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GuLoader Malware Using Malicious NSIS Executable to Target E-Commerce Industry

6 February 2023

Feb 06, 2023Ravie LakshmananCyber Attack / Endpoint Security E-commerce industries in South Korea and the U.S. are at the receiving end of an ongoing GuLoader malware campaign, cybersecurity firm Trellix disclosed late last month. The malspam activity is notable for transitioning away from malware-laced Microsoft Word documents to NSIS executable files for loading the malware. […]

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Microsoft: Iranian Nation-State Group Sanctioned by U.S. Behind Charlie Hebdo Hack

6 February 2023

Feb 06, 2023Ravie LakshmananHacktivist / Cyber Attack An Iranian nation-state group sanctioned by the U.S. government has been attributed to the hack of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in early January 2023. Microsoft, which disclosed details of the incident, is tracking the activity cluster under its chemical element-themed moniker NEPTUNIUM, which is an Iran-based […]

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SaaS in the Real World: Who’s Responsible to Secure this Data?

6 February 2023

When SaaS applications started growing in popularity, it was unclear who was responsible for securing the data. Today, most security and IT teams understand the shared responsibility model, in which the SaaS vendor is responsible for securing the application, while the organization is responsible for securing their data. What’s far murkier, however, is where the […]

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OpenSSH Releases Patch for New Pre-Auth Double Free Vulnerability

6 February 2023

Feb 06, 2023Ravie LakshmananAuthentication / Vulnerability The maintainers of OpenSSH have released OpenSSH 9.2 to address a number of security bugs, including a memory safety vulnerability in the OpenSSH server (sshd). Tracked as CVE-2023-25136, the shortcoming has been classified as a pre-authentication double free vulnerability that was introduced in version 9.1. “This is not believed […]

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FormBook Malware Spreads via Malvertising Using MalVirt Loader to Evade Detection

6 February 2023

Feb 06, 2023Ravie LakshmananMalvertising / Data Safety An ongoing malvertising campaign is being used to distribute virtualized .NET loaders that are designed to deploy the FormBook information-stealing malware. “The loaders, dubbed MalVirt, use obfuscated virtualization for anti-analysis and evasion along with the Windows Process Explorer driver for terminating processes,” SentinelOne researchers Aleksandar Milenkoski and Tom […]

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PixPirate: New Android Banking Trojan Targeting Brazilian Financial Institutions

4 February 2023

A new Android banking trojan has set its eyes on Brazilian financial institutions to commit fraud by leveraging the PIX payments platform. Italian cybersecurity company Cleafy, which discovered the malware between the end of 2022 and the beginning of 2023, is tracking it under the name PixPirate. “PixPirate belongs to the newest generation of Android […]

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New Wave of Ransomware Attacks Exploiting VMware Bug to Target ESXi Servers

4 February 2023

Feb 04, 2023Ravie LakshmananEnterprise Security / Ransomware VMware ESXi hypervisors are the target of a new wave of attacks designed to deploy ransomware on compromised systems. “These attack campaigns appear to exploit CVE-2021-21974, for which a patch has been available since February 23, 2021,” the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) of France said in an […]

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Warning: Hackers Actively Exploiting Zero-Day in Fortra’s GoAnywhere MFT

4 February 2023

Feb 04, 2023Ravie LakshmananZero-Day / Vulnerability A zero-day vulnerability affecting Fortra’s GoAnywhere MFT managed file transfer application is being actively exploited in the wild. Details of the flaw were first publicly shared by security reporter Brian Krebs on Mastodon. No public advisory has been published by Fortra. The vulnerability is a case of remote code […]

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Is Your EV Charging Station Safe? New Security Vulnerabilities Uncovered

3 February 2023

Feb 03, 2023Ravie LakshmananAutomotive Security / Vulnerability Two new security weaknesses discovered in several electric vehicle (EV) charging systems could be exploited to remotely shut down charging stations and even expose them to data and energy theft. The findings, which come from Israel-based SaiFlow, once again demonstrate the potential risks facing the EV charging infrastructure. […]

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Post-Macro World Sees Rise in Microsoft OneNote Documents Delivering Malware

3 February 2023

Feb 03, 2023Ravie LakshmananAttack Vector / Endpoint Security In a continuing sign that threat actors are adapting well to a post-macro world, it has emerged that the use of Microsoft OneNote documents to deliver malware via phishing attacks is on the rise. Some of the notable malware families that are being distributed using this method […]

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