News – July 2023

  • Cyber attack targets Libyan internet provider LTT

    July 13, 2023

    The Libyan Post Telecommunications & Information Technology Company (LPTIC) said Wednesday that the data center of Libya Internet and Technology, the state-run internet provider, came under a cyber attack which led to disruption of services. In a statement, the LPTIC added that unknown attacker attempted to hack the data center but its cybersecurity team and LTT ...

  • FortiGuard Labs Discovers Multiple Vulnerabilities in Adobe InDesign

    July 13, 2023

    This past March, Fortinet researcher Yonghui Han discovered and reported several zero-day vulnerabilities in Adobe InDesign to Adobe. And on Patch Tuesday, July 11, 2023, Adobe released their security patches to fix them. The vulnerabilities are identified as CVE-2023-29308, CVE-2023-29309, CVE-2023-29310, CVE-2023-29311, CVE-2023-29312, CVE-2023-29313, CVE-2023-29314, CVE-2023-29315, CVE-2023-29316, CVE-2023-29317, CVE-2023-29318, and CVE-2023-29319. All of these vulnerabilities have been ...

  • Uncovering weaknesses in Apple macOS and VMWare vCenter: 12 vulnerabilities in RPC implementation

    July 13, 2023

    Cisco Talos discovered 12 memory corruption vulnerabilities in MSRPC implementations on Apple macOS and VMWare vCenter. Seven vulnerabilities affect Apple macOS only Two vulnerabilities affect VMWare vCenter. Three vulnerabilities affect both. Read more… Source: Cisco Talos  

  • CISA Releases Nine Industrial Control Systems Advisories

    July 13, 2023

    CISA released nine Industrial Control Systems (ICS) advisories on July 13, 2023. These advisories provide timely information about current security issues, vulnerabilities, and exploits surrounding ICS. ICSA-23-194-01 Siemens RUGGEDCOM ROX ICSA-23-194-02 Siemens SiPass Integrated ICSA-23-194-03 Siemens SIMATIC CN 4100 Read more… Source: U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency  

  • Malicious campaigns target government, military and civilian entities in Ukraine, Poland

    July 13, 2023

    Cisco Talos has discovered a threat actor conducting several campaigns against government entities, military organizations and civilian users in Ukraine and Poland. Cisco Talos judge that these operations are very likely aimed at stealing information and gaining persistent remote access. The activity Cisco Talos analyzed occurred as early as April 2022 and as recently as earlier ...

  • Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo’s emails hacked in Microsoft cyber breach

    July 13, 2023

    Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo’s emails were hacked as part of the Microsoft cyber breach, according to a source familiar with the investigation. Microsoft’s Outlook systems were breached by Chinese hackers, according to the company. The breach was discovered in May. Read more… Source: ABC News  

  • Enhanced Monitoring to Detect APT Activity Targeting Outlook Online

    July 12, 2023

    In June 2023, a Federal Civilian Executive Branch (FCEB) agency identified suspicious activity in their Microsoft 365 (M365) cloud environment. The agency reported the activity to Microsoft and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and Microsoft determined that advanced persistent threat (APT) actors accessed and exfiltrated unclassified Exchange Online Outlook data. CISA and the Federal ...

  • Utility cyber threats on the rise, but experts say don’t forget basics

    July 12, 2023

    “There’s an increase in threat actors targeting critical infrastructure,” said Katell Thielemann, a Gartner research analyst focused on risk and security for cyber-physical systems. “And there’s an enhanced sensitivity that threat actors are probing infrastructure.” Since 2021, the U.S. Department of Energy’s annual summary of electric disturbance events shows an uptick in cyber activity. And cyber ...

  • Major security flaws in popular Quickblox chat and video framework expose sensitive data of millions

    July 12, 2023

    Real-time chat and video services available within telemedicine, finance, and smart IoT device applications used by millions of people, rely on the popular QuickBlox framework. QuickBlox supplies mobile and web application developers with a SDK and APIs to deliver not only user management, real-time public and private chat features, for example, but also security features ...

  • Hunting for A New Stealthy Universal Rootkit Loader

    July 11, 2023

    In one of their recent threat hunting investigations, Trend Micro researchers came across an interesting new threat activity cluster that we initially thought was a false positive detection for a Microsoft signed file. However, this turned out to be a novel piece of a signed rootkit that communicates with a large command-and-control (C&C) infrastructure for an ...