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Researchers Find Abcbot Botnet Linked With the Xanthe Cryptomining malware

Researchers Find Abcbot Botnet Linked With the Xanthe Cryptomining malware

Researchers at Cado security claim that the Abcbot botnet and Xanthe-based cryptojacking campaign have the same operator. New research into the infrastructure behind an emerging DDoS botnet named Abcbot has uncovered links with a cryptocurrency-mining botnet attack that came to light in December 2020. Researchers noted that Xanthe and Abcbot code samples are similar in …

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Formbook malware Upgraded as an XLoader malware to Attack macOS Systems

Formbook malware Upgraded as an XLoader malware to Attack macOS Systems

Researchers have spotted an upgraded malware variant of Formbook malware which is now Upgraded as an XLoader malware to Attack macOS Systems. Cybersecurity researchers on Wednesday disclosed details of an evolving malware that has now been upgraded to steal sensitive information from Apple’s macOS operating system. XLoader is currently being offered on an underground forum …

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U.S DOJ charges 4 Chinese nationals for the global hacking campaign

U.S DOJ charges 4 Chinese nationals for the global hacking campaign

The Justice Department announced charges against four Chinese nationals on Monday, accusing the men of being part of a hacking group that attacked “companies, universities and government entities in the United States and abroad between 2011 and 2018.” The charges were announced as the United States and a coalition of allies on Monday accused China’s …

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Hackers abuses OBS Studio to Spread BIOPASS Malware

Hackers abuses OBS Studio to Spread BIOPASS Malware

Researchers from Trend Micro revealed a new malware dubbed BIOPASS, that abuses Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) Studio’s live-streaming app to capture the screen of its victims to attackers. Threat actors behind the new malware planted a malicious JavaScript code on support chat pages of Chinese gambling-related sites to redirect visitors to pages offering the malicious …

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Microsoft joins Space ISAC as a founding member to support cybersecurity

Microsoft joins Space ISAC as a founding member to support cybersecurity

The Space Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ISAC) welcomed its newest member, Microsoft, on June 23 with an announcement highlighting the tech giant’s cybersecurity expertise. Microsoft joined the Space Information Sharing and Analysis Center as a founding member, according to announcements published by both organizations Wednesday expressing their collective goals are to assist in the …

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Avg time to fix critical vulnerabilities is 205 days

A report shows that avg time to fix critical vulnerabilities is 205 days

According to an AppSec Stats Flash report Published by whitehat security that the average time taken to fix critical vulnerabilities has increased from 197 days in April 2021 to 205 days in May 2021. Report Shows that More than 66% of all applications used by the utility sector had at least one exploitable vulnerability open …

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Uni of Hertfordshire is the latest cyberattack victim Suffers Outage of IT systems

Uni of Hertfordshire is the latest cyberattack victim Suffers Outage of IT systems

The University of Hertfordshire in the UK has been hit by a cyber-attack that has taken down its entire IT network as well as blocking access to its cloud-based services. The attack, which began at just before 22:00 on Wednesday, has taken down its Wi-Fi network, student record portal, and email system. Students have also …

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NimzaLoader malware was written Nim Programming Language to be less detected

NimzaLoader malware was written Nim Programming Language to be less detected

NimzaLoader malware is unusual because it’s written in a programming language rarely used by cybercriminals – which could make it harder to detect and defend against. “Malware developers may choose to use a rare programming language to avoid detection, as reverse engineers may not be familiar with Nim’s implementation, or focused on developing detection for …

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Microsoft Exchange zero-day exploited in attacks against US local governments

Microsoft Exchange zero-day exploited in attacks against US local governments

Ongoing investigations into the active use of four Microsoft Exchange bugs has revealed attacks against US local government agencies. On March 2, Microsoft warned that the current risk of zero-days – now tracked such as CVE-2021-26855, CVE-2021-26857, CVE-2021-26858, and CVE-2021-27065 – was being exploited by attackers in the wild. If abused, the vulnerability can be …

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Hackers ask 500 Bitcoin ransom from Tether

Hackers ask 500 Bitcoin ransom from Tether

Tether, the issuer of the USDT stablecoin, claims to have received a ransom note asking for 500 bitcoin (currently worth about USD $22 million), lest documents are made public that could “harm the bitcoin ecosystem.” Tether has revealed a ransomware demand in which threat actors are allegedly demanding 500 Bitcoin ($24 million).  Over the weekend, the blockchain and cryptocurrency …

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