Ryuk Ransomware Gang Uses Zerologon Bug for Lightning-Fast Attack

The Ryuk threat actors have struck again, moving from sending a phishing email to complete encryption across the victim’s network in just five hours. That breakneck speed is partially the result of the gang using the Zerologon privilege-escalation bug (CVE-2020-1472), Read More …

ZeroLogon: Ransomware gang now using critical Windows flaw in attacks

Microsoft is warning that cybercriminals have started to incorporate exploit code for the ZeroLogon vulnerability in their attacks. The alert comes after the company noticed ongoing attacks from cyber-espionage group MuddyWater (SeedWorm) in the second half of September. This time, Read More …

Zerologon Attacks Against Microsoft DCs Snowball in a Week

A spike in exploitation attempts against the Microsoft vulnerability CVE-2020-1472, known as the Zerologon bug, continues to plague businesses. That’s according to researchers from Cisco Talos, who warned that cybercriminals are redoubling their efforts to trigger the elevation-of-privilege bug in Read More …

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 …

US govt orders federal agencies to patch dangerous Zerologon bug by Monday

The Department of Homeland Security’s cybersecurity division has ordered federal civilian agencies to install a security patch for Windows Servers, citing “unacceptable risk” posed by the vulnerability to federal networks. The DHS order was issued via an emergency directive, a Read More …

Windows Exploit Released For Microsoft ‘Zerologon’ Flaw

Proof-of-concept (PoC) exploit code has been released for a Windows flaw, which could allow attackers to infiltrate enterprises by gaining administrative privileges, giving them access to companies’ Active Directory domain controllers (DCs). The vulnerability, dubbed “Zerologon,” is a privilege-escalation glitch Read More …