New Bug Found in NSA’s Ghidra Tool

A medium severity bug reported on Saturday impacts Ghidra, a free, open-source software reverse-engineering tool released by the National Security Agency earlier this year. The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to compromise exposed systems, according to a NIST National Vulnerability Database description. Read More …

WhiteShadow downloader uses Microsoft SQL queries to deliver malicious payloads

Researchers have documented the emergence of a downloader that makes use of Microsoft SQL queries to pull and deliver malicious payloads. In August this year, Proofpoint researchers found the new, staged downloader, known as WhiteShadow, which is being used to deliver Read More …

Masad Spyware Uses Telegram Bots for Command-and-Control

A freshly discovered commercial spyware dubbed the “Masad Clipper and Stealer” is using Telegram bots as its command-and-control (C2) hub. Masad harvests information from Windows and Android users and also comes with a full cadre of other malicious capabilities, including Read More …

17 US utility firms targeted by mysterious state-sponsored group

A mysterious state-sponsored hacking group has targeted at least 17 US utility firms with phishing emails for a five-month period between April 5 and August 29, Proofpoint reported today. The purpose of these attacks was to infect employees at US Read More …

Russian state hackers rarely share code with one another

Russia’s state-sponsored hacking groups rarely share code with one another, and when they do, it’s usually within groups managed by the same intelligence service, a new joint report published today reveals. This report, co-authored by Check Point and Intezer Labs, Read More …