Saturday, July 24, 2021

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Chinese hackers had access to U.S. hacking tools and cloned an attack tool

Chinese threat actors "cloned" and used a Windows zero-day exploit stolen from the NSA's Equation Group for years before the privilege escalation flaw was patched, researchers say.  On August 13, 2016, a hacking unit calling itself "The Shadow Brokers" announced...

Supply chain attacks are on the rise: NCSC warns

Addressing big business and government agencies, the UK's National Cyber ​​Security Center (NCSC) has issued a warning that attacks on software pipelines "could have a significant impact." The compromise of SolarWinds's updates, which the US says was "likely" carried out...

This malicious Android app hijacked millions of devices after one update

In only one update, the popular barcode scanner app on Google Play has been transformed into malware and has been able to hijack up to 10 million devices. Barcode Scanner by Lavabird Ltd. was an Android app available in the...

Mozilla will roll out its VPN service in Germany and France in Q1 2021

Mozilla is expected to expand its virtual private network (VPN) offering in Germany and France by the end of Q1 2021, which includes the first extension of the service within the EU. The move comes after a browser maker officially...

Ransom payments are declining as many victims decide not to pay

A high percentage of ransom victims choose to opt-out of pay the ransom amounts but don't assume that the ransom will go away anytime soon. The ransom rate paid to cyber criminals following a ransomware attack dropped as more and...

FonixCrypter ransomware Shut down and releases the master decryption key

The FonixCrypter team said it was closed and removed their ransomware source code. The cybercriminal team behind FonixCrypter ransomware announced today on Twitter that it has removed the ransomware source code and plans to shut down its operations. As a gesture...

Hacker leaks data of MeetMindful dating site

The data belongs to the MeetMindful dating site and includes everything from real names to Facebook account tokens and email addresses, and geolocation information. A well-known hacker revealed this week the details of more than 2.28 million users registered with...

BugTraq security mailing list closes after 27 years

BugTraq was launched in November 1993 and was one of the first mailing lists dedicated to exposing weaknesses. BugTraq, one of the first mailing lists in the cybersecurity industry dedicated to publicly disclosing security errors, announced today that it will...

Emotet Returns as Top Malware Threat in December

The notorious Emotet Trojan is back on peak of the malware graphs, having had a makeover designed to make it more effective at escaping detection. Check Point's newly released International Threat Index for December 2020 disclosed that the malware variant...

Experts linked Chinese APT27 Group to Ransomware Attacks

Security researchers investigating a set of ransomware incidents at multiple companies discovered malware indicating that the attacks may be the work of a hacker group believed to operate on behalf of China.  A well-known Chinese state-backed APT group is believed...

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OAIC: Uber found to have interfered with the privacy of over 1.2 million Australians

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has determined that Uber Technologies, Inc. and Uber B.V. have interfered...

Over 80 US Municipalities data are exposed due to Misconfigured Amazon S3

A team of Cybersecurity researchers at Wizcase found major data exposure of Over 80 US Municipalities due to the Misconfigured Amazon S3 Bucket. This happened...

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...

Millions of HP, Samsung, Xerox Printers are Vulnerable to 16 year old bug

A 16-year-old security vulnerability affects Millions of HP, Samsung, Xerox Printers Driver allows attackers to gain admin rights on systems using the vulnerable driver...

MosaicLoader malware targets cracked software via SEO poisoning

New MosaicLoader malware targets users that are searching to download cracked software. Cybercriminals run ad campaigns in search engine results to boost their malicious...