A new Lazarus-linked APT threat known as BlueNoroff has emerged and is actively targeting cryptocurrency startups in a campaign called "SnatchCrypto." Research by Kaspersky found that more than 15 venture businesses and their employees have fallen victim to the nation-state threat actors.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of how attackers are distributing Night Sky crypto-locking malware to exploit Log4j vulnerabilities, lessons learned from Log4j and a security flaw that affects some Tesla-built vehicles.
Cybersecurity threats are democratic: Any target is good. Defenses, alas, are not - they vary depending on the size of an enterprise and especially the size of its budget. Sebastian Jakubowski and Rich Lilly of Netrix want to change this dynamic and introduce a new "democratization of security."
In the wake of the explosive Apache Log4j vulnerabilities, the White House hosted tech leaders and federal agencies in a summit to discuss ways to improve open-source software security. The meeting was hosted by Deputy National Security Adviser for Cyber and Emergency Technology Anne Neuberger.
Police in Ukraine have arrested five individuals on suspicion of using ransomware to extort more than 50 companies across the United States and Europe, as well as to provide an IP-changing service to international hackers to help them distribute malware, steal sensitive data and disrupt sites.
Proofpoint, which was acquired by private equity firm Thoma Bravo in 2021, has merged with Dathena, a New York-based AI data protection platform. Dathena's platform will address the need in Proofpoint's cloud management platform for safeguards against breaches and data exposure.
Amid a surge in cryptocurrency investment - particularly across DeFi - blockchain experts warn that lax security was a main factor in $1.3 billion in cryptoassets being lost to hacks, exploits and scams in 2021. The losses, according to CertiK, rose from $500 million in 2020.
Microsoft released its first rollout of 2022 patches that covers 96 new CVEs, plus 24 CVEs patched by Microsoft Edge (Chromium-based) earlier this month and two other CVEs fixed previously in open-source projects. This makes a January total of 122 CVEs. Nine are rated critical in severity.
Attackers wielding Night Sky ransomware are among the latest groups that have been attempting to exploit critical vulnerabilities in widely used Apache Log4j software. Microsoft says that among other attacks, a China-based ransomware operator has been exploiting Log4j flaws in VMware Horizon.
A security researcher in Germany says he's discovered a software flaw affecting a small number of Teslas, allowing him to unlock doors and windows, start vehicles without keys and disable security systems. The flaw, however, does not affect steering, acceleration or braking.
The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, FBI and National Security Agency warn in a joint advisory that state-sponsored Russian attackers are actively exploiting and seeking to cause disruption to critical infrastructure, and it urges defenders to mitigate commonly seen attack vectors.
Cybercrime gang FIN7 is impersonating the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Amazon to trick enterprises in the U.S. into using a malicious flash drive, according to the FBI. The threat actor targeted undisclosed companies in the transportation, defense and insurance sectors.