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Pegasus project discovers Israeli spyware malicious activities

Journalists and Politicians Targeted Globally with Pegasus Spyware

A sweeping investigation of a data leak containing more than 50,000 phone numbers has exposed widespread abuse of “military-grade spyware” developed by the Israeli company NSO Group, which has been used to monitor journalists, activists, and lawyers around the world. This investigation, called the Pegasus Project, is being conducted by more than 80 journalists representing …

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nefarious threat actor arrested by Interpol, accused of cyber attacks

Interpol Arrests Dr. HeX, Moroccan Hacker Responsible for Cyberattacks

In a phishing and credit card, fraud scheme aimed at telecom and multinational corporations in France, law enforcement authorities has apprehended an alleged threat actor involved in targeting thousands of unwitting victims over several years. Interpol and other law enforcement agencies have finally arrested the Moroccan national culprit A two-year investigation carried out by the …

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why didn't Microsoft patched the bug in the previous update?

Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Found Sneaking in All Microsoft Machines

EHN previously reported that Microsoft had identified the latest bug of the Press Spooler Bugs in CVE-2021-34527, named “Print Nightmare,” which is lurking in all Microsoft variants. Tencent Security researchers had recently discovered the bug, which has been in the long queue of other Print Spooler Bugs. As per Microsoft, the compromised code runs across …

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APT hackers are spreading malware against the Afghan government

Afghan Government is Targeted by the IndigoZebra APT Hacking Campaign

A security researcher has warned of a possible espionage campaign directed against the government of Afghanistan, coordinated by a Chinese-speaking threat actor, which may be as old as 2014. Researchers at Check Point Research attribute the intrusions to an APT hacking group tracked as “IndigoZebra.” That group has previously targeted Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan as well …

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cryptocurrency malware target windows system

Over 200k Windows System Abused by a Malware to Extort $2 Million

On Thursday, the researchers at Avast published a report detailing the discovery of cryptocurrency mining malware targeting Windows Safe mode and generating over 9,000 Monero coins (evaluated at around $2 million today) through the compromise of more than 222,000 Windows systems. As Avast dubbed Crackonosh, this latest version of malware is distributed via illegal and …

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SonicWall should have dealt with the flaw in the past

Cybersecurity Experts Identified a Critical Flaw in SonicWall VPN Appliances

Despite having been patched last year, SonicWall VPN appliances have now been found to contain a critical vulnerability, resulting in an unrecognized memory leak flaw that could allow a remote attacker to access sensitive information. SonicOS patched this shortcoming on June 22. It is categorized as a critical vulnerability. Vulnerability CVE-2021-20019 (CVSS score: 5.3) is …

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Businesses Lost $1.8 Billion Through BES Attacks in 2021

Businesses Lost $1.8 Billion Through BES Attacks in 2021

Attacks on businesses via business email compromise (BEC) increased dramatically in 2020, with over $1.8 billion being stolen in one year alone. Cybercriminals target companies by impersonating people inside the company or pretending to be partners or vendors in order to defraud them.  According to a new report from Cisco’s Talos Intelligence, the most dangerous …

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TA042 spreads malware across Middle Eastern Government institutions

Middle Eastern APT Comes Out of Hibernation

After laying low for two months, an advanced persistent-threat organization hailing from the Middle East has resumed its malicious operations and is now initiating cyber-attacks on the government bodies in the Middle East. Its targets are influential government institutions associated with the current geopolitical scenario.  The motivation behind the two-month hibernation of the organization remains …

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Study finds android devices at risk of malware attacks

Vulnerable Anti-virus Programs of Android

A study conducted by a group of academics has concluded that anti-virus programs for Android remain susceptible to malware attacks, thus posing a serious risk to the security of Android users. As malicious actors continue to develop their toolkits, the vulnerability of android anti-virus programs becomes a convenient loophole for them. These findings were published …

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Andariel, a hacking group spread malware in south Korean entities

Andariel Group Suspected to be Behind Malware Attacks on South Korean Entities

The malware campaign that was detected earlier this year targeting South Korea has been attributed to Andariel, a nation-state hacking group out of North Korea. This again proves that Lazarus’ attackers are on top of the latest trends, and they are constantly upgrading their arsenal. In a deep dive to be released Tuesday, the Russian …

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