LoJax rootkit used by Russian-linked Fancy Bear has been silently active since 2016

Researchers have discovered that LoJax, the malware that formed the foundation for devastating Fancy Bear attacks in 2018, has been silently active for years. Use of this infrastructure by the Russian-linked hacking group was exposed in September 2018, just a Read More …

Russia’s Elite Hackers May Have New Phishing Tricks

A major question hanging over the United States midterm election season: Where was Russia? But while GRU hackersdidn’t directly interfere, they appear to be as active as ever. New research from two threat intelligence firms indicates that two prominent Russia-linked groups have been developing some Read More …

Cybersecurity Researchers Spotted First-Ever UEFI Rootkit in the Wild

Cybersecurity researchers at ESET have unveiled what they claim to be the first-ever UEFI rootkit being used in the wild, allowing hackers to implant persistent malware on the targeted computers that could survive a complete hard-drive wipe. Dubbed LoJax, the UEFI Read More …

VPNFilter’s Arsenal Expands With Newly Discovered Modules

Seven new modules discovered in VPNFilter further fill in the blanks about how the malware operates and reveals a wider breath of capabilities. Researchers have discovered new modules in VPNFilter – the malware behind the widespread campaign in May that infected 75 Read More …

Russian ‘Fancy Bear’ Hackers Using (Unpatched) Microsoft Office DDE Exploit

Cybercriminals, including state-sponsored hackers, have started actively exploiting a newly discovered Microsoft Office vulnerability that Microsoft does not consider as a security issue and has already denied to patch it. Last month, we reported how hackers could leverage a built-in feature of Read More …

Latest Sofacy Campaign Targeting Security Researchers

Sofacy, the Russian-speaking APT group connected to interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, has been targeting researchers, admins and others interested in cybersecurity. Cisco’s security research arm Talos published a report on Sunday describing a campaign linked to Sofacy, also known as Read More …

Hackers race to use Flash exploit before vulnerable systems are patched

Hackers are rushing to exploit a zero-day Flash vulnerability to plant surveillance software before organisations have time to update their systems to patch the weakness. Uncovered by researchers at Kaspersky Lab on Monday, the CVE-2017-11292 Adobe Flash vulnerability allows attackers to deploy a vulnerability Read More …