Month: October 2021

Police Arrest Suspected Ransomware Hackers Behind 1,800 Attacks Worldwide

30 October 2021

12 people have been detained as part of an international law enforcement operation for orchestrating ransomware attacks on critical infrastructure and large organizations that hit over 1,800 victims across 71 countries since 2019, marking the latest action against cybercrime groups. The arrests were made earlier this week on October 26 in Ukraine and Switzerland, resulting […]

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This New Android Malware Can Gain Root Access to Your Smartphones

29 October 2021

An unidentified threat actor has been linked to a new Android malware strain that features the ability to root smartphones and take complete control over infected smartphones while simultaneously taking steps to evade detection. The malware has been named “AbstractEmu” owing to its use of code abstraction and anti-emulation checks to avoid running while under […]

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Winter is Coming for CentOS 8

29 October 2021

Winter is Coming for CentOS 8—but here is how you can enjoy your holidays after all. The server environment is complex and if you’re managing thousands of Linux servers, the last thing you want is for an operating system vendor to do something completely unexpected. That is exactly what Red Hat, the parent company of […]

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New ‘Shrootless’ Bug Could Let Attackers Install Rootkit on macOS Systems

29 October 2021

Microsoft on Thursday disclosed details of a new vulnerability that could allow an attacker to bypass security restrictions in macOS and take complete control of the device to perform arbitrary operations on the device without getting flagged by traditional security solutions. Dubbed “Shrootless” and tracked as CVE-2021-30892, the “vulnerability lies in how Apple-signed packages with […]

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Russian TrickBot Gang Hacker Extradited to U.S. Charged with Cybercrime

29 October 2021

A Russian national, who was arrested in South Korea last month and extradited to the U.S. on October 20, appeared in a federal court in the state of Ohio on Thursday to face charges for his alleged role as a member of the infamous TrickBot group. Court documents showed that Vladimir Dunaev, 28, along with […]

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Google Releases Urgent Chrome Update to Patch 2 Actively Exploited 0-Day Bugs

29 October 2021

Google on Thursday rolled out an emergency update for its Chrome web browser, including fixes for two zero-day vulnerabilities that it says are being actively exploited in the wild. Tracked as CVE-2021-38000 and CVE-2021-38003, the weaknesses relate to insufficient validation of untrusted input in a feature called Intents as well as a case of inappropriate […]

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Israeli Researcher Cracked Over 3500 Wi-Fi Networks in Tel Aviv City

28 October 2021

Over 70% of Wi-Fi networks from a sample size of 5,000 were hacked with “relative ease” in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv, highlighting how unsecure Wi-Fi passwords can become a gateway for serious threats to individuals, small businesses, and enterprises alike. CyberArk security researcher Ido Hoorvitch, who used a Wi-Fi sniffing equipment costing about […]

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A Guide to Shift Away from Legacy Authentication Protocols in Microsoft 365

28 October 2021

Microsoft 365 (M365), formerly called Office 365 (O365), is Microsoft’s cloud strategy flagship product with major changes ahead, such as the deprecation of their legacy authentication protocols. Often stored on or saved to the device, Basic Authentication protocols rely on sending usernames and passwords with every request, increasing the risk of attackers capturing users’ credentials, […]

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New Wslink Malware Loader Runs as a Server and Executes Modules in Memory

28 October 2021

Cybersecurity researchers on Wednesday took the wraps off a “simple yet remarkable” malware loader for malicious Windows binaries targeting Central Europe, North America and the Middle East. Codenamed “Wslink” by ESET, this previously undocumented malware stands apart from the rest in that it runs as a server and executes received modules in memory. There are […]

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Malicious NPM Libraries Caught Installing Password Stealer and Ransomware

28 October 2021

Malicious actors have yet again published two more typosquatted libraries to the official NPM repository that mimic a legitimate package from Roblox, the game company, with the goal of distributing stealing credentials, installing remote access trojans, and infecting the compromised systems with ransomware. The bogus packages — named “noblox.js-proxy” and “noblox.js-proxies” — were found to […]

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