Cyberattacks on Ukrainian websites come into clearer focus as Russia tensions escalate

Written by Tim Starks Jan 18, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Cybersecurity researchers shed additional light over the weekend on the cyberattacks that disabled Ukrainian government websites, as Kyiv pointed to Russia…

Ransomware isn’t always about gangs making money. Sometimes it’s about nations manufacturing mayhem.

Written by Tim Starks Jan 18, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Ransomware is fundamentally about reaping massive profits from victims — payments were on pace to cross the billion-dollar threshold in 2021,…

Ukraine Targeted in False Ransomware Attacks, Microsoft Warns

A warning comes from Microsoft about a data-wiping malware that poses as ransomware and is being leveraged by threat actors to target several companies from Ukraine. The attacks were identified…

Free Unofficial Patch for Windows ‘RemotePotato0’ Now Available

An unofficial patch was released for a privilege escalation vulnerability that has an impact on all versions of Windows after Microsoft tagged its status as “won’t fix”. The flaw is…

White House hosts open-source software security summit in light of expansive Log4j flaw

Written by Tim Starks Jan 13, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Tech giants and federal agencies will meet at the White House on Thursday to discuss open-source software security, a response to…

Suspected Chinese hackers use Log4j flaw to deploy Night Sky ransomware, Microsoft warns

Written by AJ Vicens Jan 11, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP A China-based ransomware operator has been exploiting a vulnerability in Log4j software to attack internet-facing systems running a popular virtualization service,…

Microsoft Shares Details on macOS Bug

Microsoft has recently revealed some details about the risk a macOS bug, which has been a short while ago patched, represents. If exploited by hackers, this could result in users’ personal information’s exposure.…

9-year-old Windows flaw abused to drop ZLoader malware in 111 countries

The vulnerability was identified and fixed in 2013 but in 2014 Microsoft revised the fix allowing Malsmoke hackers in 2022 to spread ZLoader malware. Israel-based cybersecurity firm Check Point Research…

Attackers bypass Microsoft security patch to drop Formbook malware

The patch was issued for CVE-2021-40444 to prevent the execution of code that downloaded the Microsoft Cabinet (CAB) archive containing a malicious executable. Sophos Labs researchers have shared their findings…

Intruders leverage Log4j flaw to breach Belgian Defense Department

Written by Tonya Riley Dec 20, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP Parts of the Belgian Defense Ministry’s computer networks have been down since Thursday after a cyber incident in which attackers exploited…