This Week in Security News – January 21, 2022

Credit to Author: Jon Clay| Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2022 00:00:00 +0000

 This week, read about various cybersecurity threats that affect industrial control and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)’s latest cyberattack warnings.

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Codex Exposed: Task Automation and Response Consistency

Credit to Author: Forward-Looking Threat Research Team| Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2022 00:00:00 +0000

Being able to automate tasks or programmatically execute them unsupervised is an essential part of both regular and malicious computer usage, so we wondered if a tool like Codex was reliable enough to be scripted and left to run unsupervised, generating the required code.

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Emotet Spam Abuses Unconventional IP Address Formats to Spread Malware

Credit to Author: Ian Kenefick| Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2022 00:00:00 +0000

We found waves of Emotet spam campaigns using unconventional IP addresses to evade detection.

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Cybersecurity for Industrial Control Systems: Part 2

Credit to Author: Ericka Pingol| Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2022 00:00:00 +0000

To cap off the series, we’ll discuss malware detection and distribution in various countries. Our team also rounds up several insights to help strengthen ICS cybersecurity and mitigate malware attacks.

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Defending Users’ NAS Devices From Evolving Threats

Credit to Author: Stephen Hilt| Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2022 00:00:00 +0000

In our latest research, we analyze the threats targeting well-known brands of network-attached storage (NAS) devices.

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Earth Lusca Employs Sophisticated Infrastructure, Varied Tools and Techniques

Credit to Author: Joseph C Chen| Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2022 00:00:00 +0000

Our technical brief provides an in-depth look at Earth Lusca’s activities, the tools it employs in attacks, and the infrastructure it uses.

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This Week in Security News – January 14, 2022

Credit to Author: Jon Clay| Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2022 00:00:00 +0000

This week, read about how crucial it is for security teams to adopt an integrated approach to threat detection, such as remote control, and Congress’s plan to update the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) for the first time in eight years.

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