: Vulnerabilities on iPhones, iPads allowed hackers to access data for years: report
The Inquisitr News: Flaws In iPhone Design Have Allowed Hackers To Steal Information For Years
Mashable: Newly disclosed iPhone vulnerability means emails are an even bigger risk
Reuters: Flaw in iPhone, iPads may have allowed hackers to steal data for years
iTnews – Security: Flaw in iPhone, iPads may have allowed hackers to steal data for years
Patently Apple: Apple is planning to fix a Security Flaw that was first discovered by a former Israeli Defense Force security researcher
Japan Today: Flaw in iPhone, iPads may have allowed hackers to steal data for years
Wall Street Journal: Apple iPhone May Be Vulnerable to Email Hack
ARN: Apple moves to fix flaw affecting up to 500M iPhones
The Verge: Apple’s default Mail app for the iPhone has a severe security flaw, researchers claim
VentureBeat: Researchers find actively exploited iOS flaws that were open for years
Japan Times: Apple iPhones and iPads vulnerable to hackers by flaws in mail app
Fortune: Apple iPhones, iPads are vulnerable to hackers through flaws in email app
Motley Fool: iPhone Flaw Allowed Hackers to Steal Data for Years
The Hacker News: Zero-Day Warning: It’s Possible to Hack iPhones Just by Sending Emails
MobileSyrup.com: Security researchers uncovered vulnerabilities in Apple’s default Mail app on iOS
Security Affairs: Hacking Apple iPhones and iPads by sending emails to the victims
Jerusalem Post: Israeli security company finds vulnerable flaw in iPhones, iPads

