Daily NCSC-FI news followup 2019-09-16

Undersøgelsesrapport: Statsstøttet hackergruppe forsøger at kompromittere netværksudstyr

fe-ddis.dk/cfcs/nyheder/arkiv/2019/Pages/undersoegelsesrapport-hackergruppe-forsoeger-kompromittere-netvaerksudstyr.aspx En statsstøttet aktør har forsøgt at gennemføre flere angreb på udvalgte danske myndigheder med henblik på spionage. CFCS udsendte den 18. april 2018 et offentligt varsel i forbindelse med hændelserne, og CFCS arbejdede efterfølgende videre og håndterede sagerne i samarbejde med relevante myndigheder.. [PDF]

fe-ddis.dk/cfcs/publikationer/Documents/Undersoegelsesrapport-kompromittering-netvaerksudstyr.pdf

Exclusive: Russia carried out a ‘stunning’ breach of FBI communications system, escalating the spy game on U.S. soil

news.yahoo.com/exclusive-russia-carried-out-a-stunning-breach-of-fbi-communications-system-escalating-the-spy-game-on-us-soil-090024212.html American officials discovered that the Russians had dramatically improved their ability to decrypt certain types of secure communications and had successfully tracked devices used by elite FBI surveillance teams. Officials also feared that the Russians may have devised other ways to monitor U.S. intelligence communications, including hacking into computers not connected to the internet.

Exclusive: Australia concluded China was behind hack on parliament, political parties

www.reuters.com/article/us-australia-china-cyber-exclusive/exclusive-australia-concluded-china-was-behind-hack-on-parliament-political-parties-sources-idUSKBN1W00VF Australian intelligence determined China was responsible for a cyber-attack on its national parliament and three largest political parties before the general election in May, five people with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.. The report, which also included input from the Department of Foreign Affairs, recommended keeping the findings secret in order to avoid disrupting trade relations with Beijing, two of the people said. The Australian government has not disclosed who it believes was behind the attack or any details of the report.

Emotet, today’s most dangerous botnet, comes back to life

www.zdnet.com/article/emotet-todays-most-dangerous-botnet-comes-back-to-life/ Emotet, one of today’s largest and most dangerous malware botnets, has returned to life after a period of inactivity that lasted nearly four months, since the end of May this year.

After Six Years in Exile, Edward Snowden Explains Himself

www.wired.com/story/after-six-years-in-exile-edward-snowden-explains-himself/ In a new memoir and interview, the worlds most famous whistle-blower elucidates as never before why he stood up to mass surveillanceand his love for an internet that no longer exists.

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