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Tag: Geopolitics

Honker Union: Has the grandfather of Chinese Hacktivism returned?

Now over 20-years-old, the Honker Union of China (HUC) is one of the originals of Chinese hacktivism. But when it comes to the Internet, 20 years ago might as well be ancient history, so what’s the story? Over the past few months, the group has again reared its head, with frequent public statements, prominent infighting, […]

Tensions between the PRC and Taiwan: What’s happening?

The tense relationship between the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and Taiwan was further exacerbated by the US House of Representatives speaker Nancy Pelosi visit to Taipei last week. Pelosi’s visit was intended to reiterate the US support for Taiwan against potential external threats. However, the last Chinese military drills off the coasts of Taiwan […]

Killnet: The Hactivist Group That Started A Global Cyber War

Since the beginning of the Russia-Ukraine war, hacktivism has experienced a substantial resurgence, with many hacktivist groups being created in support of either Ukraine or Russia. We have observed an explosion in the number of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS), defacement, and data-leakage attacks over the past few months, targeting governments, critical sectors, and organizations in key […]

The Russia – Ukraine war: Two months in

The two-month mark of the Russia and Ukraine war has passed, with Russia almost certainly having failed to meet its initial strategic goals. While Russian commentators may try to paint the ongoing conflict in a favorable light, Russian President Putin’s ‘special military operation’ was almost certainly intended to produce a lightning offensive, enabling the Russian […]

Russia Invades Ukraine: What happens next?

On 23 Feb 2022,  Russian forces started a military operation targeting Ukraine. Reporting indicates that shelling in several Ukrainian cities has occurred, and footage from Kharkiv’s border shows Russian vehicles moving into Ukraine. In a fiery televised address, President Vladimir Putin has threatened dire consequences to any nations seeking to prevent this, labeling his offensive […]

Growing Tension Between Russia and Ukraine: Should you be concerned?

Russia and Ukraine have had a particularly tense relationship since Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014. In the past weeks, we’ve observed Ukraine being at the centre of escalating rhetoric and military activity between Russia and Western powers. Currently, more than 100,000 Russian troops are reportedly amassed along the Ukrainian border and are prompting concerns […]

Making Sense of the REvil Arrests

On 14 January 2022, our seemingly quiet Friday afternoons were shattered by a piece of breaking news, detailing the arrest of several REvil (aka Sodinokibi) members. Ransomware members’ arrests are always welcomed – and even more so when they are followed by video evidence of the arrests (you gotta love them; shades of the Bourne […]

ENISA 2021 Threat Landscape: Initial Thoughts

The European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) has released its yearly threat landscape report, which contains some handy insights. The following blog details some of the key points from the report surrounding threats in 2021. One of the key sentiments repeated throughout the report is that cyber threats continue to increase in the number of […]