@ZecOps: Hackers may be attacking iPhones by exploiting a previously unknown flaw in the smartphone’s email software, according to digital-security company @ZecOps https://wsj.com/articles/apple-iphone-may-be-vulnerable-to-email-hack-11587556802 via @WSJ
@kennwhite: MacRumors Apple Patches Two Security Vulnerabilities Impacting Mail App in iOS 13.4.5 Beta San Francisco-based cybersecurity company ZecOps today announced that it has uncovered two zero-day security vulnerabilities affecting Apple's stock Mail app on iOS devices, as noted by Motherbo + Related: CERT-EU , CERT-EU , The Register - Security, The Register - Security, Techmeme Chatter (@TechmemeChatter) | Twitter, Techmeme Chatter (@TechmemeChatter) | Twitter, MobileSyrup.com, Tenable Blog, Cyber Kendra, Techmeme Chatter (@TechmemeChatter) | Twitter, GeekWire, GeekWire, CERT-EU , MacRumors, CERT-EU , CNET, CERT-EU , CERT-EU , CERT-EU , CERT-EU , CERT-EU , PhoneArena, PhoneArena, Security News | Tech Times, Security News | Tech Times, HotHardware.com, HotHardware.com, CERT-EU , TechCrunch, TechCrunch, CERT-EU , iMore, CERT-EU , iMore, CERT-EU , CERT-EU , iPhone Hacks, iPhone Hacks, iPhone Hacks, iPhone Hacks, CERT-EU , CERT-EU , CERT-EU , CERT-EU , CERT-EU , CERT-EU , PYMNTS.com, Fortune, GeekWire, CERT-EU , CERT-EU , CERT-EU , CERT-EU , PYMNTS.com, Malwarebytes Unpacked, Malwarebytes Unpacked, Malwarebytes Unpacked, Malwarebytes Unpacked Related: CERT-EU : Zero-click, zero-day flaw in iOS Mail ‘exploited to hijack’ VIP smartphones. Apple rushes out beta patch CERT-EU : Zero-click, zero-day flaw in iOS Mail 'exploited to hijack' VIP smartphones. Apple rushes out beta patch The Register - Security: Zero-click, zero-day flaws in iOS Mail 'exploited to hijack' VIP smartphones. Apple rushes out beta patch The Register - Security: Zero-click, zero-day flaws in iOS Mail 'exploited to hijack' VIP smartphones. Apple rushes out beta patch Techmeme Chatter (@TechmemeChatter) | Twitter: @kennwhite: - beta patch released by Apple- attack is fairly advanced, but actual exploit appears to be POC-grade - multiple delivery methods including large mail but also multi-part & rich text format hacks- full report, with IOCs and FAQ from @ZecOps:ht Techmeme Chatter (@TechmemeChatter) | Twitter: @kennwhite: - beta patch released by Apple- attack is fairly advanced, but actual exploit appears to be POC-grade - multiple delivery methods including large mail but also multi-part & rich text format hacks- full report, with IOCs and FAQ from @ZecOps:ht MobileSyrup.com: Security researchers uncovered vulnerabilities in Apple’s default Mail app on iOS Tenable Blog: Multiple Zero-Day Vulnerabilities in iOS Mail App Exploited in the Wild Cyber Kendra: Hack iPhone With Just a Single Mail—Zero-day Bug Techmeme Chatter (@TechmemeChatter) | Twitter: @TheRegister: Zero-click, zero-day flaw in iOS Mail exploited to hijack VIP smartphones. Apple rushes out beta patch https://t.co/r7OWryABPq GeekWire: Zero-click, zero-day flaws in iOS Mail ‘exploited to hijack’ VIP smartphones. Apple rushes out beta patch GeekWire: Zero-click, zero-day flaw in iOS Mail ‘exploited to hijack’ VIP smartphones. Apple rushes out beta patch CERT-EU : Apple Patches Two Security Vulnerabilities Impacting Mail App in iOS 13.4.5 Beta MacRumors: Apple Patches Two Security Vulnerabilities Impacting Mail App in iOS 13.4.5 Beta CERT-EU : Apple Patches Two Security Vulnerabilities Impacting Mail App in iOS 13.4.5 Beta CNET: Mail app on iPhone may be vulnerable to email hack, report says CERT-EU : Apple iPhones are vulnerable to Email hacks CERT-EU : Apple iPhones are vulnerable to Email hacks CERT-EU : Apple iPhones are vulnerable to Email hacks CERT-EU : Apple iPhones are vulnerable to Email hacks CERT-EU : Two Apple Mail vulnerabilities being used to target iPhone, iPad users PhoneArena: "Scary" vulnerability found in the iPhone/iPad Mail app; Apple says patch is coming soon PhoneArena: "Scary" vulnerability found in the iPhone/iPad Mail app; Apple says patch is coming soon Security News | Tech Times: Disable iPhone Mail App Now! Security Alerts Users on New Apple Scam That Steals Data Security News | Tech Times: Disable iPhone Mail App Now! Security Alerts Users on New Apple Scam That Steals Data HotHardware.com: Apple iPhone Mail App Zero-Day Security Exploit Potentially Exposed Private Data Of Millions HotHardware.com: Apple iPhone Mail App Zero-Day Security Exploit Potentially Exposed Private Data Of Millions CERT-EU : iPhone's Mail app has two severe "zero-click" vulnerabilities that have existed for 8 years TechCrunch: A new iPhone email security bug may let hackers steal private data TechCrunch: A new iPhone email security bug may let hackers steal private data CERT-EU : Two Apple Mail vulnerabilities being used to target iPhone, iPad users iMore: A new security vulnerability has been discovered in the default Mail app CERT-EU : A new security vulnerability has been discovered in the default Mail app iMore: A new security vulnerability has been discovered in the default Mail app CERT-EU : Session hijacking & malware injection vulnerabilities found in Apple Mail app and AirShare affecting iPhone, iPad & Mac CERT-EU : Session hijacking & malware injection vulnerabilities found in Apple Mail app and AirShare affecting iPhone, iPad & Mac iPhone Hacks: Apple Patches Mail App Related Security Vulnerabilities in Latest iOS 13.4.5 Beta iPhone Hacks: Apple Patches Mail App Related Security Vulnerabilities in Latest iOS 13.4.5 Beta iPhone Hacks: Apple Patches Mail App Related Security Vulnerabilities in Latest iOS 13.4.5 Beta iPhone Hacks: Apple Patches Mail App Related Security Vulnerabilities in Latest iOS 13.4.5 Beta CERT-EU : Apple Patches Two iOS Zero-Days Abused for Years CERT-EU : Researchers discover a pair of security vulnerabilities in the iOS Mail app, Apple is working on a patch CERT-EU : Researchers discover a pair of security vulnerabilities in the iOS Mail app, Apple is working on a patch CERT-EU : Two Apple Mail vulnerabilities being used to target iPhone, iPad users CERT-EU : Apple Mail Vulnerabilities Found Could Lead To Attacks On iPhone Users CERT-EU : Apple Mail Vulnerabilities Found Could Lead To Attacks On iPhone Users PYMNTS.com: Apple iOS May Be Vulnerable To Zero-Click Email Hack Fortune: Apple iPhones, iPads are vulnerable to hackers through flaws in email app GeekWire: iOS Mail bug allows remote zero-click attacks CERT-EU : Report: iPhone Mail app zero-day exploits found in the wild, Apple has fix coming in next public iOS release CERT-EU : Report: iPhone Mail app zero-day exploits found in the wild, Apple has fix coming in next public iOS release CERT-EU : Hack iPhone With Just a Single Mail—Zero-day Bug CERT-EU : Hack iPhone With Just a Single Mail—Zero-day Bug PYMNTS.com: Apple iOS May Be Vulnerable To Zero-Click Email Hack Malwarebytes Unpacked: iOS Mail bug allows remote zero-click attacks Malwarebytes Unpacked: iOS Mail bug allows remote zero-click attacks Malwarebytes Unpacked: iOS Mail bug allows remote zero-click attacks Malwarebytes Unpacked: iOS Mail bug allows remote zero-click attacks
@AntivirusLV: Researchers are reporting two Apple #iOS 0-day security #vulnerabilities affecting its Mail app on iPhones and iPads. Impacted are iOS 6 and iOS 13.4.1. Apple patched both vulnerabilities in iOS 13.4.5 beta. A final release of iOS 13.4.5 is expected soon.


