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  • Information Leakage in AWS Resource-Based Policy APIs

    November 17, 2020

    Unit 42 researchers discovered a class of Amazon Web Services (AWS) APIs that can be abused to leak the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) users and roles in arbitrary accounts. Researchers confirmed that 22 APIs across 16 different AWS services could be abused the same way and the exploit works across all three AWS ...

  • Cybercriminal ‘Cloud of Logs’ – The Emerging Underground Business of Selling Access to Stolen Data

    November 16, 2020

    In this latest research by the Trend Micro Forward-Looking Threat Research (FTR) team, we take a closer look at an emerging underground market that is driven by malicious actors who sell access to troves of stolen data, frequently advertised in the underground as “clouds of logs.” This underground market affects not just users whose credentials ...

  • Scams Ramp Up Ahead of Black Friday Cybercriminal Craze

    November 16, 2020

    The number of online holiday shoppers this year is expected to skyrocket due to the pandemic – and consequently, consumers can expect an onslaught of scams, phishing attacks and other malicious activities. The risk of infection is driving consumers to shop from the safety of their homes, rather than venture out into stores. In fact, a ...

  • Jupyter trojan: Newly discovered malware stealthily steals usernames and passwords

    November 16, 2020

    A newly uncovered trojan malware campaign is targeting businesses and higher education in what appears to be an effort to steal usernames, passwords and other private information as well as creating a persistent backdoor onto compromised systems. Jupyter infostealer has been detailed by cybersecurity company Morphisec who discovered it on the network of an unnamed higher ...

  • Israeli companies targeted with new Pay2Key ransomware

    November 16, 2020

    Several companies and large corporations from Israel have been breached and had their systems encrypted using a new strain of ransomware named Pay2Key, in what appears to be a targeted attack against Israeli networks. The first attacks were seen in late October but have now grown in numbers while also remaining contained to Israel. “As days go ...

  • DarkSide ransomware’s Iranian hosting raises U.S. sanction concerns

    November 15, 2020

    Ransomware negotiation firm Coveware has placed the DarkSide operation on an internal restricted list after the threat actors announced plans to host infrastructure in Iran. When the DarkSide ransomware operation encrypts a network, their affiliates steal unencrypted files, which they threaten to release if a ransom is not paid. This double-extortion strategy is always under attack by ...

  • New TroubleGrabber Discord malware steals passwords, system info

    November 13, 2020

    TroubleGrabber, a new credential stealer discovered by Netskope security researchers, spreads via Discord attachments and uses Discord webhooks to deliver stolen information to its operators. Several threat actors use the new info stealer to target gamers on Discord servers and to steal their passwords and other sensitive information. Its capabilities are similar to another malware strain dubbed ...

  • Manufacturing is becoming a major target for ransomware attacks

    November 13, 2020

    Ransomware has become a major threat to the manufacturing industry as cyber-criminal groups increasingly take an interest in targeting the industrial control systems (ICS) that manage operations. According to analysis by cybersecurity researchers at security company Dragos, the number of publicly recorded ransomware attacks against manufacturing has tripled in the last year alone. While a lot of ...

  • Spam and phishing in Q3 2020

    November 12, 2020

    Worming their way in: cybercriminal tricks of the trade These days, many companies distribute marketing newsletters via online platforms. In terms of capabilities, such platforms are quite diverse: they send out advertising and informational messages, harvest statistics (for example, about clicked links in emails), and the like. At the same time, such services attract both spammers, ...

  • New ModPipe malware targets hospitality, hotel point of sale systems

    November 12, 2020

    A new Point-of-Sale (PoS) malware is targeting devices used by “hundreds of thousands” of organizations in the hospitality sector, researchers have warned. Dubbed ModPipe, the malware is a backdoor able to harvest sensitive information in PoS devices running Oracle Micros Restaurant Enterprise Series (RES) 3700, management software that is particularly popular in the United States. RES 3700 ...

  • Targeted ransomware: it’s not just about encrypting your data!

