Entries by govanguard

Microsoft, FireEye Unmask More Malware Linked to SolarWinds Attackers

Researchers have uncovered more custom malware that is being used by the threat group behind the SolarWinds attack. Researchers with Microsoft and FireEye identified three new pieces of malware that the companies said are being used in late-stage activity by the threat actor (previously called Solarigate by Microsoft and now renamed Nobelium; and called UNC2542 […]

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CISA Orders Fed Agencies to Patch Exchange Servers

Hot on the heels of Microsoft’s announcement about active cyber-espionage campaigns that are exploiting four serious security vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange Server, the U.S. government is mandating patching for the issues. The news comes as security firms report escalating numbers of related campaigns led by sophisticated adversaries against a range of high-value targets, especially in […]

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COVID-19 Vaccine Spear-Phishing Attacks Jump 26 Percent

As Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson roll out COVID-19 vaccines cybercriminals are preying on the those hungry to get in line for immunization. Between October and January the average number of COVID-19 vaccine-related spear-phishing attacks grew 26 percent, said Barracuda Networks researchers. At the same time, researchers with Check Point say they have found […]

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Three Top Russian Cybercrime Forums Hacked

Over the past few weeks, three of the longest running and most venerated Russian-language online forums serving thousands of experienced cybercriminals have been hacked. In two of the intrusions, the attackers made off with the forums' user databases, including email and Internet addresses and hashed passwords. Members of all three forums are worried the incidents […]

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Unpatched Bug in WiFi Mouse App Opens PCs to Attack

The mobile application called WiFi Mouse, which allows users to control mouse movements on a PC or Mac with a smartphone or tablet, has an unpatched bug allowing adversaries to hijack desktop computers, according to researcher Christopher Le Roux who found the flaw. Impacted is the Android app’s accompanying WiFi Mouse “server software” that is […]

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