Wednesday, April 21, 2021
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3 Zero-Day Exploits Hit SonicWall Enterprises Email Security Appliances

SonicWall has addressed three critical security vulnerabilities in its hosted and on-premises email security (ES) product that are being actively exploited in the wild. Tracked as CVE-2021-20021 and CVE-2021-20022, the flaws were discovered and reported to the company by FireEye's Mandiant subsidiary...
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WARNING: Hackers Exploit Unpatched Pulse Secure 0-Day to Breach Organizations

If the Pulse Connect Secure gateway is part of your organization network, you need to be aware of a newly discovered critical zero-day authentication bypass vulnerability (CVE-2021-22893) that is currently being exploited in the wild and for which there...
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Over 750,000 Users Downloaded New Billing Fraud Apps From Google Play Store

Researchers have uncovered a new set of fraudulent Android apps in the Google Play store that were found to hijack SMS message notifications for carrying out billing fraud. The apps in question primarily targeted users in Southwest Asia and the...
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[eBook] Why Autonomous XDR Is Going to Replace NGAV/EDR

For most organizations today, endpoint protection is the primary security concern. This is not unreasonable – endpoints tend to be the weakest points in an environment – but it also misses the forest for the trees. As threat surfaces...
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120 Compromised Ad Servers Target Millions of Internet Users

An ongoing malvertising campaign tracked as "Tag Barnakle" has been behind the breach of more than 120 ad servers over the past year to sneakily inject code in an attempt to serve malicious advertisements that redirect users to rogue...
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Lazarus APT Hackers are now using BMP images to hide RAT malware

A spear-phishing attack operated by a North Korean threat actor targeting its southern counterpart has been found to conceal its malicious code within a bitmap (.BMP) image file to drop a remote access trojan (RAT) capable of stealing sensitive...
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Passwordless: More Mirage Than Reality

The concept of "passwordless" authentication has been gaining significant industry and media attention. And for a good reason. Our digital lives are demanding an ever-increasing number of online accounts and services, with security best practices dictating that each requires...
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Malware Spreads Via Xcode Projects Now Targeting Apple's M1-based Macs

A Mac malware campaign targeting Xcode developers has been retooled to add support for Apple's new M1 chips and expand its features to steal confidential information from cryptocurrency apps. XCSSET came into the spotlight in August 2020 after it was found to...
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SysAdmin of Billion-Dollar Hacking Group Gets 10-Year Sentence

A high-level manager and systems administrator associated with the FIN7 threat actor has been sentenced to 10 years in prison, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Friday. Fedir Hladyr, a 35-year-old Ukrainian national, is said to have played a crucial...
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What are the different roles within cybersecurity?

People talk about the cybersecurity job market like it's a monolith, but there are a number of different roles within cybersecurity, depending not only on your skill level and experience but on what you like to do. In fact, Cybercrime...
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Severe Bugs Reported in EtherNet/IP Stack for Industrial Systems

The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Thursday issued an advisory warning of multiple vulnerabilities in the OpENer EtherNet/IP stack that could expose industrial systems to denial-of-service (DoS) attacks, data leaks, and remote code execution. All OpENer commits and versions prior to February...
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US Sanctions Russia and Expels 10 Diplomats Over SolarWinds Cyberattack

The U.S. and U.K. on Thursday formally attributed the supply chain attack of IT infrastructure management company SolarWinds with "high confidence" to government operatives working for Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR). "Russia's pattern of malign behaviour around the world –...
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1-Click Hack Found in Popular Desktop Apps — Check If You're Using Them

Multiple one-click vulnerabilities have been discovered across a variety of popular software applications, allowing an attacker to potentially execute arbitrary code on target systems. The issues were discovered by Positive Security researchers Fabian Bräunlein and Lukas Euler and affect apps...
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Malware Variants: More Sophisticated, Prevalent and Evolving in 2021

A malicious program intended to cause havoc with IT systems—malware—is becoming more and more sophisticated every year. The year 2021 is no exception, as recent trends indicate that several new variants of malware are making their way into the world of...
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YIKES! Cybercriminals flood the Internet with 100,00 malicious PDF documents

Cybercriminals are resorting to search engine poisoning techniques to lure business professionals into seemingly legitimate Google sites that install a Remote Access Trojan (RAT) capable of carrying out a wide range of attacks. The attack works by leveraging searches for...
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NSA Discovers New Vulnerabilities Affecting Microsoft Exchange Servers

In its April slate of patches, Microsoft rolled out fixes for a total of 114 security flaws, including an actively exploited zero-day and four remote code execution bugs in Exchange Server. Of the 114 flaws, 19 are rated as Critical, 88 are...
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New WhatsApp Bugs Could've Let Attackers Hack Your Phone Remotely

Facebook-owned WhatsApp recently addressed two security vulnerabilities in its messaging app for Android that could have been exploited to execute malicious code remotely on the device and even compromise encrypted communications. The flaws take aim at devices running Android versions...
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New JavaScript Exploit Can Now Carry Out DDR4 Rowhammer Attacks

Academics from Vrije University in Amsterdam and ETH Zurich have published a new research paper describing yet another variation of the Rowhammer attack. Dubbed SMASH (Synchronized MAny-Sided Hammering), the technique can be used to successfully trigger the attack from JavaScript on modern...
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Update Your Chrome Browser to Patch 2 New In-the-Wild 0-Day Exploits

Google on Tuesday released a new version of Chrome web-browsing software for Windows, Mac, and Linux with patches for two newly discovered security vulnerabilities for both of which it says exploits exist in the wild, allowing attackers to engage...
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Simplify, then Add Lightness – Consolidating the Technology to Better Defend Ourselves

One of the biggest consequences of the rapidly evolving cybersecurity threat landscape is that defenses must constantly build bigger systems to defend themselves.  This leads to both more complex systems and often less communication between them. More importantly, it can...
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3 Zero-Day Exploits Hit SonicWall Enterprises Email Security Appliances

SonicWall has addressed three critical security vulnerabilities in its hosted and on-premises email security (ES) product that are being actively exploited in the wild. Tracked as CVE-2021-20021 and CVE-2021-20022, the flaws were discovered and reported to the company by FireEye's Mandiant subsidiary...
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WARNING: Hackers Exploit Unpatched Pulse Secure 0-Day to Breach Organizations

If the Pulse Connect Secure gateway is part of your organization network, you need to be aware of a newly discovered critical zero-day authentication bypass vulnerability (CVE-2021-22893) that is currently being exploited in the wild and for which there...
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Japan accuses Chinese military of cyber-attacks on its space agency

200 other companies also targeted, but no data lost Japan has accused a member of the Chinese Communist Party of conducting cyber-attacks on its space agency and 200 other local entities.…
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Japan accuses Chinese military of cyber-attacks on its space agency

200 other companies also targeted, but no data lost Japan has accused a member of the Chinese Communist Party of conducting cyber-attacks on its space agency and 200 other local entities.…

Tool links email addresses to Facebook accounts at scale

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) Still smarting from last month’s dump of phone numbers belonging to 500 million Facebook users, the social media giant has a new privacy crisis to contend with: a tool that, on a mass scale,...