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Microsoft revealed that multiple threat actors are exploiting the recently patched Windows MSHTML remote code execution security flaw (CVE-2021-40444). Microsoft warns of multiple threat actors, including ransomware operators, that are exploiting the recently patched Windows MSHTML remote code execution security flaw (CVE-2021-40444) in attacks against organizations. The IT giant says that threat actors started targeting […]

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Researchers from Bitdefender released a free master decryptor for the REvil ransomware operation that allows past victims to recover their files for free. Good news for the victims of REvil ransomware gangs that were infected before the operations were temporarily halted on July 13th, Bitdefender released a free master decryptor that allows them to recover […]

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Anonymous claims to have hacked the controversial web hosting provider Epik, known for allowing far-right, neo-Nazi, and other extremist content. Anonymous hacktivist collective claims has claimed to have hacked the controversial web hosting provided Epik and stolen its data, including information of the clients of the company, as part of an operation codenamed EPIKFAIL. The hosting […]

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OMIGOD – Microsoft addressed four vulnerabilities in the Open Management Infrastructure (OMI) software agent that could expose Azure users to attacks. Recently released September 2021 Patch Tuesday security updates have addressed four severe vulnerabilities, collectively tracked as OMIGOD, in the Open Management Infrastructure (OMI) software agent that exposes Azure users to attack. Below is the list of the […]

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Microsoft announced that users can access their consumer accounts without providing passwords and using more secure authentication methods. Microsoft will allow its users to log into their consumer accounts without using passwords, they will be able to use Microsoft’s Authenticator app, Windows Hello, physical security keys, or phone/email verification codes. “Which is why I’m so […]

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Three former NSA employees entered into a deferred prosecution agreement that restricts their future activities and employment and requires the payment of a penalty. Three former NSA employees (Marc Baier, 49, Ryan Adams, 34, and Daniel Gericke, 40) entered into a deferred prosecution agreement that restricts their future activities and employment. The trio has worked as hackers-for-hire […]

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The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has appointed Kiersten Todt as its new chief of staff. The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) announced to have appointed Kiersten Todt as its new chief of staff, she will replace Acting Chief of Staff Kate Nichols. “The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) announced today Kiersten […]

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Microsoft Patch Tuesday security updates for September 2021 addressed a high severity zero-day flaw actively exploited in targeted attacks. Microsoft Patch Tuesday security updates for September 2021 addressed a high severity zero-day RCE actively exploited in targeted attacks aimed at Microsoft Office and Office 365 on Windows 10 computers. The flaw, tracked as CVE-2021-40444, resides in the MSHTML, […]

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Latvian vendor MikroTik revealed that recently discovered Mēris botnet is targeting devices that were compromised three years ago. Last week, the Russian Internet giant Yandex has been targeting by the largest DDoS attack in the history of Runet, the Russian Internet designed to be independent of the world wide web and ensure the resilience of the country to an […]

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A high severity vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2021-3437, in HP OMEN laptop and desktop gaming computers exposes millions of systems to DoS and privilege escalation attacks. Millions of HP OMEN laptop and desktop gaming computers are exposed to multiple attacks by a high severity vulnerability tracked as CVE-2021-3437 that was discovered by SentinelLabs researchers. “Potential security vulnerabilities […]

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Google Chrome 93.0.4577.82 for Windows, Mac, and Linux that addressed eleven security issues, including two zero-days actively exploited. Google released Chrome 93.0.4577.82 for Windows, Mac, and Linux that fixed eleven security issues, including two zero-days vulnerabilities actively exploited in the wild. This is the tenth zero-day vulnerability in Chrome fixed by Google that was exploited […]

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Researchers discovered Linux and Windows implementations of the Cobalt Strike Beacon developed by attackers that were actively used in attacks in the wild. Threat actors re-implemented from scratch unofficial Linux and Windows versions of the Cobalt Strike Beacon and are actively using them in attacks aimed at organizations worldwide.Cobalt Strike is a legitimate penetration testing tool designed as an attack […]

