Avast Finds Backdoor on US Government Commission Network

Avast –  Avast –  We have found a new targeted attack against a small, lesser-known U.S. federal government commission associated with international rights. Despite repeated attempts through multiple channels over…

Suspected Iranian hackers target airline with new backdoor

A suspected, state-sponsored Iranian threat group has attacked an airline with a never-before-seen backdoor.  On Wednesday, cybersecurity researchers from IBM Security X-Force said an Asian airline was the subject of…

Variant of Phorpiex botnet used for cryptocurrency attacks in Ethopia, Nigeria, India and more

Check Point Research has discovered new attacks targeting cryptocurrency users in Ethiopia, Nigeria, India and 93 other countries. The cybercriminals behind the attacks are using a variant of the Phorpiex…

Digital ID age verification trials for online alcohol purchases in Australia underway

The Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) has been carrying out digital identity age verification trials for online alcohol purchases with selected providers in Australia since September, according to a Freedom of…

Malicious Exchange Server Module Hoovers Up Outlook Credentials

“Owowa” stealthily lurks on IIS servers, waiting to harvest successful logins when an Outlook Web Access (OWA) authentication request is made. Researchers have uncovered a previously unknown malicious IIS module,…

Patch Tuesday December 2021 – Microsoft Fixes 67 Flaws, Including 6 Zero-Day Vulnerabilities

December’s Patch Tuesday comes with numerous security fixes and improvements, including two actively exploited zero-day vulnerabilities. The list features spoofing, denial of service, remote code execution, elevation of privilege, and…

New Ransomware Family Deployed in Log4Shell Attacks

Recently a public exploit for the major zero-day vulnerability known as ‘Log4Shell’ in the Apache Log4j Java-based logging platform has been made available. Log4j is a development platform that enables…

Log4j flaw: Now state-backed hackers are using bug as part of attacks, warns Microsoft

State-sponsored hackers from China, Iran, North Korea and Turkey have started testing, exploiting and using the Log4j bug to deploy malware, including ransomware, according to Microsoft.    As predicted by…

Oregon medical group notifies 750,000 patients of breach, says FBI seized accounts from HelloKitty ransomware

The Oregon Anesthesiology Group (OAG) said it suffered a ransomware attack in July that led to the breach of sensitive employee and patient information. The breach involves the information of…

Microsoft releases end-to-end encryption for Teams calls

Credit: Microsoft Microsoft announced today that it is rolling out end-to-end encryption (E2EE) for one-to-one Teams calls.  According to Microsoft’s blog post announcing general availability, admins will have the option…