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NGINX Shares Mitigations for Zero-Day Bug Affecting LDAP Implementation

The maintainers of the NGINX web server project have issued mitigations to address security weaknesses in its Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) Reference Implementation. "NGINX Open Source and NGINX Plus are not themselves affected, and no corrective action is necessary if you do not use the reference implementation," Liam Crilly and Timo Stark of F5 Networks said in an advisory…

Datum: 12. 4. 2022

Google Sues Scammer for Running 'Puppy Fraud Scheme' Website

Google on Monday disclosed that it's taking legal action against a nefarious actor who has been spotted operating fraudulent websites to defraud unsuspecting people into buying non-existent puppies. "The actor used a network of fraudulent websites that claimed to sell basset hound puppies — with alluring photos and fake customer testimonials — in order to take advantage of people during the…

Datum: 12. 4. 2022

Over 16,500 Sites Hacked to Distribute Malware via Web Redirect Service

A new traffic direction system (TDS) called Parrot has been spotted leveraging tens of thousands of compromised websites to launch further malicious campaigns. "The TDS has infected various web servers hosting more than 16,500 websites, ranging from adult content sites, personal websites, university sites, and local government sites," Avast researchers Pavel Novák and Jan Rubín said in a report…

Datum: 12. 4. 2022

Researchers warn of FFDroider and Lightning info-stealers targeting users in the wild

Cybersecurity researchers are warning of two different information-stealing malware, named FFDroider and Lightning Stealer, that are capable of siphoning data and launching further attacks. "Designed to send stolen credentials and cookies to a Command & Control server, FFDroider disguises itself on victim's machines to look like the instant messaging application 'Telegram,'" Zscaler ThreatLabz…

Datum: 11. 4. 2022

Microsoft's New Autopatch Feature to Help Businesses Keep Their Systems Up-to-Date

Microsoft last week announced that it intends to make generally available a feature called Autopatch as part of Windows Enterprise E3 in July 2022. "This service will keep Windows and Office software on enrolled endpoints up-to-date automatically, at no additional cost," said Lior Bela, senior product marketing manager at Microsoft, in a post last week. "The second Tuesday of every month will be…

Datum: 11. 4. 2022

Hackers Exploiting Spring4Shell Vulnerability to Deploy Mirai Botnet Malware

The recently disclosed critical Spring4Shell vulnerability is being actively exploited by threat actors to execute the Mirai botnet malware, particularly in the Singapore region since the start of April 2022. "The exploitation allows threat actors to download the Mirai sample to the '/tmp' folder and execute them after permission change using 'chmod,'" Trend Micro researchers Deep Patel, Nitesh…

Datum: 9. 4. 2022

Chinese Hacker Groups Continue to Target Indian Power Grid Assets

China-linked adversaries have been attributed to an ongoing onslaught against Indian power grid organizations, one year after a concerted campaign targeting critical infrastructure in the country came to light. Most of the intrusions involved a modular backdoor named ShadowPad, according to Recorded Future's Insikt Group, a sophisticated remote access trojan which has been dubbed a "masterpiece…

Datum: 8. 4. 2022

Researchers Connect BlackCat Ransomware with Past BlackMatter Malware Activity

Cybersecurity researchers have uncovered further links between BlackCat (aka AlphaV) and BlackMatter ransomware families, the former of which emerged as a replacement following international scrutiny last year. "At least some members of the new BlackCat group have links to the BlackMatter group, because they modified and reused a custom exfiltration tool [...] and which has only been observed in…

Datum: 8. 4. 2022

Ukrainian FIN7 Hacker Gets 5-Year Sentence in the United States

A 32-year-old Ukrainian national has been sentenced to five years in prison in the U.S. for the individual's criminal work as a "high-level hacker" in the financially motivated group FIN7. Denys Iarmak, who worked as a penetration tester for the cartel from November 2016 through November 2018, had been previously arrested in Bangkok, Thailand in November 2019, before being extradited to the U.S.…

Datum: 8. 4. 2022

Microsoft Obtains Court Order to Take Down Domains Used to Target Ukraine

Microsoft on Thursday disclosed that it obtained a court order to take control of seven domains used by APT28, a state-sponsored group operated by Russia's military intelligence service, with the goal of neutralizing its attacks on Ukraine. "We have since re-directed these domains to a sinkhole controlled by Microsoft, enabling us to mitigate Strontium's current use of these domains and enable…

Datum: 8. 4. 2022

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