Daily NCSC-FI news followup 2020-07-26

DJI Drone App Riddled With Privacy Issues, Researchers Allege

threatpost.com/dji-drone-app-riddled-with-privacy-issues-researchers-allege/157730/ Leading commercial drone maker DJI is hitting back against researcher allegations that its Android mobile application is riddled with privacy holes. One includes that the app continues to run in the background even after it’s been closed and collects sensitive data from users without consent. Lisäksi

thehackernews.com/2020/07/dji-drone-hacking_24.html

Sports team nearly paid a $1.25m transfer fee to cybercrooks

nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2020/07/23/sports-team-nearly-paid-a-1-25m-transfer-fee-to-cybercrooks/ Apparently, one of the UK’s top football clubs the report doesn’t say which one almost paid out £1m ($1.25m) to crooks after a genuine-looking but fraudulent email convinced the club to nominate a new account to receive the funds. Fortunately, the club’s bank flagged the transaction as suspicious, provoking further investigation and uncovering the scam. Lisäksi

www.tivi.fi/uutiset/tv/3971e674-f88e-4965-bb54-37e0bd2798d1 (tilaajille) ja

www.theregister.com/2020/07/24/ncsc_sports_infosec_report/

Malicious Blur’ Photo App Campaign Discovered on Google Play

threatpost.com/malicious-photo-app-campaign-google-play/157712/ A new campaign of malicious photo apps on Google Play floods Android devices with random ads instead of functioning as advertised. They also elude detection by making its icon disappear from the device home screen soon after it’s downloaded. Lisäksi

www.whiteops.com/blog/bringing-blur-apps-into-focus

Linux-based malware analysis toolkit REMnux 7 released

www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/linux-based-malware-analysis-toolkit-remnux-7-released/ “A new version of REMnux Linux distro is now available for malware researchers, packed with hundreds of tools to dissect malicious executables, documents, scripts, and ill-intended code.”. REMnux has been around for 10 years and recently received an update to version 7, which adds new tools and retires some of the old ones.

New Meow’ attack has deleted almost 4, 000 unsecured databases

www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/new-meow-attack-has-deleted-almost-4-000-unsecured-databases/ Hundreds of unsecured databases exposed on the public web are the target of an automated ‘meow’ attack that destroys data without any explanation. The activity started recently by hitting Elasticsearch and MongoDB instances without leaving any explanation, or even a ransom note. Attacks then expanded to other database types and to file systems open on the web.

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