All posts by Charlie

Apple Files Game-Changing Lawsuit Against Israeli NSO Group

Posted on December 1, 2021 at 6:13 PM Apple has announced that it will send notifications to iPhone users whose devices were compromised or hacked by state-sponsored attacks.  The tech giant added that it will send an iMessage and an email to...

/ December 1, 2021

New EwDoor Botnet Targeting Unpatched AT&T Network Edge Devices

A newly discovered botnet capable of staging distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks targeted unpatched Ribbon Communications (formerly Edgewater Networks) EdgeMarc appliances belonging to telecom service provider AT&T by exploiting a four-year-old flaw in the network appliances. Chinese tech giant Qihoo 360’s...

/ December 1, 2021

Development of Corporate Applications Based on Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence can be used in corporate management since the indisputable advantage of these technologies is the ability to analyze large amounts of data without significant resource costs. The ability to use AI technologies is especially relevant when the control...

/ December 1, 2021

WIRTE’s Hacker Group Uses Weaponized MS Excel Droppers To Attack High Profile Targets

A state-sponsored hacking group, WIRTE has been active since at least 2019 that targets high-profile public and private entities in the Middle East using weaponized MS Excel 4.0 macros as droppers. The cyber security researchers at Kaspersky have closely investigated...

/ December 1, 2021

 Securing the Supply Chain by Working With Ethical Hackers

At HackerOne’s recent Security@ global cybersecurity conference, three HackerOne experts—CTO and Co-founder Alex Rice, Senior Security Technologist Kayla Underkoffler, and Security Engineer Chris Dickens—presented practical approaches to how the industry can work together to address vulnerabilities with the help of...

/ November 30, 2021

Panasonic Begins Investigation Following A Recent Data Breach

Posted on November 30, 2021 at 5:47 PM Japanese multinational conglomerate Panasonic has confirmed a data breach after an unauthorized third party had access to its network. The electronics giant, in a press release, stated that an investigation into the hacking incident...

/ November 30, 2021

Unpatched Microsoft Exchange Servers abused in new phishing campaign

phishing emails to unsuspected customers. This is yet another campaign in which unpatched Exchange Servers are being abused for malicious purposes. In August 2021, attackers were found targeting unpatched Exchange servers with ProxyShell attack – In September 2021, Conti ransomware...

/ November 30, 2021

New Hub for Lean IT Security Teams

One of the harsh realities of cybersecurity today is that malicious actors and attackers don’t distinguish between organizations that have seemingly endless resources and those operating with lean IT security teams. For these lean teams, meeting the challenges in the...

/ November 30, 2021

APT annual review 2021

In the Global Research and Analysis Team at Kaspersky, we track the ongoing activities of more than 900 advanced threat actors and activity clusters; you can find our quarterly overviews here, here and here. For this annual review, we have...

/ November 30, 2021

North Korean Hackers Group Posed as Samsung Recruiters To Target Security Firms

At South Korean security companies that sell anti-malware software and security solutions, the North Korean state-sponsored hackers group recently posed as Samsung recruiters to target their employees with fake job offers. It is being reported that this state-sponsored North Korean...

/ November 29, 2021

Remote access tools abused to spread malware and steal cryptocurrency

TeamViewer. Safib assistant also abused in the scam According to a report from Trend Micro, the campaign involves abusing a legitimate Russian RAT called Safib Assistant through a new variant of SpyAgent malware. The scammers exploit a DLL sideloading vulnerability that...

/ November 29, 2021

4 Android Banking Trojan Campaigns Targeted Over 300,000 Devices in 2021

Four different Android banking trojans were spread via the official Google Play Store between August and November 2021, resulting in more than 300,000 infections through various dropper apps that posed as seemingly harmless utility apps to take full control of...

/ November 29, 2021