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QNAP VioStor NVR vulnerability actively exploited by malware botnet

  • A Mirai-based botnet named 'InfectedSlurs' is exploiting a remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability in QNAP VioStor NVR (Network Video Recorder) devices to hijack and make them part of its DDoS (distributed denial of service) swarm.

  • Printer Windows

Microsoft unveils new, more secure Windows Protected Print Mode

  • Microsoft announced a new Windows Protected Print Mode (WPP), introducing significant security enhancements to the Windows print system.

  • Cryptocurrency Bitcoin Chains Lock

The Week in Ransomware - December 15th 2023 - Ransomware Drama

  • The big news over the past two weeks is the continued drama plaguing BlackCat/ALPHV after their infrastructure suddenly stopped working for almost five days. Multiple sources told BleepingComputer that this outage was related to a law enforcement operation, but BlackCat claims the outages were caused by a hardware/hosting issue.

  • Hacker crypto bitcoin

Ex-Amazon engineer pleads guilty to hacking crypto exchanges

  • Former Amazon security engineer Shakeeb Ahmed pleaded guilty this week to hacking and stealing over $12.3 million from two cryptocurrency exchanges in July 2022.

  • CISA

CISA urges tech manufacturers to stop using default passwords

  • Today, the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) urged technology manufacturers to stop providing software and devices with default passwords.

  • 3CX

3CX warns customers to disable SQL database integrations

  • VoIP communications company 3CX warned customers today to disable SQL database integrations due to potential risks associated with what it describes as a potential vulnerability.

  • Fred Hutchinson Hospital

Ransomware gang behind threats to Fred Hutch cancer patients

  • The Hunters International ransomware gang claimed to be behind a cyberattack on the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center (Fred Hutch) that resulted in patients receiving personalized extortion threats.

  • Box

Box cloud storage down amid 'critical' outage

Delta Dental of California data breach exposed info of 7 million people

  • Delta Dental of California and its affiliates are warning almost seven million patients that they suffered a data breach after personal data was exposed in a MOVEit Transfer software breach.

  • Heinz Ketchup

Kraft Heinz investigates hack claims, says systems ‘operating normally’

  • Kraft Heinz has confirmed that their systems are operating normally and that there is no evidence they were breached after an extortion group listed them on a data leak site.

  • Hacker Globe

New NKAbuse malware abuses NKN blockchain for stealthy comms

  • A new Go-based multi-platform malware identified as 'NKAbuse' is the first malware abusing NKN (New Kind of Network) technology for data exchange, making it a stealthy threat.

  • Ubiquiti

Ubiquiti users report having access to others’ UniFi routers, cameras

  • Since yesterday, customers of Ubiquiti networking devices, ranging from routers to security cameras, have reported seeing other people's devices and notifications through the company's cloud services.

  • Police arrest

US detains suspects behind $80 million 'pig butchering' scheme

  • The U.S. Department of Justice charged four suspects (two of them already detained) for their alleged involvement in a pig butchering fraud scheme that resulted in more than $80 million in victim losses.

  • Android malware

Ten new Android banking trojans targeted 985 bank apps in 2023

  • This year has seen the emergence of ten new Android banking malware families, which collectively target 985 bank and fintech/trading apps from financial institutes across 61 countries.

  • Discord

Discord adds Security Key support for all users to enhance security

  • Discord has made security key multi-factor authentication (MFA) available for all accounts on the platform, bringing significant security and anti-phishing benefits to its 500+ million registered users.

  • INL

U.S. nuclear research lab data breach impacts 45,000 people

  • The Idaho National Laboratory (INL) confirmed that attackers stole the personal information of more than 45,000 individuals after breaching its cloud-based Oracle HCM HR management platform last month.

  • Ledger

Ledger dApp supply chain attack steals $600K from crypto wallets

  • Ledger is warnings users not to use web3 dApps after a supply chain attack on the 'Ledger dApp Connect Kit' library was found pushing a JavaScript wallet drainer that stole $600,000 in crypto and NFTs.



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