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  • GuLoader Malware Using Malicious NSIS Executables to Target E-Commerce Industry February 6, 2023
    E-commerce industries in South Korea and the U.S. are at the receiving end of an ongoing GuLoader malware campaign, cybersecurity firm Trellix disclosed late last month. The malspam activity is notable for transitioning away from malware-laced Microsoft Word documents to NSIS executable files for loading the malware. Other countries targeted as part of the campaign […]
  • Microsoft: Iranian Nation-State Group Sanctioned by U.S. Behind Charlie Hebdo Hack February 6, 2023
    An Iranian nation-state group sanctioned by the U.S. government has been attributed to the hack of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in early January 2023. Microsoft, which disclosed details of the incident, is tracking the activity cluster under its chemical element-themed moniker NEPTUNIUM, which is an Iran-based company known as Emennet Pasargad. In January 2022, […]
  • SaaS in the Real World: Who's Responsible to Secure this Data? February 6, 2023
    When SaaS applications started growing in popularity, it was unclear who was responsible for securing the data. Today, most security and IT teams understand the shared responsibility model, in which the SaaS vendor is responsible for securing the application, while the organization is responsible for securing their data.  What’s far murkier, however, is where the […]
  • OpenSSH Releases Patch for New Pre-Auth Double Free Vulnerability February 6, 2023
    The maintainers of OpenSSH have released OpenSSH 9.2 to address a number of security bugs, including a memory safety vulnerability in the OpenSSH server (sshd). Tracked as CVE-2023-25136, the shortcoming has been classified as a pre-authentication double free vulnerability that was introduced in version 9.1. "This is not believed to be exploitable, and it occurs in […]
  • FormBook Malware Spreads via Malvertising Using MalVirt Loader to Evade Detection February 6, 2023
    An ongoing malvertising campaign is being used to distribute virtualized .NET loaders that are designed to deploy the FormBook information-stealing malware. "The loaders, dubbed MalVirt, use obfuscated virtualization for anti-analysis and evasion along with the Windows Process Explorer driver for terminating processes," SentinelOne researchers Aleksandar Milenkoski and Tom Hegel said in a
  • PixPirate: New Android Banking Trojan Targeting Brazilian Financial Institutions February 4, 2023
    A new Android banking trojan has set its eyes on Brazilian financial institutions to commit fraud by leveraging the PIX payments platform. Italian cybersecurity company Cleafy, which discovered the malware between the end of 2022 and the beginning of 2023, is tracking it under the name PixPirate. "PixPirate belongs to the newest generation of Android […]
  • New Wave of Ransomware Attacks Exploiting VMware Bug to Target ESXi Servers February 4, 2023
    VMware ESXi hypervisors are the target of a new wave of attacks designed to deploy ransomware on compromised systems. "These attack campaigns appear to exploit CVE-2021-21974, for which a patch has been available since February 23, 2021," the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) of France said in an advisory on Friday. VMware, in its own alert released […]
  • Warning: Hackers Actively Exploiting Zero-Day in Fortra's GoAnywhere MFT February 4, 2023
    A zero-day vulnerability affecting Fortra's GoAnywhere MFT managed file transfer application is being actively exploited in the wild. Details of the flaw were first publicly shared by security reporter Brian Krebs on Mastodon. No public advisory has been published by Fortra. The vulnerability is a case of remote code injection that requires access to the administrative console […]
  • Is Your EV Charging Station Safe? New Security Vulnerabilities Uncovered February 3, 2023
    Two new security weaknesses discovered in several electric vehicle (EV) charging systems could be exploited to remotely shut down charging stations and even expose them to data and energy theft. The findings, which come from Israel-based SaiFlow, once again demonstrate the potential risks facing the EV charging infrastructure. The issues have been identified in version 1.6J of […]
  • Post-Macro World Sees Rise in Microsoft OneNote Documents Delivering Malware February 3, 2023
    In a continuing sign that threat actors are adapting well to a post-macro world, it has emerged that the use of Microsoft OneNote documents to deliver malware via phishing attacks is on the rise. Some of the notable malware families that are being distributed using this method include AsyncRAT, RedLine Stealer, Agent Tesla, DOUBLEBACK, Quasar RAT, XWorm, Qakbot, BATLOADER, and FormBook.
