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A new advanced persistent threat (APT) group dubbed ‘Dark Pink’ by Group-IB (and ‘Saaiwc Group’ by Chinese cybersecurity researchers) has been spotted targeting various entities across Asia-Pacific and Europe, mainly with spear phishing techniques. According to a new advisory published by Group-IB earlier today, Dark Pink began operations as early as mid-2021, although the group’s
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The US Supreme Court gave the green light on Monday for WhatsApp to pursue a lawsuit against NSO Group, the Israeli surveillance company, for installing the Pegasus spyware on roughly 1400 devices where WhatsApp was also installed. More specifically, the court has ruled that WhatsApp is allowed to sue for damages ensued by the malicious installation
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The South African threat actors known as “Automated Libra” have been improving their techniques to exploit cloud platform resources for cryptocurrency mining. According to Palo Alto Networks Unit 42, the threat actors have used a new Captcha-solving system alongside a more aggressive use of CPU resources for mining and the mix of “freejacking” with the
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US-based health and human services organization Maternal & Family Health Services (MFHS) has reported being hit by a ransomware attack. The non-profit made the announcement on Thursday, saying its systems were compromised between August 21, 2021, and April 4, 2022. An investigation launched in April last year revealed the attack may have exposed sensitive information
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Ongoing hacking campaigns orchestrated by the threat actor group Blind Eagle (also known as APT-C-36) have been spotted targeting individuals across South America. Security experts from Check Point Research (CPR) unveiled the findings in a new advisory published on Thursday, describing a novel infection chain involving an advanced toolset. “For the last few months, we have
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by Paul Ducklin There’s been a bit of a kerfuffle in the technology media over the past few days about whether the venerable public-key cryptosystem known as RSA might soon be crackable. RSA, as you probably know, is short for Rivest-Shamir-Adleman, the three cryptographers who devised what turned into an astonishingly useful and long-lived encryption
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Meta’s instant messaging subsidiary WhatsApp has officially introduced proxy support, reportedly to tackle internet disruption tactics used by repressive governments. The company made the announcement in a blog post on Thursday, saying the new feature is designed to put the power into people’s hands to maintain access to WhatsApp if their connection is blocked or
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Threat actors have exploited Fortinet Virtual Private Network (VPN) devices to try and infect a Canadian-based college and a global investment firm with ransomware. The findings come from eSentire’s Threat Response Unit (TRU), which reportedly stopped the attacks and shared information about them with Infosecurity ahead of publication. eSentire said the threat actors tried to
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A previously unknown strain of Linux malware is targeting WordPress based websites, according to research by cybersecurity firm Dr.Web. Dubbed Linux.BackDoor.WordPressExploit.1, the Trojan targets 32-bit versions of Linux but can also run on 64-bit versions. Its main function is to hack websites based on a WordPress content management system (CMS) and inject a malicious JavaScript
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The FCC is going after an alleged prolific robocall company, with a proposed record-breaking fine in the hundreds of millions of dollars. The regulator said an operation run by Roy Cox, Jr. and Michael Aaron Jones made billions of illegal robocalls via their Sumco Panama company and numerous other entities located in the US, Panama
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The global political unrest from this year will seep into 2023 with serious ramifications for the security industry, according to Infosecurity Europe’s community of cybersecurity leaders. However, with stricter regulations and developments in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML), CISOs may be in a stronger position to minimise threats next year.  The organisers of
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A prolific botnet that spreads primarily through IoT and web application vulnerabilities has added new exploits and attack capabilities, Microsoft has warned. Zerobot (aka ZeroStresser) is a Go-based botnet sold on the cybercrime underground via a malware-as-a-service model, which makes it relatively easy for its developers to update functionality regularly. Mainly used for distributed denial
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Password management giant LastPass has revealed that hackers that breached the firm in August made off with encrypted customer vault data and unencrypted account information. The update comes after the firm originally said that the incident only resulted in a breach of “source code and some proprietary LastPass technical information.” Then at the end of