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Russ Roberts (https://www.hawaiicybersecurityjournal.net).

FIN8 deploys ALPHV ransomware using Sardonic malware variant

  • A financially motivated cybercrime gang has been observed deploying BlackCat ransomware payloads on networks backdoored using a revamped Sardonic malware version.

  • Google Cloud Build
     

Google Cloud Build bug lets hackers launch supply chain attacks

  • A critical design flaw in the Google Cloud Build service discovered by cloud security firm Orca Security can let attackers escalate privileges, providing them with almost nearly-full and unauthorized access to Google Artifact Registry code repositories.

  • Micosoft Exchange
     

Microsoft Exchange Online hit by new outage blocking emails

  • Microsoft is investigating an ongoing Exchange Online outage preventing customers from sending emails and triggering 503 errors on affected systems.

  • CISA
     

CISA orders govt agencies to mitigate Windows and Office zero-days

  • CISA ordered federal agencies to mitigate remote code execution zero-days affecting Windows and Office products that were exploited by the Russian-based RomCom cybercriminal group in NATO phishing attacks.

  • WordPress
     

Hackers exploiting critical WordPress WooCommerce Payments bug

  • Hackers are conducting widespread exploitation of a critical WooCommerce Payments plugin to gain the privileges of any users, including administrators, on vulnerable WordPress installation.

  • CISA
     

CISA shares free tools to help secure data in the cloud

  • The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has shared a factsheet providing details on free tools and guidance for securing digital assets after switching to the cloud from on-premises environments.

  • Adobe
     

Critical ColdFusion flaws exploited in attacks to drop webshells

  • Hackers are actively exploiting two ColdFusion vulnerabilities to bypass authentication and remotely execute commands to install webshells on vulnerable servers.

  • Police arrest
     

Police arrests Ukrainian scareware developer after 10-year hunt

  • The Spanish National Police has apprehended a Ukrainian national wanted internationally for his involvement in a scareware operation spanning from 2006 to 2011.

  • Hacker cybersecurity attack
     

IT worker jailed for impersonating ransomware gang to extort employer

  • 28-year-old Ashley Liles, a former IT employee, has been sentenced to over three years in prison for attempting to blackmail his employer during a ransomware attack.

  • NoEscape ransomware
     

Meet NoEscape: Avaddon ransomware gang's likely successor

  • The new NoEscape ransomware operation is believed to be a rebrand of Avaddon, a ransomware gang that shut down and released its decryption keys in 2021.

  • JumpCloud white
     

JumpCloud discloses breach by state-backed APT hacking group

  • US-based enterprise software firm JumpCloud says a state-backed hacking group breached its systems almost one month ago as part of a highly targeted attack focused on a limited set of customers.

  • Windows 11
     

Windows Copilot arrives in the fall with Windows 11 23H2

  • Windows 11 23H2 is taking a step further into the world of artificial intelligence with the introduction of Windows Copilot, its centralized AI assistant.

  • Docker
     

Thousands of images on Docker Hub leak auth secrets, private keys

  • Researchers at the RWTH Aachen University in Germany published a study revealing that tens of thousands of container images hosted on Docker Hub contain confidential secrets, exposing software, online platforms, and users to a massive attack surface.

  • Hand data data leak hacker
     

Gamaredon hackers start stealing data 30 minutes after a breach

  • Ukraine's Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-UA) is warning that the Gamaredon hacking operates in rapid attacks, stealing data from breached systems in under an hour.

  • Hacker
     

Genesis Market infrastructure and inventory sold on hacker forum

  • The administrators of the Genesis Market for stolen credentials announced on a hacker forum that they sold the store and a new owner would get the reins "next month."

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