Chinese spies known as Buckeye group are alleged to be using some of the NSA cyber weapons as early as March 2016, long before Shadow Brokers released them in April 2017.
The IT security industry is facing a new wave of hacking through smart technology, machine learning, and artificial intelligence where hackers will unleash unethical tactics to target and manipulate individuals and organizations.
Vulnerable IT service providers are becoming entry points for supply chain attacks as seen in the recent attack on Wipro. The attack follows closely after Wipro CEO declares "security cannot be a show stopper for business priorities".
Recent SWIFT report shows an evolution of cyber threats to international payment flows with cyber criminals becoming increasingly sophisticated in evading detection when carrying out fraudulent payment transactions.
Put to the test, more than 50 U.K. universities were found to be very vulnerable to cyber attacks. Jisc's team of penetration testers were able to breach defenses in one to two hours with a 100% breach rate.
Iranian hackers are extending their attacks to political, diplomatic and military targets in U.S, Australia, and U.K. It now appears to be part of a long-term, state-sponsored cyber hacking campaign by Iran.