Cyber Security

A proof-of-concept (PoC) exploit related to a remote code execution vulnerability affecting Windows Print Spooler and patched by Microsoft earlier this month was briefly published online before being taken down. Identified as CVE-2021-1675, the security issue could grant remote attackers full control of vulnerable systems. Print Spooler manages the printing process in Windows, including loading
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A string of cyber espionage campaigns dating all the way back to 2014 and focused on gathering military intelligence from neighbouring countries have been linked to a Chinese military-intelligence apparatus. In a wide-ranging report published by Massachusetts-headquartered Recorded Future this week, the cybersecurity firm’s Insikt Group said it identified ties between a group it tracks
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Russia’s telecommunications and media regulator Roskomnadzor (RKN) on Thursday introduced restrictions on the operation of VyprVPN and Opera VPN services in the country. “In accordance with the regulation on responding to threats to circumvent restrictions on access to child pornography, suicidal, pro-narcotic and other prohibited content, restrictions on the use of VPN services VyprVPN and
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As software supply chain attacks emerge as a point of concern in the wake of SolarWinds and Codecov security incidents, Google is proposing a solution to ensure the integrity of software packages and prevent unauthorized modifications. Called “Supply chain Levels for Software Artifacts” (SLSA, and pronounced “salsa”), the end-to-end framework aims to secure the software
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A new research published by a group of academics has found that anti-virus programs for Android continue to remain vulnerable against different permutations of malware, in what could pose a serious risk as malicious actors evolve their toolsets to better evade analysis. “Malware writers use stealthy mutations (morphing/obfuscations) to continuously develop malware clones, thwarting detection
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A wireless network naming bug has been discovered in Apple’s iOS operating system that effectively disables an iPhone’s ability to connect to a Wi-Fi network. The issue was spotted by security researcher Carl Schou, who found that the phone’s Wi-Fi functionality gets permanently disabled after joining a Wi-Fi network with the unusual name “%p%s%s%s%s%n” even
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Cybersecurity researchers have disclosed a new ransomware strain called “DarkRadiation” that’s implemented entirely in Bash and targets Linux and Docker cloud containers, while banking on messaging service Telegram for command-and-control (C2) communications. “The ransomware is written in Bash script and targets Red Hat/CentOS and Debian Linux distributions,” researchers from Trend Micro said in a report
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U.S. graphics chip specialist NVIDIA has released software updates to address a total of 26 vulnerabilities impacting its Jetson system-on-module (SOM) series that could be abused by adversaries to escalate privileges and even lead to denial-of-service and information disclosure. Tracked from CVE‑2021‑34372 through CVE‑2021‑34397, the flaws affect products Jetson TX1, TX2 series, TX2 NX, AGX
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Hackers are increasingly using ransomware as an effective tool to disrupt businesses and fund malicious activities. A recent analysis by cybersecurity company Group-IB revealed ransomware attacks doubled in 2020, while Cybersecurity Venture predicts that a ransomware attack will occur every 11 seconds in 2021. Businesses must prepare for the possibility of a ransomware attack affecting
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In response to malicious actors targeting US federal IT systems and their supply chain, the President released the “Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity (Executive Order).” Although directed at Federal departments and agencies, the Executive Order will likely have a ripple effect through the Federal technology supply stream. Private companies and enterprises will look
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Google on Monday announced that it’s rolling out client-side encryption to Google Workspace (formerly G Suite), thereby giving its enterprise customers direct control of encryption keys and the identity service they choose to access those keys. “With client-side encryption, customer data is indecipherable to Google, while users can continue to take advantage of Google’s native
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Cybersecurity researchers on Tuesday disclosed “distinctive” tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) adopted by operators of Hades ransomware that set it apart from the rest of the pack, attributing it to a financially motivated threat group called GOLD WINTER. “In many ways, the GOLD WINTER threat group is a typical post-intrusion ransomware threat group that pursues
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Meat processing company JBS on Wednesday confirmed it paid extortionists $11 million in bitcoins to regain access to its systems following a destructive ransomware attack late last month. “In consultation with internal IT professionals and third-party cybersecurity experts, the company made the decision to mitigate any unforeseen issues related to the attack and ensure no
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