May 10, 2020
David Sanger, Nicole Perlroth / New York Times

David Sanger, Nicole Perlroth / New York Times  
DHS and FBI to Formally Warn That China’s Top Hackers and Spies Aim to Steal Coronavirus Vaccine, Treatment Research

In the latest Trump Administration move to highlight the cyber threat China poses, the F.B.I. and the Department of Homeland Security will issue a warning that China’s most skilled hackers and spies are working to steal American research into vaccines and treatments for the coronavirus. This effort is part of a wider surge of cyberthreats by nation-states seeking to exploit the coronavirus pandemic. The warning comes as Israeli officials accuse Iran of mounting an attempt in late April to cripple water supplies as Israelis were confined to their houses. A draft of the warning reads that “valuable intellectual property and public health data through illicit means related to vaccines, treatments, and testing.”  It focuses on cybertheft and action by “nontraditional actors,” a euphemism for researchers and students inside educational institutions seeking to steal research.

Related: Daily Mail, WSJ.com, The Hill: Cybersecurity, New York Post

Tweets:@jsfslowi @idreesali @ericgeller @SangerNYT @JenGriffinFNC @peterjhasson @lukOlejnik

Daily Mail: US officials ‘plan to accuse China of preparing hackers to steal coronavirus vaccine’ from America’
WSJ.com: U.S. to Accuse China of Attempts to Hack Coronavirus Research
The Hill: Cybersecurity: FBI, DHS to accuse China of trying to hack coronavirus researchers: reports
New York Post: FBI to warn of Chinese hackers trying to steal coronavirus vaccine data

@jsfslowi: Two technically and operationally ignorant hacks attempt to make pursuit of priority intelligence requirements/needs sound like some Earth-shattering revelation:
@idreesali: "A draft of the forthcoming public warning, which officials say is likely to be issued in the days to come, says China is seeking “valuable intellectual property and public health data through illicit means related to vaccines, treatments and testing.”"
@ericgeller: In the next few days, DHS and the FBI will publicly accuse China of trying to steal U.S. research into coronavirus treatments and vaccines, officials tell NYT.
@SangerNYT: The US is preparing to accuse China of hacking into American networks for vaccine and coronavirus treatment research, just the tip of the spear in how the pandemic has redirected state-sponsored cyber attackers. Exclusive, with the great @nicoleperlroth
@JenGriffinFNC: U.S. to Accuse China of Trying to Hack Vaccine Data, as Virus Redirects Cyberattacks - The New York Times
@peterjhasson: "The F.B.I. and the Department of Homeland Security are preparing to issue a warning that China’s most skilled hackers and spies are working to steal American research in the crash effort to develop vaccines and treatments for the coronavirus."
@lukOlejnik: Countries accuse other countries over cyberattacks designed to steal #COVID19 information (e.g. about vaccine research). "a dozen countries have redeployed military and intelligence hackers to glean whatever they can about other nations’ virus responses" https://nytimes.com/2020/05/10/us/


May 7, 2020
Lindsey O'Donnell / Threatpost

Lindsey O'Donnell / Threatpost  
China’s Naikon APT Group is Waging an Espionage Campaign Against Several Governments in the Asia-Pacific Region

Although seemingly silent since Kaspersky Lab discovered them in 20015, China’s state-backed hacking group, the Naikon APT group, is behind a five-year campaign against several governments in the Asia-Pacific region, researchers at Check Point said. The campaign, which accelerated in 20019 and during the first quarter of 2020, is targeting countries in the APAC region, including Australia, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar, and Brunei, in a quest to gather geopolitical intelligence. The attackers are using phishing emails with attachments that contain an invisible cyberattack tool called Aria-body, which had never been detected before and had alarming new capabilities. Naikon will continue to pose as a significant threat, Check Point said, as it uses new server infrastructure, ever-changing loader variants, in-memory fileless loading, and a new backdoor.

