Budworm: Espionage Group Returns to Targeting U.S. Organizations

The Budworm espionage group has mounted attacks over the past six months against a number of strategically significant targets, including the government of a Middle Eastern country, a multinational electronics manufacturer, and a U.S. state legislature. The latter attack is Read More …

MERCURY leveraging Log4j 2 vulnerabilities in unpatched systems to target Israeli organizations

In recent weeks, the Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center (MSTIC) and Microsoft 365 Defender Research Team detected Iran-based threat actor MERCURY leveraging exploitation of Log4j 2 vulnerabilities in SysAid applications against organizations all located in Israel. MSTIC assesses with high confidence Read More …

Cyber Safety Review Board Releases Unprecedented Report of its Review into Log4j Vulnerabilities and Response

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released the Cyber Safety Review Board’s (CSRB) first report, which includes 19 actionable recommendations for government and industry. The recommendations from the CSRB – an unprecedented public-private initiative that brings Read More …

Log4j flaw: Thousands of applications are still vulnerable, warn security researchers

Months on from a critical zero-day vulnerability being disclosed in the widely-used Java logging library Apache Log4j, a significant number of applications and servers are still vulnerable to cyberattacks because security patches haven’t been applied. First detailed in December, the Read More …

Log4J: Microsoft discovers attackers targeting undisclosed SolarWinds vulnerability

Microsoft researchers have discovered a previously undisclosed vulnerability in the SolarWinds Serv-U software while monitoring threats related to Log4J vulnerabilities. Jonathan Bar Or explained on Twitter that while he was hunting for a Log4J exploit attempt, he noticed attacks coming Read More …

Log4j flaw attack levels remain high, Microsoft warns

Microsoft has warned Windows and Azure customers to remain vigilant after observing state-sponsored and cyber-criminal attackers probing systems for the Log4j ‘Log4Shell’ flaw through December. Disclosed by the Apache Software Foundation on December 9, Log4Shell will likely take years to Read More …

FTC warns companies to remediate Log4j security vulnerability

Log4j is a ubiquitous piece of software used to record activities in a wide range of systems found in consumer-facing products and services. Recently, a serious vulnerability in the popular Java logging package, Log4j (CVE-2021-44228) was disclosed, posing a severe Read More …

Aquatic Panda Used Log4Shell Exploit Tools During Hands-on Intrusion Attempt – CrowdStrike

Since the vulnerability was announced, CrowdStrike’s OverWatch threat hunters have been continuously ingesting the latest insights about the Log4j vulnerability as well as publicly disclosed exploit methods to influence their continuous hunting operations. On Dec. 14, 2021, VMware issued guidance Read More …

Fintech firm hit by log4j hack refuses to pay $5 million ransom

One of the largest Vietnamese crypto trading platforms, ONUS, recently suffered a cyber attack on its payment system running a vulnerable Log4j version. Soon enough, threat actors approached ONUS to extort a $5 million sum and threatened to publish the Read More …

Examining Log4j Vulnerabilities in Connected Cars and Charging Stations

Since its disclosure on Dec. 9, a vast number of articles have been written on the remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability in the library Apache Log4j — a reflection of its impact. The library is used by innumerable programs to Read More …