Chinese Government Hackers Target U.S. Utilities by Impersonating Engineer Licensing Agency

Before speculating on why the Chinese government is targeting U.S. utilities, I will give a brief explanation of how this hack is implemented. Basically, it exploits a legitimate licensing agency, the US National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES), to penetrate utility companies. We can expect other legitimate organizations to be exploited in … Continue reading Chinese Government Hackers Target U.S. Utilities by Impersonating Engineer Licensing Agency

Facebook Messenger’s “It’s you?” Virus Re-Emerges as a Major Threat

I recently received a notification from a family member through Facebook Messenger. It was a simple message which showed a YouTube logo. The message said, "It's you?", and nothing more. The link, on a PC, went through Facebook to the supposed YouTube video. On my Android device, it just showed a link to garotoo.xyz above … Continue reading Facebook Messenger’s “It’s you?” Virus Re-Emerges as a Major Threat

Russian Intelligence Hacked of 7.5TB of Data: What We Learned of Their Cyber Plans

I'm not sure why this story did not receive more attention than it did. This was a huge hack that gathered data about all the plans that Russia's main intelligence agency, the FSB (the modern version of the KGB), has for the future. On the other hand, BBC Russia, which was the first to break … Continue reading Russian Intelligence Hacked of 7.5TB of Data: What We Learned of Their Cyber Plans