Source: Electronic Frontier Foundation
Since March of this year, EFF has reported extensively on the ongoing campaign to use social engineering to install surveillance software that spies on Syrian activists.
Posts tagged “Malware”
Source: Paul Roberts, Threat Post
Followers and supporters of Tibetan Buddhist leader the Dalai Lama were the targets of an e-mail borne attack that used news of the spiritual leader’s birthday to trick recipients into installing a surreptitious monitoring program on their computers.
A spokesman confirmed to the BBC that computers at its Eastern Naval Command had been infected with malware.
Source: Luke Allnutt, Radio Free Europe
Individuals active in the pro-Tibetan human rights community have been targeted by malware embedded in a European Parliament document.
Source: Neal Ungerleider, Fast Company
Syrian and Tibetan activists have recently been the targets of sophisticated cyberattacks in spoofed emails and Skype messages.
The Citizen Lab analyzes a recent targeted malware attack against the Tibetan community spoofing the June 14, 2012 resolution of the European Parliament (EP) on the human rights situation in Tibet. While such repurposing of authentic content for use as a malware delivery mechanism is not unusual, this incident raises serious questions surrounding the use of legitimate political resources for illegitimate ends.
Source: Dancho Danchev, ZDNet
According to an independent report published in Korea’s JoongAng Daily, Seoul’s Metropolitan Police Agency has intercepted a cyber attack plot orchestrated by North Korea’s Reconnaissance General Bureau.
Source: Scott Shane, The New York Times
In recent years, the United States has pioneered the use of two innovative weapons, drones and cyberattacks, that by many accounts have devastated Al Qaeda and set back Iran’s nuclear effort.