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Researchers Detail PureCrypter Loader Cyber Criminals Using to Distribute Malware

Cybersecurity researchers have detailed the workings of a fully-featured malware loader dubbed PureCrypter that's being purchased by cyber criminals to deliver remote access trojans (RATs) and information stealers. "The loader is a .NET executable obfuscated with SmartAssembly and makes use of compression, encryption, and obfuscation to evade antivirus software products," Zscaler's Romain Dumont…

Datum: 14. 6. 2022

Chinese Hackers Distribute Backdoored Web3 Wallets for iOS and Android Users

A technically sophisticated threat actor known as SeaFlower has been targeting Android and iOS users as part of an extensive campaign that mimics official cryptocurrency wallet websites intending to distribute backdoored apps that drain victims' funds. Said to be first discovered in March 2022, the cluster of activity "hint[s] to a strong relationship with a Chinese-speaking entity yet to be…

Datum: 13. 6. 2022

Chinese 'Gallium' Hackers Using New PingPull Malware in Cyberespionage Attacks

A Chinese advanced persistent threat (APT) known as Gallium has been observed using a previously undocumented remote access trojan in its espionage attacks targeting companies operating in Southeast Asia, Europe, and Africa. Called PingPull, the "difficult-to-detect" backdoor is notable for its use of the Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) for command-and-control (C2) communications,…

Datum: 13. 6. 2022

Researchers Disclose Rooting Backdoor in Mitel IP Phones for Businesses

Cybersecurity researchers have disclosed details of two medium-security flaws in Mitel 6800/6900 desk phones that, if successfully exploited, could allow an attacker to gain root privileges on the devices. Tracked as CVE-2022-29854 and CVE-2022-29855 (CVSS score: 6.8), the access control issues were discovered by German penetration testing firm SySS, following which patches were shipped in May…

Datum: 13. 6. 2022

Quick and Simple: BPFDoor Explained

BPFDoor isn't new to the cyberattack game — in fact, it's gone undetected for years — but PwC researchers discovered the piece of malware in 2021. Subsequently, the cybersecurity community is learning more about the stealthy nature of malware, how it works, and how it can be prevented. What's BPFDoor? BPFDoor is a piece of malware associated with China-based threat actor Red Menshen that has hit…

Datum: 13. 6. 2022

Hello XD Ransomware Installing Backdoor on Targeted Windows and Linux Systems

Windows and Linux systems are being targeted by a ransomware variant called HelloXD, with the infections also involving the deployment of a backdoor to facilitate persistent remote access to infected hosts. "Unlike other ransomware groups, this ransomware family doesn't have an active leak site; instead it prefers to direct the impacted victim to negotiations through Tox chat and onion-based…

Datum: 13. 6. 2022

Iranian Hackers Spotted Using a new DNS Hijacking Malware in Recent Attacks

The Iranian state-sponsored threat actor tracked under the moniker Lyceum has turned to using a new custom .NET-based backdoor in recent campaigns directed against the Middle East. "The new malware is a .NET based DNS Backdoor which is a customized version of the open source tool 'DIG.net,'" Zscaler ThreatLabz researchers Niraj Shivtarkar and Avinash Kumar said in a report published last week. "…

Datum: 13. 6. 2022

MIT Researchers Discover New Flaw in Apple M1 CPUs That Can't Be Patched

A novel hardware attack dubbed PACMAN has been demonstrated against Apple's M1 processor chipsets, potentially arming a malicious actor with the capability to gain arbitrary code execution on macOS systems. It leverages "speculative execution attacks to bypass an important memory protection mechanism, ARM Pointer Authentication, a security feature that is used to enforce pointer integrity," MIT…

Datum: 11. 6. 2022

Researchers Find Bluetooth Signals Can be Fingerprinted to Track Smartphones

A new research undertaken by a group of academics from the University of California San Diego has revealed for the first time that Bluetooth signals can be fingerprinted to track smartphones (and therefore, individuals). The identification, at its core, hinges on imperfections in the Bluetooth chipset hardware introduced during the manufacturing process, resulting in a "unique physical-layer…

Datum: 10. 6. 2022

Researchers Detail How Cyber Criminals Targeting Cryptocurrency Users

Cybercriminals are impersonating popular crypto platforms such as Binance, Celo, and Trust Wallet with spoofed emails and fake login pages in an attempt to steal login details and deceptively transfer virtual funds. "As cryptocurrency and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) become more mainstream, and capture headlines for their volatility, there is a greater likelihood of more individuals falling victim…

Datum: 10. 6. 2022

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