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Russian APT Group Seen Targeting Victims Over Microsoft Teams

Microsoft's Threat Intelligence team detected a series of highly targeted credential theft phishing attacks that sent lures sent as Microsoft Teams chats.

Threat Actor Bahamut Uses Fake Android Chat App To Steal Signal, WhatsApp Data

According to a new report by security firm CYFIRMA, a known Indian threat group tracked as Bahamut is distributing a fake Android app called "Safe Chat" to infect devices with spyware malware that steals call logs, texts, and GPS locations from phones.

Further, the malware is capable of stealing data from other messaging apps, including WhatsApp, Telegram, Facebook Messenger, Signal and Viber.

NoEscape Ransomware Starts Where Avaddon Left Off

In June 2023, yet another new player was detected on the ransomware scene, dubbed NoEscape; it is now widely believed to be a successor to the previously shut-down Avaddon ransomware.

New Illicit Cryptocurrency Report A Mixed Bag - Ransomware Still Breaking Records

Every year, Chainalysis publishes its crypto crime report, which focuses on tracking illicit cryptocurrency flows associated with cybercrime. Every year it makes for exciting reading, and 2023 is no different.

European Government Agencies Targeted In SmugX Campaign

New research from security firm Check Point shows Chinese Threat Actors actively targeting European government agencies with a focus on embassies and foreign affairs ministries in a campaign used to distribute SmugX.

Free Akira Ransomware Decryptor Released To The Public

Security firm Avast has released a free decryptor for those impacted by the Akira ransomware. The decryptor can help victims recover their data without paying the ransom, and Avast has released decryptors for both 64-bit and 32-bit Windows operating systems.

DDoS Malware Distributed Through Compromised Linux SSH Servers

According to a recent report by AhnLab Security Emergency Response Center (ASEC), researchers discovered an attack campaign by an unknown threat actor using poorly managed Linux SSH servers to distribute Tsunami DDoS, a distributed-denial-of-service malware, along with several other malware strains to carry out different tasks on compromised machines.

Rhysida Ransomware Used In Attack On The Chilean Army

The threat actors behind one of the ransomware's newest kids on the block Rhysida have announced they will leak documents belonging to the Chilean Army. This comes after the Army confirmed that systems were impacted in a security incident detected over the weekend on May 27, 2023.

Pirated Windows 10 Downloads Used to Distribute Clipper Malware

According to a new report by Doctor Web, pirated versions of Windows 10 are being used to distribute clipper malware. Interestingly, the malware is hidden in EFI partitions to evade detection.

Sancionated Crypto Mixer Tornado Cash Hijacked

Following a tweet by samczum and subsequent investigations by journalists at Bloomberg, the sanctioned crypto mixer has suffered the cryptocurrency version of a hostile takeover.

Threat Actors Actively Exploiting WordPress Plugin Flaw

According to a recent report by Akamai, threat actors are actively looking to exploit a critical vulnerability found in a WordPress plugin, some 24 hours after proof-of-concept code was released to the public at large.

State-Sponsored Threat Actors Exploiting PaperCut Vulnerabilities

Last week this publication covered how ransomware operations were exploiting recently disclosed and patched PaperCut server vulnerabilities. According to PaperCut, the vulnerabilities, if exploited, can allow for remote code execution.

New Malware Granting Threat Actors Hidden VNC Access

According to a new report published by Elastic Security Labs, their security researchers discovered a new malware strain dubbed LOBSHOT.

The discovery was made when researchers notices a spike a malvertising campaigns at the start of  2023, where threat actors distributed malware strains using an elaborate scheme of fake websites through Google Ads.

Ransomware Gangs Actively Exploiting PaperCut Server Vulnerabilities

In March 2023, two vulnerabilities were patched in the PaperCut Application Server, both of which would allow a threat actor, if exploited, to perform unauthenticated remote code execution and information disclosure.


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