Archive for the ‘Cyber Threats’ Category

How to Spot Your Biggest Security Threat? Just Look out for the Humans

As it turns out, it’s not some AI-powered machine learning super virus or pernicious and anonymous cybercrime syndicate. It’s not the latest and greatest in botnets, malware, or spyware either. Sure, these can be scary, and they are worth protecting against. The headlines report the increased volume and velocity of security threats every other day. The […]

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Researchers analyzed a new JavaScript skimmer used by Magecart threat actors

Researchers from Cyble analyzed a new, highly evasive JavaScript skimmer used by Magecart threat actors. Cyble Research & Intelligence Labs started its investigation after seeing a post on Twitter a new JavaScript skimmer developed by the Magecart threat group used to target Magento e-commerce websites. In Magecart attacks against Magento e-stores, attackers attempt to exploit vulnerabilities in the popular […]

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NATO Investigates Dark Web Leak of Data Stolen from Missile Vendor

Documents allegedly belonging to an EU defense dealer include those relating to weapons used by Ukraine in its fight against Russia. NATO is investigating the leak of data reportedly stolen from a European missile systems firm, which hackers have put up for sale on the Dark Web, according to a published report. The leaked data […]

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Clop Ransomware Gang Breaches Water Utility, Just Not the Right One

South Staffordshire in the UK has acknowledged it was targeted in a cyberattack, but Clop ransomware appears to be shaking down the wrong water company. South Staffordshire plc, a UK water-supply company, has acknowledged it was the victim of a cyberattack. Around the same time, the Clop ransomware group started threatening Thames Water that it would […]

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Threat Actors Circumvent Microsoft Efforts to Block Macros

Microsoft’s announcement that it would block macros in Microsoft Office apps by default didn’t stop threat actors—they have simply resorted to new tricks. “Threat actors across the landscape responded by shifting away from macro-based threats,” Proofpoint researchers noted in a blog post. In fact, an analysis of campaign data, “which include threats manually analyzed and contextualized,” […]

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How DDoSecrets built the go-to home for Russian leaks

American investigative reporter Emma Best knows how arduous it is to ask for information from government agencies.  She made more than 5,000 such requests during her career at MuckRock, a non-profit ​​news site that publishes original government documents and conducts investigations based on them. Best was so persistent that the FBI temporarily banned her from […]

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ENISA released the Threat Landscape Methodology

I’m proud to announce that the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity, ENISA, has released the Threat Landscape Methodology. Policy makers, risk managers and information security practitioners need up-to-date and accurate information on the current threat landscape, supported by threat intelligence. The EU Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) Threat Landscape report has been published on an annual […]

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Red TIM Research discovers a Command Injection with a 9,8 score on Resi

During the bug hunting activity, Red Team Research (RTR) detected 2 zero-day bugs on GEMINI-NET, a RESI Informatica solution. It’s been detected an OS Command Injection, which has been identified from NIST as a Critical one, its score is 9,8.  This vulnerability comes from a failure to check the parameters sent as inputs into the […]

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Cybercriminals Deliver IRS Tax Scams & Phishing Campaigns By Mimicking Government Vendors

Threat intelligence firm Resecurity details how crooks are delivering IRS tax scams and phishing attacks posing as government vendors. Cybercriminals are leveraging advanced tactics in their phishing-kits granting them a high delivery success rate of spoofed e-mails which contain malicious attachments right before the end of the 2021 IRS income tax return deadline in the […]

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Shopping trap: The online stores’ scam that hits users worldwide

Shopping trap: Criminal gangs from China have been using copies of online stores of popular brands to target users all over the world Malicious schemas linked to online stores are on the rise in 2022. Criminal gangs from China have been using copies of online stores of popular brands to target users all over the world and thereby trick […]

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Open-source Threat Intelligence Feeds

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Threat actors abuse public cloud services to spread multiple RATs

Threat actors are actively exploiting public cloud services from Amazon and Microsoft to spread RATs such as Nanocore, Netwire, and AsyncRAT used to steal sensitive information from compromised systems. The malware campaign was spotted by Cisco Talos in October 2021, most of the victims were located in the United States, Italy and Singapore. Threat actors leverages cloud services like […]

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Small businesses are most vulnerable to growing cybersecurity threats

While protecting digital resources may be easy for large companies that can afford to hire in-house cybersecurity staff and establish threat monitoring and endpoint detection infrastructure, this endeavor can often seem impossible for SMBs. All the while, the dangers for smaller businesses could not be more acute, especially since the businesses’ operators and employees are […]

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External attackers can penetrate most local company networks

These are the results of a new research report by Positive Technologies, analyzing results of the company’s penetration testing projects carried out in the second half of 2020 and first half of 2021. The study was conducted among financial organizations (29%), fuel and energy organizations (18%), government (16%), industrial (16%), IT companies (13%), and other sectors. During […]

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Threat actors are abusing MSBuild to implant Cobalt Strike Beacons

Security expert from Morphus Labs recently observed several malicious campaigns abusing Microsoft Build Engine (MSBuild) to execute a Cobalt Strike payload on compromised machines. MSBuild is a free and open-source build toolset for managed code as well as native C++ code and was part of .NET Framework. It is used for building apps and gives users […]

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SANS 2021 Top New Attacks and Threat Report

SANS 2021 Top New Attacks and Threat Report Download System Security Threats | Computer Science Posters

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Cybereason released Logout4Shell, a vaccine for Log4Shell Apache Log4j RCE

Chinese security researcher p0rz9 publicly disclosed a Proof-of-concept exploit for a critical remote code execution zero-day vulnerability, tracked a CVE-2021-44228 (aka Log4Shell), in the Apache Log4j Java-based logging library. The Log4j is widely used by both enterprise apps and cloud services, including Apple iCloud and Steam. A remote, unauthenticated attacker can exploit the CVE-2021-44228 to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system […]

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2022 and the threat landscape: The top 5 future cybersecurity challenges

2022 is going to be a year of building greater resiliency and integrating this into all aspects of business operations. This will require organizations of all levels to review how they are responding to a larger scale of sophisticated threats. To build on the efforts of 2021, CISOs need to address how they can implement […]

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Sophos 2022 Threat Report: Malware, Mobile, Machine learning and more!

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Cybercrime underground flooded with offers for initial access to shipping and logistics orgs

Experts warn of the availability in the cybercrime underground of offers for initial access to networks of players in global supply chains. Researchers from threat intelligence firm Intel 471 published an analysis of current cybercrime underground trends online, warning that initial access brokers are offering credentials or other forms of access to shipping and logistics organizations.  These organizations […]

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