North Korean hackers have been "targeting security researchers working on vulnerability research and development at different companies and organizations" to trick them into installing backdoored software that gives attackers remote access to their systems, warns Google's Threat Analysis Group.
Microsoft is alerting customers that starting Feb. 9, it will enforce domain controller settings within Active Directory to block connections that could exploit the unpatched Zerologon vulnerability in Windows Server. Microsoft has been warning about the urgency of patching the flaw for months.
In defining an IAM strategy for the cloud, CISOs need to automate the processes of provisioning, de-provisioning, monitoring and auditing as well as implementing federated access and API integration, says Rushdhi Mohammad, information security officer at the Industrial Bank of Kuwait.
The governor of New Zealand's Reserve Bank says he "personally owns" responsibility for a data breach that exposed private and sensitive stakeholder information. The breach came after a serious vulnerability was disclosed in December in Accellion's File Transfer Appliance, which the bank uses.
A vulnerability in a GitHub repository belonging to the United Nations Environment Program exposed over 100,000 employee records, including personally identifiable information, contact details and other sensitive data, according to a group of independent security researchers. The flaw has been patched.
The "Sunburst" backdoor deployed in the breach of SolarWinds' Orion network monitoring tool uses some of the same code found in the "Kazuar" backdoor, which security researchers have previously tied to Russian hackers, the security firm Kaspersky reports.
Security researchers are warning that attackers appear to have stepped up scanning for vulnerable Zyxel products, including VPN gateways, access point controllers and firewalls. A recently disclosed vulnerability in the company's firmware can create a hard-coded backdoor.
Citrix is urging customers to implement a newly provided enhancement to its ADC and Gateway devices that is designed to block attackers from abusing the Datagram Transport Layer Security, or DTLS, protocol to amplify distributed denial-of-service attacks.
A firmware vulnerability in about 100,000 Zyxel products, including VPN gateways, access point controllers and firewalls, can be used to install a hardcoded backdoor that could give threat actors remote administrative privileges, according to the security firm Eye Control. Users are urged to patch the flaw.
To enhance organizations' security postures in the year ahead, CISOs must strengthen authentication processes, increase the use of network segmentation tools and deploy effective threat intelligence capabilities, two CISOs recommend.
Researchers at CyberMDX have uncovered two significant vulnerabilities in certain Dell Wyse thin client devices that, if exploited, could allow threat actors to remotely run malicious code and access files on affected devices.
Point-of-sale device manufacturers Verifone and Ingenico have released fixes for flaws in some of their devices after researchers found the vulnerabilities could have enabled attackers to steal payment card data, clone cards or install malware.