Cybersecurity News


Telegram Abused to Steal Crypto-Wallet Credentials

Telegram Abused to Steal Crypto-Wallet Credentials Attackers use the Telegram handle “Smokes Night” to spread the malicious Echelon infostealer, which steals credentials for cryptocurrency and other user accounts, researchers said.
23 December 2021

‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Download Installs Cryptominer

‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Download Installs Cryptominer The origin of the Monero cryptominer file has been traced to a Russian torrent website, researchers report.
23 December 2021

PYSA Emerges as Top Ransomware Actor in November

PYSA Emerges as Top Ransomware Actor in November Overtaking the Conti ransomware gang, PYSA finds success with government-sector attacks.
22 December 2021

All in One SEO Plugin Bug Threatens 3M Websites with Takeovers

All in One SEO Plugin Bug Threatens 3M Websites with Takeovers A critical privilege-escalation vulnerability could lead to backdoors for admin access nesting in web servers.
22 December 2021

Critical Apache HTTPD Server Bugs Could Lead to RCE, DoS

Critical Apache HTTPD Server Bugs Could Lead to RCE, DoS Don't freak: It's got nothing to do with Log4Shell, except it may be just as far-reaching as Log4j, given HTTPD's tendency to tiptoe into software projects.
22 December 2021

Four Bugs in Microsoft Teams Left Platform Vulnerable Since March

Four Bugs in Microsoft Teams Left Platform Vulnerable Since March Attackers exploiting bugs in the “link preview” feature in Microsoft Teams could abuse the flaws to spoof links, leak an Android user’s IP address and launch a DoS attack.
22 December 2021

This holiday season, give your children the gift of cybersecurity awareness

Don't leave your kids to their own devices – give them a head start with staying safe online instead

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22 December 2021

Time to Ditch Big-Brother Accounts for Network Scanning

Time to Ditch Big-Brother Accounts for Network Scanning Yaron Kassner, CTO and co-founder of Silverfort, discusses why using all-seeing privileged accounts for monitoring is bad practice.
21 December 2021

Java Code Repository Riddled with Hidden Log4j Bugs; Here’s Where to Look

Java Code Repository Riddled with Hidden Log4j Bugs; Here’s Where to Look There are 17,000npatched Log4j packages in the Maven Central ecosystem, leaving massive supply-chain risk on the table from Log4Shell exploits.
21 December 2021

Half-Billion Compromised Credentials Lurking on Open Cloud Server

Half-Billion Compromised Credentials Lurking on Open Cloud Server A quarter-billion of those passwords were not seen in previous breaches that have been added to Have I Been Pwned.
21 December 2021

Two Active Directory Bugs Lead to Easy Windows Domain Takeover

Two Active Directory Bugs Lead to Easy Windows Domain Takeover Microsoft is urging customers to patch two Active Directory domain controller bugs after a PoC tool was publicly released on Dec. 12.
21 December 2021

FBI: Another Zoho ManageEngine Zero-Day Under Active Attack

FBI: Another Zoho ManageEngine Zero-Day Under Active Attack APT attackers are using a security vulnerability in ManageEngine Desktop Central to take over servers, deliver malware and establish network persistence.
21 December 2021

Conti Ransomware Gang Has Full Log4Shell Attack Chain

Conti Ransomware Gang Has Full Log4Shell Attack Chain Conti has become the first professional-grade, sophisticated ransomware group to weaponize Log4j2, now with a full attack chain.
20 December 2021

Robocalls More Than Doubled in 2021, Cost Victims $30B

Robocalls More Than Doubled in 2021, Cost Victims $30B T-Mobile reported blocking 21 billion scam calls during a record-smashing year for robocalls.
20 December 2021

Third Log4J Bug Can Trigger DoS; Apache Issues Patch

Third Log4J Bug Can Trigger DoS; Apache Issues Patch The new Log4j vulnerability is similar to Log4Shell in that it also affects the logging library, but this DoS flaw has to do with Context Map lookups, not JNDI.
20 December 2021

Don’t forget to unplug your devices before you leave for the holidays!

As you down tools for the holiday season, be sure to also switch off the standby lights – it’s both cost effective and better for the environment

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20 December 2021

UN-backed investigator into possible Yemen war crimes targeted by spyware

UN-backed investigator into possible Yemen war crimes targeted by spyware

Analysis of Kamel Jendoubi’s mobile phone reveals he was targeted in August 2019

The mobile phone of a UN-backed investigator who was examining possible war crimes in Yemen was targeted with spyware made by Israel’s NSO Group, a new forensic analysis of the device has revealed.

Kamel Jendoubi, a Tunisian who served as the chairman of the now defunct Group of Eminent Experts in Yemen (GEE)– a panel mandated by the UN to investigate possible war crimes – was targeted in August 2019, according to an analysis of his mobile phone by experts at Amnesty International and the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto.

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20 December 2021

How cut-and-pasted programming is putting the internet and society at risk | John Naughton

How cut-and-pasted programming is putting the internet and society at risk | John Naughton

A vulnerability has been exposed in Minecraft, the bestselling video game of all time – and the security implications outside the world of gaming are vast

In one of those delicious coincidences that warm the cockles of every tech columnist’s heart, in the same week that the entire internet community was scrambling to patch a glaring vulnerability that affects countless millions of web servers across the world, the UK government announced a grand new National Cyber Security Strategy that, even if actually implemented, would have been largely irrelevant to the crisis at hand.

Initially, it looked like a prank in the amazingly popular Minecraft game. If someone inserted an apparently meaningless string of characters into a conversation in the game’s chat, it would have the effect of taking over the server on which it was running and download some malware that could then have the capacity to do all kinds of nefarious things. Since Minecraft (now owned by Microsoft) is the best-selling video game of all time (more than 238m copies sold and 140 million monthly active users), this vulnerability was obviously worrying, but hey, it’s only a video game…

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18 December 2021

Facebook Bans Spy-for-Hire Firms for Targeting 50K People

Facebook Bans Spy-for-Hire Firms for Targeting 50K People Meta, Facebook’s parent company, said that the seven banned actors run fake accounts on its platforms to deceive users and plant malware on targets’ phones.
17 December 2021

Spider-Man Movie Release Frenzy Bites Fans with Credit-Card Harvesting

Spider-Man Movie Release Frenzy Bites Fans with Credit-Card Harvesting Attackers are using the excitement over the new Spider-Man movie to steal bank information and spread malware.  
17 December 2021