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Critical Flaws Reported in Etherpad — a Popular Google Docs Alternative

Cybersecurity researchers have disclosed new security vulnerabilities in the Etherpad text editor (version 1.8.13) that could potentially enable attackers to hijack administrator accounts, execute system commands, and even steal sensitive documents. The two flaws — tracked as CVE-2021-34816 and CVE-2021-34817 — were discovered and reported on June 4 by researchers from SonarSource, following…

Datum: 13. 7. 2021

Iranian Hackers Posing as Scholars Target Professors and Writers in Middle-East

A sophisticated social engineering attack undertaken by an Iranian-state aligned actor targeted think tanks, journalists, and professors with an aim to solicit sensitive information by masquerading as scholars with the University of London's School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). Enterprise security firm Proofpoint attributed the campaign — called "Operation SpoofedScholars" — to the…

Datum: 13. 7. 2021

Trickbot Malware Returns with a new VNC Module to Spy on its Victims

Cybersecurity researchers have opened the lid on the continued resurgence of the insidious TrickBot malware, making it clear that the Russia-based transnational cybercrime group is working behind the scenes to revamp its attack infrastructure in response to recent counter efforts from law enforcement. "The new capabilities discovered are used to monitor and gather intelligence on victims, using…

Datum: 13. 7. 2021

Critical RCE Flaw in ForgeRock Access Manager Under Active Attack

Cybersecurity agencies in Australia and the U.S. are warning of an actively exploited vulnerability impacting ForgeRock's OpenAM access management solution that could be leveraged to execute arbitrary code on an affected system remotely. "The [Australian Cyber Security Centre] has observed actors exploiting this vulnerability to compromise multiple hosts and deploy additional malware and tools,"…

Datum: 13. 7. 2021

A New Critical SolarWinds Zero-Day Vulnerability Under Active Attack

SolarWinds, the Texas-based company that became the epicenter of a massive supply chain attack late last year, has issued patches to contain a remote code execution flaw in its Serv-U product. The fixes, which target Serv-U Managed File Transfer and Serv-U Secure FTP products, arrive after Microsoft notified the IT management and remote monitoring software maker that the flaw was being exploited…

Datum: 13. 7. 2021

Crafting a Custom Dictionary for Your Password Policy

Modern password policies are comprised of many different elements that contribute to its effectiveness. One of the components of an effective current password policy makes use of what is known as a custom dictionary that filters out certain words that are not allowed as passwords in the environment. Using custom dictionaries, organizations can significantly improve their cybersecurity posture…

Datum: 12. 7. 2021

Hackers Spread BIOPASS Malware via Chinese Online Gambling Sites

Cybersecurity researchers are warning about a new malware that's striking online gambling companies in China via a watering hole attack to deploy either Cobalt Strike beacons or a previously undocumented Python-based backdoor called BIOPASS RAT that takes advantage of Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) Studio's live-streaming app to capture the screen of its victims to attackers. The attack…

Datum: 12. 7. 2021

Kaseya Releases Patches for Flaws Exploited in Widespread Ransomware Attack

Florida-based software vendor Kaseya on Sunday rolled out software updates to address critical security vulnerabilities in its Virtual System Administrator (VSA) software that was used as a jumping off point to target as many as 1,500 businesses across the globe as part of a widespread supply-chain ransomware attack. Following the incident, the company had urged on-premise VSA customers to shut…

Datum: 12. 7. 2021

Magecart Hackers Hide Stolen Credit Card Data Into Images for Evasive Exfiltration

Cybercrime actors part of the Magecart group have latched on to a new technique of obfuscating the malware code within comment blocks and encoding stolen credit card data into images and other files hosted on the server, once again demonstrating how the attackers are continuously improving their infection chains to escape detection. "One tactic that some Magecart actors employ is the dumping of…

Datum: 9. 7. 2021

New SaaS Security Report Dives into the Concerns and Plans of CISOs in 2021

For years, security professionals have recognized the need to enhance SaaS security. However, the exponential adoption of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications over 2020 turned slow-burning embers into a raging fire.  Organizations manage anywhere from thirty-five to more than a hundred applications. From collaboration tools like Slack and Microsoft Teams to mission-critical applications…

Datum: 9. 7. 2021

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