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

American Family Insurance confirms cyberattack is behind IT outages

  • Insurance giant American Family Insurance has confirmed it suffered a cyberattack and shut down portions of its IT systems after customers reported website outages all week.

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The Week in Ransomware - October 20th 2023 - Fighting Back

  • This was a bad week for ransomware, with the Trigona ransomware suffering a data breach and law enforcement disrupting the RagnarLocker ransomware operation.

  • InternationalCriminalCourt_ICC
     

International Criminal Court systems breached for cyber espionage

  • The International Criminal Court provided additional information about the cyberattack five weeks ago, saying that it was a targeted operation for espionage purposes.

  • Cisco
     

Cisco discloses new IOS XE zero-day exploited to deploy malware implant

  • Cisco disclosed a new high-severity zero-day (CVE-2023-20273) today, actively exploited to deploy malicious implants on IOS XE devices compromised using the CVE-2023-20198 zero-day unveiled earlier this week.

  • Okta
     

Okta says its support system was breached using stolen credentials

  • ​Okta says attackers accessed files containing cookies and session tokens uploaded by customers to its support management system after breaching it using stolen credentials.

  • Police arrest
     

Ragnar Locker ransomware developer arrested in France

  • Law enforcement agencies arrested a malware developer linked with the Ragnar Locker ransomware gang and seized the group's dark web sites in a joint international operation.

  • Solarwinds
     

Critical RCE flaws found in SolarWinds access audit solution

  • Security researchers found three critical remote code execution vulnerabilities in the SolarWinds Access Rights Manager (ARM) product that remote attackers could use to run code with SYSTEM privileges.

  • Kwik Trip
     

Kwik Trip finally confirms cyberattack was behind ongoing outage

  • Two weeks into an ongoing IT outage, Kwik Trip finally confirmed that it's investigating a cyberattack impacting the convenience store chain's internal network since October 9.

  • LinkedIn  Hacker
     

Fake Corsair job offers on LinkedIn push DarkGate malware

  • A threat actor is using fake LinkedIn posts and direct messages about a Facebook Ads specialist position at hardware maker Corsair to lure people into downloading info-stealing malware like DarkGate and RedLine.

  • Cisco
     

Over 40,000 Cisco IOS XE devices infected with backdoor using zero-day

  • More than 40,000 Cisco devices running the IOS XE operating system have been compromised after hackers exploited a recently disclosed maximum severity vulnerability tracked as CVE-2023-20198.

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E-Root admin faces 20 years for selling stolen RDP, SSH accounts

  • Sandu Diaconu, the operator of the E-Root marketplace, has been extradited to the U.S. to face a maximum imprisonment penalty of 20 years for selling access to compromised computers.

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BlackCat ransomware uses new ‘Munchkin’ Linux VM in stealthy attacks

  • The BlackCat/ALPHV ransomware operation has begun to use a new tool named 'Munchkin' that utilizes virtual machines to deploy encryptors on network devices stealthily.

  • Microsoft
     

Microsoft extends Purview Audit log retention after July breach

  • Microsoft is extending Purview Audit log retention as promised after the Chinese Storm-0558 hacking group breached dozens of Exchange and Microsoft 365 corporate and government accounts in July.

  • Malware
     

Fake KeePass site uses Google Ads and Punycode to push malware

  • A Google Ads campaign was found pushing a fake KeePass download site that used Punycode to appear as the official domain of the KeePass password manager to distribute malware.

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India targets Microsoft, Amazon tech support scammers in nationwide crackdown

  • India's Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) raided 76 locations in a nationwide crackdown on cybercrime operations behind tech support scams and cryptocurrency fraud.

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Iranian hackers lurked in Middle Eastern govt network for 8 months

  • The Iranian hacking group tracked as OilRig (APT34) breached at least twelve computers belonging to a Middle Eastern government network and maintained access for eight months between February and September 2023.

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