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North Korean Hackers Found Behind a Range of Credential Theft Campaigns

A threat actor with ties to North Korea has been linked to a prolific wave of credential theft campaigns targeting research, education, government, media and other organizations, with two of the attacks also attempting to distribute malware that could be used for intelligence gathering. Enterprise security firm Proofpoint attributed the infiltrations to a group it tracks as TA406, and by the…

Datum: 20. 11. 2021

11 Malicious PyPI Python Libraries Caught Stealing Discord Tokens and Installing Shells

Cybersecurity researchers have uncovered as many as 11 malicious Python packages that have been cumulatively downloaded more than 41,000 times from the Python Package Index (PyPI) repository, and could be exploited to steal Discord access tokens, passwords, and even stage dependency confusion attacks. The Python packages have since been removed from the repository following responsible…

Datum: 19. 11. 2021

U.S. Charged 2 Iranians Hackers for Threatening Voters During 2020 Presidential Election

The U.S. government on Thursday unsealed an indictment that accused two Iranian nationals of their involvement in cyber-enabled disinformation and threat campaign orchestrated to interfere in the 2020 presidential elections by gaining access to confidential voter information from at least one state election website. The two defendants in question — Seyyed Mohammad Hosein Musa Kazemi, 24, and…

Datum: 19. 11. 2021

FBI Issues Flash Alert on Actively Exploited FatPipe VPN Zero-Day Bug

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has disclosed that an unidentified threat actor has been exploiting a previously unknown weakness in the FatPipe MPVPN networking devices at least since May 2021 to obtain an initial foothold and maintain persistent access into vulnerable networks, making it the latest company to join the likes of Cisco, Fortinet, Citrix, Pulse Secure that have had…

Datum: 19. 11. 2021

A Simple 5-Step Framework to Minimize the Risk of a Data Breach

Today's businesses run on data. They collect it from customers at every interaction, and they use it to improve efficiency, increase their agility, and provide higher levels of service. But it's becoming painfully obvious that all of that data businesses collect has also made them an enticing target for cybercriminals. With each passing day, the evidence of that grows. In the last few months,…

Datum: 19. 11. 2021

Experts Expose Secrets of Conti Ransomware Group That Made 25 Million from Victims

The clearnet and dark web payment portals operated by the Conti ransomware group have gone down in what appears to be an attempt to shift to new infrastructure after details about the gang's inner workings and its members were made public. According to MalwareHunterTeam, "while both the clearweb and Tor domains of the leak site of the Conti ransomware gang is online and working, both their…

Datum: 19. 11. 2021

New Side Channel Attacks Re-Enable Serious DNS Cache Poisoning Attacks

Researchers have demonstrated yet another variant of the SAD DNS cache poisoning attack that leaves about 38% of the domain name resolvers vulnerable, enabling attackers to redirect traffic originally destined to legitimate websites to a server under their control. "The attack allows an off-path attacker to inject a malicious DNS record into a DNS cache," University of California researchers…

Datum: 19. 11. 2021

Critical Root RCE Bug Affects Multiple Netgear SOHO Router Models

Networking equipment company Netgear has released yet another round of patches to remediate a high-severity remote code execution vulnerability affecting multiple routers that could be exploited by remote attackers to take control of an affected system. Tracked as CVE-2021-34991 (CVSS score: 8.8), the pre-authentication buffer overflow flaw in small office and home office (SOHO) routers can lead…

Datum: 18. 11. 2021

How to Build a Security Awareness Training Program that Yields Measurable Results

Organizations have been worrying about cyber security since the advent of the technological age. Today, digital transformation coupled with the rise of remote work has made the need for security awareness all the more critical. Cyber security professionals are continuously thinking about how to prevent cyber security breaches from happening, with employees and contractors often proving to be the…

Datum: 18. 11. 2021

Microsoft Warns about 6 Iranian Hacking Groups Turning to Ransomware

Nation-state operators with nexus to Iran are increasingly turning to ransomware as a means of generating revenue and intentionally sabotaging their targets, while also engaging in patient and persistent social engineering campaigns and aggressive brute force attacks. No less than six threat actors affiliated with the West Asian country have been discovered deploying ransomware to achieve their…

Datum: 18. 11. 2021

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