Corporate VPN maker Ivanti disputed findings by the U.S. cybersecurity agency that said hackers can establish persistence on rooted appliances through a factory reset but nonetheless released an updated integrity checking tool Tuesday. Ivanti has been in emergency response mode since early January.
North Korea's Lazarus hackers exploited a Windows AppLocker driver zero-day to gain kernel-level access and turn off security tools that could detect the group's bring-your-own-vulnerable-driver exploitation techniques. Microsoft fixed the bug in its February patch dump.
Chinese threat actors are continuing to persist after exploiting the recent Ivanti Connect Secure VPN vulnerability even after factory resets, system upgrades and patches. The threat actor, UNC5325, is adept at "living off the land" techniques, warned threat intelligence firm Mandiant.
Hackers are on a tear to exploit unpatched ConnectWise ScreenConnect remote connection software to infect systems with ransomware, info stealers and persistent backdoors. The attacks observed by researchers include ransomware deployments tied to the now-defunct LockBit ransomware operation.
Software giant ConnectWise urged customers to promptly update critical vulnerabilities that could allow the execution of remote code or directly affect confidential data or critical systems. The two vulnerabilities stem from an authentication bypass weakness and path traversal flaw.
A Dutch court extradited a Ukrainian national to the United States, where he faces criminal charges related to his role in the malware-as-a-service Raccoon Stealer. The extradition of Mark Sokolovsky, 28, comes nearly two years after Netherlands police arrested him in March 2022.
The French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs accused Russia of running a disinformation campaign targeting Kyiv's Western allies ahead of the second anniversary of Moscow's invasion of Ukraine. The Russian approach to propaganda is a "firehose of falsehood," the Rand Corporation said.
Ransomware operators disrupted emergency healthcare services over the weekend, crippling operations in nearly two dozen hospitals in Romania and France. Ransomware attacks increase the in-hospital mortality rate for already-admitted patients, a recent study concluded.
Fortinet warned Thursday that hackers have exploited a vulnerability in the operating system powering its virtual private network and urged customers to apply a patch or disable the appliance. State threat actors, including hackers from China, are targeting gateway devices in increasing numbers.
Silicon Valley giant Google agreed to settle for $350 million a shareholder lawsuit alleging it mislead investors by attempting to cover up a privacy flaw in now-defunct social network Google+ that resulted in outside applications having access to private profile information.
The United States ramped up pressure on the commercial surveillance industry shortly before the United Kingdom and France convened a two-day meeting dubbed the Pall Mall Process intended to culminate in an international agreement limiting the proliferation of advanced spyware.
U.S. federal agencies have until midnight Friday to disconnect Ivanti VPN devices and perform a factory reset before reconnecting them to the network. Fifteen agencies use the gateways, which were hit by likely Chinese hackers in an espionage campaign and are riddled with zero-day vulnerabilities.
Corporate VPN maker Ivanti on Wednesday began a belated patch rollout for zero-day flaws that many cybersecurity firms say paved the way for an espionage hacking operation likely conducted by China. Ivanti also disclosed two more zero-days and told customers that hackers are exploiting one of them.
Hackers are scanning the internet looking for vulnerable instances of the Jenkins server used by software developers for continuous integration and continuous delivery. There are approximately 45,000 exposed Jenkins servers susceptible to a critical remote code execution flaw.
The United States, Australia and the United Kingdom sanctioned a Russian man the governments say was behind the October 2022 hacking of Medibank, Australia's largest private health insurer. The attack was a high point in a wave of data breaches buffeting the country that year.