A Chinese espionage threat group is using a novel backdoor to bypass popular Indonesian antivirus tool Smadav. Targets include European embassies in Southeast and East Asia. Smadav treats processes with no windows as suspect. The APT gets around that by opening a window not visible to users.
A flurry of legal complaints and a lawsuit have been filed against the city of Oakland, California, after it fell victim to a ransomware attack. The Play group claimed credit for the attack and posted some of stolen information, which includes personal details, ID numbers and health information.
A Long Island, New York-based life sciences company has reported to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that clinical test information of nearly 2.5 million individuals was compromised in a ransomware attack in April involving data exfiltration.
This week: Amazon settled privacy and cybersecurity investigations with the U.S. FTC, SAS received a $3 million extortion demand and apparently Ukrainian hacktivists penetrated Russia's Skolkovo Foundation. Plus, breaches at Onix Group and Toyota and a warning about Salesforce "ghost sites."
Hackers have exploited a critical zero-day vulnerability in Progress Software's managed file transfer offering in several customer environments. Progress warned of a critical SQL injection vulnerability in MOVEit Transfer that allows for "escalated privileges and potential unauthorized access."
In the days between May 26 and June 1, Tornado Cash validators regained control, Tron patched a bug that could be exploited for $500 million, Binance said it will delist privacy coins in four European countries, Coinbase settled insider trading charges and Hong Kong police joined the metaverse.
Former members of the defunct Conti ransomware group are continuing to ply their trade under a variety of other guises, including Royal and Black Basta. Thanks to their agile and innovative approaches, post-Conti operations are "stronger than ever," one ransomware expert reports.
Cisco plans to make its third tuck-in cybersecurity acquisition of 2023 to protect email, cloud office applications and enterprise communications through natural language understanding. Cisco will take advantage of Armorblox's predictive and generative AI to help customers bolster their security.
Cisco Security Executive Vice President and General Manager Jeetu Patel said the industry struggles to address multifaceted attacks that originate in email and include bad links, malware downloads to a device and more. Cyber defenders need correlated data from multiple sources of telemetry, he said.
A recently emerged threat actor dubbed Dark Pink is updating its custom tool set in a bid to evade detection while expanding its operations to new Southeast Asian targets. Threat intel firm Group-IB counts 13 total victims of Dark Pink, which first became active in mid-2021.
Barracuda Networks is warning that a zero-day vulnerability that it recently discovered and patched in its Email Security Gateway appliances appears to have been exploited since October 2022. Attackers used the flaw to gain persistent remote access to networks and exfiltrate data, it said.
Many hospitals are still more reactive than proactive in terms of embracing recommended best practices that can advance their cybersecurity maturity level, said Steve Low, president of KLAS Research, and Ed Gaudet, CEO of consulting firm Censinet, who discuss findings of a recent benchmarking study.
How many hackers can claim to have caused a national cheese shortage, not least in the Gouda-loving Netherlands? Enter Mikhail Matveev, a Russian national who's been indicted for wielding not one but three strains of ransomware, in what experts say is a needed focus on ransomware affiliates.
Losses to fraud reported by Britain's financial services sector exceeded $1.5 billion in 2022, declining by 8% from 2021, says trade association UK Finance. About 40% of losses tied to authorized push payment fraud, in which victims get tricked into transferring funds to attackers.