Security Analysis of Devices That Support SCPI and VISA Protocols

When a legacy protocol is connected via Ethernet, and subsequently to the internet, security issues arise. Standard Commands for Programmable Instruments (SCPI) is a legacy protocol that many advanced measurement instruments support. It can be issued via General Purpose Interface Read More …

xHunt Campaign: New Watering Hole Identified for Credential Harvesting

During the analysis of the xHunt campaign activities, we identified a Kuwaiti organization’s webpage used as an apparent watering hole. The webpage contained a hidden image which was observed between June and December 2019, and referenced domains associated with malicious Read More …

Nice Try: 501 (Ransomware) Not Implemented

Since January 10, 2020, FireEye has tracked extensive global exploitation of CVE-2019-19781, which continues to impact Citrix ADC and Gateway instances that are unpatched or do not have mitigations applied. We previously reported on attackers’ swift attempts to exploit this vulnerability and the post-compromise deployment Read More …

U.S. Government Agency Targeted With Malware-Laced Emails

A U.S. government agency was targeted with spear phishing emails harboring several malware strains – including a never-before-seen malware downloader that researchers call “Carrotball.” The campaign, which researchers observed occurring from July to October and code-named “Fractured Statue,” involved six Read More …

European Energy Sector Organization Targeted by PupyRAT Malware in Late 2019

Over the course of the last year, Recorded Future research has demonstrated that Iran-nexus groups, possibly including APT33 (also called Elfin), have been prolific in amassing operational network infrastructure throughout 2019. Additionally, in November 2019, Microsoft disclosed that APT33 had shifted focus from targeting Read More …

Misconfigured security command exposes 250 million Microsoft customer records

Microsoft has revealed a misconfigured security command was the culprit behind a leak of one of Microsoft’s internal customer support databases that exposed some 250 million customer records. “Our investigation has determined that a change made to the database’s network security group Read More …