• Cyber attack on International Criminal Court in The Hague; Hackers stole sensitive docs

    September 20, 2023

    The International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague fell victim to a cyber attack last week, the court confirmed in a statement after reporting by NOS. A source told the broadcaster that the hackers gained access to a large number of sensitive documents, but an ICC spokesperson would not confirm that. The spokesperson told NOS that ...

  • New ShroudedSnooper actor targets telecommunications firms in the Middle East with novel Implants

    September 19, 2023

    Cisco Talos recently discovered a new malware family we’re calling “HTTPSnoop” being deployed against telecommunications providers in the Middle East. HTTPSnoop is a simple, yet effective, backdoor that consists of novel techniques to interface with Windows HTTP kernel drivers and devices to listen to incoming requests for specific HTTP(S) URLs and execute that content on the ...

  • CISA Releases Four Industrial Control Systems Advisories

    September 19, 2023

    CISA released four Industrial Control Systems (ICS) advisories on September 19, 2023. These advisories provide timely information about current security issues, vulnerabilities, and exploits surrounding ICS. ICSA-23-262-01 Siemens SIMATIC PCS neo Administration Console ICSA-23-262-03 Omron Engineering Software Zip-Slip Read more… Source: U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Related: CISA Adds One Known Exploited Vulnerability to Catalog  

  • Ransomware Attacks on Gaming Industry – A CISO Perspective

    September 19, 2023

    The gaming industry is experiencing a surge in cyber attacks because of its vast reservoirs of sensitive customer information, financial transactions, and interconnected operations. Zscaler’s ThreatLabz threat research team reported earlier this year that ransomware attacks had grown 37% overall year-over-year, with the average cost of an attack reaching a whopping $5.3M. The Department of Homeland ...

  • Ransomware site claims to have stolen Auckland Transport data

    September 19, 2023

    A dark web ransomware site is claiming to have data stolen from Auckland Transport, a cyber threat analyst says. The transport agency was the victim of a cyber attack last week, which brought down the city’s ticket payment system. AT said no customer data has been compromised in the attack. A dark web ransomware site is ...

  • Hackers who breached casino giants MGM, Caesars also hit 3 other firms, Okta says

    September 19, 2023

    Hackers who breached casino giants MGM Resorts International and Caesars Entertainment in recent weeks also broke into the systems of three other companies in the manufacturing, retail, and technology space, a security executive familiar with the matter said. David Bradbury, chief security officer of the identity management company Okta, said five of the company’s clients, including ...

  • ThemeBleed exploit is another reason to patch Windows quickly

    September 18, 2023

    Included in the September 2023 Patch Tuesday updates was a fix for a vulnerability which has been dubbed ThemeBleed. A Proof-of-Concept (PoC) exploit has been released by Gabe Kirkpatrick, one of the researchers acknowledged for reporting the vulnerability. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) database lists publicly disclosed computer security flaws. The ThemeBleed vulnerability was listed ...

  • One of the FBI’s most wanted hackers is trolling the U.S. government

    September 18, 2023

    Earlier this year, the U.S. government indicted Russian hacker Mikhail Matveev, also known by his online monikers “Wazawaka” and “Boriselcin,” accusing him of being “a prolific ransomware affiliate” who carried out “significant attacks” against companies and critical infrastructure in the U.S. and elsewhere. The feds also accused him of being a “central figure” in the development ...

  • Latest evolution of ‘pig butchering’ scam lures victim into fake mining scheme

    September 18, 2023

    Crypto fraud has become the dominant form of Internet-based confidence schemes over the past three years, as demonstrated by the sha zhu pan (“pig butchering”) scams Sophos researchers recently investigated. But one variant has been growing at a particularly rapid pace: fake “liquidity mining.” Sophos X-Ops has also seen growth in crypto phishing sites that connect ...

  • Microsoft AI researchers accidentally exposed terabytes of internal sensitive data

    September 18, 2023

    Microsoft AI researchers accidentally exposed tens of terabytes of sensitive data, including private keys and passwords, while publishing a storage bucket of open source training data on GitHub. In research shared with TechCrunch, cloud security startup Wiz said it discovered a GitHub repository belonging to Microsoft’s AI research division as part of its ongoing work ...