Daily NCSC-FI news followup 2021-05-26

North Korean (LAZARUS) hackers behind CryptoCore multi-million dollar heists

www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/north-korean-hackers-behind-cryptocore-multi-million-dollar-heists/ Security researchers piecing together evidence from multiple attacks on cryptocurrency exchanges, attributed to a threat actor they named CryptoCore have established a strong connection to the North Korean state-sponsored group Lazarus. Full report as PDF:


Russian Hydra DarkNet Market Made Over $1.3 Billion in 2020

thehackernews.com/2021/05/russian-hydra-darknet-market-made-over.html Russian-language dark web marketplace Hydra has emerged as a hotspot for illicit activities, pulling in a whopping $1.37 billion worth of cryptocurrencies in 2020, up from $9.4 million in 2016.

Ryuk Ransomware Operators Shift Tactics to Target Victims

securityintelligence.com/articles/ryuk-ransomware-operators-shift-tactics/ The ransomware operators continue to target critical infrastructure and extract high ransom payments from vulnerable groups, including an attack on a large health care organization last year.

BazaFlix: BazaLoader Fakes Movie Streaming Service

www.proofpoint.com/us/blog/threat-insight/bazaflix-bazaloader-fakes-movie-streaming-service Proofpoint researchers identified a BazaLoader campaign requiring significant human interaction to execute and install the BazaLoader backdoor. The threat actor leveraged phone-based customer service representatives to direct victims to unknowingly download and install the malware. See also:


Lessons Learned from Telemetry Analysis of DarkSide Affiliate Exfiltration Operations

www.dragos.com/blog/industry-news/lessons-learned-from-telemetry-analysis-of-darkside-affiliate-exfiltration-operations/ Using internet traffic telemetry from Team Cymru, Dragos identified the DarkSide adversary’s stolen data repository hosted with a popular Virtual Private Server (VPS) hosting provider.

Office 365 bug: Exchange Online, Outlook emails sent to junk folder

www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/office-365-bug-exchange-online-outlook-emails-sent-to-junk-folder/ Microsoft is investigating an Office 365 issue causing Outlook and Exchange Online emails to skip recipients’ inboxes and being sent their junk folders instead.

Kaspersky Security Bulletin 2020-2021 – EU statistics


Guidance on Strengthening the Code of Practice on Disinformation

digital-strategy.ec.europa.eu/en/library/guidance-strengthening-code-practice-disinformation The EU Commission publishes its guidance on how the Code of Practice on Disinformation, the first of its kind worldwide, should be strengthened to become a more effective tool for countering disinformation. Full report as PDF:


Ovatko suomalaiset yritykset valmiita älylaitteiden tietoturvavaatimuksiin?

www.epressi.com/tiedotteet/teknologia/ovatko-suomalaiset-yritykset-valmiita-alylaitteiden-tietoturvavaatimuksiin.html Älylaitteiden tietoturva mietityttää laitevalmistajia, laitemyyjiä ja kuluttajia. Suomessa otettiin käyttöön vapaaehtoinen älylaitteiden tietoturvallisuudesta kertova Tietoturvamerkki vuoden 2019 lopussa.

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