Archipelago

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Archipelago, a threat actor identified by Google's Threat Analysis Group, has been implicated in significant cyber activities with potential geopolitical implications. The name 'Archipelago' is derived from the nature of their operations, which span across various regions and involve multiple actors, much like an archipelago consisting of many islands. Their malicious activities have resulted in substantial disruptions, such as the disabling of undersea cables connecting Taiwan’s Matsu Islands to the internet in early February. This incident highlighted the vulnerability of critical infrastructure to cyber threats and emphasized the need for robust cybersecurity measures. The geopolitical context of Archipelago's actions is complex, involving territorial disputes and national security concerns. For instance, the People's Republic of China (PRC) considers the Spratly archipelago an essential part of its territory, despite a 2016 ruling by the Hague-based Permanent Court of Arbitration that found no legal basis for these claims. Furthermore, Indonesia, the world's largest Muslim-majority nation and an archipelago of 270 million people, is focusing on strengthening its maritime defenses due to its geographical configuration. These geopolitical dynamics underscore the strategic importance of islands and archipelagos, both physically and in the realm of cyberspace. Finally, there are emerging concerns about the rise of digital fraud operations within certain regions, contributing to a regional "archipelago" of cybercrime. One notable area is the Kokang Self-Administered Zone (SAZ), which has become a major hub for cyber scam operations. This situation, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, has led to the trafficking of thousands of people and generates billions annually. This highlights the need for international cooperation to tackle the growing problem of cybercrime, which, like the threat actor Archipelago, operates without regard to national boundaries.
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CERT-EU
a year ago
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CERT-EU
5 months ago
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CERT-EU
a year ago
Cyberespionage threat actor APT43 targets US, Europe, Japan and South Korea | IT Security News
CERT-EU
a year ago
L’hebdo cybersécurité | 9 avril 2023
CERT-EU
a year ago
Vanuatu: A Small Country Of Great Geopolitical Importance – Analysis
CERT-EU
9 months ago
Hundreds of Thousands Trafficked into Southeast Asian Scam Centers, UN Says
CERT-EU
5 months ago
China Is Practicing How to Sever Taiwan’s Internet
CERT-EU
a year ago
The only hack for hotel discounts that still works right now | Travel | #hacking | #cybersecurity | #infosec | #comptia | #pentest | #hacker - National Cyber Security
CERT-EU
a year ago
A Sane Voice Amidst the Madness - Global Research
CERT-EU
9 months ago
Active North Korean campaign targeting security researchers
CERT-EU
4 months ago
Commentary: Indonesia presidential frontrunner Prabowo falters in debate but could win election
CERT-EU
5 months ago
Indonesia: Presidential Frontrunner Gets Mixed Reviews For Job As Defense Chief – Analysis
CERT-EU
6 months ago
Indonesian President Widodo urges Biden to 'do more' to stop Gaza 'atrocities'
CERT-EU
9 months ago
Economic integration central to Asean, PM Lee tells leaders at Indonesia summit
CERT-EU
a year ago
Solomon Islands Says Chinese Police to Assist Cyber, Community Security
CERT-EU
6 months ago
Guam Guard hosts Central Pacific Cybersecurity Summit | Article | #hacking | #cybersecurity | #infosec | #comptia | #pentest | #ransomware | National Cyber Security Consulting
MITRE
a year ago
Updated BackConfig Malware Targeting Government and Military Organizations in South Asia
CERT-EU
a year ago
Japan’s Stunning Advancements in National Defense Investments
CERT-EU
7 months ago
Myanmar Ethnic Armies Launch Major Offensive in Shan State
CERT-EU
a year ago
Lazarus Subgroup Targeting Apple Devices with New RustBucket macOS Malware