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Two critical vulnerabilities were found in wireless LAN devices that are allegedly used to provide internet connectivity in airplanes. The flaws were discovered by Thomas Knudsen and Samy Younsi of Necrum Security Labs and affected the Flexlan FX3000 and FX2000 series wireless LAN devices made by Contec. “After performing reverse engineering of the firmware, we
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by Paul Ducklin Researchers at threat intelligence company Group-IB just wrote an intriguing real-life story about an annoyingly simple but surprisingly effective phishing trick known as BitB, short for browser-in-the-browser. You’ve probably heard of several types of X-in-the-Y attack before, notably MitM and MitB, short for manipulator-in-the-middle and manipulator-in-the-browser. In a MitM attack, the attackers
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A group of threat actors previously associated with the ShadowPad remote access Trojan (RAT) has adopted a new toolset to conduct campaigns against various government and state–owned organizations across multiple Asian countries.  The news comes from the Threat Hunter Team at Symantec, who published a new advisory about the threats earlier today. According to the document,
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Security researchers have linked multiple ransomware campaigns to DEV–0270 (also known as Nemesis Kitten). The threat actor, widely considered a sub–group of Iranian actor PHOSPHORUS, conducts various malicious network operations on behalf of the Iranian government, according to a new write–up by Microsoft. However, judging from the threat actor’s geographic and sectoral targeting (which often
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More than 10% of enterprise IT assets are missing endpoint protection and roughly 5% are not covered by enterprise patch management solutions.  The figures come from new research by Sevco Security, which the company has compiled in the State of the Cybersecurity Attack Surface report. “Attackers are very adept at exploiting enterprise vulnerabilities. Security and IT
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On April 20, 2022, Rapid7 discovered vulnerabilities in two TCP/IP–enabled medical devices produced by Baxter Healthcare. The flaws, four in total, affected the company’s SIGMA Spectrum Infusion Pump and SIGMA WiFi Battery. Almost five months after Rapid7 first reported the issues to Baxter, the companies are now revealing they have worked together to discuss the
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A persistent cyber–attack campaign has emerged targeting major financial institutions in French–speaking African countries and has been active over the last two years. The campaign was discovered by Check Point Research (CPR) and dubbed ‘DangerousSavanna.’ It relied on spear phishing techniques to initiate infection chains. The threat actors reportedly sent malicious attachment emails in French
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Over half (52%) of global organizations know a partner that has been compromised by ransomware, yet few are doing anything to improve the security of their supply chain, according to Trend Micro. The security vendor polled nearly 3000 IT decision makers across 26 countries to produce its latest report, Everything is connected: Uncovering the ransomware
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Various law enforcement agencies in Southern California and North Carolina have deployed an obscure cellphone tracking tool dubbed ‘Fog Reveal,’ sometimes without search warrants, a new investigation by the Associated Press (AP) has revealed. The tool gave police offers the ability to search billions of records from 250 million mobile devices and harness the ensuing data
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A new hacking campaign is exploiting the notorious deep field image taken from the James Webb telescope alongside obfuscated Go programming language payloads to infect systems. The malware was spotted by the Securonix Threat research team, who is tracking the campaign as GO#WEBBFUSCATOR. “Initial infection begins with a phishing email containing a Microsoft Office attachment,”
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Three connected campaigns delivered a variety of threats, including the ModernLoader bot, RedLine information-stealer and cryptocurrency-mining malware to victims between March and June 2022. The association between the three apparently unrelated campaigns was made by security researchers at Cisco Talos, who said the aforementioned threat actors compromised vulnerable web applications to deliver threats via fake Amazon
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Nearly half of breaches during the first six months of 2022 involved stolen credentials, Switzerland-based cybersecurity company Acronis reported in its Mid-Year Cyberthreat Report, published on August 24, 2022. It will come as no surprise to learn that the cybercriminals’ prime goal in using these credentials is to launch ransomware attacks, which “continue to be
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Security researchers have revealed a new phishing campaign targeting Okta identity credentials and connected two-factor authentication (2FA) codes.  The analysis comes from the Group-IB, who said it was particularly interesting because despite using low-skill methods, the campaign was able to compromise a large number of well-known companies. In fact, attackers sent employees of the targeted companies text