Google rolled out an urgent Chrome browser security update to address a zero day actively exploited by a commercial spyware vendor. The high-severity bug is the fifth zero day patched by Chrome this year. Google did not provide details, only stating that it is aware of an exploit in the wild.
An apparently new hacking group has connections to a number of name-brand ransomware-as-a-service groups including Conti spinoffs and possibly Clop, making it a notably versatile addition to the criminal underground. Group-IB researchers dubbed the group ShadowSyndicate.
Ukrainian cyber defenders are girding for an onslaught of cyberattacks against the energy sector as cold weather returns. That warning comes as Kyiv has observed Russian state hackers also stepping up attacks against law enforcement in a likely bid to spy on the gathering of evidence of war crimes.
Bermuda government workers Monday remained cut off from email and normal telephone systems following a hacking incident disclosed late last week. Bermuda Premier David Burt on Thursday attributed the hack to "Russia-based actors," without elaborating.
Apple released patches Thursday to close three actively exploited vulnerabilities that researchers say commercial spyware maker Cytrox used to infect the iPhone of Egyptian politician Ahmed Eltantawy with Predator malware. The Citizen Lab attributes the attacks to the Egyptian government.
This week, hackers stole $70 million from CoinEx, FTX resumed online claims, Balancer suffered a breach, Celsius creditors are targets of phishing, nearly $900,000 was stolen from Mark Cuban's hot wallet, Malta prepares for crypto regulation and Hong Kong cracked down on illicit crypto exchanges.
An April ransomware attack against one of Australia's largest law firms swept up the data of 65 Australian government agencies, the country's national cybersecurity coordinator said Monday. The Russian-speaking Alphv hacking group claimed responsibility earlier this year for hacking HWL Ebsworth.
Iranian state threat actor "Peach Sandstorm" is growing in sophistication, warns Microsoft in an alert about a campaign of password hacking targeting the satellite, defense and pharmaceutical sectors. The group's newfound polish is reflected in what the hackers did after establishing persistence.
Microsoft's September dump of fixes addresses two actively exploited zero-day vulnerabilities, including one in Microsoft Word that has a proof-of-concept code available publicly. "Definitely put this one on the top of your test-and-deploy list," wrote Dustin Childs.
Google released a fix on Monday for a Chrome zero-day that allows an attacker to remotely target a vulnerable version of the browser. The bug is tracked as a heap buffer overflow in the WebP image format, which is specifically designed to optimize web images.
Advertising on Russian-language criminal forums is paying off for the author of the DarkGate malware as reflected by a spike in infections, including an unusual phishing campaign on Microsoft Teams to deliver the loader through HR-themed social engineering chat messages.
Apple released patches Thursday to close a zero-click exploit makers of the Pegasus advanced spyware app used to infect at least one iPhone carried by an individual employed at a Washington, D.C.-based civil society organization. The lab calls the exploit "BlastPass."
Chinese hackers were able to access the email accounts of senior U.S. officials after Microsoft included an active digital signing key in a snapshot of data taken to analyze a crash of its consumer signing system in April 2021. Inclusion of the key in the crash dump was just one of many mishaps.
Financially motivated hackers developed custom malware to exploit a likely zero-day flaw in popular vacation resort management software, say security researchers. Hackers target the hospitality industry with regularity, given the massive amounts of personal and payment data inside the sector.
Ukrainian cyber defenders say Russian military hackers targeted a critical energy infrastructure facility with phishing emails containing a malicious script leading to cyberespionage. An energy facility cyber defender impeded the attack by blocking the launch of indows Script Host, CERT-UA says.