Month: June 2021

From Ransomware to RansomOps: Evolution of A Threat

Black Hat talks with Sam Curry of Cybereason about the defining characteristics of today’s “RansomOps” versus more traditional “spray and pray” ransomware criminal activity.

/ June 30, 2021

Hackers Use Western Digital My Book Zero-day Vulnerability to Mass-wipe Live Devices

Recently, Western Digital encountered a Zero-day vulnerability that has been identified as CVE-2021-35941. However, it is not the first when the hacker is targeting the Western Digital My Book Live NAS. The researchers of Western Digital asserted that in addition...

/ June 30, 2021

Authorities Seize DoubleVPN Service Used by Cybercriminals

A coordinated international law enforcement operation resulted in the takedown of a VPN service called DoubleVPN for providing a safe haven for cybercriminals to cover their tracks. “On 29th of June 2021, law enforcement took down DoubleVPN,” the agencies said...

/ June 30, 2021

GitHub Launches ‘Copilot’ — AI-Powered Code Completion Tool

GitHub on Tuesday launched a technical preview of a new AI-powered pair programming tool that aims to help software developers write better code across a variety of programming languages, including Python, JavaScript, TypeScript, Ruby, and Go. Copilot, as the code...

/ June 30, 2021

Hackers Could Steal Users Data When This Microsoft Edge Bug Is Exploited

Posted on June 30, 2021 at 4:24 PM Last week, Microsoft released updates for the Edge browser, providing fixes for two vulnerabilities. One of the bugs is a security bypass that threat actors could exploit to plant and execute arbitrary...

/ June 30, 2021

[Webinar] How Cyber Attack Groups Are Spinning a Larger Ransomware Web

Organizations today already have an overwhelming number of dangers and threats to look out for, from spam to phishing attempts to new infiltration and ransomware tactics. There is no chance to rest, since attack groups are constantly looking for more...

/ June 30, 2021

Hackers Trick Microsoft Into Signing a Malicious Netfilter Rootkit

The security experts at G Data have recently detected a malicious driver, Netfilter that is signed by Microsoft itself. And this Netfilter rootkit generally connects to C&C infrastructure along with a Chinese IP address.  However, in one of the recent...

/ June 30, 2021

A hacker is selling 700 million LinkedIn users accounts

exclusively reported a staggering data leak compiled as a result of data scraping involving LinkedIn where threat actors posted 500 million and over 800 million LinkedIn user profiles up for sale on a hacker forum. The databases didn’t contain users’...

/ June 29, 2021

PJobRAT Disguised as Android Dating App Steals Contacts, SMS & GPS data

In the recent era, hackers are constantly evolving and using their techniques to execute new attack vectors to target users from different sectors across the globe, as reported by the security researchers at Cyble. The spyware campaign that currently uncovered...

/ June 29, 2021

Unpatched Virtual Machine Takeover Bug Affects Google Compute Engine

An unpatched security vulnerability affecting Google’s Compute Engine platform could be abused by an attacker to take over virtual machines over the network. “This is done by impersonating the metadata server from the targeted virtual machine’s point of view,” security...

/ June 29, 2021

Microsoft’s Investigation Of SolarWinds Attack Reveals New Breach

Posted on June 29, 2021 at 2:40 PM Months after the SolarWinds hack that affected several top companies, the least has not been heard about the incident. In a recent revelation Microsoft Inc., the company revealed that it has discovered...

/ June 29, 2021

Remote dating: How do the apps safeguard our data?

The pandemic and the restrictions that came with it have led to an increase in the popularity of dating apps. For example, the total number of swipes on Tinder increased by 11% last year, with the daily number of swipes...

/ June 29, 2021