16 Sep 2020

Windows Exploit Released For Microsoft ‘Zerologon’ Flaw

Security researchers and US government authorities have been alerting the public to a critical privilege escalation flaw in Microsoft services, urging admins to address the pressing security issue. A proof-of-concept exploit code has been recently released for a Windows flaw that could allow attackers to obtain administrative privileges within a

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05 Aug 2020

FBI issues warning over Windows 7 end-of-life

On Monday, the FBI sent a private industry notification to US private sector partners warning about Windows 7 computers reaching their end-of-life. According to the warning, the operating system fulfilled its shelf life earlier this year. The FBI stated that they had observed threat actors targeting computer network infrastructure after

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31 Jul 2020

Billions of Devices Impacted by Secure Boot Bypass

New research shows that billions of Windows and Linux devices are vulnerable to cyberattacks originating from a bug in the GRUB2 bootloader, which security experts have named the “BootHole” bug. The exploitation of the bug could lead to malware infection, information theft, and allow attackers to move laterally into corporate,

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01 Jul 2020

Emergency Windows 10 Update: Critical ‘Large Image’ Security Flaw Confirmed

Microsoft has issued an emergency patch for a serious vulnerability affecting the Windows 10. Microsoft chose not to wait for Patch Tuesday, as the vulnerability could lead to the compromise of Windows 10 devices or Windows Server System. Another vulnerability was also patched in the emergency out-of-band update, ranked as

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27 May 2020

New fuzzing tool finds 26 USB bugs in Linux, Windows, macOS, and FreeBSD

Researchers have used a new fuzzing tool to uncover a total of 26 vulnerabilities in operating systems Linux, macOS, Windows, and FreeBSD. The research team consists of individuals from Purdue University and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne. The fuzzing tool was created by the researchers and has been

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21 May 2020

New PipeMon malware uses Windows print processors for persistence

The Winnti hacking group has targeted video game companies again in a new campaign that utilizes recent malware called PipeMon, a modular backdoor that was identified earlier this year. PipeMon was discovered on servers belonging to video game developers of games that feature multiplayer options (massively multiplayer online) games. The

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16 Apr 2020

San Francisco Airport Attack Linked to Russian State Hackers

Last month, the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) was the victim of a cyberattack. This week, the airport revealed that the attack had been carried out by state-sponsored Russian hackers. The airport revealed the attack last week, stating that two of its websites were under attack for a period of

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13 Apr 2020

New Wiper Malware impersonates security researchers as prank

A new wiper malware operator has launched a campaign that locks victim’s computers before they can start Windows and then blames the malware infection on two well known and respected security researchers, Vitali Kremez and MalwareHunterTeam. The campaign has emerged over the past 24 hours. Victims have been targeted after

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12 Mar 2020

Intel Patches High Severity Flaws in Windows Graphics Drivers

Recently, Intel released security updates that patch 27 vulnerabilities as part of the Patch Tuesday, March 2020 edition. Ten of the flaws are classified as high security for their impact on Intel’s Graphics Drivers for Windows and the Smart Sound Technology integrated audio. The security risks outlined in this edition

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21 Nov 2019

Fake Windows Update Delivers Cyborg Ransomware

A fake Windows Update spam campaign drops Cyborg ransomware when the recipient opens an attachment titled “the latest critical update.” Trustwave discovered the campaign and said that although the file has a .jpg file extension, it is an executable with a file size around 28KB that delivered malware to the

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