[ThreatPost] Report: BlackMatter Ransomware Gang Goes Dark, Again

The former DarkSide cybercriminal group will shut down due to increased pressure from authorities, who may have nabbed a key team member.

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[TheRecord] New CPU side-channel attack takes aim at Chrome’s Site Isolation feature

A team of academics from universities in Australia, Israel, and the US has successfully mounted CPU side-channel attacks that recover data from Google Chrome and Chromium-based browsers protected by the Site Isolation feature. Named Spook.js, the discovery is related to the Meltdown and Spectre attacks disclosed in January 2018, two CPU design flaws that could allow malicious code running on […]

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[BleepingComputer] QNAP confirms Qlocker ransomware used HBS backdoor account

QNAP is advising customers to update the HBS 3 disaster recovery app to block Qlocker ransomware attacks targeting their Internet-exposed Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices. […] Source: Read More (BleepingComputer)

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[HackerNews] Hackers Using Microsoft MSHTML Flaw to Spy on Targeted PCs with Malware

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A new Iranian threat actor has been discovered exploiting a now-addressed critical flaw in the Microsoft Windows MSHTML platform to target Farsi-speaking victims with a new PowerShell-based information stealer designed to harvest extensive details from infected machines. “[T]he stealer is a PowerShell script, short with powerful collection capabilities — in only ~150 lines, it provides […]

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