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“Delivery“ Malicious NPM Packages Target Amazon and Slack with Dependency Attacks

Malicious NPM Packages

Threat actors are targeting companies to include Zillo, Amazon and Slack’s NodeJS applications by using a new vulnerability known as “Dependency Confusion”. By utilising this vulnerability, attacks can steal Unix based system password files and open reverse shells back to an attacker. The attacker creates packages utilising the same names as a company’s internal component […]

MacOS Malware “Not So Silver Linings”

Apple’s new M1 chips had no known malware for them…until now. A vulnerability dubbed the “Silver Sparrow” is an activity cluster that includes a malicious binary compiled to run on the new model. What is unique about this vulnerability, and does it lack a payload? Silver Sparrow uses a launch agent to establish persistence, which […]

“Sharing is Caring” Unpatched ShareIT Android App Vulnerability Could Allow Hackers to Inject Malware

ShareIT Android App

Several unpatched vulnerabilities were discovered in the ShareIT Android application by Trend Micro, an app with over one billion downloads that is used for sharing files between users and their devices. The vulnerability is believed to have been unpatched for three months, which allows an attacker to achieve remote code execution (RCE) on the victim’s […]

“Infernal” Actively Exploited Windows Kernel EoP Bug Allows Takeover

Microsoft bug

Microsoft has secured 56 vulnerabilities in the February patch Tuesday, this includes 11 critical vulnerabilities, 6 of which were publicly known. The patches cover components in Microsoft Windows, the .NET framework, Azure IoT, Azure Kubernetes Service, Edge for Android, Exchange server, MSS office services, and web applications, Sky for Business and Lynx, and Microsoft Defender. […]

Ransomware Gangs are Abusing VMWare ESXi Exploits to Encrypt Virtual Hard Disks

Ransomware attack

Two CVE’s associated with VMWare ESXi are being exploited in the Wild. One major ransomware gang is abusing vulnerabilities on the ESXi platform to take over virtual machines deployed in enterprise environments by encrypting their virtual hard drives. CVE’s 2019-5544 and 2020-3992 impact the Service Location Protocol (SLP), used by devices on the same network […]

”Forged DNA”: Cisco DNA Center Bug Opens Enterprises to Remote Attack

cisco dna center

A Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) vulnerability has been discovered in the Cisco Digital Network Architecture (DNA) center, which could put enterprise users at risk of remote attacks and takeovers. CVE-2021-1257 as it is designated, is present in the web management interface of the Cisco DNA Center. This web interface is a centralised network-management and orchestration […]

“In Bits” IObit Forums Hacked to Spread Ransomware to its Members

IObit Forums Hacked

The Windows utility developer IObit forums hacked over the weekend, for the threat actors to distribute a peculiar strain of ransomware called “DeroHE” to its forum members. IObit is known for Windows system optimisation and anti-malware programs such as Advanced SystemCare. Members of the forum received an email claiming to be from the company, stating that […]

“Too Much Information” Millions of Social Profiles Leaked by Chinese Data-Scrapers

Social profiles leaked

A cloud misconfiguration by the Chinese social media management company SocialArks exposed 318 million records from Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn. More than 400GB of public and private profile data for 214 million social-media users world-wide.  The leak stems from a misconfigured ElasticSearch database, which contained Personally Identifiable Information (PII). Researchers discovered that the server was publicly exposed without a […]

“Deframed” Zend Framework Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Revealed

php sites

An untrusted deserialization vulnerability in the Zend Framework was disclosed this week. If exploited by attackers, they can achieve Remote Code Execution (RCE) on PHP Sites. This vulnerability could impact some instances of the Laminas project, which is Zend’s successor. Zend Framework is built from PHP packages and used by developers to build object-orientated web […]

The Critical Golang XML Parser Bug Can Cause SAML Authentication Bypass

Critical Golang XML parser bug

How the Critical Golang XML parser bug cause SAML authentication bypass? Security researchers at Mattermost, coordinating with the Go security team disclosed three critical vulnerabilities within the Go languages XML parser. If exploited, these vulnerabilities can lead to a complete bypass of Security Assertion Mark-up Language (SAML) authentication, as the vulnerabilities impact Go’s implementation of […]

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