The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of the Log4j security flaw, including the risks and mitigation techniques, how to patch Log4j, and CISO Dawn Cappelli on Log4j response.
Attackers tied to China, Iran, North Korea and Turkey have been targeting or testing exploits of the ubiquitous Apache Log4j vulnerability. Vendors are rushing to identify and patch supported software and hardware as cybersecurity agencies urge organizations to mitigate the threat and beware exploit attempts.
The White House is requiring federal agencies, including CISA and the FBI, to report cyber incidents that pose a significant threat to national security to White House advisers within 24 hours. Some security experts are questioning the merits of this new mandate.
Following the devastating ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline in May 2021, North American propane supplier Superior Plus, which has 780,000 customers across the U.S. and Canada, has now acknowledged having suffered a ransomware attack on Sunday. The scale and impact of the attack are unknown.
Security and IT teams racing to mitigate the threat posed by the ubiquitous Apache Log4j 2.14 flaw are facing a new problem: Which version of the patched software should they deploy - 2.15.0 or the newly released 2.16.0?
What's in store for defenders as attackers increasingly try to target the ubiquitous Apache Log4j vulnerability? "Everyone is a target," says veteran cybersecurity leader Etay Maor, whose team at Cato Networks has been analyzing hundreds of attacks that already attempt to exploit the flaw.
Researchers have identified multiple campaigns leveraging invoice-themed lures to distribute the rarely observed TinyNuke malware, which has not been seen with regularity since 2018. They almost exclusively target French entities and operations in France, according to Proofpoint researchers.
The IT unit charged with overseeing the Virginia General Assembly has been hit with a ransomware attack. The incident has prevented state lawmakers from accessing a portal for their legislative proposals. The attack has reportedly not affected the commonwealth's executive branch.
Like CISOs everywhere, Dawn Cappelli of Rockwell Automation awoke last Friday to news about the Log4j vulnerability and the risk it posed to her company, customers and partners. Here is how she approached triage, response and capturing insights to be shared with other security leaders.
The year is ending with a cybersecurity bang - not whimper - due to the widespread prevalence of the Apache Log4j vulnerability. Researchers warn that at least 40% of corporate networks have been targeted by attackers seeking to exploit the flaw. More than 250 vendors have already issued security advisories.
Ultimate Kronos Group, a U.S.-based multinational firm that provides workforce management and human resource management systems, says that its private cloud service has fallen victim to a ransomware attack. An executive with the company says service restoration may take "several weeks."
Multiple security researchers have spotted threat actors already exploiting the Apache Log4j vulnerability by deploying Muhstik and Mirai botnets to target Linux devices. Their advice: Ensure to remove any existing compromise before patching, and expect this flaw to be exploited for the long term.
A Russian national has been sentenced to 48 months in prison for aiding a botnet scheme that infected victims' devices with malicious Kelihos malware and ransomware, according to the U.S. Justice Department.
Researchers have developed and released an urgent "vaccine" for a zero-day vulnerability detected in the Java logging library Apache Log4j on Friday. It is reported that the vulnerability is being exploited by advanced persistent threat-level actors.
A new ongoing malware campaign is currently being distributed in the wild targeting TP-link wireless routers, leveraging a post-authenticated remote command execution, or RCE, vulnerability, according to FortiGuard Labs researchers.