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Some Worms Use Their Powers for Good

Gardeners know that worms are good. Cybersecurity professionals know that worms are bad. Very bad. In fact, worms are literally the most devasting force for evil known to the computing world. The MyDoom worm holds the dubious position of most costly computer malware ever – responsible for some $52 billion in damage. In second place… Sobig, another worm. It turns out, however, that there are…

Datum: 4. 7. 2022

Ukrainian Authorities Arrested Phishing Gang That Stole 100 Million UAH

The Cyber Police of Ukraine last week disclosed that it apprehended nine members of a criminal gang that embezzled 100 million hryvnias via hundreds of phishing sites that claimed to offer financial assistance to Ukrainian citizens as part of a campaign aimed at capitalizing on the ongoing conflict. "Criminals created more than 400 phishing links to obtain bank card data of citizens and…

Datum: 4. 7. 2022

HackerOne Employee Caught Stealing Vulnerability Reports for Personal Gains

Vulnerability coordination and bug bounty platform HackerOne on Friday disclosed that a former employee at the firm improperly accessed security reports submitted to it for personal gain. "The person anonymously disclosed this vulnerability information outside the HackerOne platform with the goal of claiming additional bounties," it said. "In under 24 hours, we worked quickly to contain the…

Datum: 4. 7. 2022

TikTok Assures U.S. Lawmakers it's Working to Safeguard User Data From Chinese Staff

Following heightened worries that U.S. users' data had been accessed by TikTok engineers in China between September 2021 and January 2022, the company sought to assuage U.S. lawmakers that it's taking steps to "strengthen data security." The admission that some China-based employees can access information from U.S. users came in a letter sent to nine senators, which further noted that the…

Datum: 2. 7. 2022

Microsoft Warns About Evolving Capabilities of Toll Fraud Android Malware Apps

Microsoft has detailed the evolving capabilities of toll fraud malware apps on Android, pointing out its "complex multi-step attack flow" and an improved mechanism to evade security analysis. Toll fraud belongs to a category of billing fraud wherein malicious mobile applications come with hidden subscription fees, roping in unsuspecting users to premium content without their knowledge or consent…

Datum: 1. 7. 2022

Google Improves Its Password Manager to Boost Security Across All Platforms

Google on Thursday announced a slew of improvements to its password manager service aimed at creating a more consistent look and feel across different platforms. Central to the changes is a "simplified and unified management experience that's the same in Chrome and Android settings," Ali Sarraf, Google Chrome product manager, said in a blog post. The updates are also expected to automatically…

Datum: 1. 7. 2022

Solving the indirect vulnerability enigma - fixing indirect vulnerabilities without breaking your dependency tree

Fixing indirect vulnerabilities is one of those complex, tedious and, quite frankly, boring tasks that no one really wants to touch. No one except for Debricked, it seems. Sure, there are lots of ways to do it manually, but can it be done automatically with minimal risk of breaking changes? The Debricked team decided to find out.  A forest full of fragile trees So, where do you even start? …

Datum: 1. 7. 2022

New 'SessionManager' Backdoor Targeting Microsoft IIS Servers in the Wild

A newly discovered malware has been put to use in the wild at least since March 2021 to backdoor Microsoft Exchange servers belonging to a wide range of entities worldwide, with infections lingering in 20 organizations as of June 2022. Dubbed SessionManager, the malicious tool masquerades as a module for Internet Information Services (IIS), a web server software for Windows systems, after…

Datum: 1. 7. 2022

Amazon Quietly Patches 'High Severity' Vulnerability in Android Photos App

Amazon, in December 2021, patched a high severity vulnerability affecting its Photos app for Android that could have been exploited to steal a user's access tokens. "The Amazon access token is used to authenticate the user across multiple Amazon APIs, some of which contain personal data such as full name, email, and address," Checkmarx researchers Jo?o Morais and Pedro Umbelino said. "Others,…

Datum: 1. 7. 2022

Microsoft Warns of Cryptomining Malware Campaign Targeting Linux Servers

A cloud threat actor group tracked as 8220 has updated its malware toolset to breach Linux servers with the goal of installing crypto miners as part of a long-running campaign. "The updates include the deployment of new versions of a crypto miner and an IRC bot," Microsoft Security Intelligence said in a series of tweets on Thursday. "The group has actively updated its techniques and payloads…

Datum: 1. 7. 2022

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