Cyber Security

Feb 29, 2024NewsroomLinux / Network Security Threat hunters have discovered a new Linux malware called GTPDOOR that’s designed to be deployed in telecom networks that are adjacent to GPRS roaming exchanges (GRX) The malware is novel in the fact that it leverages the GPRS Tunnelling Protocol (GTP) for command-and-control (C2) communications. GPRS roaming allows subscribers
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Feb 29, 2024NewsroomThreat Intelligence / Cyber Threat Cybersecurity researchers have disclosed a new attack technique called Silver SAML that can be successful even in cases where mitigations have been applied against Golden SAML attacks. Silver SAML “enables the exploitation of SAML to launch attacks from an identity provider like Entra ID against applications configured to
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Feb 29, 2024NewsroomCyber Espionage / Malware A previously undocumented threat actor dubbed SPIKEDWINE has been observed targeting officials in European countries with Indian diplomatic missions using a new backdoor called WINELOADER. The adversary, according to a report from Zscaler ThreatLabz, used a PDF file in emails that purported to come from the Ambassador of India,
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Feb 28, 2024NewsroomCyber Espionage / Malware An Iran-nexus threat actor known as UNC1549 has been attributed with medium confidence to a new set of attacks targeting aerospace, aviation, and defense industries in the Middle East, including Israel and the U.A.E. Other targets of the cyber espionage activity likely include Turkey, India, and Albania, Google-owned Mandiant
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Feb 28, 2024The Hacker NewsZero Trust / Cyber Threat Traditional perimeter-based security has become costly and ineffective. As a result, communications security between people, systems, and networks is more important than blocking access with firewalls. On top of that, most cybersecurity risks are caused by just a few superusers – typically one out of 200
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Feb 27, 2024NewsroomVulnerability / Website Security A security vulnerability has been disclosed in the LiteSpeed Cache plugin for WordPress that could enable unauthenticated users to escalate their privileges. Tracked as CVE-2023-40000, the vulnerability was addressed in October 2023 in version 5.7.0.1. “This plugin suffers from unauthenticated site-wide stored [cross-site scripting] vulnerability and could allow any
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Processing alerts quickly and efficiently is the cornerstone of a Security Operations Center (SOC) professional’s role. Threat intelligence platforms can significantly enhance their ability to do so. Let’s find out what these platforms are and how they can empower analysts. The Challenge: Alert Overload The modern SOC faces a relentless barrage of security alerts generated
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More than 8,000 subdomains belonging to legitimate brands and institutions have been hijacked as part of a sophisticated distribution architecture for spam proliferation and click monetization. Guardio Labs is tracking the coordinated malicious activity, which has been ongoing since at least September 2022, under the name SubdoMailing. The emails range from “counterfeit package delivery alerts
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Cybersecurity researchers are warning about a spike in email phishing campaigns that are weaponizing the Google Cloud Run service to deliver various banking trojans such as Astaroth (aka Guildma), Mekotio, and Ousaban (aka Javali) to targets across Latin America (LATAM) and Europe. “The infection chains associated with these malware families feature the use of malicious
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In the past 2 years, we have observed a significant surge in hacktivism activity due to ongoing wars and geopolitical conflicts in various regions. Since the war against Ukraine began, we have witnessed a notable mobilization of non-state and state-backed actors alike, forming new groups or joining existing hacker collectives. We understand hacktivism as a
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LockBitSupp, the individual(s) behind the persona representing the LockBit ransomware service on cybercrime forums such as Exploit and XSS, “has engaged with law enforcement,” authorities said. The development comes following the takedown of the prolific ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) operation as part of a coordinated international operation codenamed Cronos. Over 14,000 rogue accounts on third-party services like
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Feb 23, 2024NewsroomPrivacy / Regulatory Compliance The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has hit antivirus vendor Avast with a $16.5 million fine over charges that the firm sold users’ browsing data to advertisers after claiming its products would block online tracking. In addition, the company has been banned from selling or licensing any web browsing
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Feb 24, 2024NewsroomActive Directory / Data Protection Microsoft has expanded free logging capabilities to all U.S. federal agencies using Microsoft Purview Audit irrespective of the license tier, more than six months after a China-linked cyber espionage campaign targeting two dozen organizations came to light. “Microsoft will automatically enable the logs in customer accounts and increase
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Created by John Tuckner and the team at workflow and automation platform Tines, the SOC Automation Capability Matrix (SOC ACM) is a set of techniques designed to help security operations teams understand their automation capabilities and respond more effectively to incidents. A customizable, vendor-agnostic tool featuring lists of automation opportunities, it’s been shared and recommended
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Feb 23, 2024NewsroomRed Teaming / Artificial Intelligence Microsoft has released an open access automation framework called PyRIT (short for Python Risk Identification Tool) to proactively identify risks in generative artificial intelligence (AI) systems. The red teaming tool is designed to “enable every organization across the globe to innovate responsibly with the latest artificial intelligence advances,”
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Feb 23, 2024NewsroomSupply Chain Attack / Malware A dormant package available on the Python Package Index (PyPI) repository was updated nearly after two years to propagate an information stealer malware called Nova Sentinel. The package, named django-log-tracker, was first published to PyPI in April 2022, according to software supply chain security firm Phylum, which detected
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Feb 23, 2024NewsroomData Privacy / iOS Security Details have emerged about a now-patched high-severity security flaw in Apple’s Shortcuts app that could permit a shortcut to access sensitive information on the device without users’ consent. The vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2024-23204 (CVSS score: 7.5), was addressed by Apple on January 22, 2024, with the release of
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