A week in security (December 28 – January 3)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 04 Jan 2021 15:52:48 +0000

A roundup of cybersecurity news from December 28 – January 3 including a Zyxel backdoor, a patched Google Docs bug, and breach data for sale.

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Zyxel Flaw Powers New Mirai IoT Botnet Strain

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2020 14:46:15 +0000

In February, hardware maker Zyxel fixed a zero-day vulnerability in its routers and VPN firewall products after KrebsOnSecurity told the company the flaw was being abused by attackers to break into devices. This week, security researchers said they spotted that same vulnerability being exploited by a new variant of Mirai, a malware strain that targets vulnerable Internet of Things (IoT) devices for use in large-scale attacks and as proxies for other cybercrime activity.

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Zxyel Flaw Powers New Mirai IoT Botnet Strain

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2020 14:46:15 +0000

In February, hardware maker Zyxel fixed a zero-day vulnerability in its routers and VPN firewall products after KrebsOnSecurity told the company the flaw was being abused by attackers to break into devices. This week, security researchers said they spotted that same vulnerability being exploited by a new variant of Mirai, a malware strain that targets vulnerable Internet of Things (IoT) devices for use in large-scale attacks and as proxies for other cybercrime activity.

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Zyxel 0day Affects its Firewall Products, Too

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2020 14:43:31 +0000

On Monday, networking hardware maker Zyxel released security updates to plug a critical security hole in its network attached storage (NAS) devices that is being actively exploited by crooks who specialize in deploying ransomware. Today, Zyxel acknowledged the same flaw is present in many of its firewall products.

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