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Potential connections between a subscription-based crimeware-as-a-service (Caas) solution and a cracked copy of Cobalt Strike have been established in what the researchers suspect is being offered as a tool for its customers to stage post-exploitation activities. Prometheus, as the service is called, first came to light in August 2021 when cybersecurity company Group-IB disclosed details …

Summary Actions Critical Infrastructure Organizations Should Implement to Immediately Strengthen Their Cyber Posture.• Patch all systems. Prioritize patching known exploited vulnerabilities.• Implement multi-factor authentication.• Use antivirus software.• Develop internal contact lists and surge support. Note: this advisory uses the MITRE Adversarial Tactics, Techniques, and Common Knowledge (ATT&CK®) framework, version 10. See the ATT&CK for Enterprise for …

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A North Korean cyberespionage group named Konni has been linked to a series of targeted attacks aimed at the Russian Federation’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MID) with New Year lures to compromise Windows systems with malware. “This activity cluster demonstrates the patient and persistent nature of advanced actors in waging multi-phased campaigns against perceived high-value …

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Google on Tuesday said it took steps to disrupt the operations of a sophisticated “multi-component” botnet called Glupteba that approximately infected more than one million Windows computers across the globe and stored its command-and-control server addresses on Bitcoin’s blockchain as a resilience mechanism. As part of the efforts, Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) said it …

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Ukraine’s premier law enforcement and counterintelligence agency on Thursday disclosed the real identities of five individuals allegedly involved in cyberattacks attributed to a cyber-espionage group named Gamaredon, linking the members to Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB). Calling the hacker group “an FSB special project, which specifically targeted Ukraine,” the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) said …

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A Russian national, who was arrested in South Korea last month and extradited to the U.S. on October 20, appeared in a federal court in the state of Ohio on Thursday to face charges for his alleged role as a member of the infamous TrickBot group. Court documents showed that Vladimir Dunaev, 38, along with …

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State-sponsored hackers affiliated with Russia are behind a new series of intrusions using a previously undocumented implant to compromise systems in the U.S., Germany, and Afghanistan. Cisco Talos attributed the attacks to the Turla advanced persistent threat (APT) group, coining the malware “TinyTurla” for its limited functionality and efficient coding style that allows it to …

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The operators behind the REvil ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) staged a surprise return after a two-month hiatus following the widely publicized attack on technology services provider Kaseya on July 4. Two of the dark web portals, including the gang’s Happy Blog data leak site and its payment/negotiation site, have resurfaced online, with the most recent victim added …

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A nascent information-stealing malware sold and distributed on underground Russian underground forums has been written in Rust, signalling a new trend where threat actors are increasingly adopting exotic programming languages to bypass security protections, evade analysis, and hamper reverse engineering efforts. Dubbed “Ficker Stealer,” it’s notable for being propagated via Trojanized web links and compromised …

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An amalgam of multiple state-sponsored threat groups from China may have been behind a string of targeted attacks against Russian federal executive authorities in 2020. The latest research, published by Singapore-headquartered company Group-IB, delves into a piece of computer virus called “Webdav-O” that was detected in the intrusions, with the cybersecurity firm observing similarities between …