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New Phorpiex Botnet Variant Steals Half a Million Dollars in Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency users in Ethiopia, Nigeria, India, Guatemala, and the Philippines are being targeted by a new variant of the Phorpiex botnet called Twizt that has resulted in the theft of virtual coins amounting to $500,000 over the last one year. Israeli security firm Check Point Research, which detailed the attacks, said the latest evolutionary version "enables the botnet to operate…

Datum: 17. 12. 2021

Researchers Uncover New Coexistence Attacks On Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Chips

Cybersecurity researchers have demonstrated a new attack technique that makes it possible to leverage a device's Bluetooth component to directly extract network passwords and manipulate traffic on a Wi-Fi chip. The novel attacks work against the so-called "combo chips," which are specialized chips that are equipped to handle different types of radio wave-based wireless communications, such as…

Datum: 16. 12. 2021

The Guide to Automating Security Training for Lean Security Teams

Cyber threats used to be less threatening. While nobody wants their customers' credit card numbers stolen in a data breach, or to see a deranged manifesto plastered over their company website, such incidents can almost seem quaint compared to ransomware attacks that bring all of your critical information systems to a dead halt. The frequency of these attacks increased more than 150% in the U.S.…

Datum: 16. 12. 2021

New Fileless Malware Uses Windows Registry as Storage to Evade Detection

A new JavaScript-based remote access Trojan (RAT) propagated via a social engineering campaign has been observed employing sneaky "fileless" techniques as part of its detection-evasion methods to elude discovery and analysis. Dubbed DarkWatchman by researchers from Prevailion's Adversarial Counterintelligence Team (PACT), the malware uses a resilient domain generation algorithm (DGA) to identify…

Datum: 16. 12. 2021

Hackers Begin Exploiting Second Log4j Vulnerability as a Third Flaw Emerges

Web infrastructure company Cloudflare on Wednesday revealed that threat actors are actively attempting to exploit a second bug disclosed in the widely used Log4j logging utility, making it imperative that customers move quickly to install the latest version as a barrage of attacks continues to pummel unpatched systems with a variety of malware. "This vulnerability is actively being exploited and…

Datum: 16. 12. 2021

Facebook to Pay Hackers for Reporting Data Scraping Bugs and Scraped Datasets

Meta Platforms, the company formerly known as Facebook, has announced that it's expanding its bug bounty program to start rewarding valid reports of scraping vulnerabilities across its platforms as well as include reports of scraping data sets that are available online. "We know that automated activity designed to scrape people's public and private data targets every website or service," said…

Datum: 15. 12. 2021

Cynet's MDR Offers Organizations Continuous Security Oversight

Today's cyber attackers are constantly looking for ways to exploit vulnerabilities and infiltrate organizations. To keep up with this evolving threat landscape, security teams must be on the lookout for potential risks around the clock. Since most organizations simply cannot afford to have 24x7 security teams, managed detection and response (MDR) services have become a critical aspect of any…

Datum: 15. 12. 2021

Hackers Using Malicious IIS Server Module to Steal Microsoft Exchange Credentials

Malicious actors are deploying a previously undiscovered binary, an Internet Information Services (IIS) webserver module dubbed "Owowa," on Microsoft Exchange Outlook Web Access servers with the goal of stealing credentials and enabling remote command execution. "Owowa is a C#-developed .NET v4.0 assembly that is intended to be loaded as a module within an IIS web server that also exposes…

Datum: 15. 12. 2021

Microsoft Issues Windows Update to Patch 0-Day Used to Spread Emotet Malware

Microsoft has rolled out Patch Tuesday updates to address multiple security vulnerabilities in Windows and other software, including one actively exploited flaw that's being abused to deliver Emotet, TrickBot, or Bazaloader malware payloads. The latest monthly release for December fixes a total of 67 flaws, bringing the total number of bugs patched by the company this year to 887, according to…

Datum: 15. 12. 2021

Second Log4j Vulnerability (CVE-2021-45046) Discovered — New Patch Released

The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) has pushed out a new fix for the Log4j logging utility after the previous patch for the recently disclosed Log4Shell exploit was deemed as "incomplete in certain non-default configurations." The second vulnerability — tracked as CVE-2021-45046 — is rated 3.7 out of a maximum of 10 on the CVSS rating system and affects all versions of Log4j from 2.0-beta9…

Datum: 15. 12. 2021

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