Security Affairs newsletter Round 440 by Pierluigi Paganini – International edition

Pierluigi Paganini October 08, 2023

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QakBot threat actors are still operational after the August takedown
Ransomware attack on MGM Resorts costs $110 Million
Cybersecurity, why a hotline number could be important?
Multiple experts released exploits for Linux local privilege escalation flaw Looney Tunables
Cisco Emergency Responder is affected by a critical Static Credentials bug. Fix it immediately!
Belgian intelligence service VSSE accused Alibaba of ‘possible espionage’ at European hub in Liege
A WhatsApp zero-day exploit can cost several million dollars
CISA adds JetBrains TeamCity and Windows flaws to its Known Exploited Vulnerabilities catalog
NATO is investigating a new cyber attack claimed by the SiegedSec group
Global CRM Provider Exposed Millions of Clients’ Files Online
Sony sent data breach notifications to about 6,800 individuals
Apple fixed the 17th zero-day flaw exploited in attacks
Atlassian Confluence zero-day CVE-2023-22515 actively exploited in attacks
A cyberattack disrupted Lyca Mobile services
Chipmaker Qualcomm warns of three actively exploited zero-days
DRM Report Q2 2023 – Ransomware threat landscape
Phishing campaign targeted US executives exploiting a flaw in Indeed job search platform
San Francisco’s transport agency Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) exposes drivers’ plate numbers and addresses
BunnyLoader, a new Malware-as-a-Service advertised in cybercrime forums
Exclusive: Lighting the Exfiltration Infrastructure of a LockBit Affiliate (and more)
Two hacker groups are back in the news, LockBit 3.0 Black and BlackCat/AlphV
European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) suffered a data breach
WS_FTP flaw CVE-2023-40044 actively exploited in the wild
National Logistics Portal (NLP) data leak: seaports in India were left vulnerable to takeover by hackers
North Korea-linked Lazarus targeted a Spanish aerospace company
Ransomware attack on Johnson Controls may have exposed sensitive DHS data
BlackCat gang claims they stole data of 2.5 million patients of McLaren Health Care


A Closer Look at the Snatch Data Ransom Group

Meet LostTrust ransomware — A likely rebrand of the MetaEncryptor gang

Exclusive: DHS investigating whether floor plans and other security information were exposed in ransomware attack on contractor   

Lighting the Exfiltration Infrastructure of a LockBit Affiliate (and more)  


BunnyLoader, the newest Malware-as-a-Service   

Qakbot-affiliated actors distribute Ransom Knight malware despite infrastructure takedown   

The evolutionary tale of a persistent Python threat

Analyzing Lu0Bot: A Node.js Malware with Near-Unlimited Capabilities       


RCE in Progress WS_FTP Ad Hoc via IIS HTTP Modules (CVE-2023-40044)  

ETSI faced a cyberattack  

EvilProxy Phishing Attack Strikes Indeed  

Statement from Lyca Mobile on cyberattack

Apple emergency update fixes new zero-day used to hack iPhones

NATO investigating breach, leak of internal documents

Zero-days for hacking WhatsApp are now worth millions of dollars    

CVE-2023-4911: Looney Tunables – Local Privilege Escalation in the glibc’s        

Intelligence and Information Warfare

Lazarus luring employees with trojanized coding challenges: The case of a Spanish aerospace company  


Espionage fuels global cyberattacks  

Belgium’s security services are monitoring Alibaba for possible spying  

Record $7 billion in crypto laundered through cross-chain services   

Operation Jacana: Foundling hobbits in Guyana  


Researchers Extract Sounds From Still Images on Smartphone Cameras  

Rising OT/ICS cybersecurity incidents reveal alarming trend   

Critical Vulnerabilities in WS_FTP Server  

Qualcomm Patches 3 Zero-Days Reported by Google

CVE-2023-22515: Zero-Day Privilege Escalation in Confluence Server and Data Center     

MGM Resorts Says Ransomware Hack Cost $110 Million

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Pierluigi Paganini

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