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Pakistan-linked hackers targeted Indian power company with ReverseRat

A threat actor with suspected ties to Pakistan has been striking government and energy organizations in the South and Central Asia regions to deploy a remote access trojan on compromised Windows systems, according to new research. "Most of the organizations that exhibited signs of compromise were in India, and a small number were in Afghanistan,"...

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It seems like every new day brings with it a new ransomware news item – new attacks, methods, horror stories, and data being leaked. Ransomware attacks are on the rise, and they've become a major issue for organizations across industries. A recent report estimated that by 2031, ransomware attacks would cost the world over $260 billion. A new whitepaper...

Patch Tor Browser Bug to Prevent Tracking of Your Online Activities

Open-source Tor browser has been updated to version 10.0.18 with fixes for multiple issues, including a privacy-defeating bug that could be used to uniquely fingerprint users across different browsers based on the apps installed on a computer. In addition to updating Tor to 0.4.5.9, the browser's Android version has been upgraded to Firefox to version...

SonicWall Left a VPN Flaw Partially Unpatched Amidst 0-Day Attacks

A critical vulnerability in SonicWall VPN appliances that was believed to have been patched last year has been now found to be "botched," with the company leaving a memory leak flaw unaddressed, until now, that could permit a remote attacker to gain access to sensitive information. The shortcoming was rectified in an update rolled out to SonicOS on...

Unpatched Flaw in Linux Pling Store Apps Could Lead to Supply-Chain Attacks

Cybersecurity researchers have disclosed a critical unpatched vulnerability affecting Pling-based free and open-source software (FOSS) marketplaces for Linux platform that could be potentially abused to stage supply-chain attacks and achieve remote code execution (RCE). "Linux marketplaces that are based on the Pling platform are vulnerable to a wormable...

Wormable DarkRadiation Ransomware Targets Linux and Docker Instances

Cybersecurity researchers are sounding the alarm bell over a new ransomware strain called "DarkRadiation" that's implemented entirely in Bash and targets Linux and Docker cloud containers, while banking on messaging service Telegram for command-and-control (C2) communications. "The ransomware is written in Bash script and targets Red Hat/CentOS and...

NVIDIA Jetson Chipsets Found Vulnerable to High-severity Flaws

U.S. graphics chip specialist NVIDIA has released software updates to address a total of 26 vulnerabilities impacting its Jetson system-on-module (SOM) series that could be abused by adversaries to escalate privileges and even lead to denial-of-service and information disclosure. <!--adsense--> Tracked from CVE‑2021‑34372 through CVE‑2021‑34397,...

5 Critical Steps to Recover From a Ransomware Attack

Hackers are increasingly using ransomware as an effective tool to disrupt businesses and fund malicious activities. A recent analysis by cybersecurity company Group-IB revealed ransomware attacks doubled in 2020, while Cybersecurity Ventures predicts that a ransomware attack will occur every 11 seconds in 2021. Businesses must prepare for the possibility...

DroidMorph Shows Popular Android Antivirus Fail to Detect Cloned Malicious Apps

A new research published by a group of academics has found that anti-virus programs for Android continue to remain vulnerable against different permutations of malware, in what could pose a serious risk as malicious actors evolve their toolsets to better evade analysis. "Malware writers use stealthy mutations (morphing/obfuscations) to continuously...

Beware! Connecting to This Wireless Network Can Break Your iPhone's Wi-Fi Feature

A wireless network naming bug has been discovered in Apple's iOS operating system that effectively disables an iPhone's ability to connect to a Wi-Fi network. The issue was spotted by security researcher Carl Schou, who found that the phone's Wi-Fi functionality gets permanently disabled after joining a Wi-Fi network with the unusual name "%p%s%s%s%s%n"...

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