News – November 2023

  • The Unseen Layers: Exploring The Tactics Of Multistage .NET Malware Packers

    November 27, 2023

    Recently, the SonicWall Capture Labs Threat Research team has identified a new .NET Packer that is currently being widely used by the various stealers such as Lokibot, AgentTesla etc. In the ever-evolving landscape of cybersecurity threats, malicious actors continue to develop sophisticated techniques to compromise systems and exploit vulnerabilities. One such method gaining prominence is the ...

  • Ransomware ‘catastrophe’ at Fidelity National Financial causes panic with homeowners and buyers

    November 27, 2023

    Last Tuesday, Fidelity National Financial, or FNF, a real estate services company that bills itself as the “leading provider of title insurance and escrow services, and North America’s largest title insurance company,” announced that it had experienced a cyberattack. Since then, homeowners who have mortgages and prospective buyers who are purchasing properties with FNF or one ...

  • Gulf Air hit with data breach, customer data possibly affected

    November 27, 2023

    Gulf Air, the national air carrier for the Kingdom of Bahrain, has confirmed suffering a data breach which most likely resulted in hackers stealing sensitive customer information. The company confirmed the news via a press release shared with local media highlighting a “data breach incident” on November 24, possibly resulting in the compromise of “some information ...

  • New Jersey: Montclair, Westwood Hospitals Divert Ambulances After Cyber Attack

    November 27, 2023

    Two hospitals in North Jersey are diverting ambulances from their emergency rooms after a cyber attack, authorities confirmed Monday. The attack impacted the computer systems at Mountainside Medical Center in Montclair, and Pascack Valley Medical Center in Westwood. Read more… Source: MSN News  

  • Foreign spy conducts cyberattacks against China’s defense, high-tech firm

    November 27, 2023

    China’s Ministry of State Security (MSS) disclosed a new case on Monday of foreign espionage activities involving the recruitment of a Chinese software developer who provided “technical services.” This spy agency used “poisoned” software to conduct cyberattacks and steal secrets from dozens of China’s defense and high-tech enterprises. Wang, a Chinese engineer in the network technology ...

  • The Dark Side of AI: Large-Scale Scam Campaigns Made Possible by Generative AI

    November 27, 2023

    Generative artificial intelligence technologies such as OpenAI’s ChatGPT and DALL-E have created a great deal of disruption across much of our digital lives. Creating credible text, images and even audio, these AI tools can be used for both good and ill. That includes their application in the cybersecurity space. Read more… Source: Sophos  

  • Thousands of house purchases frozen by cyber attack

    November 25, 2023

    Thousands of home moves have been thrown into limbo following a cyber attack on an IT company used by property conveyancers. An outage at CTS has hit around 80 law firms, halting a series of property exchanges and completions across the country since Wednesday. Rob Hailstone, chief executive of Bold Legal Group, which runs a forum ...

  • Singapore cyber defenders fend off simulated attacks against cellular, gas and airport systems

    November 24, 2023

    As simulated attackers tried to overload an electrical system, cripple a water distribution network and shut down a gas plant, cyber defence operators across 26 national agencies sprung into action to neutralise the assaults on a fictional state’s critical infrastructure. These were among the scenarios that more than 200 participants went through from Nov 22 to ...

  • New ransomware-as-a-service caters to cybercriminals with commercial expansion

    November 23, 2023

    New evidence suggests that the popular Play ransomware is now being rented out to cybercriminals. Known as ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS), cybercriminals can pay to use the malware itself alongside the infrastructure needed to pull off an attack.This is a relatively new phenomenon and can provide a steady stream of revenue for malicious cyber gangs. Read more… Source: MSN News  

  • Q3 2023 in Review: DDoS Attacks Report by StormWall

    November 23, 2023

    StormWall researchers observed that attacks have grown by 43% compared to Q3 2022. Over the past quarter, and according to the analysis conducted by the team, there have been three main trends affecting the surge in DDoS attacks: The number of multi-vector attacks has increased There’s been a significant spike in attacks that target multiple protocols or ...