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

'Evil Telegram' campaign on Google Play infected thousands with spyware

  • Several malicious Telegram clones are available on Google Play, Android's official app store, which includes spyware functionality that steals user messages, contacts lists, and other data.

  • Google Chrome
     

Google rolls out Privacy Sandbox to use Chrome browsing history for ads

  • Google has started to roll out its new interest-based advertising platform called the Privacy Sandbox, shifting the tracking of user's interests from third-party cookies to the Chrome browser.

  • Microsoft Teams
     

Microsoft Teams phishing attack pushes DarkGate malware

  • A new phishing campaign is abusing Microsoft Teams messages to send malicious attachments that install the DarkGate Loader malware.

  • Conti ransomware
     

The Week in Ransomware - September 8th 2023 - Conti Indictments

  • It started as a slow ransomware news week but slowly picked up pace with the Department of Justice announcing indictments on TrickBot and Conti operations members.

  • Notepad++
     

Notepad++ 8.5.7 released with fixes for four security vulnerabilities

  • Notepad++ version 8.5.7 has been released with fixes for multiple buffer overflow zero-days, with one marked as potentially leading to code execution by tricking users into opening specially crafted files.

  • Medical Health Hospital Patient
     

Ragnar Locker claims attack on Israel's Mayanei Hayeshua hospital

  • The Ragnar Locker ransomware gang has claimed responsibility for an attack on Israel's Mayanei Hayeshua hospital, threatening to leak 1 TB of data allegedly stolen during the cyberattack.

  • Dymocks
     

Dymocks Booksellers suffers data breach impacting 836k customers

  • Dymocks Booksellers is warning customers their personal information was exposed in a data breach after the company's database was shared on hacking forums.

  • Cisco
     

Cisco warns of VPN zero-day exploited by ransomware gangs

  • Cisco is warning of a CVE-2023-20269 zero-day vulnerability in its Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) and Cisco Firepower Threat Defense (FTD) that is actively exploited by ransomware operations to gain initial access to corporate networks.

  • Windows 11 HDR
     

Microsoft Paint in Windows 11 gets a background removal tool

  •  Microsoft is rolling out a new version of the Paint application on Windows 11 Insider builds that can remove the background from any picture with the click of a button.

  • CISA
     

CISA warns of critical Apache RocketMQ bug exploited in attacks

  • The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has added to its catalog of known exploited vulnerabilities (KEV) a critical-severity issue tracked as CVE-2023-33246 that affects Apache's RocketMQ distributed messaging and streaming platform.

  • Hacker Airplane
     

Iranian hackers breach US aviation org via Zoho, Fortinet bugs

  • State-backed hacking groups have breached a U.S. aeronautical organization using exploits targeting critical Zoho and Fortinet vulnerabilities, a joint advisory published by CISA, the FBI, and the United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) revealed on Thursday.

  • Google Chrome Flare
     

Google is enabling Chrome real-time phishing protection for everyone

  • Google announced today that it is bringing additional security to the Google Chrome standard Safe Browsing feature by enabling real-time phishing protection for all users. 

  • Apple Triangle
     

Apple zero-click iMessage exploit used to infect iPhones with spyware

  • Citizen Lab says two zero-days fixed by Apple today in emergency security updates were actively abused as part of a zero-click exploit chain (dubbed BLASTPASS) to deploy NSO Group's Pegasus commercial spyware onto fully patched iPhones.

  • Cisco
     

Cisco BroadWorks impacted by critical authentication bypass flaw

  • A critical vulnerability impacting the Cisco BroadWorks Application Delivery Platform and Cisco BroadWorks Xtended Services Platform could allow remote attackers to forge credentials and bypass authentication.

  • Google
     

Google Looker Studio abused in cryptocurrency phishing attacks

  • Cybercriminals are abusing Google Looker Studio to create counterfeit cryptocurrency phishing websites that phish digital asset holders, leading to account takeovers and financial losses.

  • Lazarus
     

Microsoft: North Korean hackers target Russian govt, defense orgs

  • Microsoft says North Korean hacking groups have breached multiple Russian government and defense targets since the start of the year.

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