Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks during a news conference displayed on a television screen at a shopping area on June 30, 2022 in Hong Kong, China.(Anthony Kwan/Getty Images)

How Xi Jinping leveled-up China’s hacking teams

China's investments in cybersecurity education set the stage for a new, more prolific era of digital espionage.
The group developed a malware platform known as “Mafalda,” the name of an Argentine cartoon character popular with the Hispanic diaspora dating back to the 1960s. (Photo by PEDRO PARDO/AFP via Getty Images)

Researchers unearth hacking group that’s been active, yet undetected for years

The group has targeted telecommunications, internet service providers and universities in the Middle East and Africa, researchers said.
The Iranian national flag is seen outside the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters during the agency’s Board of Governors meeting in Vienna on March 1, 2021. (Photo by JOE KLAMAR / AFP

Iranian hacking campaign that included former U.S. ambassador exposed

The long-running operation involved hijacked email accounts, phony login pages and a legitimate ID verification service.