The gang behind ransomware dubbed "Cring," which has waged a series of attacks this year, is exploiting a Fortinet VPN server vulnerability that the company patched in 2019, according to a report from the security firm Kaspersky that analyzes one attack in Europe.
Attackers are targeting unpatched SAP applications, and the exploits could lead to the hijacking of the vulnerable systems, data theft and ransomware attacks, SAP and Onapsis Research Labs report. They note that patches for most of the flaws have been available for several years.
CISA is ordering federal executive branch agencies to rescan and recheck their networks by Monday for any signs of compromise related to the unpatched vulnerabilities in on-premises Microsoft Exchange email servers.
Although SolarWinds has released a second round of patches for flaws in its Orion network monitoring platform that was targeted in a supply chain attack, some security experts say organizations need to go far beyond patching to manage the risks involved.
The zero-day attacks against Accellion's File Transfer Appliance show that a number of big-name firms continued to use the legacy technology - even though more secure, cloud-based options were available. Evidently, many CISOs didn't see a compelling reason to move on. Of course, now they do.
An attacker added a backdoor to the source code for PHP, an open-source, server-side scripting language used by more than 75% of the world's websites. Core PHP project members say the backdoor was quickly removed.
Criminals continue to target on-premises Microsoft Exchange servers that have not yet been updated with four critical patches, including for a ProxyLogon flaw, which is now being targeted by Black Kingdom ransomware. One expert describes the attack code as being "rudimentary and amateurish" but still a threat.
The Accellion File Transfer Appliance data breach continues to cause anguish. The energy company Shell has disclosed that it has been affected. Meanwhile, some customers of a Michigan-based bank have been informed that personally identifiable data has been exposed via the FTA breach.
Attackers are exploiting a critical remote code vulnerability in F5 Networks' BIG-IP server network traffic security management platform, for which the company released patches on March 10. The vulnerability is considered highly critical.
There has been a spike in web shells being detected as ransomware gangs and other attackers increasingly target vulnerable on-premises Microsoft Exchange servers following publication of proof-of-concept attack code for ProxyLogon, which is one of four zero-day flaws patched by Microsoft in early March.
A Swiss national who recently highlighted flaws in Verkada surveillance cameras has been charged with criminal hacking by a U.S. federal grand jury and accused of illegally accessing and leaking data from numerous organizations, apparently including Intel, Nissan and the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office.