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Facebook announced it will allow WhatsApp users to encrypt their message history backups in the cloud. Facebook will continue to work to protect the privacy of WhatsApp users and announced that it will allow users to encrypt their message history backups in the cloud. While WhatsApp has already implemented end-to-end encrypion since 2016, the company […]

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Facebook announced it will allow WhatsApp users to encrypt their message history backups in the cloud. Facebook will continue to work to protect the privacy of WhatsApp users and announced that it will allow users to encrypt their message history backups in the cloud. While WhatsApp has already implemented end-to-end encrypion since 2016, the company […]

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Spook.js is a new side-channel attack on modern processors that can allow bypassing Site Isolation protections implemented in Google Chrome. Boffins devised a transient side-channel attack on modern processors, “Spook.js,” that can be abused by threat actors to bypass Site Isolation protections implemented in Google Chrome and Chromium browsers. The technique allows in some cases to steal sensitive […]

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Technology giant Olympus announced it was the victim of a ransomware attack and is currently investigating the extent of the incident. Olympus issued a statement to announce that its European, Middle East and Africa computer network was hit by a ransomware attack. “Upon detection of suspicious activity, we immediately mobilized a specialized response team including […]

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A new banking trojan dubbed maxtrilha (due to its encryption key) has been discovered in the last few days and targeting customers of European and South American banks. The new maxtrilha trojan is being disseminated and targeting several banks around the world. Criminals are constantly creating variants of popular banking trojans, keeping in mind the same modus operandi but […]

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The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development of South Africa was hit by a ransomware attack that crippled bail services. A ransomware attack hit the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development of South Africa, multiple services, including email and bail services have been impacted. The incident did not affect child maintenance payments for the month […]

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Google introduces Private Compute Services, a collection of services aimed at designing to improve privacy in the Android operating system. Good news for Android users, Google has implemented the Private Compute Services, a set of features aimed at improving their privacy. “We introduced Android’s Private Compute Core in Android 12 Beta. Today, we’re excited to announce a […]

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Recently we observed that part of the REvil ransomware infrastructure was up and running again, now we can confirm that they hit new victims. On September 7, the servers of the REvil ransomware gang were back online after around two months since their shutdown. The circumstance was immediately noted by many researchers, me too. The […]

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A new round of the weekly Security Affairs newsletter arrived! Every week the best security articles from Security Affairs free for you in your email box. If you want to also receive for free the international press subscribe here. Cisco released security patches for High-Severity flaws in IOS XR software New SOVA Android Banking trojan is […]

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Cisco fixed multiple high-severity flaws in the IOS XR software that can allow attackers to trigger a DoS condition, elevate privileges, overwrite/read arbitrary files. Cisco released security updates to address multiple high-severity vulnerabilities in the IOS XR software that can be exploited to conduct multiple malicious activities, such as rebooting devices and elevate privileges. The […]

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Microsoft has fixed the Azurescape issue, a flaw in Azure Container Instances that allows to take over containers of other platform users. Microsoft has addressed a vulnerability in Azure Container Instances (ACI) called Azurescape that could have allowed a malicious container to take over containers belonging to other users. An attacker could exploit the vulnerability […]

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A Canadian man, who helped North Korean threat actors to launder stolen funds, plead guilty to laundering tens of millions of dollars stolen in bank fraud schemes. A Canadian man who conspired to launder tens of millions of dollars stolen bank fraud schemes has been sentenced to 140 months in prison. The man is Ghaleb […]

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The massive DDoS attack that has been targeting the internet giant Yandex was powered b a completely new botnet tracked as Mēris. The Russian Internet giant Yandex has been targeting by the largest DDoS attack in the history of Runet, the Russian Internet designed to be independent of the world wide web and ensure the […]

