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Chinese Hackers Target Taiwan's Financial Trading Sector with Supply Chain Attack

An advanced persistent threat (APT) group operating with objectives aligned with the Chinese government has been linked to an organized supply chain attack on Taiwan's financial sector. The attacks are said to have first commenced at the end of November 2021, with the intrusions attributed to a threat actor tracked as APT10, also known as Stone Panda, the MenuPass group, and Bronze Riverside,…

Datum: 22. 2. 2022

Hackers Backdoor Unpatched Microsoft SQL Database Servers with Cobalt Strike

Vulnerable internet-facing Microsoft SQL (MS SQL) Servers are being targeted by threat actors as part of a new campaign to deploy the Cobalt Strike adversary simulation tool on compromised hosts. "Attacks that target MS SQL servers include attacks to the environment where its vulnerability has not been patched, brute forcing, and dictionary attack against poorly managed servers," South Korean…

Datum: 22. 2. 2022

New Android Banking Trojan Spreading via Google Play Store Targets Europeans

A new Android banking trojan with over 50,000 installations has been observed distributed via the official Google Play Store with the goal of targeting 56 European banks and carrying out harvesting sensitive information from compromised devices. Dubbed Xenomorph by Dutch security firm ThreatFabric, the in-development malware is said to share overlaps with another banking trojan tracked under the…

Datum: 21. 2. 2022

Iranian State Broadcaster IRIB Hit by Destructive Wiper Malware

An investigation into the cyberattack targeting Iranian national media corporation, Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), in late January 2022 resulted in the deployment of a wiper malware and other custom implants, as the country's national infrastructure continues to face a wave of attacks aimed at inflicting serious damage. "This indicates that the attackers' aim was also to disrupt…

Datum: 21. 2. 2022

A Free Solution to Protect Your Business from 6 Biggest Cyber Threats in 2022

For the last few years, the cybersecurity threat landscape has gotten progressively more complex and dangerous. The online world is now rife with data thieves, extortionists, and even state actors looking to exploit vulnerabilities in businesses' digital defenses.  And unfortunately — the bad guys have the upper hand at the moment. Part of the reason for that is the fallout from the rapid…

Datum: 21. 2. 2022

Hackers Exploit Bug in SMS Verification Services to Infect Android Devices

An analysis of SMS phone-verified account (PVA) services has led to the discovery of a rogue platform built atop a botnet involving thousands of infected Android phones, once again underscoring the flaws with relying on SMS for account validation. SMS PVA services, since gain prevalence in 2018, provide users with alternative mobile numbers that can be used to register for other online services…

Datum: 21. 2. 2022

Master Key for Hive Ransomware Retrieved Using a Flaw in its Encryption Algorithm

Researchers have detailed what they call the "first successful attempt" at decrypting data infected with Hive ransomware without relying on the private key used to lock access to the content. "We were able to recover the master key for generating the file encryption key without the attacker's private key, by using a cryptographic vulnerability identified through analysis," a group of academics…

Datum: 20. 2. 2022

Justice Department Appoints First Director of National Cryptocurrency Enforcement Team

The U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) earlier this week appointed Eun Young Choi to serve as the first Director of the National Cryptocurrency Enforcement Team (NCET) it established last year. The NCET was created to tackle the criminal misuse of cryptocurrencies and digital assets," with a focus on illegal activities in virtual currency exchanges, mixing and tumbling services, and money…

Datum: 19. 2. 2022

U.S. Cybersecurity Agency Publishes List of Free Security Tools and Services

The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) on Friday published a repository of free tools and services to enable organizations to mitigate, detect, and respond effectively to malicious attacks and further improve their security posture. The "Free Cybersecurity Services and Tools" resource hub comprises a mix of services provided by CISA, open-source utilities, and other…

Datum: 19. 2. 2022

Critical Flaw Uncovered in WordPress Backup Plugin Used by Over 3 Million Sites

Patches have been issued to contain a "severe" security vulnerability in UpdraftPlus, a WordPress plugin with over three million installations, that can be weaponized to download the site's private data using an account on the vulnerable sites. "All versions of UpdraftPlus from March 2019 onwards have contained a vulnerability caused by a missing permissions-level check, allowing untrusted users…

Datum: 19. 2. 2022

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