Security Affairs newsletter Round 419 by Pierluigi Paganini – International edition

Pierluigi Paganini May 14, 2023

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Personal info of 90k hikers leaked by French tourism company La Malle Postale
Data of more than 2M Toyota customers exposed in ten years-long data breach
Discord suffered a data after third-party support agent was hacked
Russia-affiliated CheckMate ransomware quietly targets popular file-sharing protocol
Bl00dy Ransomware Gang actively targets the education sector exploiting PaperCut RCE
Leaked source code of Babuk ransomware used by 10 different ransomware families targeting VMware ESXi
What the Email Security Landscape Looks Like in 2023
The Black Basta ransomware gang hit multinational company ABB
A flaw in the Essential ‘Addons for Elementor’ WordPress plugin poses 1M sites at risk of hacking
Experts share details of five flaws that can be chained to hack Netgear RAX30 Routers 
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Google will provide dark web monitoring to all US Gmail users and more
North Korea-linked APT breached the Seoul National University Hospital
Twitter now supports Encrypted Direct Messages, with some limitations
A zero-click vulnerability in Windows allows stealing NTLM credentials
Cybersecurity firm Dragos shared details about a failed extortion attempt it suffered
DownEx cyberespionage operation targets Central Asia
Smashing Pumpkins frontman paid ransom to a hacker who threatened to leak the band’s songs
US disrupts Russia-linked Snake implant’s network
Microsoft Patch Tuesday for May 2023 fixed 2 actively exploited zero-day flaws
The global food distribution giant Sysco discloses a data breach
A Linux NetFilter kernel flaw allows escalating privileges to ‘root’
Fortinet warns of a spike of the activity linked to AndoryuBot DDoS botnet
FBI seized 13 domains linked to DDoS-for-hire platforms
New CACTUS ransomware appeared in the threat landscape
Iran-linked APT groups started exploiting Papercut flaw
Money Message gang leaked private code signing keys from MSI data breach
NextGen Healthcare suffered a data breach that impacted +1 Million individuals
Western Digital notifies customers of data breach after March cyberattack
CERT-UA warns of an ongoing SmokeLoader campaign
SEC issued a record award of $279 million to a whistleblower
San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department paid a $1.1M ransom
Dragon Breath APT uses double-dip DLL sideloading strategy

International Press


San Bernardino County pays $1.1-million ransom over Sheriff’s Department hack  

Reverting UAC-0006: Mass distribution of SmokeLoader using the “accounts” theme (CERT-UA#6613)

Western Digital to bring services back online soon after security breach       

MSI’s leaked firmware keys endanger hundreds of devices    

Federal Authorities Seize 13 Internet Domains Associated with ‘Booter’ Websites that Offered DDoS Computer Attack Services  

$10M Is Yours If You Can Get This Guy to Leave Russia   

TSB sees huge fraud spikes from Meta-owned companies, as the Bank issues warning on scale of social media scams       

Dragos – Deconstructing a Cybersecurity Event   

Malicious Actors Exploit CVE-2023-27350 in PaperCut MF and NG  

Silk Road scammer charged with narcotics trafficking and money laundering  


A doubled “Dragon Breath” adds new air to DLL sideloading attacks     

CVE-2023-32233 – Linux Kernel Privilege Escalation: A Critical Security Vulnerability Uncovered

From One Vulnerability to Another: Outlook Patch Analysis Reveals Important Flaw in Windows API  

Cracked password analytics with Kraken  

Chaining Five Vulnerabilities to Exploit Netgear Nighthawk RAX30 Routers at Pwn2Own Toronto 2022   


BlackBit Ransomware: A Threat from the Shadows of LokiLocker

Hunting Russian Intelligence “Snake” Malware       

AndoryuBot – New Botnet Campaign Targets Ruckus Wireless Admin Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Hypervisor Ransomware | Multiple Threat Actor Groups Hop on Leaked Babuk Code to Build ESXi Lockers   

Intelligence and Information Warfare

Attack on Security Titans: Earth Longzhi Returns With New Tricks    

Justice Department Announces Court-Authorized Disruption of Snake Malware Network Controlled by Russia’s Federal Security Service

Deep Dive Into DownEx Espionage Operation in Central Asia   


SEC Issues Largest-Ever Whistleblower Award    

The MAY 2023 security update review

TikTok Tracked Users Who Watched Gay Content, Prompting Employee Complaints   

About Encrypted Direct Messages

New features and updates to improve online safety 

Critical Privilege Escalation in Essential Addons for Elementor Plugin Affecting 1+ Million Sites    

Toyota: Data on more than 2 million vehicles in Japan were at risk in decade-long breach    

Global Surveillance: The Secretive Swiss Dealer Enabling Israeli Spy Firms    

Henry Kissinger on a potential artificial intelligence arms race  tive Fired From TikTok’s Chinese Owner Says Beijing Australia remains most hacked nation globally despite pleas to lift security standardscess to App Data in Termination Suit

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