• Emotet malware distributed as fake W-9 tax forms from the IRS

    March 26, 2023

    A new Emotet phishing campaign is targeting U.S. taxpayers by impersonating W-9 tax forms allegedly sent by the Internal Revenue Service and companies you work with. Emotet is a notorious malware infection distributed through phishing emails that in the past contained Microsoft Word and Excel documents with malicious macros that install the malware. Read more… Source: Bleeping Computer  

  • These DrayTek routers are under actual attack – and there’s no patch

    March 8, 2023

    If you’re still using post-support DrayTek Vigor routers it may be time to junk them, or come up with some other workaround, as a cunning malware variant is setting up shop in the kit. The operators behind the Hiatus malware campaign are hijacking DrayTek Vigor router models 2960 and 3900 powered by MIPS, i386 and Arm-based ...

  • New malware variant has “radio silence” mode to evade detection

    March 7, 2023

    The Sharp Panda cyber-espionage hacking group is targeting high-profile government entities in Vietnam, Thailand, and Indonesia with a new version of the ‘Soul’ malware framework. The particular malware was previously seen in espionage campaigns targeting critical Southeast Asian organizations, attributed to various Chinese APTs. Read more… Source: Bleeping Computer  

  • Russian malware dev behind NLBrute hacking tool extradited to US

    February 23, 2023

    A Russian malware developer accused of creating and selling the NLBrute password-cracking tool was extradited to the United States after being arrested in the Republic of Georgia last year on October 4. Also known as dpxaker, Dariy Pankov is now charged with access device fraud and computer fraud and faces a maximum sentence of 47 years ...

  • Frebniis: New Malware Abuses Microsoft IIS Feature to Establish Backdoor

    February 16, 2023

    Symantec, by Broadcom Software, has observed a new malware that abuses a feature of Microsoft’s Internet Information Services (IIS) to deploy a backdoor onto targeted systems. The malware, dubbed Frebniis (Backdoor.Frebniis), was used by a currently unknown threat actor against targets in Taiwan. Read more… Source: Symantec  

  • Mirai Variant V3G4 Targets IoT Devices

    February 15, 2023

    From July to December 2022, Unit 42 researchers observed a Mirai variant called V3G4, which was leveraging several vulnerabilities to spread itself. The vulnerabilities exploited include the following: CVE-2012-4869: FreePBX Elastix Remote Command Execution Vulnerability Gitorious Remote Command Execution Vulnerability CVE-2014-9727: FRITZ!Box Webcam Remote Command Execution Vulnerability Mitel AWC Remote Command Execution Vulnerability Read more… Source: Palo Alto Unit 42  

  • New stealthy ‘Beep’ malware focuses heavily on evading detection

    February 14, 2023

    A new stealthy malware named ‘Beep’ was discovered last week, featuring many features to evade analysis and detection by security software. The malware was discovered by analysts at Minerva after a flurry of samples were uploaded to VirusTotal, an online platform for file scanning and malicious content detection. Read more… Source: Bleeping Computer  

  • New MortalKombat ransomware and Laplas Clipper malware threats deployed in financially motivated campaign

    February 14, 2023

    Since December 2022, Cisco Talos has been observing an unidentified actor deploying two relatively new threats, the recently discovered MortalKombat ransomware and a GO variant of the Laplas Clipper malware, to steal cryptocurrency from victims. Talos observed the actor scanning the internet for victim machines with an exposed remote desktop protocol (RDP) port 3389, using one ...

  • New ESXiArgs ransomware version prevents VMware ESXi recovery

    February 8, 2023

    New ESXiArgs ransomware attacks are now encrypting more extensive amounts of data, making it much harder, if not impossible, to recover encrypted VMware ESXi virtual machines. Last Friday, a massive and widespread automated ransomware attack encrypted over 3,000 Internet-exposed VMware ESXi servers using a new ESXiArgs ransomware. Read more… Source: Bleeping Computer  

  • TgToxic Malware’s Automated Framework Targets Southeast Asia Android Users

    February 3, 2023

    Trend Micro researchers analyzed an ongoing campaign that has been targeting Android users in Southeast Asia since July 2022. Its goal is to steal victims’ assets from finance and banking applications (such as cryptocurrency wallets, credentials for official bank apps on mobile, and money in deposit), via a banking trojan they named TgToxic (detected by Trend ...