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Update Google Chrome to Patch New Zero-Day Exploit Detected in the Wild

Google has rolled out fixes for five security vulnerabilities in its Chrome web browser, including one which it says is being exploited in the wild, making it the 17th such weakness to be disclosed since the start of the year. Tracked as CVE-2021-4102, the flaw relates to a use-after-free bug in the V8 JavaScript and WebAssembly engine, which could have severe consequences ranging from…

Datum: 14. 12. 2021

Karakurt: A New Emerging Data Theft and Cyber Extortion Hacking Group

A previously undocumented, financially motivated threat group has been connected to a string of data theft and extortion attacks on over 40 entities between September and November 2021. The hacker collective, which goes by the self-proclaimed name Karakurt and was first identified in June 2021, is capable of modifying its tactics and techniques to adapt to the targeted environment, Accenture's…

Datum: 13. 12. 2021

Top 3 SaaS Security Threats for 2022

With 2021 drawing to a close and many closing their plans and budgets for 2022, the time has come to do a brief wrap-up of the SaaS Security challenges on the horizon. Here are the top 3 SaaS security posture challenges as we see them.  1 — The Mess of Misconfiguration Management The good news is that more businesses than ever are using SaaS apps such as GitHub, Microsoft 365, Salesforce, Slack,…

Datum: 13. 12. 2021

Microsoft Details Building Blocks of Widely Active Qakbot Banking Trojan

Infection chains associated with the multi-purpose Qakbot malware have been broken down into "distinct building blocks," an effort that Microsoft said will help to detect and block the threat in an effective manner proactively. The Microsoft 365 Defender Threat Intelligence Team dubbed Qakbot a "customizable chameleon that adapts to suit the needs of the multiple threat actor groups that utilize…

Datum: 13. 12. 2021

Apache Log4j Vulnerability — Log4Shell — Widely Under Active Attack

Threat actors are actively weaponizing unpatched servers affected by the newly identified "Log4Shell" vulnerability in Log4j to install cryptocurrency miners, Cobalt Strike, and recruit the devices into a botnet, even as telemetry signs point to exploitation of the flaw nine days before it even came to light. Netlab, the networking security division of Chinese tech giant Qihoo 360, disclosed …

Datum: 13. 12. 2021

Extremely Critical Log4J Vulnerability Leaves Much of the Internet at Risk

The Apache Software Foundation has released fixes to contain an actively exploited zero-day vulnerability affecting the widely-used Apache Log4j Java-based logging library that could be weaponized to execute malicious code and allow a complete takeover of vulnerable systems. Tracked as CVE-2021-44228 and by the monikers Log4Shell or LogJam, the issue concerns a case of unauthenticated, remote…

Datum: 11. 12. 2021

BlackCat: A New Rust-based Ransomware Malware Spotted in the Wild

Details have emerged about what's the first Rust-language-based ransomware strain spotted in the wild that has already amassed "some victims from different countries" since its launch last month. The ransomware, dubbed BlackCat, was disclosed by MalwareHunterTeam. "Victims can pay with Bitcoin or Monero," the researchers said in a series of tweets detailing the file-encrypting malware. "Also…

Datum: 10. 12. 2021

1.6 Million WordPress Sites Under Cyberattack From Over 16,000 IP Addresses

As many as 1.6 million WordPress sites have been targeted by an active large-scale attack campaign originating from 16,000 IP addresses by exploiting weaknesses in four plugins and 15 Epsilon Framework themes. WordPress security company Wordfence, which disclosed details of the attacks, said Thursday it had detected and blocked more than 13.7 million attacks aimed at the plugins and themes in a…

Datum: 10. 12. 2021

Russia Blocks Tor Privacy Service in Latest Censorship Move

Russia has stepped up its censorship efforts in the country by fully banning access to the Tor web anonymity service, coinciding with the ban of six virtual private network (VPN) operators, as the government continues to control the internet and crackdown on attempts to circumvent locally imposed web restrictions. The Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and…

Datum: 10. 12. 2021

Why Holidays Put Your Company at Risk of Cyber Attack (And How to Take Precautions)

It is a time when many are thinking of their families and loved ones, time off work, and gift-giving – the holidays. However, while many have their minds outside the realm of work during the holiday season, often, this is when attackers plan their most sinister attacks.  So how can you take precautions to protect your organization during these times? Why holidays put your company at risk of…

Datum: 9. 12. 2021

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