Threat group FIN7 has set up a website posing as a security company to recruit talent, according to fraud intelligence company Gemini Advisory. The aim of the scam was to lure security researchers who could help the group with penetration testing-related activities to enable ransomware attacks.
The U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security has issued an interim final rule to curb and control the export, reexport, or in-country transfer of certain offensive cyber tools that are used in surveillance of private citizens and other malicious activities that undermine the nation's security.
Social media platform Twitter has suspended two accounts that were being used by members of the DPRK, a North Korean government-backed threat group, according to Adam Weidemann, an analyst with the Google Threat Analysis Group. The accounts allegedly targeted security researchers around the globe.
The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia last week indicted three men - including an ex-employee of Bank of America and TD Bank - with money laundering and aggravated identity theft after the men allegedly conducted an extensive business email compromise scheme.
Microsoft, in its annual threat review report, Digital Defense, says 58% of cyberattacks worldwide over the past year originated in Russia. And 92% of the Russia-based threat activity came from the nation-state threat group Nobelium.
Apache, a popular open-source web server software for Unix and Windows, says it has fixed a zero-day vulnerability in its HTTP server that it says has been exploited in the wild. The path traversal and file disclosure vulnerability only affects Apache HTTP servers upgraded to version 2.4.49.
Hacktivist collective Anonymous has, for the second time this month, leaked data belonging to Washington-based domain name registrar and web hosting service Epik. The size of the second set: more than 300GB - double the amount in the first leak.
Cybersecurity vendor VMware has published a security advisory detailing 19 vulnerabilities affecting its vCenter server and Cloud Foundation products and has released fixes for all of them. One of the flaws has a high CVSS of 9.8, and CISA is warning of its "widespread exploitation."
The Russia-linked cyberespionage group Nobelium, which was responsible for the SolarWinds supply chain attack, has developed and deployed a new malware, dubbed FoggyWeb, according to a Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center security blog. Microsoft says FoggyWeb creates a backdoor to exfiltrate data.
A security researcher who goes by the alias Watchful_IP has discovered a command injection vulnerability that could potentially affect millions of Hikvision's IoT devices. The video security solutions provider says it has fixed the flaw and rolled out a firmware update for its end users.
Russian cybersecurity firm Rostelecom-Solar reports that it prevented what it believes is the Mēris botnet from an attempted takeover of 45,000 new devices. The company's president says it also stopped 19 distributed denial-of-service attacks targeting Russia’s remote electronic voting system.
Researcher Bob Diachenko has discovered an unsecured database containing personal information of 106 million foreign nationals who have visited Thailand in the past decade. The 200GB database, which has now been secured, has not been accessed by unauthorized personnel, Thai authorities say.
The Mēris botnet, responsible for huge waves of DDoS attacks recorded by cybersecurity firms Qrator Labs and Cloudflare, is still active, using "abandoned" MikroTik routers. The attack signatures saw a spike of 21.8 million requests per second, exploiting a vulnerable version of MikroTik RouterOS.
The Mirai botnet is actively exploiting the known vulnerability CVE-2021-38647, which is part of a quarter of vulnerabilities dubbed OMIGOD, in Microsoft's Azure Linux Open Management Infrastructure framework, according to Kevin Beaumont, head of the security operations center for Arcadia Group.
Olympus, a Japanese company that manufactures optics and reprography products, reports that a portion of its IT system in the EMEA region was affected by a "potential cybersecurity incident." While Olympus has not identified an attacker, some reports suggest it is the BlackMatter ransomware gang.