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Experts Warn of New RatMilad Android Spyware Targeting Enterprise Devices

5 October 2022

A novel Android malware called RatMilad has been observed targeting a Middle Eastern enterprise mobile device by concealing itself as a VPN and phone number spoofing app. The mobile trojan functions as advanced spyware with capabilities that receives and executes commands to collect and exfiltrate a wide variety of data from the infected mobile endpoint, […]

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Telstra Telecom Suffers Data Breach Potentially Exposing Employee Information

5 October 2022

Australia’s largest telecommunications company Telstra disclosed that it was the victim of a data breach through a third-party, nearly two weeks after Optus reported a breach of its own. “There has been no breach of Telstra’s systems,” Narelle Devine, the company’s chief information security officer for the Asia Pacific region, said. “And no customer account […]

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Want More Secure Software? Start Recognizing Security-Skilled Developers

5 October 2022

Professional developers want to do the right thing, but in terms of security, they are rarely set up for success. Organizations must support their upskilling with precision training and incentives if they want secure software from the ground up. The cyber threat landscape grows more complex by the day, with our data widely considered highly […]

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FBI, CISA, and NSA Reveal How Hackers Targeted a Defense Industrial Base Organization

5 October 2022

U.S. cybersecurity and intelligence agencies on Tuesday disclosed that multiple nation-state hacking groups potentially targeted a “Defense Industrial Base (DIB) Sector organization’s enterprise network” as part of a cyber espionage campaign. “[Advanced persistent threat] actors used an open-source toolkit called Impacket to gain their foothold within the environment and further compromise the network, and also […]

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Canadian Netwalker Ransomware Affiliate Sentenced to 20 Years in U.S. Prison

5 October 2022

A former affiliate of the Netwalker ransomware has been sentenced to 20 years in prison in the U.S., a little over three months after the Canadian national pleaded guilty to his role in the crimes. Sebastien Vachon-Desjardins, 35, has also been ordered to forfeit $21,500,000 that was illicitly obtained from dozens of victims globally, including […]

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Mitigation for Exchange Zero-Days Bypassed! Microsoft Issues New Workarounds

5 October 2022

Microsoft has revised its mitigation measures for the newly disclosed and actively exploited zero-day flaws in Exchange Server after it was found that they could be trivially bypassed. The two vulnerabilities, tracked as CVE-2022-41040 and CVE-2022-41082, have been codenamed ProxyNotShell due to similarities to another set of flaws called ProxyShell, which the tech giant resolved […]

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Russian Hacker Arrested in India for Reportedly Helping Students Cheat in JEE-Main Exam

4 October 2022

India’s Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday disclosed that it has detained a Russian national for allegedly hacking into a software platform used to conduct engineering entrance assessments in the country in 2021. “The said accused was detained by the Bureau of Immigration at Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi while arriving in India from […]

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Popular YouTube Channel Caught Distributing Malicious Tor Browser Installer

4 October 2022

A popular Chinese-language YouTube channel has emerged as a means to distribute a trojanized version of a Windows installer for the Tor Browser. Kaspersky dubbed the campaign OnionPoison, with all of the victims located in China. The scale of the attack remains unclear, but the Russian cybersecurity company said it detected victims appearing in its […]

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Researchers Report Supply Chain Vulnerability in Packagist PHP Repository

4 October 2022

Researchers have disclosed details about a now-patched high-severity security flaw in Packagist, a PHP software package repository, that could have been exploited to mount software supply chain attacks. “This vulnerability allows gaining control of Packagist,” SonarSource researcher Thomas Chauchefoin said in a report shared with The Hacker News. Packagist is used by the PHP package […]

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Back to Basics: Cybersecurity’s Weakest Link

4 October 2022

A big promise with a big appeal. You hear that a lot in the world of cybersecurity, where you’re often promised a fast, simple fix that will take care of all your cybersecurity needs, solving your security challenges in one go. It could be an AI-based tool, a new superior management tool, or something else […]

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