Cyber Security
Cyber Security

Malicious USB Drives Infect 35,000 Computers With

Cybersecurity researchers from ESET on Thursday said they took down a portion of a malware botnet comprising at least 35,000 compromised Windows systems that attackers were secretly using to mine Monero cryptocurrency. The botnet, named “VictoryGate,” has been active since May 2019, with infections mainly reported in Latin America, particularly Peru accounting for 90% of […]

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New GreyNoise free service alerts you when your devices get

Image: Hugo Jehanne Cyber-security firm GreyNoise Intelligence today announced the launch of GreyNoise Alerts, a new free service that will automatically notify you via email when any devices on your organization’s IP address range get hacked and start exhibiting potentially malicious behavior. How does it work? The threat intelligence outfit sifts through widespread scan traffic reaching Internet-connected […]

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State-backed phishing targets govt employees with fast food

More than a dozen state-backed hacking groups are actively targeting U.S. Government employees and healthcare organizations in phishing campaigns that use lures designed to take advantage of the fears surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. “TAG has specifically identified over a dozen government-backed attacker groups using COVID-19 themes as lure for phishing and malware attempts—trying to get their targets […]

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Cyber Security

Researcher Discloses 4 Zero-Day Bugs in IBM’s Enterprise

A cybersecurity researcher today publicly disclosed technical details and PoC for 4 unpatched zero-day vulnerabilities affecting an enterprise security software offered by IBM after the company refused to acknowledge the responsibly submitted disclosure. The affected premium product in question is IBM Data Risk Manager (IDRM) that has been designed to analyze sensitive business information assets […]

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FBI says that sharing personal info online only helps

We all know someone willing to share everything on social media, including sensitive personal information they used as answers to security questions when setting up their accounts on various social networks. This can include information on schools they’re attending, on schools they graduated from, pet names, favorite music or places to eat, and even their mother’s maiden […]

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COVID-Themed Lures Target SCADA Sectors With Data Stealing

A new malware campaign has been found using coronavirus-themed lures to strike government and energy sectors in Azerbaijan with remote access trojans (RAT) capable of exfiltrating sensitive documents, keystrokes, passwords, and even images from the webcam. The targeted attacks employ Microsoft Word documents as droppers to deploy a previously unknown Python-based RAT dubbed “PoetRAT” due […]