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Researchers Warn of Facefish Backdoor Spreading Linux Rootkits

Cybersecurity researchers have disclosed a new backdoor program capable of stealing user login credentials, device information and executing arbitrary commands on Linux systems. The malware dropper has been dubbed "Facefish" by Qihoo 360 NETLAB team owing its capabilities to deliver different rootkits at different times and the use of Blowfish cipher to encrypt communications to the…

Datum: 28. 5. 2021

SolarWinds Hackers Target Think Tanks With New Backdoor

Microsoft on Thursday disclosed that the threat actor behind the SolarWinds supply chain hack returned to the threat landscape to target government agencies, think tanks, consultants, and non-governmental organizations located across 24 countries, including the U.S. "This wave of attacks targeted approximately 3,000 email accounts at more than 150 different organizations," Tom Burt, Microsoft's…

Datum: 28. 5. 2021

Chinese Cyber Espionage Hackers Continue to Target Pulse Secure VPN Devices

Cybersecurity researchers from FireEye unmasked additional tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) adopted by Chinese threat actors who were recently found abusing Pulse Secure VPN devices to drop malicious web shells and exfiltrate sensitive information from enterprise networks. FireEye's Mandiant threat intelligence team, which is tracking the cyberespionage activity under two threat…

Datum: 28. 5. 2021

Malvertising Campaign On Google Distributed Trojanized AnyDesk Installer

Cybersecurity researchers on Wednesday publicized the disruption of a "clever" malvertising network targeting AnyDesk that delivered a weaponized installer of the remote desktop software via rogue Google ads that appeared in the search engine results pages. The campaign, which is believed to have begun as early as April 21, 2021, involves a malicious file that masquerades as a setup executable…

Datum: 27. 5. 2021

Hackers Using Fake Foundations to Target Uyghur Minority in China

The Uyghur community located in China and Pakistan has been the subject of an ongoing espionage campaign aiming to trick the targets into downloading a Windows backdoor to amass sensitive information from their systems. "Considerable effort was put into disguising the payloads, whether by creating delivery documents that appear to be originating from the United Nations using up to date related…

Datum: 27. 5. 2021

Newly Discovered Bugs in VSCode Extensions Could Lead to Supply Chain Attacks

Severe security flaws uncovered in popular Visual Studio Code extensions could enable attackers to compromise local machines as well as build and deployment systems through a developer's integrated development environment (IDE). The vulnerable extensions could be exploited to run arbitrary code on a developer's system remotely, in what could ultimately pave the way for supply chain attacks. Some…

Datum: 27. 5. 2021

Data Wiper Malware Disguised As Ransomware Targets Israeli Entities

Researchers on Tuesday disclosed a new espionage campaign that resorts to destructive data-wiping attacks targeting Israeli entities at least since December 2020 that camouflage the malicious activity as ransomware extortions. Cybersecurity firm SentinelOne attributed the attacks to a nation-state actor affiliated with Iran it tracks under the moniker "Agrius." "An analysis of what at first…

Datum: 26. 5. 2021

WhatsApp Sues Indian Government Over New Privacy Threatening Internet Law

WhatsApp on Wednesday fired a legal salvo against the Indian government to block new regulations that would require messaging apps to trace the "first originator" of messages shared on the platform, thus effectively breaking encryption protections. "Requiring messaging apps to 'trace' chats is the equivalent of asking us to keep a fingerprint of every single message sent on WhatsApp, which would…

Datum: 26. 5. 2021

Google Researchers Discover A New Variant of Rowhammer Attack

A team of security researchers from Google has demonstrated yet another variant of the Rowhammer attack that bypasses all current defenses to tamper with data stored in memory. Dubbed "Half-Double," the new hammering technique hinges on the weak coupling between two memory rows that are not immediately adjacent to each other but one row removed.  "Unlike TRRespass, which exploits the blind spots…

Datum: 26. 5. 2021

Russian Hydra DarkNet Market Made Over $1.3 Billion in 2020

Russian-language dark web marketplace Hydra has emerged as a hotspot for illicit activities, pulling in a whopping $1.37 billion worth of cryptocurrencies in 2020, up from $9.4 million in 2016. The "blistering growth" in annual transaction volumes marks a staggering 624% year-over-year jump over a three-year period from 2018 to 2020. "Further buoying Hydra's growth is its ability—or its good…

Datum: 26. 5. 2021

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