Apple Offers Its Closest Look Yet at iOS and MacOS Security
www.wired.com/story/apple-platform-security-guide-researchers/ In its latest Platform Security Guide, Cupertino raised the curtain on the critical features that protect against hackers. Lisäksi:
Mysterious Silver Sparrow Malware Found Nesting on 30K Macs
threatpost.com/silver-sparrow-malware-30k-macs/164121/ A second malware that targets Macs with Apple’s in-house M1 chip is infecting machines worldwide but it’s unclear why. Hard on the heels of a macOS adware being recompiled to target Apple’s new in-house processor, researchers have discovered a brand-new family of malware targeting the platform.
AppleJeus: Analysis of North Korea’s Cryptocurrency Malware
us-cert.cisa.gov/ncas/alerts/aa21-048a The U.S. Government has identified malware and indicators of compromise (IOCs) used by the North Korean government to facilitate cryptocurrency thefts; the cybersecurity community refers to this activity as “AppleJeus.”
Cybercriminal Enterprise Ringleaders’ Stole $55M Via COVID-19 Fraud, Romance Scams
threatpost.com/cybercriminal-enterprise-ringleaders-stole-55m-via-covid-19-fraud-romance-scams/164086 The Department of Justice (DoJ) cracked down on a Ghana-based cybercriminal enterprise behind a slew of romance scams, COVID-19 fraud attacks and business email compromise schemes since 2013. Authorities estimate the alleged group of criminals made over $55 million during its crime spree robbing mostly elderly online daters, small businesses and more.
Masslogger Trojan Upgraded to Steal All Your Outlook, Chrome Credentials
thehackernews.com/2021/02/masslogger-trojan-upgraded-to-steal-all.html A credential stealer infamous for targeting Windows systems has resurfaced in a new phishing campaign that aims to steal credentials from Microsoft Outlook, Google Chrome, and instant messenger apps.
Malaysia arrests 11 suspects for hacking government sites
www.zdnet.com/article/malaysia-arrests-11-suspects-for-hacking-government-sites A similar government website defacement campaign is also taking place this week in Myanmar, in support of the country’s jailed elected leader.
Take security to the Zero Trust Edge
www.zdnet.com/article/take-security-to-the-zero-trust-edge/ The Zero Trust Edge (ZTE) model is a safer on-ramp to the internet for organizations’ physical locations and remote workers.