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CyberNews researchers identified more than 2 million web servers worldwide still running on outdated and vulnerable versions of Microsoft Internet Information Services software. These legacy versions are no longer supported by Microsoft, which makes millions of web servers easy targets for threat actors and cybercriminals. Original post @ https://cybernews.com/security/millions-of-microsoft-web-servers-powered-by-vulnerable-legacy-software/ Boasting a market share of 12.4%, Microsoft […]

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The financially motivated TeamTNT hacking group expanded its arsenal with new tools used to target thousands of victims worldwide. Researchers from AT&T Alien Labs uncovered a new campaign, tracked as Chimaera, conducted by the TeamTNT group, aimed at organizations worldwide. Evidence collected by the experts suggests that the campaign began on July 25, 2021, threat actors […]

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The Russian internet service provider Yandex is under a massive distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack that began last week. The Russian Internet giant Yandex has been targeting by the largest DDoS attack in the history of Runet, the Russian Internet designed to be independent of the world wide web and ensure the resilience of the country […]

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Zoho urges customers to address an authentication bypass vulnerability in its ManageEngine ADSelfService Plus that is actively exploited in the wild. Zoho has released a security patch to address an authentication bypass vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2021-40539, in its ManageEngine ADSelfService Plus. The company also warns the vulnerability is already exploited in attacks in the wild. […]

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A threat actor that goes online with the moniker ‘Sangkancil’ claims to have stolen the personal information of 7 million Israelis. A threat actor that goes online with the moniker ‘Sangkancil’ claims to have stolen the personal information of 7 million Israelis from the CITY4U website. The hacker is offering the data for sale, but […]

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Groove gang leaked online Fortinet credentials that could be used to breach networks of organizations using the compromised devices. The financially motivated threat actor Groove has leaked online compromised credentials belonging to many organizations. The ransomware group has been active since August 2021 and implement a double extortion model like other gangs. The threat actor leaked a […]

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Russian communications watchdog Roskomnadzor tightens control of its citizens and blocked access to six virtual private networks (VPNs), including NordVPN and ExpressVPN. Russian communications watchdog Roskomnadzor tightens the control over the Internet and blocked access to six virtual private networks (VPNs), Hola!VPN, ExpressVPN, KeepSolid VPN Unlimited, Nord VPN, Speedify VPN, and IPVanish VPN. Russian communications […]

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The leak site of the popular REvil ransomware gang is it is not clear if the group resumed operations or the FBI turned on its servers. Today the servers of the REvil ransomware gang were back online after around two months since their shutdown. The circumstance was immediately noted by many researchers, me too. The […]

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A researcher published the PoC exploit code for a Ghostscript zero-day vulnerability that could allow completely compromise a server. Security researcher Nguyen The Duc published on GitHub the proof-of-concept exploit code for a Ghostscript zero-day vulnerability. The vulnerability is a remote code execution (RCE) issue that could allow an attacker to completely compromise a server. Ghostscript […]

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The development team behind the Jenkins server disclose a security breach, threat actors deployed a cryptocurrency miner on one of its servers. The development team behind the Jenkins Project disclosed a security breach after threat actors compromised one of their internal servers and installed a cryptocurrency miner. Jenkins is the most popular open-source automation server, it is […]

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A police report revealed that the popular encrypted email service provider ProtonMail shared the IP address of a French activist with the authorities. The privacy friendly end-to-end encrypted email service provider ProtonMail has shared the IP address of anti-gentrification activists with law enforcement authorities, a police report revealed. The police used this information to identify and arrest a […]

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A Russian man accused of being a member of the infamous TrickBot gang was arrested while trying to leave South Korea A Russian man accused of being a member of the TrickBot gang was arrested last week at the Seoul international airport. The man has remained stuck in the Asian country since February 2020 due […]

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Security researcher ValdikSS found malware preinstalled in four low-budget push-button mobile phones available for sale on Russian e-stores. A Russian security researcher that goes online with the name of ValdikSS has found malware preinstalled in four low-budget push-button mobile phones available for sale on Russian e-stores The expert noticed that several push-button telephones contain unwanted […]

