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Researchers Uncover 3 PyPI Packages Spreading Malware to Developer Systems

A threat actor by the name Lolip0p has uploaded three rogue packages to the Python Package Index (PyPI) repository that are designed to drop malware on compromised developer systems. The packages – named colorslib (versions 4.6.11 and 4.6.12), httpslib (versions 4.6.9 and 4.6.11), and libhttps (version 4.6.12) – by the author between January 7, 2023, and January 12, 2023. They have since been…

Datum: 17. 1. 2023

Raccoon and Vidar Stealers Spreading via Massive Network of Fake Cracked Software

A "large and resilient infrastructure" comprising over 250 domains is being used to distribute information-stealing malware such as Raccoon and Vidar since early 2020. The infection chain "uses about a hundred of fake cracked software catalogue websites that redirect to several links before downloading the payload hosted on file share platforms, such as GitHub," cybersecurity firm SEKOIA said in…

Datum: 16. 1. 2023

A Secure User Authentication Method – Planning is More Important than Ever

When considering authentication providers, many organizations consider the ease of configuration, ubiquity of usage, and technical stability. Organizations cannot always be judged on those metrics alone. There is an increasing need to evaluate company ownership, policies and the stability, or instability, that it brings. How Leadership Change Affects Stability In recent months, a salient example…

Datum: 16. 1. 2023

CISA Warns for Flaws Affecting Industrial Control Systems from Major Manufacturers

The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has released several Industrial Control Systems (ICS) advisories warning of critical security flaws affecting products from Sewio, InHand Networks, Sauter Controls, and Siemens. The most severe of the flaws relate to Sewio's RTLS Studio, which could be exploited by an attacker to "obtain unauthorized access to the server, alter…

Datum: 16. 1. 2023

New Backdoor Created Using Leaked CIA's Hive Malware Discovered in the Wild

Unidentified threat actors have deployed a new backdoor that borrows its features from the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)'s Hive multi-platform malware suite, the source code of which was released by WikiLeaks in November 2017. "This is the first time we caught a variant of the CIA Hive attack kit in the wild, and we named it xdr33 based on its embedded Bot-side certificate CN=xdr33,"…

Datum: 16. 1. 2023

Malware Attack on CircleCI Engineer's Laptop Leads to Recent Security Incident

DevOps platform CircleCI on Friday disclosed that unidentified threat actors compromised an employee's laptop and leveraged malware to steal their two-factor authentication-backed credentials to breach the company's systems and data last month. The CI/CD service CircleCI said the "sophisticated attack" took place on December 16, 2022, and that the malware went undetected by its antivirus…

Datum: 14. 1. 2023

Cacti Servers Under Attack as Majority Fail to Patch Critical Vulnerability

A majority of internet-exposed Cacti servers have not been patched against a recently patched critical security vulnerability that has come under active exploitation in the wild. That's according to attack surface management platform Censys, which found only 26 out of a total of 6,427 servers to be running a patched version of Cacti (1.2.23 and 1.3.0). The issue in question relates to …

Datum: 14. 1. 2023

TikTok Fined $5.4 Million by French Regulator for Violating Cookie Laws

Popular short-form video hosting service TikTok has been fined €5 million (about $5.4 million) by the French data protection watchdog for breaking cookie consent rules, making it the latest platform to face similar penalties after Amazon, Google, Meta, and Microsoft since 2020. "Users of 'tiktok[.]com' could not refuse cookies as easily as accepting them and they were not informed in a…

Datum: 14. 1. 2023

Cisco Issues Warning for Unpatched Vulnerabilities in EoL Business Routers

Cisco has warned of two security vulnerabilities affecting end-of-life (EoL) Small Business RV016, RV042, RV042G, and RV082 routers that it said will not be fixed, even as it acknowledged the public availability of proof-of-concept (PoC) exploit. The issues are rooted in the router's web-based management interface, enabling a remote adversary to sidestep authentication or execute malicious…

Datum: 14. 1. 2023

Beware: Tainted VPNs Being Used to Spread EyeSpy Surveillanceware

Tainted VPN installers are being used to deliver a piece of surveillanceware dubbed EyeSpy as part of a malware campaign that started in May 2022. It uses "components of SecondEye – a legitimate monitoring application – to spy on users of 20Speed VPN, an Iranian-based VPN service, via trojanized installers," Bitdefender said in an analysis. A majority of the infections are said to originate in…

Datum: 13. 1. 2023

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