[ZDNet] Microsoft seizes domains used to attack 29 governments across Latin America, Caribbean, Europe

Microsoft said a group based in China named “Nickel” was using domains to attack government groups and NGOs.

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[HackerNews] CronRAT: A New Linux Malware That’s Scheduled to Run on February 31st

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Researchers have unearthed a new remote access trojan (RAT) for Linux that employs a never-before-seen stealth technique that involves masking its malicious actions by scheduling them for execution on February 31st, a non-existent calendar day. Dubbed CronRAT, the sneaky malware “enables server-side Magecart data theft which bypasses browser-based security solutions,” Sansec Threat Research said Source: Read More […]

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[TheRecord] Log4Shell attacks expand to nation-state groups from China, Iran, North Korea, and Turkey

Nation-state groups from China, Iran, North Korea, and Turkey are now abusing the Log4Shell (CVE-2021-44228) vulnerability to gain access to targeted networks, Microsoft said on Tuesday. “This activity ranges from experimentation during development, integration of the vulnerability to in-the-wild payload deployment, and exploitation against targets to achieve the actor’s objectives,” the company said in an […]

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[ZDNet] Attacker releases credentials for 87,000 FortiGate SSL VPN devices

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Access data for FortiGate devices was obtained by exploiting a known, old vulnerability. Source: Read More (Latest topics for ZDNet in Security)

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