Malware designed to provide backdoor access to corporate networks, gain administrative privileges and deliver additional payloads was hidden in tax software the Chinese government requires companies doing business in the nation to use, researchers at the security firm Trustwave report.
The lessons of the Mirai botnet's abuse of internet-connected devices four years ago have been taken to heart, says Aaron Guzman of OWASP, which is working with others to improve security benchmarks and testing for connected devices.
As the risks to IT and OT converge, organizations must ramp up their threat intelligence information sharing mechanisms and build a more comprehensive cybersecurity policy, says Singapore-based John Lee, managing director of GRF Asia, a federation for building global resilience.
To the long list of alleged hackers who failed to practice good operational security so they could remain anonymous, add another name: Andrey Turchin, who's been charged with running the Fxmsp hacking group, which prosecutors say relied on Jabber and bitcoins in an attempt to hide their real identities.
A recently uncovered phishing campaign is using spoofed Zoom account alerts to steal Microsoft Office 365 credentials, according to a report from Abnormal Security. These attacks come as use of the platform soars due to work-from-home arrangements.
The Mac malware originally labeled as "EvilQuest," which researchers initially identified as a poorly designed ransomware variant, apparently is primarily an information stealer with ransomware-like elements designed to confuse security tools, according to the security firm Malwarebytes.
U.S. prosecutors this week unsealed an indictment against the alleged hacker "Fxmsp" after his identity was revealed in a cybersecurity firm's report. That sequence of events has raised questions about information sharing and highlighted law enforcement's reliance on private cybersecurity researchers.
A little-known advanced persistent threat group dubbed Evilnum has been targeting fintech firms in the U.K. and Europe over the past two years, using spear-phishing emails and social engineering to start their attacks, according to the security firm ESET.