Daily NCSC-FI news followup 2020-05-25

Don’t Be Fooled by Covid-19 Contact-Tracing Scams www.wired.com/story/covid-19-contact-tracing-scams/ Fraudsters have found yet another way to take advantage of the pandemic. Fresh UK review into Huawei role in 5G networks www.bbc.com/news/business-52792587 The UK government is conducting a new review into the impact of allowing Huawei telecoms equipment to be used in British 5G networks. The National […]

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Daily NCSC-FI news followup 2020-05-24

Securing smart infrastructure during the COVID-19 pandemic www.enisa.europa.eu/news/enisa-news/securing-smart-infrastructure-in-covid-19-pandemic Securing smart homes and smart buildings from cybersecurity risks becomes more relevant than ever in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. ENISA presents some fundamental measures for securing smart devices. AgentTesla Delivered via a Malicious PowerPoint Add-In isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/AgentTesla+Delivered+via+a+Malicious+PowerPoint+AddIn/26162/ Attackers are always trying to find new ways […]

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Daily NCSC-FI news followup 2020-05-23

The Week in Ransomware – May 22nd 2020 – Constantly Innovating www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/the-week-in-ransomware-may-22nd-2020-constantly-innovating/ Ransomware operators continue to leak data for their victims and develop new ways to infect victims without being detected by security software. This week, we saw Snake ransomware leak data from Fresenius Medical Care, and REvil claims to have a buyer for the […]

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Daily NCSC-FI news followup 2020-05-22

Ragnar Locker ransomware deploys virtual machine to dodge security news.sophos.com/en-us/2020/05/21/ragnar-locker-ransomware-deploys-virtual-machine-to-dodge-security/ A new ransomware attack method takes defense evasion to a new leveldeploying as a full virtual machine on each targeted device to hide the ransomware from view. In a recently detected attack, Ragnar Locker ransomware was deployed inside an Oracle VirtualBox Windows XP virtual machine.. […]

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[NCSC-NL] One Conference 2020 cancelled

After intensive consultation with all partners involved, we have decided to cancel the upcoming edition of the One Conference, which was scheduled on 29 and 30 September of this year. This cancellation was made in anticipation of the current prohibition of organizing events until 1 September in response to the current corona situation. We are […]

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Daily NCSC-FI news followup 2020-05-17

Who Controls Huawei? [PDF] www.ui.se/globalassets/butiken/ui-paper/2020/ui-paper-no.-5-2020.pdf = EU member states should adopt a unitary interpretation of the toolbox. A complete ban on Huawei from the rollout of European 5G might not be necessary, but the EU and its member states should strive for a significant reduction in Huaweis market share. Putin Is Well on His Way […]

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Daily NCSC-FI news followup 2020-05-15

QNodeService: Node.js Trojan Spread via Covid-19 Lure blog.trendmicro.com/trendlabs-security-intelligence/qnodeservice-node-js-trojan-spread-via-covid-19-lure/ We recently noticed a Twitter post by MalwareHunterTeam that showed a Java downloader with a low detection rate. Its name, Company PLP_Tax relief due to Covid-19 outbreak CI+PL.jar, suggests it may have been used in a Covid-19-themed phishing campaign. Running this file led to the download of […]

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Daily NCSC-FI news followup 2020-05-14

Spam campaign: Netwire RAT via paste.ee and MS Excel to German users www.gdatasoftware.com/blog/netwire-rat-via-pasteee-and-ms-excel G DATA discovered an email spam campaign in Germany that delivers NetWire RAT via PowerShell in Excel documents. The emails mimick the German courier, parcel and express mail service DHL. Sodinokibi drops greatest hits collection, and crime is the secret ingredient blog.malwarebytes.com/cybercrime/2020/05/sodinokibi-drops-greatest-hits-collection-and-crime-is-the-secret-ingredient/ […]

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Daily NCSC-FI news followup 2020-05-13

Microsoft Patch Tuesday, May 2020 Edition krebsonsecurity.com/2020/05/microsoft-patch-tuesday-may-2020-edition/ Microsoft issued software updates to plug at least 111 security holes in Windows and Windows-based programs. None of the vulnerabilities were labeled as being publicly exploited or detailed prior to today, but as always if youre running Windows on any of your machines its time once again to […]

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