North Korea Using Social Engineering to Enable Hacking of Think Tanks, Academia, and Media
North Korea’s cyber program provides the regime with broad intelligence collection and espionage capabilities.
Government Reports and Summaries
GAO Says CBP Needs Better Data to Ensure DNA Collection Compliance
CBP has experienced challenges with DNA collection kit shortages, which have resulted in some individuals in CBP custody not having their DNA collected by CBP officers and agents.
U.S. and International Partners Release Advisory Warning of China’s State-Sponsored Cyber Activity
By using legitimate network administration tools, the actor blends in with normal system and network activities and avoids identification by many endpoint detection and response products.
CISA, FBI, NSA, MS-ISAC Publish Updated #StopRansomware Guide
With industry and interagency partners in the Joint Ransomware Task Force, CISA, FBI, NSA and MS-ISAC are working to reduce the prevalence and impact of ransomware attacks.
FBI Warns of False Job Advertisements Linked to Labor Trafficking at Scam Compounds
Criminal actors use multiple means to coerce victims to commit cryptocurrency investment schemes, such as confiscation of passports and travel documents, threat of violence, and use of violence.
Eric J. Reese Named Special Agent in Charge of the Counterintelligence and Cyber Division at the New York Field Office
Mr. Reese was promoted to section chief in 2022 and led the Russia Operations Section of the Counterintelligence Division at FBI Headquarters.
FBI OCIO Innovation Ventures Office Broad Agency Announcement for Enterprise Problem Sets Released
The FBI seeks increased understanding and enhanced ability to apply AI techniques to thematic content extraction and triage in order to identify common themes and patterns.
#StopRansomware: BianLian Ransomware Group
BianLian is a ransomware developer, deployer, and data extortion cybercriminal group that has targeted organizations in multiple U.S. critical infrastructure sectors since June 2022.