Bad actors are actively targeting a vulnerability in the Windows version of Apple iTunes to deliver BitPaymer/iEncrypt ransomware. It’s a new attack pattern that is difficult to detect, security researchers revealed Thursday. Researchers from Morphisec Labs in August identified the abuse of the flaw, which exists in the Bonjour updater that comes packaged with iTunes for Windows, to deliver ransomware in an attack on an unidentified enterprise in the automotive industry. Morphisec immediately disclosed the attack to Apple, which has recently patched the flaw in an iCloud for Windows update. While Apple will be sunsetting iTunes on Macs after the release of macOS Catalina earlier this week, Apple device users with Windows desktops will still need to rely on iTunes for the foreseeable future. In July, Morphisec Labs researchers revealed that at least 15 organizations across the United States were the targets of an ongoing BitPaymer ransomware campaign. Organizations affected were both public and private and spread across multiple industries, including finance, agriculture and technology. Around the same time, researchers began observing attacks using a ransomware called iEncrypt, and eventually realized that the two campaigns were related. Now, a combined BitPaymer/iEncrypt attack is exploiting the recently patched bug using a new method, according to Morphisec. The attack exploits an unquoted path vulnerability in Bonjour, which is a software that organizations may not even…
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