World’s Most Dangerous Malware EMOTET Disrupted Through Global Action

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Law enforcement and judicial authorities worldwide have this week disrupted one of most significant botnets of the past decade: EMOTET. Investigators have now taken control of its infrastructure in an international coordinated action. This operation is the result of a collaborative effort between authorities in the Netherlands, Germany, the United States, the United Kingdom, France,… Read more »

Fully-Functional Exploit Released Online for SAP Solution Manager Flaw

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Cybersecurity researchers have warned of a publicly available fully-functional exploit that could be used to target SAP enterprise software. The exploit leverages a vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2020-6207, that stems from a missing authentication check in SAP Solution Manager (SolMan) version 7.2 SAP SolMan is an application management and administration solution that offers end-to-end application lifecycle management in distributed… Read more »

Windows Remote Desktop servers now used to amplify DDoS attacks

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Windows Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) servers are now being abused by DDoS-for-hire services to amplify Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. The Microsoft RDP service is a built-in Windows service running on TCP/3389 and/or UDP/3389 that enables authenticated remote virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) access to Windows servers and workstations. Attacks taking advantage of this new… Read more »

Researchers Disclose Undocumented Chinese Malware Used in Recent Attacks

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Cybersecurity researchers have disclosed a series of attacks by a threat actor of Chinese origin that has targeted organizations in Russia and Hong Kong with malware — including a previously undocumented backdoor. Attributing the campaign to Winnti (or APT41), Positive Technologies dated the first attack to May 12, 2020, when the APT used LNK shortcuts to extract and… Read more »

Ανασκόπηση των Τάσεων του Τοπίου Κυβερνοαπειλών για το 2020

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Κατά τη διάρκεια του 2020, οι κυβερνοεγκληματίες βρήκαν ποικίλους τρόπους εκμετάλλευσης της πανδημίας σε παγκόσμιο επίπεδο προς όφελός τους. Οι δείκτες δραστηριότητας κυβερνοαπειλών άρχισαν να διαφαίνονται σχεδόν αμέσως μετά την εκδήλωση της πανδημίας. Κακόβουλη δραστηριότητα διάρκειας πολλών εβδομάδων έκανε χρήση δολωμάτων που σχετίζονται με την νόσο COVID-19. Η δραστηριότητα αυτή υποστηριζόταν μεταξύ άλλων και από… Read more »