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South Korea Malware Ransomware GwisinLocker Industrial Healthcare Pharmaceutical Windows Linux

Korean malware GwisinLocker targets a wide range of industries

Several sectors in South Korea, including industrial, healthcare, and pharmaceutical institutions, are the recent targets of a new ransomware strain dubbed GwisinLocker. Reports explain that the new ransomware attacks those under these sectors’ Windows and Linux OS computers. Security analysts are convinced that the threat operators behind the ransomware are Korean entities, given their strong...
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Session Manager Backdoor Malware Hacker Microsoft Exchange Server IIS Web Server

New SessionManager backdoor used by hackers to target MS Exchange

Malicious threat actors are utilising a newly uncovered malware called SessionManager, which can backdoor the servers of Microsoft Exchange. The targeted servers belonged to military and government companies based in the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and Europe. According to the researchers, the SessionManager was first spotted by them in a recent campaign this year. The...
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India Crypto Traders ₹1000 Crores Cryptocurrency Online Scam CoinEgg Fake Domains Social Engineering Social Media

Indian traders lost over ₹1,000 crores to cryptocurrency scams

Cryptocurrency trading in India remains a popular avenue for traders in the country to invest. However, researchers found that this prevalence comes with a price, as many traders still fall victim to cryptocurrency scams. Dubbed ‘CoinEgg,’ this new crypto scam has swindled over ₹1,000 crores from investors in the country, which involved threat actors using...
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MyEasyDocs Exposed Data India Israel Students Microsoft Azure Misconfiguration

MyEasyDocs accidentally exposed data of Indian and Israeli students

An Indian-based online documents verification platform called MyEasyDocs has exposed the data of more than 57,000 students on a Microsoft Azure server. Based on a report, a cybersecurity researcher spotted a misconfigured Microsoft Azure server that exposed the educational and personal records of hundreds and thousands of students from Israel and India. MyEasyDocs own the...
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Australia Trading Firm ACY Securities Forex Broker Exposed Database User Data

Australian security trading firm, ACY Securities, had exposed users’ data

A Sydney-based trading company, ACY Securities, has accidentally exposed their users and businesses’ financial and personal data online for public usage. However, the company did not mind the issue and stated that the exposed dataset was a minor problem. The current database exposure owned by the ACY Securities is due to a misconfigured database. The...
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Moshen Dragon Cyberespionage Hacker Gang Telco Central Asia Chinese Hackers

Moshen Dragon cyberespionage gang hits telcos from Central Asia

Telecom service providers from Central Asia are the newest targets of a China-based cyberespionage group dubbed Moshen Dragon after cybersecurity experts detected new waves of malicious activities from them. Security researchers found some common grounds between Moshen Dragon and other threat groups like Nomad Panda and RedFoxtrot since they have all utilised similar malware variants...
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GoldBackdoor Malware APT37 Threat Group North Korea South Korea Journalists Phishing

GoldBackdoor malware used by an APT group to target Journalists

A North Korean state-sponsored threat group called APT37 has been discovered targeting journalists specialising in the Korean republic using the GoldBackdoor malware. Reports stated that the threat actors distribute the malware through several phishing campaigns. A researcher discovered the attack and immediately contacted a malware expert for assistance and analysis last month. The malware expert...
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Cicada APT Cyberespionage Threat Group APT10 Stone Panda Backdoors

Cicada APT group widens its range of victims to conduct espionage attacks

An advanced persistent threat (APT) group known as Cicada or APT10 has widened its targets, which first started by attacking only Japanese enterprises, to now a wide range of new countries so that they could conduct more widespread espionage attacks. The Chinese-speaking Cicada APT group is also known for its other titles, such as Stone...
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Storm Cloud Hacking Group GIMMICK Custom Malware Asia MacOS

Storm Cloud used its custom malware to target Asian macOS users

A Chinese espionage threat group called Storm Cloud uses custom-made malware to target macOS users based in Asia. Researchers identified the malware used by the threat actors as GIMMICK, which is a previously unknown macOS malware strain. The GIMMICK malware was found during an analysis of a cyberespionage attack in the latter parts of last...
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Threat Actors Internet Unpatched Microsoft SQL Servers Vulnerability Flaw Exploit

Threat actors hunt the internet to target unpatched Microsoft SQL servers

Researchers discovered a malicious threat campaign targeting unpatched Microsoft SQL servers on the web. The threat actors distribute Cobalt Strike Beacons on their potential hosts that still use unpatched SQL servers, and eye incompetently managed public-facing Microsoft SQL servers to be utilised for further widespread infection across cyberspace. Moreover, the intrusions involve scanning port 1433...
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