Microsoft: Hackers using Zerologon exploits in attacks, patch now!

Microsoft has warned that attackers are actively using the Windows Server Zerologon exploits in attacks and advises all Windows administrators to install the necessary security updates. As part of the August 2020 Patch Tuesday security updates, Microsoft fixed a critical Read More …

Case Study: Emotet Thread Hijacking, an Email Attack Technique

Malicious spam (malspam) pushing Emotet malware is the most common email-based threat, far surpassing other malware families, with only a few other threats coming close. In recent weeks, we have seen significantly more Emotet malspam using a technique called “thread Read More …

Ransomware gang targets Russian businesses in rare coordinated attacks

Security firm Group-IB says it identified a new cybercrime group that, for the past six months, has repeatedly and intentionally targeted Russian businesses with malware and ransomware attacks. Named OldGremlin, Group-IB says the hackers are behind targeted attacks with a Read More …

AgeLocker ransomware targets QNAP NAS devices, steals data

QNAP NAS devices are being targeted in attacks by the AgeLocker ransomware, which encrypts the device’s data, and in some cases, steal files from the victim. AgeLocker is ransomware that utilizes an encryption algorithm called Age (Actually Good Encryption) designed Read More …

CISA warns of notable increase in LokiBot malware

The US government’s cyber-security agency has issued a security advisory today warning federal agencies and the private sector about “a notable increase in the use of LokiBot malware by malicious cyber actors since July 2020.” The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Read More …

Cyber Competition And Nonstate Actors In A Data-Rich World

Last year I got a parking ticket for lingering too long in a limited zone. Parking tickets are not sufficient reason to declare war on a city’s thinly veiled vehicular taxation scheme for the absentminded. And yet I wanted to. Read More …