Wednesday, May 12, 2021
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PLEASE_READ_ME Ransomware Campaign Targeting MySQL Servers

Digital attackers launched a new ransomware campaign dubbed “PLEASE_READ_ME” in an effort to target MySQL servers. Guardicore first spotted the attack back in January 2020. After that, it witnessed a total of 92 attacks emanate from 11 IP addresses,...
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New Microsoft Spear-Phishing Attack Uses Exact Domain Spoofing Tactic

Security researchers detected a new spear-phishing attack that’s using an exact domain spoofing tactic in order to impersonate Microsoft. On December 7, IRONSCALES revealed that it had spotted the campaign targeting Office 365 users. Those users primarily worked in...
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Phorpiex Botnet Named “Most Wanted Malware” in November 2020

The Phorpiex botnet earned the notorious designation of “most wanted malware” for the month of November 2020. In its Global Threat Index for November 2020, Check Point Research revealed that it had observed a surge in new Phorpiex botnet...
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Mercy Health Fired Employee Responsible for Insider Breach

Mercy Health revealed that it had fired an employee who was responsible for an insider breach involving its internal systems. On December 4, Mercy Health posted a notice informing its patients of a medical records incident that had occurred...
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BEC Scammers Struck Philadelphia Non-Profit Food Bank

Malicious actors used a Business Email Compromise (BEC) scam to prey upon a Philadelphia non-profit food bank. According to The Philadelphia Inquirer, the scam occurred back in July when the hunger relief organization Philabundance was nearing the completion of...
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Egregor Ransomware Strikes Metro Vancouver’s TransLink

The Egregor ransomware gang struck TransLink, the authority responsible for managing Metro Vancouver’s transportation network. On December 1, TransLink announced that certain issues were affecting its phones, online services and payment systems. The authority later confirmed that it had...
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Global Phishing Campaign Sets Sights on COVID-19 Cold Chain

A global phishing campaign targeted organizations associated with the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) cold chain. Discovered by IBM Security X-Force, the operation began in September 2020 by targeting multiple entities that support the Cold Chain Equipment Optimization Platform (CCEOP). A...
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Email Attackers Using Auto-Forwarding Rules to Perpetrate BEC Scams

U.S. law enforcement learned that email attackers are using auto-forwarding rules to help them to perpetrate Business Email Compromise (BEC) scams. In a Private Industry Notification published on November 25, the FBI revealed that some BEC scammers are now...
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Indian National to Spend 20 Years in Prison for Call Center Scheme

An Indian national received a prison sentence of 20 years for having created a call center scheme that preyed upon U.S. individuals. On November 30, U.S. District Judge David Hittner handed down a 20-year prison sentence to Hitesh Madhubhai...
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Back-to-Work Phishing Campaign Targeting Corporate Email Accounts

A phishing campaign used what appeared to be back-to-work notifications in order to compromise recipients’ corporate email accounts. Near the end of November, Abnormal Security detected one of the campaign’s attack emails. That message masqueraded as an internal notification...
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New Mount Locker Ransomware Version Targeting TurboTax Files

A new version of the Mount Locker crypto-ransomware strain is specifically targeting victims’ TurboTax files. As reported by Bleeping Computer, Advanced Intel’s Vitali Kremez came across a new Mount Locker sample that specifically sought out files used by the...
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Phishers Using Redirector Sites with Custom Subdomains for Evasion

Malicious actors launched a phishing attack that’s using redirector websites with custom subdomains in order to evade detection. On November 16, Microsoft Security Intelligence tweeted out that it had spotted the phishing attack attempting to lure in recipients with...
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WebNavigator Browser Released by Well-Known Search Hijackers

Security researchers found several clues linking the WebNavigator web browser to well-known search hijackers. A Chromium-based browser, WebNavigator promises users that it’ll simplify their web browsing experience by providing “quick access” to their bookmarks. The browser also claims to...
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Zoom Releases New Security Features to Counter Zoombombing

Zoom released new security features to help its users counter disruptive meeting intrusions, otherwise known as “Zoombombing.” Matt Nagel, security & privacy PR lead at the American communications technology company, announced in a blog post on November 16 that...
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Lazarus Group Used Supply Chain Attack to Target South Korean Users with Malware

The Lazarus group leveraged a supply chain attack to target users located in South Korea with custom malware. On November 16, ESET disclosed that the Lazarus group conducted its supply chain attack by abusing WIZVERA VeraPort. This application helps...
The Register

Blessed are the cryptographers, labelling them criminal enablers is just foolish

Preserving privacy is hard. I know because when I tried, I quickly learned not to play with weapons Column  Nearly a decade ago I decided to try my hand as a cryptographer. It went about as well as you...
The Hacker News

Ransomware Gang Leaks Metropolitan Police Data After Failed Negotiations

The cybercrime syndicate behind Babuk ransomware has leaked more personal files belonging to the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) after negotiations with the DC Police broke down, warning that they intend to publish all data ransom demands are not met. "The...
Security Affairs

NSA and ODNI analyze potential risks to 5G networks

U.S. Intelligence agencies warn of weaknesses in 5G networks that could be exploited by crooks and nation-state actors for intelligence gathering. The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA), along with the DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and the Office...
The Hacker News

Alert: Hackers Exploit Adobe Reader 0-Day Vulnerability in the Wild

Adobe has released Patch Tuesday updates for the month of May with fixes for multiple vulnerabilities spanning 12 different products, including a zero-day flaw affecting Adobe Reader that's actively exploited in the wild. The list of updated applications includes Adobe Experience Manager,...
The Register

Beijing twirls ban-hammer at 84 more apps it says need to stop slurping excess data

Online lending apps and more given fifteen days to ‘rectify’ behaviour China’s Central Cyberspace Affairs Commission has named 84 apps it says breach local privacy laws and given their developers 15 days to “rectify” their code.…