Daily NCSC-FI news followup 2021-02-28

Bombardier Blindsided By Extortion Threat After Hackers Breach Server www.forbes.com/sites/leemathews/2021/02/27/bombardier-blindsided-by-extortion-threat-after-hackers-breach-server/ It seems likely that the attackers intent was never to launch a more sophisticated and lucrative attack. Instead they sought to use a fresh exploit to hit as many Accellion FTA customers as quickly as possible. A 2020 Go Malware Round-Up www.intezer.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Intezer-2020-Go-Malware-Round-Up.pdf In the last […]

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Daily NCSC-FI news followup 2021-02-27

Amazon Dismisses Claims Alexa Skills Can Bypass Security Vetting Process threatpost.com/amazon-dismisses-claims-alexa-skills-can-bypass-security-vetting/164316/ Our analysis shows that while Amazon restricts access to user data for skills and has put forth a number of rules, there is still room for malicious actors to exploit or circumvent some of these rules, said researchers this week. This can enable an […]

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Daily NCSC-FI news followup 2021-02-26

Ransomware gang hacks Ecuador’s largest private bank, Ministry of Finance www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/ransomware-gang-hacks-ecuadors-largest-private-bank-ministry-of-finance/ A hacking group called ‘Hotarus Corp’ has hacked Ecuador’s Ministry of Finance and the country’s largest bank, Banco Pichincha, where they claim to have stolen internal data. Ryuk ransomware now self-spreads to other Windows LAN devices www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/ryuk-ransomware-now-self-spreads-to-other-windows-lan-devices/ “Through the use of scheduled tasks, the […]

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Daily NCSC-FI news followup 2021-02-25

Attackers scan for vulnerable VMware servers after PoC exploit release www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/attackers-scan-for-vulnerable-vmware-servers-after-poc-exploit-release/ After security researchers have developed and published proof-of-concept (PoC) exploit code targeting a critical vCenter remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability, attackers are now actively scanning for vulnerable Internet-exposed VMware servers. Lisäksi: www.zdnet.com/article/more-than-6700-vmware-servers-exposed-online-and-vulnerable-to-major-new-bug Health Website Leaks 8 Million COVID-19 Test Results threatpost.com/health-website-leaks-covid-19-test/164274/ A teenaged ethical […]

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Daily NCSC-FI news followup 2021-02-24

Haavoittuvuuksia VMwaren tuotteissa – päivitä heti www.kyberturvallisuuskeskus.fi/fi/haavoittuvuuksia-vmwaren-tuotteissa-paivita-heti VMware julkaisi päivityksiä, jotka tulisi asentaa välittömästi. Haavoittuvuudet mahdollistavat esimerkiksi etänä suoritettavat komennot sekä mielivaltaisen ohjelmakoodin suorittamisen. Kriittinen haavoittuvuus CVE-2021-21972 koskee VMware vCenter Server – -hallinta-alustaa, joka mahdollistaa etänä suoritettavien komentojen suorittamisen. Julkaistu vakava haavoittuvuus CVE-2021-21974 koskee ESXi OpenSLP -puskurin ylivuotoa. Google funds Linux maintainers to boost Linux […]

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Daily NCSC-FI news followup 2021-02-23

Cyber Criminals Exploit Accellion FTA for Data Theft and Extortion www.fireeye.com/blog/threat-research/2021/02/accellion-fta-exploited-for-data-theft-and-extortion.html “”. Starting in mid-December 2020, malicious actors that Mandiant tracks as UNC2546 exploited multiple zero-day vulnerabilities in Accellion’s legacy File Transfer Appliance (FTA) to install a newly discovered web shell named DEWMODE. The motivation of UNC2546 was not immediately apparent, but starting in late […]

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Daily NCSC-FI news followup 2021-02-22

Jian The Chinese Double-edged Cyber Sword blog.checkpoint.com/2021/02/22/jian-the-chinese-double-edged-cyber-sword/ In the last few months, Check Point Research (CPR) focused on recent Windows Local Privilege Escalation (LPE) exploits attributed to Chinese actors. An LPE is used by attackers to acquire Administrator rights on a Windows machine. During this investigation, our malware and vulnerability researchers managed to unravel the […]

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Daily NCSC-FI news followup 2021-02-21

Experian challenged over massive data leak in Brazil www.zdnet.com/article/experian-challenged-over-massive-data-leak-in-brazil Consumer rights body criticizes explanations from the credit bureau in relation to the data exposure of over 220 million citizens. After receiving feedback from Experian over a massive data leak in Brazil, São Paulo state consumer rights foundation Procon described the company’s explanations as “insufficient” and […]

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Daily NCSC-FI news followup 2021-02-20

Safety Certification Giant UL Has Been Hit By Ransomware www.forbes.com/sites/leemathews/2021/02/19/safety-certification-giant-ul-has-been-hit-by-ransomware/ UL, which you may know better as Underwriters Laboratories, has overcome countless obstacles in its 127-year run as the world’s leading safety testing authority. Now they’re facing down a true 21st century menace: ransomware. Lisäksi: www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/underwriters-laboratories-ul-certification-giant-hit-by-ransomware/ Recently fixed Windows zero-day actively exploited since mid-2020 www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/recently-fixed-windows-zero-day-actively-exploited-since-mid-2020/ […]

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Daily NCSC-FI news followup 2021-02-19

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: support.apple.com/guide/security/welcome/web. Lisäksi: www.darkreading.com/endpoint/apple-offers-closer-look-at-its-platform-security-technologies-features/d/d-id/1340198 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 […]

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