    November 11, 2020

    When we talk about ransomware, we need to draw a line between what it used to be and what it currently is. Why? Because nowadays ransomware is not just about encrypting data – it’s primarily about data exfiltration. After that, it’s about data encryption and leaving convincing proof that the attacker was in the network, ...

  • Ragnar Locker Ransomware Gang Takes Out Facebook Ads in Key New Tactic

    November 11, 2020

    The Ragnar Locker ransomware group has decided to ratchet up the pressure on its latest high-profile victim, Italian liquor conglomerate Campari, by taking out Facebook ads threatening to release the 2TB of sensitive data it stole in a Nov. 3 attack – unless a $15 million ransom is paid in Bitcoin. Campari Group, which is behind ...

  • Recent ransomware wave targeting Israel linked to Iranian threat actors

    November 11, 2020

    Two recent ransomware waves that targeted Israeli companies have been traced back to Iranian threat actors, multiple sources have told ZDNet today. The ransomware attacks have been taking place since mid-October, have ramped up this month, and have repeatedly focused on Israeli targets. Israeli companies of all sizes have been targeted by threat actors using the Pay2Key ...

  • A Closer Look at the Web Skimmer

    November 9, 2020

    The formjacking attack has been one of the fastest-growing cyberattacks in recent years. As explained in our previous blog, “Anatomy of Formjacking Attacks,” the formjacking attack is easy to deploy but hard to detect. It has gained popularity among threat actors, especially against e-commerce websites. Between May and September 2020, we detected an average of ...

  • Ghimob: a Tétrade threat actor moves to infect mobile devices

    November 9, 2020

    Guildma, a threat actor that is part of the Tétrade family of banking trojans, has been working on bringing in new techniques, creating new malware and targeting new victims. Recently, their new creation, the Ghimob banking trojan, has been a move toward infecting mobile devices, targeting financial apps from banks, fintechs, exchanges and cryptocurrencies in ...

  • An Old Joker’s New Tricks: Using Github To Hide Its Payload

    November 9, 2020

    The Joker malware has consistently plagued mobile users since its discovery in 2017. In January 2020, Google removed 1700 infected applications from the Play Store — a list that grew over three years. More recently, in September, security company Zscaler found 17 samples that were uploaded to the Google Play Store. Joker has been responsible ...

  • Compal, the second-largest laptop manufacturer in the world, hit by ransomware

    November 9, 2020

    Compal, a Taiwanese electronics company that builds laptops for some of the world’s largest computer brands such as Apple, Acer, Lenovo, Dell, Toshiba, HP, and Fujitsu, suffered a ransomware attack over the weekend. Responsible for the breach is believed to be the DoppelPaymer ransomware gang, according to a screenshot of the ransom note shared by Compal ...

  • xHunt Campaign: Newly Discovered Backdoors Using Deleted Email Drafts and DNS Tunnelling for C2

    November 9, 2020

    The xHunt campaign has been active since at least July 2018 and we have seen this group target Kuwait government and shipping and transportation organizations. Recently, we observed evidence that the threat actors compromised a Microsoft Exchange Server at an organization in Kuwait. We do not have visibility into how the actors gained access to ...

  • Ransomware hits e-commerce platform X-Cart

    November 9, 2020

    E-commerce software vendor X-Cart suffered a ransomware attack at the end of October that brought down customer stores hosted on the company’s hosting platform. The incident is believed to have taken place after attackers exploited a vulnerability in a third-party software to gain access to X-Cart’s store hosting systems. “We have identified what we believed to have ...

  • Gitpaste-12 malware wants to add your Linux servers and IoT devices to its botnet

    November 9, 2020

    A new form of malware is targeting Linux servers and Internet of Things (IoT) devices and adding them to a botnet in what appears to be the first stage of a hacking campaign targeting cloud computing infrastructure – although the purpose of the attacks remains unclear. Uncovered by cybersecurity researchers at Juniper Threat Labs, the malicious ...