New Cring ransomware hits unpatched Fortinet VPN devices

A vulnerability impacting Fortinet VPNs is being exploited by a new human-operated ransomware strain known as Cring to breach and encrypt industrial sector companies’ networks. Cring ransomware (also known as Crypt3r, Vjiszy1lo, Ghost, Phantom) was discovered by Amigo_A in January Read More …

FBI: APTs Actively Exploiting Fortinet VPN Security Holes

The FBI and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency are warning that advanced persistent threat (APT) nation-state actors are actively exploiting known security vulnerabilities in the Fortinet FortiOS cybersecurity operating system, affecting the company’s SSL VPN products. According to an Read More …

APT10: sophisticated multi-layered loader Ecipekac discovered in A41APT campaign

In 2019, we observed an APT campaign targeting multiple industries, including the Japanese manufacturing industry and its overseas operations, that was designed to steal information. We named the campaign A41APT (not APT41) which is derived from the host name “DESKTOP-A41UVJV” Read More …

Newly-Discovered Vulnerabilities Could Allow for Bypass of Spectre Mitigations in Linux

Two new vulnerabilities have been patched in the Linux kernel which, if exploited, could bypass existing mitigations for the Spectre vulnerabilities. The vulnerabilities were discovered by Piotr Krysiuk, a researcher on Symantec’s Threat Hunter team, who reported them to the Read More …

Apple releases emergency update for iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watch

Apple has released an emergency update to patch a serious vulnerability (https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT212258) found in iOS, iPadOS, and watchOS. The patches are iOS 14.4.2, iPadOS 14.4.2, and watchOS 7.3.3, respectively. The vulnerability, discovered by Google’s Threat Analysis Group, affects Apple’s WebKit Read More …

The security dilemma of smart factories [Part 1] Specificity of the programming languages used to move industrial robots

Industrial robots are the core of the automation of manufacturing processes in smart factories, and are the most important components as they support the manufacture of all kinds of products such as automobiles, aircraft, processed foods, and pharmaceuticals. In addition, Read More …