• CISA Releases Update to Threat Actors Exploiting Citrix CVE-2023-3519 to Implant Webshells

    September 6, 2023

    The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has released an update to a previously published Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA), Threat Actors Exploiting Citrix CVE-2023-3519 to Implant Webshells. The CSA—originally released to warn network defenders of critical infrastructure organizations about threat actors exploiting CVE-2023-3519, an unauthenticated remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability affecting NetScaler (formerly Citrix) Application Delivery ...

  • Analyzing a Facebook Profile Stealer Written in Node.js

    September 5, 2023

    During previous analysis of a campaign involving a Facebook stealer, Trend Micro researchers discovered another interesting stealer. It was written in Node.js, packaged into an executable, exfiltrated stolen data via both Telegram bot API and a command-and-control (C&C) server, and employed GraphQL as a channel for C&C communication. This blog entry investigates this new stealer ...

  • South Africa: Unprecedented cyber attacks target government entities

    September 5, 2023

    The incidence of spyware attacks has shown a significant surge of over 20% within South Africa with regard to 2023. The majority of these reported attacks have been concentrated on governmental websites and systems, thereby potentially engendering substantial instability to the national security framework of South Africa. The foundational principle of national security mandates that a ...

  • UK: Electoral Commission failed basic security test before hack

    September 5, 2023

    The Electoral Commission has confirmed it failed a basic cyber-security test around the same time hackers gained entry to the organisation. A whistleblower told the BBC that the Commission was given an automatic fail during a Cyber Essentials audit. Last month the Commission revealed that “hostile actors” accessed its emails and potentially the data of 40 ...

  • German Banking Regulator BaFin’s Website Hit by Cyber Attack

    September 4, 2023

    German banking regulator BaFin said its website has only been partially accessible since Friday after a so-called distributed denial of service attack. BaFin took security and defensive measures after the attack which also restrict access to the website, according to a spokeswoman. All of BaFin’s other systems are working without disruption, she said. Read more… Source: Yahoo! News  

  • Sweden: Significant increase in cyberattacks and they’re more advanced

    September 4, 2023

    Cyberattacks against Swedish authorities have increased in number and are more protracted and advanced, according to an investigation by Swedish Radio News. The Social Insurance Agency, Försäkringskassan, has seen such attacks double over three years, it says. Read more… Source: Radio Sweden  

  • Iranian ride-sharing group refuses to pay off cyber hackers after massive data breach

    September 4, 2023

    Tapsi, Iran’s second largest ride-hailing company, has admitted that hackers breached its systems and stole the data of 27 million users, in what is potentially the largest hack to date of any major Iranian tech firm. Milad Monshipour, CEO of Tapsi, confirmed in a tweet on September 3 that hackers had succeeded in breaching the company’s ...

  • Half of large Swiss firms have faced cyberattacks

    September 4, 2023

    A full 45 percent of companies in Switzerland counting 250 employees or more have already been hit by at least one cyberattack, according to the report. Based on a survey of 400 board members from both larger, listed companies and small and medium enterprises (SMEs), the study found that only 18 percent of firms with under ...

  • Russia linked hackers hit UK Ministry of Defence as security secrets leaked

    September 2, 2023

    Top secret security information on British military and intelligence sites has been leaked online by hackers linked to Russia. They released thousands of pages of data which could help criminals get into the HMNB Clyde nuclear submarine base, the Porton Down chemical weapon lab and a GCHQ listening post. Information about high-security prisons and a military ...

  • Anonymous Sudan hacks X to put pressure on Elon Musk over Starlink

    August 31, 2023

    A hacking group called Anonymous Sudan took X, formerly known as Twitter, offline in more than a dozen countries on Tuesday morning in an attempt to pressurise Elon Musk into launching his Starlink service in their country. X was down for more than two hours, with thousands of users affected. “Make our message reach to Elon ...