[SecurityWeek] Iranian Spies Maintained Social Media Persona for Years Before Targeting Defense Contractor

An Iranian state-sponsored threat actor tracked as TA456 maintained a social media account for several years before engaging with their intended victim, cybersecurity firm Proofpoint reports.

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[TheRecord] New CPU side-channel attack takes aim at Chrome’s Site Isolation feature

A team of academics from universities in Australia, Israel, and the US has successfully mounted CPU side-channel attacks that recover data from Google Chrome and Chromium-based browsers protected by the Site Isolation feature. Named Spook.js, the discovery is related to the Meltdown and Spectre attacks disclosed in January 2018, two CPU design flaws that could allow malicious code running on […]

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[ZDNet] This feature could stop you forgetting your iPhone ever again

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Never leave your iPhone behind at the work, school, or bar again. Source: Read More (Latest topics for ZDNet in Security)

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Daily NCSC-FI news followup 2021-08-23

New variant of Konni malware used in campaign targetting Russia blog.malwarebytes.com/threat-intelligence/2021/08/new-variant-of-konni-malware-used-in-campaign-targetting-russia/ In late July 2021, we [Malwarebytes] identified an ongoing spear phishing campaign pushing Konni Rat to target Russia. Konni was first observed in the wild in 2014 and has been potentially linked to the North Korean APT group named APT37. We [Malwarebytes] discovered two […]

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