[HackerNews] Microsoft Warns of a Wide-Scale Phishing-as-a-Service Operation

Microsoft has opened the lid on a large-scale phishing-as-a-service (PHaaS) operation that’s involved in selling phishing kits and email templates as well as providing hosting and automated services at a low cost, thus enabling cyber actors to purchase phishing campaigns and deploy them with minimal efforts. “With over 100 available phishing templates that mimic known […]

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[HackerNews] New Nagios Software Bugs Could Let Hackers Take Over IT Infrastructures

As many as 11 security vulnerabilities have been disclosed in Nagios network management systems, some of which could be chained to achieve pre-authenticated remote code execution with the highest privileges, as well as lead to credential theft and phishing attacks.  Industrial cybersecurity firm Claroty, which discovered the flaws, said flaws in tools such as Nagios […]

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[HackerNews] How Cynet’s Response Automation Helps Organizations Mitigate Cyber Threats

One of the determining factors of how much damage a cyber-attack cause is how fast organizations can respond to it. Time to response is critical for security teams, and it is a major hurdle for leaner teams. To help improve this metric and enhance organizations’ ability to respond to attacks quickly, many endpoint detection and […]

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[HackerNews] US Sanctions Cryptocurrency Exchange SUEX for Aiding Ransomware Gangs

The U.S. Treasury Department on Tuesday imposed sanctions on Russian cryptocurrency exchange Suex for helping facilitate and launder transactions from at least eight ransomware variants as part of the government’s efforts to crack down on a surge in ransomware incidents and make it difficult for bad actors to profit from such attacks using digital currencies. […]

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[HackerNews] The Gap in Your Zero Trust Implementation

Over the last several years, there have been numerous high-profile security breaches. These breaches have underscored the fact that traditional cyber defenses have become woefully inadequate and that stronger defenses are needed. As such, many organizations have transitioned toward a zero trust security model. A zero trust security model is based on the idea that […]

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[HackerNews] High-Severity RCE Flaw Disclosed in Several Netgear Router Models

Networking equipment company Netgear has released patches to remediate a high-severity remote code execution vulnerability affecting multiple routers that could be exploited by remote attackers to take control of an affected system. <!–adsense–> Traced as CVE-2021-40847 (CVSS score: 8.1), the security weakness impacts the following models – R6400v2 (fixed in firmware version 1.0.4.120) R6700 Source: Read More […]

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[HackerNews] VMware Warns of Critical File Upload Vulnerability Affecting vCenter Server

VMware on Tuesday published a new bulletin warning of as many as 19 vulnerabilities in vCenter Server and Cloud Foundation appliances that a remote attacker could exploit to take control of an affected system. The most urgent among them is an arbitrary file upload vulnerability in the Analytics service (CVE-2021-22005) that impacts vCenter Server 6.7 […]

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[HackerNews] Unpatched High-Severity Vulnerability Affects Apple macOS Computers

Cybersecurity researchers on Tuesday disclosed details of an unpatched vulnerability in macOS Finder that could be abused by remote adversaries to trick users into running arbitrary commands on the machines. “A vulnerability in macOS Finder allows files whose extension is inetloc to execute arbitrary commands, these files can be embedded inside emails which if the […]

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[HackerNews] Cring Ransomware Gang Exploits 11-Year-Old ColdFusion Bug

Unidentified threat actors breached a server running an unpatched, 11-year-old version of Adobe’s ColdFusion 9 software in minutes to remotely take over control and deploy file-encrypting Cring ransomware on the target’s network 79 hours after the hack. The server, which belonged to an unnamed services company, was used to collect timesheet and accounting data for […]

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[HackerNews] New Capoae Malware Infiltrates WordPress Sites and Installs Backdoored Plugin

A recently discovered wave of malware attacks has been spotted using a variety of tactics to enslave susceptible machines with easy-to-guess administrative credentials to co-opt them into a network with the goal of illegally mining cryptocurrency. “The malware’s primary tactic is to spread by taking advantage of vulnerable systems and weak administrative credentials. Once they’ve […]

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