Chasing Chaes Kill Chain

Avast –  Avast –  Introduction Chaes is a banking trojan that operates solely in Brazil and was first reported in November 2020 by Cybereason. In Q4 2021, Avast observed an…

Portuguese media empire struck in the latest cyberattack on news outlets

Written by Tim Starks Jan 4, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP The websites of the top newspaper and TV station in Portugal remained down Tuesday after a cyberattack that began over the…

‘PseudoManuscrypt’ Mass Spyware Campaign Targets 35K Systems

It’s similar to Lazarus’s Manuscrypt malware, but the new spyware is splattering itself onto government organizations and ICS in a non-Lazarus-like, untargeted wave of attacks. Researchers have tracked new spyware…

Brazil investigates use of staff credentials in cyberattacks against government bodies

Following major cyberattacks against central government bodies in Brazil, initial investigations have found that malicious actors have used civil servant credentials to access systems. The finding is among a series…

Brazilian Ministry of Health hit by second cyberattack in less than a week

Brazil’s Ministry of Health has suffered a second cyberattack in less than a week, which has compromised various internal systems, including the platform that holds COVID-19 vaccination data. ZDNet Recommends…

MikroTik Routers: A Target for Threat Actors

Researchers have analyzed the MikroTik SOHO and IoT devices that are characterized by a vulnerable state which makes them both an easy target for malicious actors and, at the same…

Brazilian Ministry of Health suffers cyberattack and COVID-19 vaccination data vanishes

Websites under Brazil’s Ministry of Health (MoH) have suffered a major ransomware attack that resulted in the unavailability of COVID-19 vaccination data of millions of citizens. Following that attack that…

How MikroTik Routers Became a Cybercriminal Target

The powerful devices leveraged by the Meris botnet have weaknesses that make them easy to exploit, yet complex for organizations to track and secure, researchers said. The routers leveraged by…

Google announces lawsuit and action against blockchain botnet Glupteba

Google announced this morning that it disrupted the command and control infrastructure of Russia-based Glupteba, a blockchain-backed botnet being used to target Windows machines.  Google vice president of security Royal…

Microsoft disrupts activity of Chinese hackers by seizing 42 websites

Dubbed Nickel by Microsoft; the group of Chinese hackers was actively using the now seized websites for intelligence gathering from thanks tanks, human rights organizations, and government agencies. The Microsoft…