StrongPity Malware Spread Using Malicious Notepad++ Installers

The Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) known as StrongPity is distributing malware-laced Notepad++ installers to infect their victims. #APT #StrongPity NotePad++ installer(npp.8.1.7.Installer.x64.exe)78556a2fc01c40f64f11c76ef26ec3ffhttp[:]//advancedtoenableplatform.com pic.twitter.com/eEXZWIObnH — blackorbird (@blackorbird) November 30, 2021 The method…

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…

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…

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…

Microsoft seizes domains used to attack 29 governments across Latin America, Caribbean, Europe

Microsoft has announced the seizure of dozens of domains used in attacks by the China-based APT group Nickel on governments and NGOs across Europe, the Americas and the Caribbean.  In…

Court hands Microsoft control of websites linked to spying by Chinese hackers

Written by Tim Starks Dec 6, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP Microsoft obtained a court order to seize websites from a Chinese government-linked espionage group that was using the sites to attack…

Malvertising attack distributes malicious Chrome extensions, backdoors

Researchers believe that the campaign has been active since 2018, and since then, the malware has been under development constantly. Cisco Talos researchers have identified malvertising campaigns using fake installers…

Twitter and Meta Tackle Anti-Vaxxers and Chinese Disinformation

Twitter and Meta Tackle Anti-Vaxxers and Chinese Disinformation Social media giants Twitter and Meta have been forced to remove thousands of “inauthentic” accounts linked to state-backed disinformation campaigns and anti-vaxxer…

Meta expanding Facebook security program for government officials, journalists, activists

Meta announced on Thursday that it is expanding its Facebook Protect service — which provides specialized security services for certain Facebook accounts being targeted by hackers — to more countries.…

Facebook's Meta says bad actors are changing tactics as it takes down six more groups

Meta has detailed takedowns of what it described as six ‘adversarial networks’ from across the world that were using Facebook for behaviour including spreading false information, harassment and trying to…