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    • DECEMBER 29, 2023
    • 07:09 AM
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  • Game mod on Steam breached to push password-stealing malware

Game mod on Steam breached to push password-stealing malware

  • Downfall, a fan expansion for the popular Slay the Spire indie strategy game, was breached on Christmas Day to push Epsilon information stealer malware using the Steam update system.

  • Eagers Automotive

Eagers Automotive halts trading in response to cyberattack

  • Eagers Automotive has announced it suffered a cyberattack and was forced to halt trading on the stock exchange as it evaluates the impact of the incident.

  • EasyPark

EasyPark discloses data breach that may impact millions of users

  • Parking app developer EasyPark has published a notice on its website warning of a data breach it discovered on December 10, 2023, which impacts an unknown number of its millions of users.

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    • DECEMBER 28, 2023
    • 02:07 PM
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  • Windows

Microsoft disables MSIX protocol handler abused in malware attacks

  • Microsoft has again disabled the MSIX ms-appinstaller protocol handler after multiple financially motivated threat groups abused it to infect Windows users with malware.

  • Kroll

Kroll reveals FTX customer info exposed in August data breach

  • Risk and financial advisory company Kroll has released additional details regarding the August data breach, which exposed the personal information of FTX bankruptcy claimants.

  • Russian hacker

Russian military hackers target Ukraine with new MASEPIE malware

  • Ukraine's Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) is warning of a new phishing campaign that allowed Russia-linked hackers to deploy previously unseen malware on a network in under one hour.

  • Hacker

Apache OFBiz RCE flaw exploited to find vulnerable Confluence servers

  • A critical Apache OFBiz pre-authentication remote code execution vulnerability is being actively exploited using public proof of concept (PoC) exploits.

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    • DECEMBER 28, 2023
    • 07:12 AM
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  • Hackers cryptocurrency

Blockchain dev's wallet emptied in "job interview" using npm package

  • A blockchain developer shares his ordeal over the holidays when he was approached on LinkedIn by a "recruiter" for a web development job. The recruiter in question asked the developer to download npm packages from a GitHub repository, and hours later the developer discovered his MetaMask wallet had been emptied.

  • Ohio Lottery

Ohio Lottery hit by cyberattack claimed by DragonForce ransomware

  • The Ohio Lottery was forced to shut down some key systems after a cyberattack affected an undisclosed number of internal applications on Christmas Eve.

  • Fransiskus

Lockbit ransomware disrupts emergency care at German hospitals

  • German hospital network Katholische Hospitalvereinigung Ostwestfalen (KHO) has confirmed that recent service disruptions were caused by a Lockbit ransomware attack where the threat actors gained access to IT systems and encrypted devices on the network.

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    • DECEMBER 27, 2023
    • 02:09 PM
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  • LoanCare

Mortgage firm LoanCare warns 1.3 million people of data breach

  • Mortgage servicing company LoanCare is warning 1,316,938 borrowers across the U.S. that their sensitive information was exposed in a data breach at its parent company, Fidelity National Financial.

  • Panasonic Avionics

Panasonic discloses data breach after December 2022 cyberattack

  • Panasonic Avionics Corporation, a leading supplier of in-flight communications and entertainment systems, disclosed a data breach affecting an undisclosed number of individuals after its corporate network was breached more than one year ago, in December 2022.

  • Android malware

New Xamalicious Android malware installed 330k times on Google Play

  • A previously unknown Android backdoor named 'Xamalicious' has infected approximately 338,300 devices via malicious apps on Google Play, Android's official app store.

  • Apple

iPhone Triangulation attack abused undocumented hardware feature

  • The Operation Triangulation spyware attacks targeting iPhone devices since 2019 leveraged undocumented features in Apple chips to bypass hardware-based security protections.

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    • DECEMBER 27, 2023
    • 07:19 AM
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  • Barracuda

Barracuda fixes new ESG zero-day exploited by Chinese hackers

  • Network and email security firm Barracuda says it remotely patched all active Email Security Gateway (ESG) appliances on December 21 against a zero-day bug exploited by UNC4841 Chinese hackers.


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