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The FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) warns of a spike in sextortion attacks since the beginning of 2021 that caused $8M losses. The FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) is warning of a significant increase in sextortion complaints since the beginning of 2021. In a sextortion attack, threat actors threaten to distribute the victims […]

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Pacific City Bank was hit by AVOS Locker Ransomware operators, the gang claims to have stolen sensitive file from the company and threatens to leak it. Pacific City Bank is an American community bank that focuses on the Korean-American community based in California and offers commercial banking services The bank was hit by AVOS Locker […]

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The Irish Data Protection Commission has fined WhatsApp €225 million over data sharing transparency for European Union users’ data with Facebook. The Irish Data Protection Commission has fined WhatsApp €225 million for the lack of transparency on how it shares European Union users’ data with Facebook companies. The instant messaging company violated the actual General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). […]

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A new round of the weekly Security Affairs newsletter arrived! Every week the best security articles from Security Affairs free for you in your email box. If you want to also receive for free the international press subscribe here. SEC warns of investment scams related to Hurricane Ida Apple will delay the rollout of new child […]

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The US Securities and Exchange Commission warns investors of potential investment scams that leverages Hurricane Ida as a bait. The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy is warning investors of potential investment scams related to Hurricane Ida. Scammers will likely target individuals and organizations that are eligible to receive large payouts from insurance […]

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Apple will delay the introduction of its new child pornography protection tools due to a heated debate raised by privacy advocates. Apple announced this week that it will delay the rollout of its new child pornography protection tools after many experts and privacy advocated claimed it poses a threat to user privacy. The tools were […]

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FIN7 cybercrime gang used weaponized Windows 11 Alpha-themed Word documents to drop malicious payloads, including a JavaScript backdoor. Anomali Threat Research experts have monitored recent spear-phishing attacks conducted by financially motivated threat actor FIN7. The messages used weaponized Windows 11 Alpha-themed Word documents with Visual Basic macros to drop malicious payloads, including a JavaScript backdoor, […]

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The complete source code for the Babuk ransomware is available for sale on a Russian-speaking hacking forum. A threat actor has leaked the source code for the Babuk ransomware on a Russian-speaking hacking forum. The Babuk Locker operators halted their operations at the end of April after the attack against the Washington, DC police department. Experts believe that […]

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USCYBERCOM is urging organizations to patch a critical CVE-2021-26084 flaw in Atlassian Confluence Server and Data Center, ahead of the Labor Day weekend.  US Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) has issued an alert to warn US organizations to address Atlassian Confluence CVE-2021-26084 vulnerability immediately, ahead of the Labor Day weekend. Government experts are aware of the ongoing […]

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The Conti ransomware operators are targeting Microsoft Exchange servers leveraging recently disclosed ProxyShell vulnerability exploits. The Conti ransomware gang is targeting Microsoft Exchange servers leveraging exploits with recently disclosed ProxyShell vulnerabilities. ProxyShell is the name of three vulnerabilities that could be chained by an unauthenticated remote attacker to gain code execution on Microsoft Exchange servers. […]

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Mandiant researchers spotted a new malware family, dubbed PRIVATELOG, that relies on the Common Log File System (CLFS) to evade detection solutions. FireEye’s Mandiant cybersecurity researchers spotted a new malware family, named PRIVATELOG, that relies on the Common Log File System (CLFS) to hide a second-stage payload in registry transaction files to avoid detection. Common […]

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SolarWinds did not enable anti-exploit mitigation available since 2006 allowing threat actors to target SolarWinds Serv-U FTP software in July attacks. Software vendor SolarWinds did not enable ASLR anti-exploit mitigation that was available since the launch of Windows Vista in 2006, allowing the attackers to launch targeted attacks in July. Microsoft, which investigated the incidents, […]

