An American Company Fears Its Windows Hacks Helped India Spy On China And Pakistan

Earlier this year, researchers at Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky witnessed a cyberespionage campaign targeting Microsoft Windows PCs at government and telecom entities in China and Pakistan. They began in June 2020 and continued through to April 2021. What piqued the Read More …

Exploitation of the CVE-2021-40444 vulnerability in MSHTML

Last week, Microsoft reported the remote code execution vulnerability CVE-2021-40444 in the MSHTML browser engine. According to the company, this vulnerability has already been used in targeted attacks against Microsoft Office users. In attempt to exploit this vulnerability, attackers create Read More …

Hacker-made Linux Cobalt Strike beacon used in ongoing attacks

An unofficial Cobalt Strike Beacon Linux version made by unknown threat actors from scratch has been spotted by security researchers while actively used in attacks targeting organizations worldwide. Cobalt Strike is a legitimate penetration testing tool designed as an attack Read More …

Microsoft Warns: Another Unpatched PrintNightmare Zero-Day

One day after dropping its scheduled August Patch Tuesday update, Microsoft issued a warning about yet another unpatched privilege escalation/remote code-execution (RCE) vulnerability in the Windows Print Spooler. The zero-day bug, tracked as CVE-2021-36958, carries a CVSS vulnerability-severity scale rating Read More …

Actively Exploited Windows Zero-Day Gets a Patch

Microsoft has patched 51 security vulnerabilities in its scheduled August Patch Tuesday update, including seven critical bugs, two issues that were publicly disclosed but unpatched until now, and one that’s listed as a zero-day that has been exploited in the Read More …

Even after Emotet takedown, Office docs deliver 43% of all malware downloads now

Malware delivered over the cloud increased by 68% in Q2, according to data from cybersecurity firm Netskope. The company released the fifth edition of its Cloud and Threat Report that covers the cloud data risks, threats and trends they see Read More …

Windows 0-Days Used Against Dissidents in Israeli Broker’s Spyware

A set of unique spyware strains created by an Israeli firm and allegedly used by governments around the world to surveil dissidents has been defanged by Microsoft, the software giant said. The private company, called variously Candiru, Grindavik, Saito Tech Read More …

CISA Issues Emergency Directive Requiring Federal Agencies To Mitigate Windows Print Spooler Service Vulnerability

WASHINGTON – The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued Emergency Directive (ED) 21-04 today to mitigate a Microsoft Windows print spooler service vulnerability CVE-2021-34527 being actively exploited. Federal civilian agencies are required to immediately disable the print spooler service Read More …