Crimea “manifesto” deploys VBA Rat using double attack vectors

Credit to Author: Threat Intelligence Team| Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 15:00:00 +0000

A Crimean “manifesto” hides an attack that infects victims with a VBA Rat, which we also found being deployed through a separate exploit.

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US offers huge reward in fight against state-sponsored cybercriminals

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Fri, 16 Jul 2021 15:40:18 +0000

The US has announced new resources for fighting ransomware, and offered $10 million for information leading to the unmasking of cybercriminals.

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Colonial Pipeline attack expected to trigger imminent hardening of cybersecurity rules for federal agencies

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Tue, 11 May 2021 21:22:31 +0000

Colonial Pipeline’s ransomware attack caused the White House to possibly refine a planned Executive Order on cybersecurity.

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Yandex sysadmin caught selling access to email accounts

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Wed, 17 Feb 2021 14:32:46 +0000

Yandex, dubbed the “Russian Google”, caught one of its own system administrators red handed in a routine security audit.

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A week in security (July 22 – 28)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2019 15:50:58 +0000

The latest cybersecurity news for the week of July 22–28. We look at Phobos ransomware, stalkerware’s similarities to parental monitoring apps, and the investigation into Malaysian Airlines Flight 17.

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FaceApp scares point to larger data collection problems

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2019 16:38:29 +0000

The blowback against FaceApp—for which data the company can collect and how it can use that data—is a bit overblown. Countless American companies do the exact same thing today.

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FSB hackers drop files online

Credit to Author: Danny Bradbury| Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2019 09:48:59 +0000

A hacking group that distributed files stolen from a Russian contractor to the media last week has published some of the documents online.<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/nakedsecurity/~4/nkr8ZrG8j1s” height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 investigation shows Russian disinformation campaigns have global reach

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2019 15:54:56 +0000

In June, investigators released a warrant to arrest Russian and Ukrainian nationals for shooting down Malaysian Airlines Flight 17. However, Russian disinformation campaigns have spread about the true cause of the fight’s demise. How can we separate fact from fiction and protect against fake news?

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