  • Iranian OilRig Hackers Using New Backdoor to Exfiltrate Data from Govt. Organizations February 3, 2023
    The Iranian nation-state hacking group known as OilRig has continued to target government organizations in the Middle East as part of a cyber espionage campaign that leverages a new backdoor to exfiltrate data. "The campaign abuses legitimate but compromised email accounts to send stolen data to external mail accounts controlled by the attackers," Trend Micro researchers Mohamed […]
  • The Pivot: How MSPs Can Turn a Challenge Into a Once-in-a-Decade Opportunity February 3, 2023
    Cybersecurity is quickly becoming one of the most significant growth drivers for Managed Service Providers (MSPs). That's the main insight from a recent study from Lumu: in North America, more than 80% of MSPs cite cybersecurity as a primary growth driver of their business. Service providers have a huge opportunity to expand their business and win new […]
  • Atlassian's Jira Service Management Found Vulnerable to Critical Vulnerability February 3, 2023
    Atlassian has released fixes to resolve a critical security flaw in Jira Service Management Server and Data Center that could be abused by an attacker to pass off as another user and gain unauthorized access to susceptible instances. The vulnerability is tracked as CVE-2023-22501 (CVSS score: 9.4) and has been described as a case of broken authentication with low […]
  • New High-Severity Vulnerabilities Discovered in Cisco IOx and F5 BIG-IP Products February 3, 2023
    F5 has warned of a high-severity flaw impacting BIG-IP appliances that could lead to denial-of-service (DoS) or arbitrary code execution. The issue is rooted in the iControl Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) interface and affects the following versions of BIG-IP - 13.1.5 14.1.4.6 - 14.1.5 15.1.5.1 - 15.1.8 16.1.2.2 - 16.1.3, and 17.0.0 "A format […]
  • CISA Alert: Oracle E-Business Suite and SugarCRM Vulnerabilities Under Attack February 3, 2023
    The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) on February 2 added two security flaws to its Known Exploited Vulnerabilities (KEV) Catalog, citing evidence of active exploitation. The first of the two vulnerabilities is CVE-2022-21587 (CVSS score: 9.8), a critical issue impacting versions 12.2.3 to 12.2.11 of the Oracle Web Applications Desktop Integrator product. "Oracle
  • New Russian-Backed Gamaredon's Spyware Variants Targeting Ukrainian Authorities February 2, 2023
    The State Cyber Protection Centre (SCPC) of Ukraine has called out the Russian state-sponsored threat actor known as Gamaredon for its targeted cyber attacks on public authorities and critical information infrastructure in the country. The advanced persistent threat, also known as Actinium, Armageddon, Iron Tilden, Primitive Bear, Shuckworm, Trident Ursa, and UAC-0010, has a track record of 
  • Cybersecurity Budgets Are Going Up. So Why Aren't Breaches Going Down? February 2, 2023
    Over the past few years, cybersecurity has become a major concern for businesses around the globe. With the total cost of cybercrime in 2023 forecasted to reach $8 Trillion – with a T, not a B – it’s no wonder that cybersecurity is top of mind for leaders across all industries and regions. However, despite […]
  • North Korean Hackers Exploit Unpatched Zimbra Devices in 'No Pineapple' Campaign February 2, 2023
    A new intelligence gathering campaign linked to the prolific North Korean state-sponsored Lazarus Group leveraged known security flaws in unpatched Zimbra devices to compromise victim systems. That's according to Finnish cybersecurity company WithSecure (formerly F-Secure), which codenamed the incident No Pineapple in reference to an error message that's used in one of the backdoors. Targets […]
  • New Threat: Stealthy HeadCrab Malware Compromised Over 1,200 Redis Servers February 2, 2023
    At least 1,200 Redis database servers worldwide have been corralled into a botnet using an "elusive and severe threat" dubbed HeadCrab since early September 2021. "This advanced threat actor utilizes a state-of-the-art, custom-made malware that is undetectable by agentless and traditional anti-virus solutions to compromise a large number of Redis servers," Aqua security researcher Asaf […]
  • Researchers Uncover New Bugs in Popular ImageMagick Image Processing Utility February 1, 2023
    Cybersecurity researchers have disclosed details of two security flaws in the open source ImageMagick software that could potentially lead to a denial-of-service (DoS) and information disclosure. The two issues, which were identified by Latin American cybersecurity firm Metabase Q in version 7.1.0-49, were addressed in ImageMagick version 7.1.0-52, released in November 2022. A