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Mimic Ransomware Windows Search Tool Exploit Malware Phishing

The new Mimic ransomware could exploit the Windows search tool

Researchers have uncovered a new malicious entity called the Mimic ransomware that could leverage the APIs of the ‘Everything’ file search tool for Windows to scour targeted files for encryption. The newly discovered malware has seemingly targeted English and Russian-speaking individuals.   Emails are the primary vector of the Mimic ransomware to start its attack....
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Hackers Fortinet Flaw Vulnerability BOLDMOVE Backdoor Malware

Hackers exploit a Fortinet flaw to launch the BOLDMOVE backdoor

An alleged China-based hacking group exploited a critical flaw in Fortinet’s FortiOS SSL-VPN as a zero-day to drop the BOLDMOVE backdoor. The unidentified Chinese-speaking threat group targeted government entities in European countries and a Managed Service Provider (MSP) based in Africa. According to researchers, the abuse occurred in October last year, a couple of months...
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Patched Vulnerability Lexmark Flaw Printing Services RCE Hackers

A now-patched Lexmark flaw could allow hackers to launch RCE

A severe vulnerability found on Lexmark firmware could allow hackers to launch a remote code execution (RCE), which the printer manufacturing company immediately patched. Tracked as CVE-2023-23560, the Lexmark flaw is rated 9.0 in criticality. The flaw is also described as server-side request forgery (SSRF) in Lexmark devices’ Web services feature. It is an attack...
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Vastflux Ad Fraud Campaign Shut Down

Vastflux ad fraud campaign shut down after striking millions

Researchers disrupted the Vastflux ad fraud operation that spoofed over 1,700 apps from 120 publishers, mainly for iOS. The ad fraud campaign was inspired by the vast ad-serving template and the fast flux security bypassing technique employed by hackers to obfuscate malicious code. Threat actors execute this evasion technique by quickly altering multiple IP addresses...
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Orcus RAT malware Pirated Software Korean Word Processing Program Application

Orcus RAT weaponised a pirated Korean word-processing program

Researchers recently uncovered details about the Orcus RAT campaign that uses a cracked version of the Hangul Word processor to propagate. Hangul is a Korean word-processing program like MS Word. Orcus is a remote access trojan that enables its operators to control an infected system remotely. Researchers first discovered this malicious entity in April 2016,...
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Lolip0p PyPi Packages Deploy Infostealer Malware

Lolip0p PyPi packages could deploy an infostealer

A threat actor called Lolip0p has uploaded three malicious packages to the Python Package Index (PyPI) repository containing code for deploying infostealer malware on targeted systems. The author uploaded the packages named ‘colorslib,’ ‘httpslib,’ and ‘libhttps’ earlier this month. Fortunately, all three packages are now removed from the repository.   The threat actor called Lolip0p...
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Microsoft SSRF Vulnerability Flaw Abuse Cuba Ransomware Threat Group Exchange Server

Microsoft SSRF flaw abused by Cuba ransomware

The Cuba ransomware group have been using the BURNTCIGAR loader utility to install a malicious driver signed through MS certificate last month. Based on reports, Microsoft has disclosed that the culprit of the exploitation is targeting the flawed Exchange servers for a critical Server-Side Request Forgery (SSRF) vulnerability. Researchers initially revealed this vulnerability a couple...
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Government Systems Critical Flaw Cyberattack FortiOS CISA US

Government systems targeted via a critical flaw abuse

A security researcher recently uncovered a critical vulnerability that threat actors abuse to target government systems. Tracked as CVE-2022-42475, the identified flaw has a CVSS score of 9.8 and is abused for taking over a targeted infrastructure. According to reports, numerous FortiOS versions were affected by the vulnerability’s abuse. Hackers have also found the flaw...
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User Credentials Digital Risk Chromium Browser Flaw

User credentials are at risk because of a Chromium Browser flaw

A recently fixed Chromium Browser flaw could have allowed threat actors to harvest files containing troves of data from users. Based on reports, the flaw existed in Google Chrome and Chromium-based browsers that hackers could have exploited before the patch. According to an investigation, the issue occurred from the method the browser communicated with symlinks...
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Hackers Exploit Windows Tool PupyRAT Malware

Hackers exploited the Windows tool to distribute the Pupy RAT

Threat actors have found a way to exploit an error reporting tool on Windows to spread the Pupy RAT. Based on reports, the OS’ Windows Problem Reporting feature is used by the Pupy RAT operators to deliver malware on a targeted system. This attack has enabled hackers to infect targeted devices without raising suspicions or...
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