Hacktivists take down Czech websites. Ransomware payments decline. FortiOS vulnerability exploited. Chinese cyberespionage against Iran.

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With BOLDMOVE, the attackers not only developed an exploit, but malware that shows an in-depth understanding of systems, services, logging, and undocumented proprietary formats.”Chinese cyberespionage against Iran. Check Point reports that the Russian hacktivist group NoName057(16) earlier this month used DDoS attacks to successfully bring down several websites associated with the Czech presidential election. NoName057(16), a Russian patriotic hacktivist group that functions as an auxiliary of Russia's security and intelligence services, and probably under their direction, has been organizing distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks and website defacements against Ukraine and its Western supporters since July at least.

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