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Security flaws in commercial Bluetooth stacks dubbed BrakTooth can be exploited by threat actors to execute arbitrary code and crash the devices via DoS attacks. A set of 16 security flaws in commercial Bluetooth stacks, collectively tracked as BrakTooth, can be exploited by threat actors to execute arbitrary code and crash the devices via DoS […]

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Threat actors are actively exploiting a recently patched vulnerability in Atlassian’s Confluence enterprise collaboration product. Threat actors were spotted exploiting the CVE-2021-26084 vulnerability in Atlassian’s Confluence enterprise collaboration product a few days after it was patched by the vendor. Last week, Atlassian released security patches to address the critical CVE-2021-26084 flaw that affects the Confluence enterprise […]

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Cyber Defense Magazine September 2021 Edition has arrived. We hope you enjoy this month’s edition…packed with 161 pages of excellent content. Cyber Defense eMagazine for September 2021 Published monthly by Cyber Defense Magazine, this resource shares a wealth of information to help you stay one step ahead of the next cyber threat. In this Edition:  – […]

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Cisco released patches for a critical authentication bypass issue in Enterprise NFV Infrastructure Software (NFVIS) for which PoC exploit code is available. Cisco announced the availability of security patches for a critical authentication bypass flaw (CVE-2021-34746) in Enterprise NFV Infrastructure Software (NFVIS) for which proof-of-concept exploit code is already available. An attacker can exploit the […]

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Google announced the release of Chrome 93 that addresses 27 security vulnerabilities, 19 issues were reported through its bug bounty program. Google announced the release of Chrome 93 for Windows, Mac and Linux that addresses a total of 27 flaws, including 19 vulnerabilities that were reported through its bug bounty program. Google paid over $130,000 in […]

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The Mozi botnet continues to spread despite the arrest of its alleged author and experts believe that it will run for many other years.  Mozi is an IoT botnet that borrows the code from Mirai variants and the Gafgyt malware, it appeared on the threat landscape in late 2019. The Mozi botnet was spotted by security experts from 360 Netlab, at […]

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Network-attached storage (NAS) appliance maker QNAP is working on security patches for its products affected by recently fixed OpenSSL flaws. Taiwanese Network-attached storage (NAS) appliance maker QNAP announced that it is assessing the potential impact of two recently addressed flaws in OpenSSL on its products. The company also announced that it is working on security updates […]

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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced sanctions against several organizations over email account hacking. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced sanctions against eight entities belonging to three companies over email account hacking due to cybersecurity failures. The companies were not able to protect the confidential information of their customers. “The Securities […]

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The FBI and CISA issued a joint cybersecurity advisory to warn organizations to remain vigilant against ransomware attacks during weekends or holidays. The FBI and CISA warn organizations to keep high their defenses against ransomware attacks during weekends or holidays. The government agencies have observed an increase in ransomware attacks occurring on holidays and weekends, […]

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French experts spotted a new Ryuk ransomware variant that implements self-spreading capabilities to infect other devices on victims’ local networks. Experts from French national cyber-security agency ANSSI have spotted a new Ryuk ransomware variant that implements worm-like capabilities that allow within local networks. “On top of its usual functions, this version holds a new attribute […]

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Microsoft announced the release of open-source CodeQL queries that it experts used during its investigation into the SolarWinds supply-chain attack Microsoft has announced the availability of open-source CodeQL queries that the IT giant used during its investigation into the SolarWinds attack. In early 2021, the US agencies FBI, CISA, ODNI, and the NSA released a joint […]

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Data Breach: WizCase team uncovered a massive data leak containing private information about Turkish Citizens through a misconfigured Amazon S3 bucket. The server contained 55,000 court papers regarding over 15,000 legal cases, which affected hundreds of thousands of people. What’s Going On? Our online security team has uncovered a massive data breach originating from a misconfigured […]

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Hackers have broken into the biochemical systems of an Oxford University lab where researchers are working on the study of Covid-19. Hackers compromised the systems at one of the most advanced biology labs at the Oxford University that is involved in the research on the Covid-19 pandemic. The news was disclosed by Forbes and the […]

