CNN: Hackers actively supporting Iran’s domestic and foreign spying efforts, researchers warn

CNN: Hackers actively supporting Iran’s domestic and foreign spying efforts, researchers warn. “A group of prolific Iranian hackers has likely been key to Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps efforts to track its domestic and foreign adversaries in recent years by targeting US government officials, Iranian dissidents and journalists, according to new research published Wednesday.”

Museums + Heritage Advisor: Trent Park Mansion secures funding to create digital museum ahead of opening mansion house

Museums + Heritage Advisor: Trent Park Mansion secures funding to create digital museum ahead of opening mansion house. “Funding for a new ‘digital museum’ has been secured by the Trust currently developing Trent Park House in North London. The Digital Museum project, backed by £225,000 from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, is hoped to generate awareness and provide access to the House’s hidden histories. Specifically, the stories of the ‘Secret Listeners’, a group of German and Austrian refugees who were recruited by British intelligence to spy on prisoners based at the Mansion.”

CNN: Here’s how North Korean operatives are trying to infiltrate US crypto firms

CNN: Here’s how North Korean operatives are trying to infiltrate US crypto firms. “North Korean government-backed hackers have stolen the equivalent of billions of dollars in recent years by raiding cryptocurrency exchanges, according to the United Nations…. Now, US federal investigators are publicly warning about a key pillar of the North Korean strategy, in which the regime places operatives in tech jobs throughout the information technology industry.”

US: Chinese govt hackers breached telcos to snoop on network traffic (Bleeping Computer)

Bleeping Computer: US: Chinese govt hackers breached telcos to snoop on network traffic. “Several US federal agencies today revealed that Chinese-backed threat actors have targeted and compromised major telecommunications companies and network service providers to steal credentials and harvest data. As the NSA, CISA, and the FBI said in a joint cybersecurity advisory published on Tuesday, Chinese hacking groups have exploited publicly known vulnerabilities to breach anything from unpatched small office/home office (SOHO) routers to medium and even large enterprise networks.”

Washington Post: CIA instructs Russians on how to share secrets with the spy agency

Washington Post: CIA instructs Russians on how to share secrets with the spy agency. “On Monday, the CIA published instructions for how Russians can covertly volunteer information using an encrypted conduit to the agency’s website. The hope is to attract intelligence — and potentially gain more access to official Russian secrets — from disaffected people who have been trying to contact the CIA since the war began, officials said.”

Axios: DOJ charges three Russians running ‘disinformation network’

Axios: DOJ charges three Russians running ‘disinformation network’. “A prominent Russian legislator and two of his aides have been charged with running a disinformation campaign targeting U.S. citizens, including lawmakers, for several years, the Department of Justice announced Thursday…. Aleksandr Babakov, 59, and two staffers allegedly operated an ‘international foreign influence and disinformation network to advance the interests of Russia,’ between 2012 and 2017, according to an indictment filed in Manhattan federal court.”

Bleeping Computer: Russian-linked Android malware records audio, tracks your location

Bleeping Computer: Russian-linked Android malware records audio, tracks your location. “A previously unknown Android malware has been linked to the Turla hacking group after discovering the app used infrastructure previously attributed to the threat actors. Turla is a Russian state-supported hacking group known for using custom malware to target European and American systems, primarily for espionage.”

The Times: China accused of hacking Ukraine days before invasion

The Times: China accused of hacking Ukraine days before invasion. “China staged a huge cyberattack on Ukraine’s military and nuclear facilities in the build-up to Russia’s invasion, according to intelligence memos obtained by The Times. More than 600 websites belonging to the defence ministry in Kyiv and other institutions suffered thousands of hacking attempts which were co-ordinated by the Chinese government, according to Ukraine’s security service, the SBU.”

CNN: Hackers tried to breach email accounts of election officials in 9 states, FBI says

CNN: Hackers tried to breach email accounts of election officials in 9 states, FBI says. “Unidentified hackers tried to breach the email accounts of election officials in nine states last October in an apparent ‘coordinated effort’ to target election officials, the FBI said Tuesday while asking election officials to be on guard for hacking attempts as the midterms approach.”

Washington Post: Russian military behind hack of satellite communication devices in Ukraine at war’s outset, U.S. officials say

Washington Post: Russian military behind hack of satellite communication devices in Ukraine at war’s outset, U.S. officials say. “U.S. intelligence analysts have concluded that Russian military spy hackers were behind a cyberattack on a satellite broadband service that disrupted Ukraine’s military communications at the start of the war last month, according to U.S. officials familiar with the matter.”

ABC News: DOJ charges Russian officials over hacking campaigns that targeted critical infrastructure

ABC News: DOJ charges Russian officials over hacking campaigns that targeted critical infrastructure. “The Justice Department unsealed two indictments Thursday charging four Russian government employees with two separate conspiracies — outlining their alleged involvement in hacking campaigns that targeted critical infrastructure networks in the U.S. and across the globe between 2012 and 2018.”