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Notorious TrickBot Malware Gang Shuts Down its Botnet Infrastructure

The modular Windows crimeware platform known as TrickBot formally shuttered its infrastructure on Thursday after reports emerged of its imminent retirement amid a lull in its activity for almost two months, marking an end to one of the most persistent malware campaigns in recent years. "TrickBot is gone... It is official now as of Thursday, February 24, 2022. See you soon... or not," AdvIntel's…

Datum: 25. 2. 2022

New Flaws Discovered in Cisco's Network Operating System for Switches

Cisco has released software updates to address four security vulnerabilities in its software that could be weaponized by malicious actors to take control of affected systems. The most critical of the flaws is CVE-2022-20650 (CVSS score: 8.8), which relates to a command injection flaw in the NX-API feature of Cisco NX-OS Software that stems from a lack of sufficient input validation of…

Datum: 25. 2. 2022

TrickBot Gang Likely Shifting Operations to Switch to New Malware

TrickBot, the infamous Windows crimeware-as-a-service (CaaS) solution that's used by a variety of threat actors to deliver next-stage payloads like ransomware, appears to be undergoing a transition of sorts, with no new activity recorded since the start of the year. The lull in the malware campaigns is "partially due to a big shift from Trickbot's operators, including working with the operators…

Datum: 24. 2. 2022

From Pet Systems to Cattle Farm — What Happened to the Data Center?

There's something about craftsmanship. It's personal, its artistry, and it can be incredibly effective in achieving its goals. On the other hand, mass-market production can be effective in other ways, through speed, efficiency, and cost savings. The story of data centers is one of going from craftsmanship – where every individual machine is a pet project, maintained with great care – to mass…

Datum: 24. 2. 2022

Warning — Deadbolt Ransomware Targeting ASUSTOR NAS Devices

ASUSTOR network-attached storage (NAS) devices have become the latest victim of Deadbolt ransomware, less than a month after similar attacks singled out QNAP NAS appliances. In response to the infections, the company has released firmware updates (ADM 4.0.4.RQO2) to "fix related security issues." The company is also urging users to take the following actions to keep data secure – …

Datum: 24. 2. 2022

CISA Alerts on Actively Exploited Flaws in Zabbix Network Monitoring Platform

The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has warned of active exploitation of two security flaws impacting Zabbix open-source enterprise monitoring platform, adding them to its Known Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog. On top of that, CISA is also recommending that Federal Civilian Executive Branch (FCEB) agencies patch all systems against the vulnerabilities by March 8,…

Datum: 24. 2. 2022

US, UK Agencies Warn of New Russian Botnet Built from Hacked Firewall Devices

Intelligence agencies in the U.K. and the U.S. disclosed details of a new botnet malware called Cyclops Blink that's been attributed to the Russian-backed Sandworm hacking group and deployed in attacks dating back to 2019. "Cyclops Blink appears to be a replacement framework for the VPNFilter malware exposed in 2018, which exploited network devices, primarily small office/home office (SOHO)…

Datum: 24. 2. 2022

New Wiper Malware Targeting Ukraine Amid Russia's Military Operation

Cybersecurity firms ESET and Broadcom's Symantec said they discovered a new data wiper malware used in fresh attacks against hundreds of machines in Ukraine, as Russian forces formally launched a full-scale military operation against the country. The Slovak company dubbed the wiper "HermeticWiper" (aka KillDisk.NCV), with one of the malware samples compiled on December 28, 2021, implying that…

Datum: 24. 2. 2022

Dridex Malware Deploying Entropy Ransomware on Hacked Computers

Similarities have been unearthed between the Dridex general-purpose malware and a little-known ransomware strain called Entropy, suggesting that the operators are continuing to rebrand their extortion operations under a different name. "The similarities are in the software packer used to conceal the ransomware code, in the malware subroutines designed to find and obfuscate commands (API calls),…

Datum: 23. 2. 2022

Chinese Experts Uncover Details of Equation Group's Bvp47 Covert Hacking Tool

Researchers from China's Pangu Lab have disclosed details of a "top-tier" backdoor put to use by the Equation Group, an advanced persistent threat (APT) with alleged ties to the cyber-warfare intelligence-gathering unit of the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA). Dubbed "Bvp47" owing to numerous references to the string "Bvp" and the numerical value "0x47" used in the encryption algorithm, the…

Datum: 23. 2. 2022

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