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The financially motivated threat actor known as FIN7 has been observed leveraging malicious Google ads spoofing legitimate brands as a means to deliver MSIX installers that culminate in the deployment of NetSupport RAT. "The threat actors used malicious websites to impersonate well-known brands, including AnyDesk, WinSCP, BlackRock, Asana, Concur, The Wall
SAN FRANCISCO — 2024 could turn out to be the year in which artificial intelligence upends the U.S. election, but at America’s largest cybersecurity conference, federal officials charged with protecting the vote said they are most concerned with a far more analog threat: physical violence directed at election administrators. While many election officials are concerned about issues of disinformati
Leaders of the House Homeland Security Committee want Microsoft President Brad Smith to testify before their panel in the aftermath of accumulating cybersecurity incidents that have drawn ample negative attention to the tech giant. In particular, the committee is zeroing in on a Cyber Safety Review Board report that faulted Microsoft for “a cascade of security failures” that abetted Chinese gover
Our brand-new podcast, Dark Reading Confidential, has officially launched. You don't want to miss our first episode with the CISO and chief legal officer from Reddit and a cybersecurity attorney, who share their thoughts and advice for CISOs on the new SEC breach disclosure rules.
The North Korean threat actor tracked as Kimsuky has been observed deploying a previously undocumented Golang-based malware dubbed Durian as part of highly-targeted cyber attacks aimed at two South Korean cryptocurrency firms. "Durian boasts comprehensive backdoor functionality, enabling the execution of delivered commands, additional file downloads, and exfiltration of files,"
Boeing has confirmed that it received a demand for a massive $200 million after a ransomware attack by the notorious LockBit hacking group in October 2023. The company confirmed its link to the indictment of Dmitry Yuryevich Khoroshev, who was identified this week by the US Department of Justice as the true identity of LockBitSupp, the kingpin of the LockBit gang. Read more in my article on the Ho
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Since the start of the year, Google released an update to fix the fifth actively exploited zero-day vulnerability in the Chrome browser. Google this week released security updates to address a zero-day flaw, tracked as CVE-2024-467, in Chrome browser. The vulnerability is the fifth zero-day flaw in the Google browser that is exploited in the wild since the start of the year. The vulnerability is
CERT Polska warns of a large-scale malware campaign against Polish government institutions conducted by Russia-linked APT28. CERT Polska and CSIRT MON teams issued a warning about a large-scale malware campaign targeting Polish government institutions, allegedly orchestrated by the Russia-linked APT28 group. The attribution of the attacks to the Russian APT is based on similarities with TTPs empl
Google on Thursday released security updates to address a zero-day flaw in Chrome that it said has been actively exploited in the wild. Tracked as CVE-2024-4671, the high-severity vulnerability has been described as a case of use-after-free in the Visuals component. It was reported by an anonymous researcher on May 7, 2024. Use-after-free bugs, which arise when a program
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Malicious Android apps masquerading as Google, Instagram, Snapchat, WhatsApp, and X (formerly Twitter) have been observed to steal users' credentials from compromised devices. "This malware uses famous Android app icons to mislead users and trick victims into installing the malicious app on their devices," the SonicWall Capture Labs threat research team said in a recent report. The

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