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China increases attacks against US companies as trade war looms

Cybersecurity

China increases attacks against US companies as trade war looms

The looming trade war with the U.S. could have prompted China to resume cyberespionage attacks against U.S. companies, violating a 2015 agreement that banned such campaigns. Does this mean that China has abandoned the deal, or will it once again honor the terms if the trade dispute is settled? We talked to Ross Rustici, Cybereason's Senior Director of Intelligence Services, to get his take.

Color Revolutions, Broken Promises and Hubris: Why North Korea Cannot Survive Under Orange-Tinted Glasses

Nation-state Attack

Color Revolutions, Broken Promises and Hubris: Why North Korea Cannot Survive Under Orange-Tinted Glasses

The complete eradication of nuclear weapons and ICBMs from North Korea as a precondition for economic relief and other enticements creates an untenable position for Kim Jong-Un. Every step along the path to denuclearization reduces the regime’s ability to compel the U.S. to abide by its end of the bargain while increasing the U.S.’ ability to operate as it sees fit.

Kim Kowtows: Attempting to build a hub and spoke negotiation while still staying deferential

Nation-state Attack

Kim Kowtows: Attempting to build a hub and spoke negotiation while still staying deferential

Kim Jong-un is seeking to subvert the six-party talks paradigm with a hub-and-spoke model that places North Korea at the center of all negotiations.

Iran strikes back?

Nation-state Attack

Iran strikes back?

Iran could launch a cyberattack against the U.S. but likely won't unless the situation around the nuclear deal sours.

North Korea's Newfound Position of Power After Missile Launch

Nation-state Attack

North Korea's Newfound Position of Power After Missile Launch

On November 28, North Korea launched its first ballistic missile in months. North Korea’s increasing operational tempo and brazen activities have positioned them as a legitimate Tier 1 threat.

Why antivirus software is becoming the rootkit you pay for

Advanced Persistent Threat

Why antivirus software is becoming the rootkit you pay for

Cybersecurity products have been proven time and again to be a highly effective means to compromise a network. The very nature of the products makes them excellent RATs, usually with the highest access privileges.

America the Meek: Pranking North Korea and the Dysfunction in U.S. Cyber Command

Nation-state Attack

America the Meek: Pranking North Korea and the Dysfunction in U.S. Cyber Command

On September 30, The Washington Post reported that President Trump signed a presidential directive against North Korea.

The North Korean sideshow: Why missiles shouldn't be the only security concern

Nation-state Attack

The North Korean sideshow: Why missiles shouldn't be the only security concern

With the leaders of the U.S. and North Korea exchanging threats and personal insults and the escalating global tension around the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) missile tests, the reclusive nation’s cyber program is likely to spin into high gear and include destructive retaliatory strikes.

Bitcoin exchanges in South Korea hacked and North Korea is the prime suspect

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Bitcoin exchanges in South Korea hacked and North Korea is the prime suspect

Reports have surfaced that Bitcoin exchanges in South Korea were recently hit by hackers possibly from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), according to South Korea’s Cyber Warfare Research Center).

The DPRK Sideshow: Why the missile escalation cycle shouldn't be the main concern

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The DPRK Sideshow: Why the missile escalation cycle shouldn't be the main concern

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s (DPRK) cyber activity has often been talked about in terms of radical actions and Bond-style plots. However, their activity appears to be driven by three rational motives: spying, attacking, and racketeering.