Related: CyberSecurity Help s.r.o., TechRepublic, Check Point Research, Engadget, The Hacker News, Reddit – cybersecurity, BleepingComputer.com, CNBC, New York Times, The Times of Israel, Mother Jones, BetaNews, 9News , News.com.au, PerthNow, Braidwood Times, The New Daily, News.com, The West

Tweets:@ronenbergman

CyberSecurity Help s.r.o.: Naikon APT silently spied on government entities in the APAC region for at least five years
TechRepublic: Report: Chinese-linked hacking group has been infiltrating APAC governments for years
Check Point Research: Naikon APT: Cyber Espionage Reloaded
Engadget: A Chinese hacking group is reportedly targeting governments across Asia
The Hacker News: This Asia-Pacific Cyber Espionage Campaign Went Undetected for 5 Years
Reddit – cybersecurity: Naikon APT Hid Five-Year Espionage Attack Under Radar
BleepingComputer.com: New ‘Aria-body’ backdoor gets advanced hackers ?back in the spy game
CNBC: New cybersecurity report says China-based group is hacking Asia-Pacific governments
New York Times: Naikon, Group Tied to China’s Military, Deploys Debilitating New Cyberattack Tool
The Times of Israel: Israeli firm says Chinese cyber-espionage tool used to spy on governments
Mother Jones: Amid Coronavirus Cyber Attacks, a New Report Sheds Light on a Major Chinese Hacking Group
BetaNews: Hacker group has targeted Asia Pacific governments in five-year campaign
9News : Top WA department in ‘China cyber attack’ – 9News
News.com.au: Premier hit by hackers with China link
PerthNow: WA Government ‘targeted’ by Chinese hackers with advanced cyberattack tool: report
Braidwood Times : McGowan office in ‘China cyber attack’ – Braidwood Times
The New Daily: WA Premier Mark McGowan’s office targeted in ‘China cyber attack’
News.com.au: Premier hit by hackers with China link
The West : Chinese hackers targeted Premier Mark McGowans office with advanced cyberattack tool, report claims

@ronenbergman: NEW- cyber group affiliated with Chinese intelligence,is using a new never-seen-before powerful hacking weapon, in a series of attacks on embassies,government offices and state owned technology and science companies in Asia and Australia W\ @stevenleemyers


March 23, 2020
Natasha Singer and Choe Sang-Hun / New York Times

Natasha Singer and Choe Sang-Hun / New York Times  
Surveillance Systems Set Up to Track Coronavirus Victims’ Movement Could Become Permanent After Pandemic Ends

From South Korea to Lombardy, Italy to Israel, government agencies are harnessing surveillance-camera footage, smartphone location data and credit card purchase records in surveillance systems designed to trace the movement of coronavirus victims to stop transmission of the deadly virus. Expanding surveillance now to combat the pandemic now could permanently open the doors to more invasive forms of snooping later, as was the case after 9/11. An example of such a potentially overreaching law is one adopted in New York state this month that gives Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo unlimited authority to rule by executive order during state crises like pandemics and hurricanes. The law allows him to issue emergency response directives that could overrule any local regulations.

Related: The Verge, Verdict, EFF, FOX News, Futurism, Tech Insider

Tweets:@torproject @natashanyt @freedomhouse @evanchill @fightfortheftr @mims

The Verge: Governments are increasingly using cellphone location data to manage the coronavirus
Verdict: Location data: How telecom providers are helping to track Covid-19
EFF: Governments Haven’t Shown Location Surveillance Would Help Contain COVID-19
FOX News: European countries considering tracking phone data to help stop coronavirus spread, report says
Futurism: A Growing Number of Countries Tap Phone Data to Track COVID-19
Tech Insider: 11 countries are now using people’s phones to track the coronavirus pandemic, and it heralds a massive increase in surveillance

@torproject: "ratcheting up surveillance to combat the pandemic now could permanently open the doors to more invasive forms of snooping later. It is a lesson Americans learned after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001..." https://nytimes.com/2020/03/23/technology/coronavirus-surveillance-tracking-privacy.html .onion: https://nytimes3xbfgragh.onion/2020/03/23/tec
@natashanyt: Disclosures of personal data about coronavirus patients around the world have drastically eroded people’s ability to keep their health status private.
@freedomhouse: Racheting up surveillance to combat the pandemic now could permanently open the doors to more invasive snooping later (as Americans learned in the wake of 9/11 terrorism investigations).
@evanchill: The fine-tuned surveillance that allows a country like South Korea to drastically slow coronavirus could leave in place a new network of control ripe for to authoritarian abuse
@fightfortheftr: More surveillance is not the answer. More surveillance is not the answer. More surveillance is not the answer. More surveillance is not the answer. More surveillance is not the answer. More surveillance is not the answer.
@mims: A critical discussion right now and for the next, well, forever: How Surveillance Could Save Lives Amid a Public Health Crisis https://wired.com/story/surveillance-save-lives-amid-public-health-crisis/ vs. As Coronavirus Surveillance Escalates, Personal Privacy Plummets