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Dutch Research Council (NWO) confirmed that the recent cyberattack that forced it to take its servers offline was caused by the DoppelPaymer ransomware gang. On February 14, Dutch Research Council (NWO) was hit by a cyber attack that compromised its network and impacted its operations. In response to the incident, the Dutch Research Council (NWO) […]

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The Chinese hacking group, tracked as TA413, used a malicious Firefox add-on in a cyberespionage campaign aimed at Tibetans. China-linked cyberespionage group TA413 targeted Tibetan organizations across the world using a malicious Firefox add-on, dubbed FriarFox, that allowed them to steal Gmail and Firefox browser data and deliver malware on infected systems. “We attribute this […]

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Cisco addressed over a dozen vulnerabilities in its products, including three critical bugs in ACI Multi-Site Orchestrator, Application Services Engine, and NX-OS software. Cisco released security updates to address over a dozen vulnerabilities affecting multiple products, including three critical flaws impacting its ACI Multi-Site Orchestrator, Application Services Engine, and NX-OS software. The most severe vulnerability […]

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North Korea-linked Lazarus APT group has targeted the defense industry with the custom-backdoor dubbed ThreatNeedle since 2020. North Korea-linked Lazarus APT group has targeted the defense industry with the backdoor dubbed ThreatNeedle since early 2020. The state-sponsored hackers targeted organizations from more than a dozen countries. The experts discovered the custom backdoor while investigating an […]

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Google Project Zero team disclosed the details of a recently patched remote code execution vulnerability (CVE-2021-24093) in Windows Operating system. White hat hacker at Google Project Zero disclosed the details of a recently patched Windows vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2021-24093, that can be exploited for remote code execution in the context of the DirectWrite client. DirectWrite […]

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Ukraine ‘s government attributes a cyberattack on the government document management system to a Russia-linked APT group. The Ukraine ‘s government blames a Russia-linked APT group for an attack on a government document management system, the System of Electronic Interaction of Executive Bodies (SEI EB). According to Ukrainian officials, the hackers aimed at disseminating malicious […]

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Vietnam-linked APT32 group targeted Vietnamese human rights defenders (HRDs) between February 2018 and November 2020. Vietnam-linked APT32 (aka Ocean Lotus) group has conducted a cyberespionage campaign targeting Vietnamese human rights defenders (HRDs) and a nonprofit (NPO) human rights organization from Vietnam between February 2018 and November 2020. The threat actors used by spyware to take […]

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Hackers posted data stolen from manufacturer of business jets Bombardier on Clop ransomware leak site following alleged FTA hack. Hackers exploited vulnerabilities in Accellion FTA file-sharing legacy servers to steal data from the airplane maker Bombardier and leak data on the site operated by the Clop ransomware gang. The wave of attacks exploiting multiple zero-day […]

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VMware addressed a critical remote code execution flaw, tracked as CVE-2021-21972, in vCenter Server virtual infrastructure management platform. VMware has addressed a critical remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability in the vCenter Server virtual infrastructure management platform, tracked as CVE-2021-21972, that could be exploited by attackers to potentially take control of affected systems. vCenter Server is the centralized […]

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Twitter removed dozens of accounts allegedly used by Russia-linked threat actors to disseminate disinformation and target western countries. Twitter has removed dozens of accounts used by Russia-linked threat actors that were used to disseminate disinformation and to target the European Union, the United States, and the NATO alliance. Experts believe the accounts were part of […]

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IBM has released security patches to address high- and medium-severity vulnerabilities impacting some of its enterprise solutions.  IBM has released security updates to address several high- and medium-severity flaws affecting some of its enterprise products, including IBM Java Runtime, IBM Planning Analytics Workspace, and IBM Kenexa LMS On Premise.  Two issues, tracked as CVE-2020-14782 and […]

