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Threat actors have published nearly 400GB of data stolen from pathology provider Synnovis, including sensitive NHS patient information, according to reports. The data was apparently accessed by ransomware group Qilin following the attack on critical NHS supplier Synnovis on June 3, 2024. The gang reportedly posted the information on its darknet site and Telegram channel
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Jun 22, 2024NewsroomPhishing Attack / Adware A new campaign is tricking users searching for the Meta Quest (formerly Oculus) application for Windows into downloading a new adware family called AdsExhaust. “The adware is capable of exfiltrating screenshots from infected devices and interacting with browsers using simulated keystrokes,” cybersecurity firm eSentire said in an analysis, adding
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The US government has banned cybersecurity provider Kaspersky from selling its products in the country because of the company’s alleged links to the Russian regime. On June 20, 2024, the US Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) issued a Final Determination prohibiting Kaspersky Lab, Inc., the US subsidiary of the Russian cybersecurity
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Jun 22, 2024NewsroomCyber Espionage / Threat Intelligence Russian organizations have been targeted by a cybercrime gang called ExCobalt using a previously unknown Golang-based backdoor known as GoRed. “ExCobalt focuses on cyber espionage and includes several members active since at least 2016 and presumably once part of the notorious Cobalt Gang,” Positive Technologies researchers Vladislav Lunin
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The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has revealed its Chemical Security Assessment Tool (CSAT) was breached by a malicious actor, and warned chemical facilities that sensitive data may have been exfiltrated. The attackers exploited a zero-day vulnerability in an Ivanti Connect Secure appliance to infiltrate CSAT from January 23 to 26, 2024. The
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Digital Security As health data continues to be a prized target for hackers, here’s how to minimize the fallout from a breach impacting your own health records Phil Muncaster 20 Jun 2024  •  , 5 min. read Digital transformation is helping healthcare providers across the globe to become more cost-efficient, while improving standards of patient
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Jun 21, 2024NewsroomMalware / Threat Intelligence A previously undocumented Chinese-speaking threat actor codenamed SneakyChef has been linked to an espionage campaign primarily targeting government entities across Asia and EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) with SugarGh0st malware since at least August 2023. “SneakyChef uses lures that are scanned documents of government agencies, most of which
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The notorious LockBit group has reemerged to become the most prominent ransomware actor in May 2024, according to a new analysis by NCC Group. LockBit 3.0 returned to the fold in May to launch 176 ransomware attacks, 37% of the total number for the month. This represents an enormous 665% month-on-month increase for the ransomware-as-a-service
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Business Security, Critical Infrastructure Hacktivism is nothing new, but the increasingly fuzzy lines between traditional hacktivism and state-backed operations make it a more potent threat Phil Muncaster 19 Jun 2024  •  , 5 min. read Hacktivism surged back into mainstream consciousness with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022. Less than two years later, politically-motivated
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Jun 20, 2024NewsroomFirmware Security / Vulnerability Cybersecurity researchers have disclosed details of a now-patched security flaw in Phoenix SecureCore UEFI firmware that affects multiple families of Intel Core desktop and mobile processors. Tracked as CVE-2024-0762 (CVSS score: 7.5), the “UEFIcanhazbufferoverflow” vulnerability has been described as a case of a buffer overflow stemming from the use
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Jun 19, 2024NewsroomCybercrime / Crypto Security Crypto exchange Kraken revealed that an unnamed security researcher exploited an “extremely critical” zero-day flaw in its platform to steal $3 million in digital assets and refused to return them. Details of the incident were shared by Kraken’s Chief Security Officer, Nick Percoco, on X (formerly Twitter), stating it
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Jun 18, 2024NewsroomPrivacy / Encryption A controversial proposal put forth by the European Union to scan users’ private messages for detection child sexual abuse material (CSAM) poses severe risks to end-to-end encryption (E2EE), warned Meredith Whittaker, president of the Signal Foundation, which maintains the privacy-focused messaging service of the same name. “Mandating mass scanning of
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Jun 17, 2024NewsroomRouter Security / Vulnerability ASUS has shipped software updates to address a critical security flaw impacting its routers that could be exploited by malicious actors to bypass authentication. Tracked as CVE-2024-3080, the vulnerability carries a CVSS score of 9.8 out of a maximum of 10.0. “Certain ASUS router models have authentication bypass vulnerability,
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Video The spyware, called AridSpy by ESET, is distributed through websites that pose as various messaging apps, a job search app, and a Palestinian Civil Registry app 14 Jun 2024 This week, ESET researchers released their findings about five campaigns that used trojanized apps to target Android users in Egypt and Palestine. Initiated in 2022,
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ESET researchers have identified five campaigns targeting Android users with trojanized apps. Most probably carried out by the Arid Viper APT group, these campaigns started in 2022 and three of them are still ongoing at the time of the publication of this blogpost. They deploy multistage Android spyware, which we named AridSpy, that downloads first-
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Ascension has revealed that ransomware attackers gained access to its systems after an employee accidently downloaded a malicious file. The incident, which took place in May 2024, forced the US private healthcare provider to divert ambulances and postpone patient appointments. Additionally, the attack prevented access to electronic health records (EHR), and took down various systems