Cyber Security

Jul 08, 2024NewsroomCyber Espionage / Cloud Security A previously undocumented advanced persistent threat (APT) group dubbed CloudSorcerer has been observed targeting Russian government entities by leveraging cloud services for command-and-control (C2) and data exfiltration. Cybersecurity firm Kaspersky, which discovered the activity in May 2024, the tradecraft adopted by the threat actor bears similarities with that
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Jul 08, 2024NewsroomVulnerability / Software Security Four unpatched security flaws, including three critical ones, have been disclosed in the Gogs open-source, self-hosted Git service that could enable an authenticated attacker to breach susceptible instances, steal or wipe source code, and even plant backdoors. The vulnerabilities, according to SonarSource researchers Thomas Chauchefoin and Paul Gerste, are
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Jul 04, 2024NewsroomData Breach / Mobile Security Cloud communications provider Twilio has revealed that unidentified threat actors took advantage of an unauthenticated endpoint in Authy to identify data associated with Authy accounts, including users’ cell phone numbers. The company said it took steps to secure the endpoint to no longer accept unauthenticated requests. The development
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Jul 05, 2024NewsroomNetwork Security / Cyber Attack Cybersecurity researchers have uncovered a new botnet called Zergeca that’s capable of conducting distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. Written in Golang, the botnet is so named for its reference to a string named “ootheca” present in the command-and-control (C2) servers (“ootheca[.]pw” and “ootheca[.]top”). “Functionally, Zergeca is not just a
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Jul 05, 2024NewsroomSEO Poisoning / Cyber Attack, The malware known as GootLoader continues to be in active use by threat actors looking to deliver additional payloads to compromised hosts. “Updates to the GootLoader payload have resulted in several versions of GootLoader, with GootLoader 3 currently in active use,” cybersecurity firm Cybereason said in an analysis
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Jul 05, 2024The Hacker NewsCloud Security / Attack Surface The attack surface isn’t what it once was and it’s becoming a nightmare to protect. A constantly expanding and evolving attack surface means risk to the business has skyrocketed and current security measures are struggling to keep it protected. If you’ve clicked on this article, there’s
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Jul 05, 2024NewsroomNetwork Security / DDoS Attack French cloud computing firm OVHcloud said it mitigated a record-breaking distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack in April 2024 that reached a packet rate of 840 million packets per second (Mpps). This is just above the previous record of 809 million Mpps reported by Akamai as targeting a large European
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Jul 05, 2024The Hacker NewsCybersecurity / Identity Protection Identity theft isn’t just about stolen credit cards anymore. Today, cybercriminals are using advanced tactics to infiltrate organizations and cause major damage with compromised credentials. The stakes are high: ransomware attacks, lateral movement, and devastating data breaches. Don’t be caught off guard. Join us for a groundbreaking
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Jul 05, 2024NewsroomSupply Chain Attack / Malware The supply chain attack targeting widely-used Polyfill[.]io JavaScript library is wider in scope than previously thought, with new findings from Censys showing that over 380,000 hosts are embedding a polyfill script linking to the malicious domain as of July 2, 2024. This includes references to “https://cdn.polyfill[.]io” or “https://cdn.polyfill[.]com”
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A coordinated law enforcement operation codenamed MORPHEUS has felled close to 600 servers that were used by cybercriminal groups and were part of an attack infrastructure associated with the Cobalt Strike. The crackdown targeted older, unlicensed versions of the Cobalt Strike red teaming framework between June 24 and 28, according to Europol. Of the 690
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Jul 04, 2024NewsroomVulnerability / Critical Infrastructure Microsoft has revealed two security flaws in Rockwell Automation PanelView Plus that could be weaponized by remote, unauthenticated attackers to execute arbitrary code and trigger a denial-of-service (DoS) condition. “The [remote code execution] vulnerability in PanelView Plus involves two custom classes that can be abused to upload and load
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Jul 04, 2024NewsroomArtificial Intelligence / Data Privacy Brazil’s data protection authority, Autoridade Nacional de Proteção de Dados (ANPD), has temporarily banned Meta from processing users’ personal data to train the company’s artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms. The ANPD said it found “evidence of processing of personal data based on inadequate legal hypothesis, lack of transparency, limitation
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Jul 03, 2024NewsroomSpyware / Vulnerability Unknown threat actors have been observed exploiting a now-patched security flaw in Microsoft MSHTML to deliver a surveillance tool called MerkSpy as part of a campaign primarily targeting users in Canada, India, Poland, and the U.S. “MerkSpy is designed to clandestinely monitor user activities, capture sensitive information, and establish persistence
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Jul 03, 2024The Hacker NewsOSINT / Artificial Intelligence Recently the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) unveiled a new strategy for open-source intelligence (OSINT) and referred to OSINT as the “INT of first resort”. Public and private sector organizations are realizing the value that the discipline can provide but are also finding that
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Jul 03, 2024NewsroomMalware / SEO Poisoning The loader-as-a-service (LaaS) known as FakeBat has become one of the most widespread loader malware families distributed using the drive-by download technique this year, findings from Sekoia reveal. “FakeBat primarily aims to download and execute the next-stage payload, such as IcedID, Lumma, RedLine, SmokeLoader, SectopRAT, and Ursnif,” the company
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Jul 02, 2024NewsroomHardware Security / Vulnerability Modern CPUs from Intel, including Raptor Lake and Alder Lake, have been found vulnerable to a new side-channel attack that could be exploited to leak sensitive information from the processors. The attack, codenamed Indirector by security researchers Luyi Li, Hosein Yavarzadeh, and Dean Tullsen, leverages shortcomings identified in Indirect
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Jul 01, 2024NewsroomSupply Chain / Software Security A trio of security flaws has been uncovered in the CocoaPods dependency manager for Swift and Objective-C Cocoa projects that could be exploited to stage software supply chain attacks, putting downstream customers at severe risks. The vulnerabilities allow “any malicious actor to claim ownership over thousands of unclaimed
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Jul 01, 2024NewsroomMobile Security / Spyware The threat actor known as Transparent Tribe has continued to unleash malware-laced Android apps as part of a social engineering campaign to target individuals of interest. “These APKs continue the group’s trend of embedding spyware into curated video browsing applications, with a new expansion targeting mobile gamers, weapons enthusiasts,
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