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FireEye experts linked a series of attacks targeting Accellion File Transfer Appliance (FTA) servers to the cybercrime group UNC2546, aka FIN11. Security experts from FireEye linked a series of cyber attacks against organizations running Accellion File Transfer Appliance (FTA) servers to the cybercrime group UNC2546, aka FIN11. “Starting in mid-December 2020, malicious actors that Mandiant […]

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Ukraine ‘s government accused unnamed Russian traffic networks as the source of massive attacks on Ukrainian security and defense websites. Today Ukraine accused unnamed Russian internet networks of massive attacks that targeted Ukrainian security and defense websites. The Ukrainian officials did not provide details about the attacks either the damage they have caused. “It was […]

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The systems of Georgetown County have been hacked at the end of January, and the county staff is still working to rebuild its computer network. The systems of Georgetown County have been hit with a sophisticated cyber attack at the end of January, and the county staff is still working to recover from the incident. […]

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The Chinese APT group had access to an NSA Equation Group, NSA hacking tool and used it years before it was leaked online by Shadow Brokers group. Check Point Research team discovered that China-linked APT31 group (aka Zirconium.) used a tool dubbed Jian, which is a clone of NSA Equation Group ‘s “EpMe” hacking tool years […]

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An attacker demonstrated this week that Clubhouse chats are not secure, he was able to siphon audio feeds from “multiple rooms” into its own website While the popularity of the audio chatroom app Clubhouse continues to increase experts are questioning the security and privacy level it offers to its users. Recently the company announced it […]

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Researchers spotted a new Office malware builder, tracked as APOMacroSploit, that was employed in a campaign targeting more than 80 customers worldwide. Researchers from security firm Check Point uncovered a new Office malware builder called APOMacroSploit, which was employed in attacks that targeted more than 80 customers worldwide. APOMacroSploit is a macro builder that was […]

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Experts warn of threat actors using Google Alerts to promote a fake Adobe Flash Player updater that delivers unwanted programs. Experts from BleepingComputer are warning of threat actors that are using Google Alerts to promote a fake Adobe Flash Player updater that delivers unwanted programs. Bad actors publish posts with titles containing popular keywords to […]

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A white hat hacker has earned a $5,000 reward from Apple for reporting a stored cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability on iCloud.com. The bug bounty hunter Vishal Bharad has earned a $5,000 reward from Apple for reporting a stored cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability on iCloud.com. Bharad was searching for cross-site request forgery (CSRF), insecure direct object […]

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has issued a warning about the risks of telephony denial-of-service (TDoS) attacks on call centers. The United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is warning of the consequences of telephony denial-of-service (TDoS) attacks on call centers, which in some cases could threaten people’s lives. TDoS attacks could render telephone systems unavailable […]

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The US is going to respond to the SolarWinds supply chain attack within weeks, national security adviser Jake Sullivan told CNN. The US will respond within weeks to the devastating SolarWinds supply cyber attack, national security adviser Jake Sullivan told CNN. “We are in the process now of working through, with the intelligence community and [President […]

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Security provider SonicWall released a new firmware update for an SMA-100 zero-day vulnerability that was exploited in attacks. SonicWall has released a second firmware update for the SMA-100 zero-day vulnerability that was exploited in attacks in the wild. SonicWall disclosed a security breach on January 22, it blamed sophisticated threat actors for the intrusion. On January, 29 […]

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Experts warn of new malware, dubbed Silver Sparrow, that is infecting Mac systems using the latest Apple M1 chip across the world. Malware researchers at Red Canary uncovered a new malware, dubbed Silver Sparrow, that is infecting Mac systems using the latest Apple M1 chip across the world. According to data shared by Malwarebytes, as […]

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MassLogger Windows credential stealer infamous is back and it has been upgraded to steal credentials from Outlook, Chrome, and instant messenger apps. MassLogger Windows credential stealer is back and it has been upgraded to steal credentials from Outlook, Chrome, and instant messenger apps. Cisco Talos experts uncovered attacks against users in Turkey, Latvia, and Italy, the […]

