Chinese hackers are now focusing on the outer layers of target networks, even antivirus software and firewalls, as an entry point for stealthy cyber attacks that can last for years.
Cyber espionage campaigns focus on gaining access to journalist networks by impersonating legitimate members of the profession. The state sponsored hackers then hunt for useful geopolitical information.
Lazarus hacking group found to be developing capabilities in supply chain attacks and using the MATA framework to conduct cyber espionage on the defense industry.
Google's Threat Analysis Group has announced it is providing free USB security keys to a collection of politicians, activists and other high-risk individuals likely to be targeted by nation-state hackers.
Among the major highlights of the Verizon Cyber Espionage Report: criminal organizations and former employees play a trivial role in overall attempts, the overwhelming majority come from states.
Campaign run by a group of state-sponsored hackers appears to have been passing data-siphoning spyware through approved apps in Google Play Store for years.