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Feb 21, 2024NewsroomNetwork Security / Vulnerability Cybersecurity researchers have identified two authentication bypass flaws in open-source Wi-Fi software found in Android, Linux, and ChromeOS devices that could trick users into joining a malicious clone of a legitimate network or allow an attacker to join a trusted network without a password. The vulnerabilities, tracked as CVE-2023-52160
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Feb 20, 2024NewsroomServer Security / Cryptojacking A novel malware campaign has been observed targeting Redis servers for initial access with the ultimate goal of mining cryptocurrency on compromised Linux hosts. “This particular campaign involves the use of a number of novel system weakening techniques against the data store itself,” Cado security researcher Matt Muir said
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Efficient communication is a cornerstone of business success. Internally, making sure your team communicates seamlessly helps you avoid friction losses, misunderstandings, delays, and overlaps. Externally, frustration-free customer communication is directly correlated to a positive customer experience and higher satisfaction. However, business communication channels are also a major target for cybercriminals. In recent years, especially since
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Feb 16, 2024NewsroomRansomware / Vulnerability The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) on Thursday added a now-patched security flaw impacting Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) and Firepower Threat Defense (FTD) software to its Known Exploited Vulnerabilities (KEV) catalog, following reports that it’s being likely exploited in Akira ransomware attacks. The vulnerability in question is
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Feb 15, 2024NewsroomMalware / Cyber Espionage The Russia-linked threat actor known as Turla has been observed using a new backdoor called TinyTurla-NG as part of a three-month-long campaign targeting Polish non-governmental organizations in December 2023. “TinyTurla-NG, just like TinyTurla, is a small ‘last chance’ backdoor that is left behind to be used when all other
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Feb 14, 2024NewsroomArtificial Intelligence / Cyber Attack Nation-state actors associated with Russia, North Korea, Iran, and China are experimenting with artificial intelligence (AI) and large language models (LLMs) to complement their ongoing cyber attack operations. The findings come from a report published by Microsoft in collaboration with OpenAI, both of which said they disrupted efforts
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Feb 13, 2024NewsroomCryptocurrency / Rootkit The Glupteba botnet has been found to incorporate a previously undocumented Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) bootkit feature, adding another layer of sophistication and stealth to the malware. “This bootkit can intervene and control the [operating system] boot process, enabling Glupteba to hide itself and create a stealthy persistence that
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Feb 12, 2024NewsroomVulnerability / Data Recovery Cybersecurity researchers have uncovered an “implementation vulnerability” that has made it possible to reconstruct encryption keys and decrypt data locked by Rhysida ransomware. The findings were published last week by a group of researchers from Kookmin University and the Korea Internet and Security Agency (KISA). “Through a comprehensive analysis
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The U.S. government on Wednesday said the Chinese state-sponsored hacking group known as Volt Typhoon had been embedded into some critical infrastructure networks in the country for at least five years. Targets of the threat actor include communications, energy, transportation, and water and wastewater systems sectors in the U.S. and Guam. “Volt Typhoon’s choice of
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Feb 06, 2024NewsroomSocial Engineering / Malvertising Threat actors are leveraging bogus Facebook job advertisements as a lure to trick prospective targets into installing a new Windows-based stealer malware codenamed Ov3r_Stealer. “This malware is designed to steal credentials and crypto wallets and send those to a Telegram channel that the threat actor monitors,” Trustwave SpiderLabs said
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Feb 05, 2024NewsroomCryptocurrency / Financial Fraud A 42-year-old Belarusian and Cypriot national with alleged connections to the now-defunct cryptocurrency exchange BTC-e is facing charges related to money laundering and operating an unlicensed money services business. Aliaksandr Klimenka, who was arrested in Latvia on December 21, 2023, was extradited to the U.S. If convicted, he faces
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Feb 03, 2024NewsroomVulnerability / Social Media The decentralized social network Mastodon has disclosed a critical security flaw that enables malicious actors to impersonate and take over any account. “Due to insufficient origin validation in all Mastodon, attackers can impersonate and take over any remote account,” the maintainers said in a terse advisory. The vulnerability, tracked
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Feb 03, 2024NewsroomIntelligence Agency / Cyber Security The U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced sanctions against six officials associated with the Iranian intelligence agency for attacking critical infrastructure entities in the U.S. and other countries. The officials include Hamid Reza Lashgarian, Mahdi Lashgarian, Hamid Homayunfal, Milad Mansuri, Mohammad Bagher Shirinkar, and
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Russian state-sponsored actors have staged NT LAN Manager (NTLM) v2 hash relay attacks through various methods from April 2022 to November 2023, targeting high-value targets worldwide. The attacks, attributed to an “aggressive” hacking crew called APT28, have set their eyes on organizations dealing with foreign affairs, energy, defense, and transportation, as well as those involved
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Feb 01, 2024NewsroomCyber Attack / Botnet The threat actor behind a peer-to-peer (P2P) botnet known as FritzFrog has made a return with a new variant that leverages the Log4Shell vulnerability to propagate internally within an already compromised network. “The vulnerability is exploited in a brute-force manner that attempts to target as many vulnerable Java applications
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Jan 31, 2024NewsroomSoftware Security / Linux Multiple security vulnerabilities have been disclosed in the runC command line tool that could be exploited by threat actors to escape the bounds of the container and stage follow-on attacks. The vulnerabilities, tracked as CVE-2024-21626, CVE-2024-23651, CVE-2024-23652, and CVE-2024-23653, have been collectively dubbed Leaky Vessels by cybersecurity vendor Snyk.
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Jan 26, 2024NewsroomMalvertising / Phishing-as-a-service Chinese-speaking users have been targeted by malicious Google ads for restricted messaging apps like Telegram as part of an ongoing malvertising campaign. “The threat actor is abusing Google advertiser accounts to create malicious ads and pointing them to pages where unsuspecting users will download Remote Administration Trojan (RATs) instead,” Malwarebytes’
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Jan 27, 2024NewsroomMalware / Software Update Mexican financial institutions are under the radar of a new spear-phishing campaign that delivers a modified version of an open-source remote access trojan called AllaKore RAT. The BlackBerry Research and Intelligence Team attributed the activity to an unknown Latin American-based financially motivated threat actor. The campaign has been active
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Medieval castles stood as impregnable fortresses for centuries, thanks to their meticulous design. Fast forward to the digital age, and this medieval wisdom still echoes in cybersecurity. Like castles with strategic layouts to withstand attacks, the Defense-in-Depth strategy is the modern counterpart — a multi-layered approach with strategic redundancy and a blend of passive and
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Jan 25, 2024NewsroomRemote Access Trojan Cybersecurity researchers have shed light on the command-and-control (C2) server of a known malware family called SystemBC. “SystemBC can be purchased on underground marketplaces and is supplied in an archive containing the implant, a command-and-control (C2) server, and a web administration portal written in PHP,” Kroll said in an analysis
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Jan 24, 2024NewsroomCloud Security / Kubernetes Cybersecurity researchers have discovered a loophole impacting Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) that could be potentially exploited by threat actors with a Google account to take control of a Kubernetes cluster. The critical shortcoming has been codenamed Sys:All by cloud security firm Orca. As many as 250,000 active GKE clusters
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The threat actors behind ClearFake, SocGholish, and dozens of other actors have established partnerships with another entity known as VexTrio as part of a massive “criminal affiliate program,” new findings from Infoblox reveal. The latest development demonstrates the “breadth of their activities and depth of their connections within the cybercrime industry,” the company said, describing