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Apple launched its M1 chip and cybercriminals developed a malware sample specifically for it, the latest generation of Macs are their next targets. The popular security researcher Patrick Wardle discovered one of the first malware designed to target latest generation of Apple devices using the company M1 chip. The discovery suggests threat actors are tailoring […]

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Hackers abuse Google Apps Script to steal credit cards, bypass CSP Attackers are abusing Google’s Apps Script business application development platform to steal payment card information from e-stores. Sansec researchers reported that threat actors are abusing Google’s Apps Script business application development platform to steal credit card data provided by customers of e-commerce websites. “Attackers use […]

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RIPE NCC has disclosed a failed credential stuffing attack against its infrastructure, it asking its members to enable 2FA for their accounts. RIPE NCC announced to have suffered a credential stuffing attack attempting to gain access to single sign-on (SSO) accounts. The RIPE NCC is a not-for-profit membership association, a Regional Internet Registry and the […]

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Microsoft announced that SolarWinds hackers could have had access to repositories containing some components used by Azure, Intune, and Exchange. Microsoft announced that the threat actors behind the SolarWinds supply chain attack could have had access to repositories containing the source code for a limited number of components used by Azure, Intune, and Exchange. In […]

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PaloAlto Network warns of the WatchDog botnet that uses exploits to take over Windows and Linux servers and mine cryptocurrency. Security researchers at Palo Alto Networks uncovered a cryptojacking botnet, tracked as WatchDog, that is targeting Windows and Linux systems. WatchDog is one of the largest and longest-lasting Monero cryptojacking operations uncovered by security experts, […]

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The OpenSSL Project addressed three vulnerabilities, including two denial-of-service (DoS) issues and a bug in the SSLv2 rollback protection. The OpenSSL Project released security patches to address three vulnerabilities, two denial-of-service (DoS) flaws, and an incorrect SSLv2 rollback protection issue. The fist vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2021-23841, is a NULL pointer dereference issue that can be […]

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The US DOJ charged three members of the North Korea-linked Lazarus Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) group. The U.S. Justice Department indicted three North Korean military intelligence officials, members of the Lazarus APT group, for their involvement in cyber-attacks, including the theft of $1.3 billion in money and crypto-currency from organizations around the globe. The indictment […]

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Malvertising gang ScamClub has exploited an unpatched zero-day vulnerability in WebKit-based browsers in a campaign aimed at realizing online gift card scams. The Malvertising gang ScamClub has abused an unpatched zero-day vulnerability in WebKit-based browsers to bypass security measures and redirect users from legitimate sites to websites hosting online gift card scams. The malvertising campaign […]

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French software firm Centreon announced this week that the recently disclosed supply chain attack did not impact its paid customers. The French security agency ANSSI recently warned of a series of attacks targeting Centreon monitoring software used by multiple French organizations and attributes them to the Russia-linked Sandworm APT group. The first attack spotted by ANSSI experts dates […]

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Latin American Javali trojan weaponizing Avira antivirus legitimate injector to implant malware In the last few years, many banking trojans developed by Latin American criminals have increased in volume and sophistication. Although exists a strong adoption of technologies with the goal of protecting the final user such as plugins, tokens, e-tokens, two-factor-authentication mechanisms, CHIP, PIN […]

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Experts at Shielder disclosed a flaw in the Telegram app that could have exposed users’ secret messages, photos, and videos to remote attackers. Researchers at cyber security firm Shielder discovered a critical flaw affecting iOS, Android, and macOS versions of the instant messaging app Telegram. The experts discovered that sending a sticker to a Telegram user could […]

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Researchers from threat intelligence Cyble have discovered threat actors abusing the Ngrok platform in a fresh phishing campaign. Researchers at the threat intelligence firm Cyble discovered a new wave of phishing attacks targeting multiple organizations that are abusing the ngrok platform, a secure and introspectable tunnel to the localhost. ngrok is a cross-platform application used to […]

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