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Malicious Firefox Add-ons Block Browser From Downloading Security Updates

Mozilla on Monday disclosed it blocked two malicious Firefox add-ons installed by 455,000 users that were found misusing the Proxy API to impede downloading updates to the browser. The two extensions in question, named Bypass and Bypass XM, "interfered with Firefox in a way that prevented users who had installed them from downloading updates, accessing updated blocklists, and updating remotely…

Datum: 26. 10. 2021

New Attack Let Attacker Collect and Spoof Browser's Digital Fingerprints

A "potentially devastating and hard-to-detect threat" could be abused by attackers to collect users' browser fingerprinting information with the goal of spoofing the victims without their knowledge, thus effectively compromising their privacy. Academics from Texas A&M University dubbed the attack system "Gummy Browsers," likening it to a nearly 20-year-old "Gummy Fingers" technique that can…

Datum: 25. 10. 2021

Hardware-grade enterprise authentication without hardware: new SIM security solution for IAM

The average cost of a data breach, according to the latest research by IBM, now stands at USD 4.24 million, the highest reported. The leading cause? Compromised credentials, often caused by human error. Although these findings continue to show an upward trend in the wrong direction, the challenge itself is not new. What is new is the unprecedented and accelerated complexity of securing the…

Datum: 25. 10. 2021

Microsoft Warns of Continued Supply-Chain Attacks by the Nobelium Hacker Group

Nobelium, the threat actor behind the SolarWinds compromise in December 2020, has been behind a new wave of attacks that compromised 14 downstream customers of multiple cloud service providers (CSP), managed service providers (MSP), and other IT services organizations, illustrating the adversary's continuing interest in targeting the supply chain via the "compromise-one-to-compromise-many"…

Datum: 25. 10. 2021

Hackers Exploited Popular BillQuick Billing Software to Deploy Ransomware

Cybersecurity researchers on Friday disclosed a now-patched critical vulnerability in multiple versions of a time and billing system called BillQuick that's being actively exploited by threat actors to deploy ransomware on vulnerable systems. CVE-2021-42258, as the flaw is being tracked as, concerns an SQL-based injection attack that allows for remote code execution and was successfully…

Datum: 25. 10. 2021

NYT Journalist Repeatedly Hacked with Pegasus after Reporting on Saudi Arabia

The iPhone of New York Times journalist Ben Hubbard was repeatedly hacked with NSO Group's Pegasus spyware tool over a three-year period stretching between June 2018 to June 2021, resulting in infections twice in July 2020 and June 2021. The University of Toronto's Citizen Lab, which publicized the findings on Sunday, said the "targeting took place while he was reporting on Saudi Arabia, and…

Datum: 25. 10. 2021

Microsoft Warns of TodayZoo Phishing Kit Used in Extensive Credential Stealing Attacks

Microsoft on Thursday disclosed an "extensive series of credential phishing campaigns" that takes advantage of a custom phishing kit that stitched together components from at least five different widely circulated ones with the goal of siphoning user login information. The tech giant's Microsoft 365 Defender Threat Intelligence Team, which detected the first instances of the tool in the wild in…

Datum: 23. 10. 2021

Feds Reportedly Hacked REvil Ransomware Group and Forced it Offline

The Russian-led REvil ransomware gang was felled by an active multi-country law enforcement operation that resulted in its infrastructure being hacked and taken offline for a second time earlier this week, in what's the latest action taken by governments to disrupt the lucrative ecosystem. The takedown was first reported by Reuters, quoting multiple private-sector cyber experts working with the…

Datum: 23. 10. 2021

Popular NPM Package Hijacked to Publish Crypto-mining Malware

The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency on Friday warned of crypto-mining malware embedded in "UAParser.js," a popular JavaScript NPM library with over 6 million weekly downloads, days after the NPM repository moved to remove three rogue packages that were found to mimic the same library. The supply-chain attack targeting the open-source library saw three…

Datum: 23. 10. 2021

'Lone Wolf' Hacker Group Targeting Afghanistan and India with Commodity RATs

A new malware campaign targeting Afghanistan and India is exploiting a now-patched, 20-year-old flaw affecting Microsoft Office to deploy an array of commodity remote access trojans (RATs) that allow the adversary to gain complete control over the compromised endpoints. Cisco Talos attributed the cyber campaign to a "lone wolf" threat actor operating a Lahore-based fake IT company called Bunse…

Datum: 22. 10. 2021

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