Security Affairs newsletter Round 418 by Pierluigi Paganini – International edition

Pierluigi Paganini May 06, 2023

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Twitter confirmed that a security incident publicly exposed Circle tweets
FBI seized other domains used by the shadow eBook library Z-Library
WordPress Advanced Custom Fields plugin XSS exposes +2M sites to attacks
Fortinet fixed two severe issues in FortiADC and FortiOS
Pro-Russia group NoName took down multiple France sites, including the French Senate one
North Korea-linked Kimsuky APT uses new recon tool ReconShark
Fleckpe Android malware totaled +620K downloads via Google Play Store
Cisco EoL SPA112 2-Port Phone Adapters are affected by critical RCE
Experts devised a new exploit for the PaperCut flaw that can bypass all current detection
Facebook warns of a new information-stealing malware dubbed NodeStealer
Russia-linked Sandworm APT uses WinRAR in destructive attacks on Ukraine’s public sector
City of Dallas shut down IT services after ransomware attack
Authorities dismantled the card-checking platform Try2Check
Passwordless sign-in with passkeys is now available for Google accounts
Hackers are taking advantage of the interest in generative AI to install Malware
Researchers found DoS flaws in popular BGP implementation
FBI and Ukrainian police seized 9 crypto exchanges used by cybercriminals
SpecTor operation: 288 individuals arrested in the seizure of marketplace Monopoly Market
The first iPhone Rapid Security Response update released by Apple fails to install
Fortinet warns of a spike in attacks against TBK DVR devices
North Korea-linked ScarCruft APT uses large LNK files in infection chains
CISA adds TP-Link, Apache, and Oracle bugs to its Known Exploited Vulnerabilities catalog
New Lobshot hVNC malware spreads via Google ads
T-Mobile suffered the second data breach in 2023
Experts spotted a new sophisticated malware toolkit called Decoy Dog
German IT provider Bitmarck hit by cyberattack
Iranian govt uses BouldSpy Android malware for internal surveillance operations
Russian APT Nomadic Octopus hacked Tajikistani carrier
Google banned 173k developer accounts in 2022
Crooks broke into AT&T email accounts to empty their cryptocurrency wallets
Russia-linked APT28 uses fake Windows Update instructions to target Ukraine govt bodies
White hat hackers showed how to take over a European Space Agency satellite

International Press


Bitmarck, one of Germany’s largest IT providers, hit by cyberattack  

T-Mobile discloses second data breach since the start of 2023

288 dark web vendors arrested in major marketplace seizure  

FBI disrupts virtual currency exchanges used to facilitate criminal activity

Cybercriminal Network Fueling the Global Stolen Credit Card Trade is Dismantled  

City of Dallas impacted by ransomware attack, police computer dispatch system down  

Z-Library eBook site disrupted again by FBI domain seizures  


Thales seizes control of esa demonstration satellite in first cybersecurity exercise of its kind   

TBK DVR Authentication Bypass Attack

The Art of Information Disclosure: A Deep Dive into CVE-2022-37985, a Unique Information Disclosure Vulnerability in Windows Graphics Component

Finding XSS in a million websites (cPanel CVE-2023-29489)  


ViperSoftX Updates Encryption, Steals Data 

Lookout Discovers Android Spyware Tied to Iranian Police Targeting Minorities: BouldSpy   

Dog Hunt: Finding Decoy Dog Toolkit via Anomalous DNS Traffic   

Elastic Security Labs discovers the LOBSHOT malware   

Meta says ChatGPT-related malware is on the rise

The malware threat landscape: NodeStealer, DuckTail, and more

Not quite an Easter egg: a new family of Trojan subscribers on Google Play

Kimsuky Evolves Reconnaissance Capabilities in New Global Campaign            

Intelligence and Information Warfare

APT28 cyberattack: distribution of emails with “instructions” on “updating the operating system”  

Nomadic Octopus’ Paperbug Campaign  


WinRAR as a “cyberweapon”. Destructive cyberattack UAC-0165 (probably Sandworm) on the public sector of Ukraine using RoarBat

Pro-Russian Hackers Claim Downing of French Senate Website  


How we fought bad apps and bad actors in 2022

So long passwords, thanks for all the phish

Three New BGP Message Parsing Vulnerabilities Disclosed in FRRouting Software   

Twitter admits to ‘security incident’ involving Circles tweets   

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