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'Dirty Pipe' Linux Flaw Affects a Wide Range of QNAP NAS Devices

Network-attached storage (NAS) appliance maker QNAP on Monday warned of a recently disclosed Linux vulnerability affecting its devices that could be abused to elevate privileges and gain control of affected systems. "A local privilege escalation vulnerability, also known as 'Dirty Pipe,' has been reported to affect the Linux kernel on QNAP NAS running QTS 5.0.x and QuTS hero h5.0.x," the company…

Datum: 15. 3. 2022

Gaming Company Ubisoft Confirms It was Hacked, Resets Staff Passwords

French video game company Ubisoft on Friday confirmed it was a victim of a "cyber security incident," causing temporary disruptions to its games, systems, and services. The Montreuil-headquartered firm said that an investigation into the breach was underway and that it has initiated a company-wide password reset as a precautionary measure. "Also, we can confirm that all our games and services…

Datum: 14. 3. 2022

Why Enterprise Threat Mitigation Requires Automated, Single-Purpose Tools

As much as threat mitigation is to a degree a specialist task involving cybersecurity experts, the day to day of threat mitigation often still comes down to systems administrators. For these sysadmins it's not an easy task, however. In enterprise IT, sysadmins teams have a wide remit but limited resources. For systems administrators finding the time and resources to mitigate against a growing…

Datum: 14. 3. 2022

Russian Ransomware Gang Retool Custom Hacking Tools of Other APT Groups

A Russian-speaking ransomware outfit likely targeted an unnamed entity in the gambling and gaming sector in Europe and Central America by repurposing custom tools developed by other APT groups like Iran's MuddyWater, new research has found. The unusual attack chain involved the abuse of stolen credentials to gain unauthorized access to the victim network, ultimately leading to the deployment of…

Datum: 14. 3. 2022

New Linux Bug in Netfilter Firewall Module Lets Attackers Gain Root Access

A newly disclosed security flaw in the Linux kernel could be leveraged by a local adversary to gain elevated privileges on vulnerable systems to execute arbitrary code, escape containers, or induce a kernel panic. Tracked as CVE-2022-25636 (CVSS score: 7.8), the vulnerability impacts Linux kernel versions 5.4 through 5.6.10 and is a result of a heap out-of-bounds write in the netfilter…

Datum: 14. 3. 2022

Researchers Find New Evidence Linking Kwampirs Malware to Shamoon APT Hackers

New findings released last week showcase the overlapping source code and techniques between the operators of Shamoon and Kwampirs, indicating that they "are the same group or really close collaborators." "Research evidence shows identification of co-evolution between both Shamoon and Kwampirs malware families during the known timeline," Pablo Rincón Crespo of Cylera Labs said. "If Kwampirs is…

Datum: 14. 3. 2022

Multiple Security Flaws Discovered in Popular Software Package Managers

Multiple security vulnerabilities have been disclosed in popular package managers that, if potentially exploited, could be abused to run arbitrary code and access sensitive information, including source code and access tokens, from compromised machines. It's, however, worth noting that the flaws require the targeted developers to handle a malicious package in conjunction with one of the affected…

Datum: 11. 3. 2022

Russian Pushing New State-run TLS Certificate Authority to Deal With Sanctions

The Russian government has established its own TLS certificate authority (CA) to address issues with accessing websites that have arisen in the wake of sanctions imposed by the west following the country's unprovoked military invasion of Ukraine. According to a message posted on the Gosuslugi public services portal, the Ministry of Digital Development is expected to provide a domestic…

Datum: 11. 3. 2022

Here's How to Find If WhatsApp Web Code on Your Browser Has Been Hacked

Meta Platforms' WhatsApp and Cloudflare have banded together for a new initiative called Code Verify to validate the authenticity of the messaging service's web app on desktop computers. Available in the form of a Chrome and Edge browser extension, the open-source add-on is designed to "automatically verif[y] the authenticity of the WhatsApp Web code being served to your browser," Facebook said …

Datum: 11. 3. 2022

Iranian Hackers Targeting Turkey and Arabian Peninsula in New Malware Campaign

The Iranian state-sponsored threat actor known as MuddyWater has been attributed to a new swarm of attacks targeting Turkey and the Arabian Peninsula with the goal of deploying remote access trojans (RATs) on compromised systems. "The MuddyWater supergroup is highly motivated and can use unauthorized access to conduct espionage, intellectual property theft, and deploy ransomware and destructive…

Datum: 10. 3. 2022

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