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Kaspersky Lab experts have identified a link between cyber attacks by two infamous cybercriminals – GreyEnergy (who is apparently the successor to the BlackEnergy group) and Sofacy, which focus on cyberbullying. Both used the same servers at the same time, but each with a different purpose.

BlackEnergy and Sofacy hackers are among the most wanted actors in the modern global cyber-crime scene. In the past, they have been involved in activities that have had far-reaching consequences on the infrastructure of some countries. The BlackEnergy group was one of the most famous cyber-attacks in history – its attacks targeted the Ukrainian power plant in 2015, causing power outages. The second group, Sofacy, has been very confused by its attacks on the US and European governmental organizations, which have not escaped national security and intelligence agencies. Rather, they have speculated in professional cyber-security circles that there is a link between the two groups, but so far there has been no evidence. Now it turns out that GreyEnergy (the successor of the BlackEnergy Group) uses malware that is very similar to the Sofacy tool for attacks on predominantly Ukrainian industrial companies and critical infrastructure components.

ICS CERT’s special team, as stated in the article, focuses on the research and elimination of threats to industrial systems, has found two servers hosted in Ukraine and Sweden, both used at the same time in June 2018. The GreyEnergy Group used servers in its phishing campaign to saving a malicious file. This has been downloaded by users after they opened a text document that was attached to a phishing e-mail. At the same time, Sofacy used this server as a C & C center (command and control) for its own malware. Because both groups have taken advantage of servers for a relatively short period of time, it is likely that they share the infrastructure. This is confirmed by the fact that both groups focused on the same company with spear-phishing emails within a week. In addition, they also used a similar phishing emails from the Kazakhstan Energy Ministry.

“The finding of shared infrastructure by the BlackEnergy and Sofacy groups points to a stronger link between the two actors. It gives us a deeper insight into the activities of these Russian speaking groups, what are their capabilities, potential goals and sacrifices, “

says Mária Garnaeva, a security expert from Kaspersky Lab.

In order for companies not to be victims of such attacks, Kaspersky Lab experts recommend that:

  • Examine employees in cyber security. In particular, focus on dealing with suspicious emails that come from unknown senders and contain links or attachments.
  • Introduce cyber-awareness programs that will be entertaining for employees and virtually verify their knowledge and skills.
  • Automate the implementation of operating system, application, software, and security solutions updates that are part of both IT and OT infrastructure.
  • Use a special security solution that includes behavioral anti-phishing technology and technology to protect against targeted attacks. These include, for example, Kaspersky Threat Management and Defense, which also detects advanced threats and network anomalies.


Dear readers,

During the past week we have witnessed an unprecedent decline in the value of Bitcoin and altcoins.

Did the cryptocurrency market suddenly turn into a bear market ?

When we look at website, we see that just between today 2nd February and yesterday meaning within 24 hours-$60bn of market capitalization just vanished! You might ask, where did this money go ? Well most probably as Bitcoin is losing its dominance, and altcoins are falling we are witnessing a slow mid-term bear market.

Most FOMO investors have been betting on the rise of Bitcoin, reaching a peak of $19,511 on Dec. 18 2017.

Since then there was only a steep downtrend and nobody knows where is the market heading to. Most probably cryptocurrency market prices are searching its bottom at the moment.

Here is explanation of the recent CRASH:

Financial Times: {go to FT.COM/VIDEO}

How CNBS explains what would happen:

options-investPeople who put aside some extra money usually want to invest to make it grow and protect their wealth from inflation. Ten years ago the most popular investment opportunities were investing into buying treasury or S&P500 stocks through a broker. This has changed dramatically with the rise of new mobile technologies. According to the recent studies almost fifteen percent of all investors now practice forex and binary trading mobile.


Online trading tips can be found all over online. They are very many and most of the time confusing instead of being useful. However, some trading tips are not only useful but also extremely accurate. Since the trading forex online market involves increased levels of risk, it is not suitable for everyone. Below are some useful currency trading tips.

1.Trade smart

Most people think it takes several years to learn how to trade. Currency trading is quite easy to learn since simple systems operate best and all the basics of being successul during trading can be learn in a couple of weeks. You earn for being right and not working hard in currency trading.


September 15, 2014

Dear readers,

Please find  two videos below, both were shoot at the latest Asian Economy Conference.

Part 1


September 1, 2014

Asia is definitely the fastest growing region of the World in 21st Century….

If you have a plan to invest during the crisis, you should look for a invest in crisiscompany where your investment is secured. Before you start investing, think about the reputation of the company. During financial or economical crisis, you should invest on a company that has a good record in terms of service and integrity.

A business may face certain times of struggles and minor financial problems and even those that are prominent within the industry have no power to escape from these situations. On the other hand, if the company has excellent track records and financial reports, it will always be capable to survive the challenges without causing any bad effects on the money invested on them by their investors.