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Emotet Malware Destroys Itself From All Infected Computers

Emotet, the notorious email-based Windows malware behind several botnet-driven spam campaigns and ransomware attacks, was automatically wiped from infected computers en masse following a European law enforcement operation. The development comes three months after a coordinated disruption of Emotet as part of "Operation Ladybird" to seize control of servers used to run and maintain the malware…

Datum: 26. 4. 2021

3.2 Billion Leaked Passwords Contain 1.5 Million Records with Government Emails

A staggering number of 3.28 billion passwords linked to 2.18 billion unique email addresses were exposed in what's one of the largest data dumps of breached usernames and passwords. In addition, the leak includes 1,502,909 passwords associated with email addresses from government domains across the world, with the U.S. government alone taking up 625,505 of the exposed passwords, followed by the…

Datum: 26. 4. 2021

Critical RCE Bug Found in Homebrew Package Manager for macOS and Linux

A recently identified security vulnerability in the official Homebrew Cask repository could have been exploited by an attacker to execute arbitrary code on users' machines that have Homebrew installed. The issue, which was reported to the maintainers on April 18 by a Japanese security researcher named RyotaK, stemmed from the way code changes in its GitHub repository were handled, resulting in a…

Datum: 24. 4. 2021

Passwordstate Password Manager Update Hijacked to Install Backdoor on Thousands of PCs

Click Studios, the Australian software company behind the Passwordstate password management application, has notified customers to reset their passwords following a software supply chain attack. The Adelaide-based firm said a bad actor used sophisticated techniques to compromise the software's update mechanism and used it to drop malware on user computers. The breach is said to have occurred…

Datum: 24. 4. 2021

New QNAP NAS Flaws Exploited In Recent Ransomware Attacks - Patch It!

A new ransomware strain called "Qlocker" is targeting QNAP network attached storage (NAS) devices as part of an ongoing campaign and encrypting files in password-protected 7zip archives. First reports of the infections emerged on April 20, with the adversaries behind the operations demanding a bitcoin payment (0.01 bitcoins or about $500.57) to receive the decryption key. In response to the…

Datum: 23. 4. 2021

Prometei Botnet Exploiting Unpatched Microsoft Exchange Servers

Attackers are exploiting the ProxyLogon Microsoft Exchange Server flaws to co-opt vulnerable machines to a cryptocurrency botnet named Prometei, according to new research. "Prometei exploits the recently disclosed Microsoft Exchange vulnerabilities associated with the HAFNIUM attacks to penetrate the network for malware deployment, credential harvesting and more," Boston-based cybersecurity firm…

Datum: 23. 4. 2021

Hackers Exploit VPN to Deploy SUPERNOVA malware on SolarWinds Orion

The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has disclosed details of a new advanced persistent threat (APT) that's leveraging the Supernova backdoor to compromise SolarWinds Orion installations after gaining access to the network through a connection to a Pulse Secure VPN device. "The threat actor connected to the entity's network via a Pulse Secure virtual private network (…

Datum: 23. 4. 2021

Researchers Find Additional Infrastructure Used By SolarWinds Hackers

The sprawling SolarWinds cyberattack which came to light last December was known for its sophistication in the breadth of tactics used to infiltrate and persist in the target infrastructure, so much so that Microsoft went on to call the threat actor behind the campaign "skillful and methodic operators who follow operations security (OpSec) best practices to minimize traces, stay under the radar,…

Datum: 22. 4. 2021

Cost of Account Unlocks, and Password Resets Add Up

There are many labor-intensive tasks that the IT service desk carries out on a daily basis. None as tedious and costly as resetting passwords. Modern IT service desks spend a significant amount of time both unlocking and resetting passwords for end-users. This issue has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Causes of account lockouts and password resets End-user password policies, such as…

Datum: 22. 4. 2021

Cybercriminals Using Telegram Messenger to Control ToxicEye Malware

Adversaries are increasingly abusing Telegram as a "command-and-control" system to distribute malware into organizations that could then be used to capture sensitive information from targeted systems. "Even when Telegram is not installed or being used, the system allows hackers to send malicious commands and operations remotely via the instant messaging app," said researchers from cybersecurity…

Datum: 22. 4. 2021

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