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FritzFrog botnet returns to attack healthcare, education, government sectors

The botnet managed to strike at least 500 government and enterprise SSH servers in eight months.
10 February 2022

PHP Everywhere Bugs Put 30K+ WordPress Sites at Risk of RCE

PHP Everywhere Bugs Put 30K+ WordPress Sites at Risk of RCE The plug-in’s default settings spawned flaws that could allow for full site takeover but have since been fixed in an update that users should immediately install, Wordfence researchers said.
10 February 2022

Hidden in plain sight: How the dark web is spilling onto social media

A trip into the dark corners of Telegram, which has become a magnet for criminals peddling everything from illegal drugs to fake money and COVID-19 vaccine passes

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10 February 2022

PHP Everywhere code execution bugs impact thousands of WordPress websites

The remote code execution flaws are of critical severity.
10 February 2022

Russian Govt. Continues Carding Shop Crackdown

Russian authorities have arrested six men accused of operating some of the most active online bazaars for selling stolen payment card data. The crackdown -- the second closure of major card fraud shops by Russian authorities in as many weeks -- comes closely behind Russia's arrest of 14 alleged affiliates of the REvil ransomware gang, and has many in the cybercrime underground asking who might be next.
09 February 2022

Cybercriminals Swarm Windows Utility Regsvr32 to Spread Malware

Cybercriminals Swarm Windows Utility Regsvr32 to Spread Malware The living-off-the-land binary (LOLBin) is anchoring a rash of cyberattacks bent on evading security detection to drop Qbot and Lokibot.
09 February 2022

3 Tips for Facing the Harsh Truths of Cybersecurity in 2022, Part I

3 Tips for Facing the Harsh Truths of Cybersecurity in 2022, Part I Sonya Duffin, ransomware and data-protection expert at Veritas Technologies, shares three steps organizations can take today to reduce cyberattack fallout.
09 February 2022

Russian ransomware attacks increased during 2021, joint review finds

Russian ransomware attacks increased during 2021, joint review finds

Britain, the US and Australia point to growth in ‘sophisticated, high-impact ransomware incidents’

There have been further increases in “sophisticated, high-impact ransomware incidents” coming from Russia and other former Soviet states during 2021, Britain, the US and Australia said in a joint review of cyber-extortion trends.

Universities and schools were one of the top sectors targeted in the UK last year, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) said, as well as businesses, charities, law firms, councils and the NHS. Hackers are increasingly offering services or exploits “for hire”.

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09 February 2022

MoleRats APT Flaunts New Trojan in Latest Cyberespionage Campaign

MoleRats APT Flaunts New Trojan in Latest Cyberespionage Campaign Researchers from Proofpoint have spotted a new Middle East-targeted phishing campaign that delivers a novel malware dubbed NimbleMamba.
09 February 2022

Ex-Gumshoe Nabs Cybercrooks with FBI Tactics

Ex-Gumshoe Nabs Cybercrooks with FBI Tactics Crane Hassold, former FBI analyst turned director of threat intel at Abnormal Security, shares stories from his covert work with cyberattackers.
09 February 2022

ESET Threat Report T3 2021

A view of the T3 2021 threat landscape as seen by ESET telemetry and from the perspective of ESET threat detection and research experts

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09 February 2022

Brute-forcing passwords, ProxyLogon exploits were some of 2021's most popular attack methods

Log4j also became a top pick for exploitation after the discovery of a critical RCE flaw.
09 February 2022

Lazarus hackers target defense industry with fake Lockheed Martin job offers

The APT has previously masqueraded as Northrop Grumman and BAE Systems.
09 February 2022

Microsoft Patch Tuesday, February 2022 Edition

Microsoft today released software updates to plug security holes in its Windows operating systems and related software. This month's relatively light patch batch is refreshingly bereft of any zero-day threats, or even scary critical vulnerabilities. But it does fix four dozen flaws, including several that Microsoft says will likely soon be exploited by malware or malcontents.
08 February 2022

No Critical Bugs for Microsoft February 2022 Patch Tuesday, 1 Zero-Day

No Critical Bugs for Microsoft February 2022 Patch Tuesday, 1 Zero-Day This batch had zero critical CVEs, which is unheard of. Most (50) of the patches are labeled Important, so don't delay to apply the patches, security experts said.
08 February 2022

China Suspected of News Corp Cyberespionage Attack

China Suspected of News Corp Cyberespionage Attack Attackers infiltrated the media giant’s network using BEC, while Microsoft moved to stop such attacks by blocking VBA macros in 5 Windows apps. Included: more ways to help stop BEC.
08 February 2022

US: Your AI has to explain its decisions

No more turning a blind eye to algorithmic bias and discrimination if US lawmakers get their way

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08 February 2022

Pay to play PrivateLoader spreads Smokeloader, Redline, Vidar malware

The pay-per-install malware is one of the most popular loaders on the market today.
08 February 2022

Chinese telecom Hytera charged for allegedly recruiting Motorola employees to steal trade secrets

The firm allegedly conspired with employees to steal digital radio technology.
08 February 2022

CISA Orders Federal Agencies to Fix Actively Exploited Windows Bug

CISA Orders Federal Agencies to Fix Actively Exploited Windows Bug Feb. 18 is the deadline to patch a bug that affects all unpatched versions of Windows 10 and requires zero user interaction to exploit.
07 February 2022