News – June 2023


  • North Korea Using Social Engineering to Enable Hacking of Think Tanks, Academia, and Media

    June 1, 2023

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the U.S. Department of State, and the National Security Agency (NSA), together with the Republic of Korea’s National Intelligence Service (NIS), National Police Agency (NPA), and Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), are jointly issuing this advisory to highlight the use of social engineering by Democratic People’s Republic of Korea ...

  • Warning issued over ‘widespread’ exploitation of Zyxel NAS devices

    June 1, 2023

    Security researchers at two companies have issued warnings over ‘widespread’ exploitation of Zyxel network devices. Researchers at Rapid7 raised the alarm over the ongoing exploitation of a critical authenticated command injection vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2023-28771, that was found to affect multiple Zyxel devices. Read more… Source: ITPro  

  • Operation Triangulation: iOS devices targeted with previously unknown malware

    June 1, 2023

    While monitoring its own corporate Wi-Fi network dedicated for mobile devices using the Kaspersky Unified Monitoring and Analysis Platform (KUMA), Kaspersky researchers noticed suspicious activity that originated from several iOS-based phones. Since it is impossible to inspect modern iOS devices from the inside, researchers created offline backups of the devices in question, inspected them using the ...

  • New Horabot campaign targets the Americas

    June 1, 2023

    Cisco Talos has observed a threat actor deploying a previously unidentified botnet program Talos is calling “Horabot,” which delivers a known banking trojan and spam tool onto victim machines in a campaign that has been ongoing since at least November 2020. The threat actor appears to be targeting Spanish-speaking users in the Americas and, based on ...

  • CISA Releases Five Industrial Control Systems Advisories

    June 1, 2023

    CISA released five Industrial Control Systems (ICS) advisories on June 1, 2023. These advisories provide timely information about current security issues, vulnerabilities, and exploits surrounding ICS. ICSA-23-152-01 Advantech WebAccess-SCADA ICSA-23-152-02 HID Global SAFE ICSA-22-256-03 Delta Electronics DIAEnergie (Update A) Read more… Source: U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency  

  • Amazon’s Ring doorbell was used to spy on customers, FTC says in privacy case

    June 1, 2023

    A former employee of Amazon’s Ring doorbell camera unit spied on female customers for months in 2017 with cameras placed in bedrooms and bathrooms, the Federal Trade Commission said in a court filing on Wednesday when it announced a $5.8m settlement with the company over privacy violations. Amazon also agreed to pay $25m to settle allegations ...