Security Affairs newsletter Round 450 by Pierluigi Paganini – INTERNATIONAL EDITION

Pierluigi Paganini December 17, 2023

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Hunters International ransomware gang claims to have hacked the Fred Hutch Cancer Center
New NKAbuse malware abuses NKN decentralized P2P network protocol
Snatch ransomware gang claims the hack of the food giant Kraft Heinz
Multiple flaws in pfSense firewall can lead to arbitrary code execution
BianLian, White Rabbit, and Mario Ransomware Gangs Spotted in a Joint Campaign
Data of over a million users of the crypto exchange GokuMarket exposed
Idaho National Laboratory data breach impacted 45,047 individuals
Ubiquiti users claim to have access to other people’s devices
Russia-linked APT29 spotted targeting JetBrains TeamCity servers
Microsoft seized the US infrastructure of the Storm-1152 cybercrime group
French authorities arrested a Russian national for his role in the Hive ransomware operation
China-linked APT Volt Typhoon linked to KV-Botnet
UK Home Office is ignoring the risk of ‘catastrophic ransomware attacks,’ report warns
OAuth apps used in cryptocurrency mining, phishing campaigns, and BEC attacks
Sophos backports fix for CVE-2022-3236 for EOL firewall firmware versions due to ongoing attacks
December 2023 Microsoft Patch Tuesday fixed 4 critical flaws
Ukrainian military intelligence service hacked the Russian Federal Taxation Service
Kyivstar, Ukraine’s largest mobile carrier brought down by a cyber attack
Dubai’s largest taxi app exposes 220K+ users
Operation Blacksmith: Lazarus exploits Log4j flaws to deploy DLang malware
Apple released iOS 17.2 to address a dozen of security flaws
Toyota Financial Services discloses a data breach
Apache fixed Critical RCE flaw CVE-2023-50164 in Struts 2
CISA adds Qlik Sense flaws to its Known Exploited Vulnerabilities catalog
CISA and ENISA signed a Working Arrangement to enhance cooperation
Researcher discovered a new lock screen bypass bug for Android 14 and 13
WordPress 6.4.2 fixed a Remote Code Execution (RCE) flaw


Personal data leaked: Toyota informs customers after ransomware attack   

Threat actors misuse OAuth applications to automate financially driven attacks  

Russian occult banker from Hive ransomware network arrested in Paris  

Disrupting the gateway services to cybercrime   


Exposing The Cyber-Extortion Trinity – BianLian, White Rabbit, And Mario Ransomware Gangs Spotted In A Joint Campaign

Kraft Heinz reviewing claims of cyberattack but internal systems ‘operating normally’     

Fred Hutch patients receiving email threats following cyberattack  


5 Critical Steps to Prepare for AI-Powered Malware in Your Connected Asset Ecosystem

Routers Roasting On An Open Firewall: The KV-Botnet Investigation  

Unveiling NKAbuse: a new multiplatform threat abusing the NKN protocol  

Actively Exploited Vulnerability in QNAP VioStor NVR: Fixed, Patches Available

Ten new Android banking trojans targeted 985 bank apps in 2023  


USBSamurai — A Remotely Controlled Malicious USB HID Injecting Cable for less than 10$   


ActiveMQ CVE-2023-46604 Exploited by Kinsing: Threat Analysis  

McDonald’s Ice Cream Machine Hackers Say They Found the ‘Smoking Gun’ That Killed Their Startup

pfSense Security: Sensing Code Vulnerabilities with SonarCloud     

Cloud squatting: How attackers can use deleted cloud assets against you  

Intelligence and Information Warfare

Operation Blacksmith: Lazarus targets organizations worldwide using novel Telegram-based malware written in DLang   

Ukraine’s top mobile operator hit by biggest cyber attack of war so far   

Hacking of the Federal Tax Service of the Russian Federation – details of another cyber special operation of the State Government   

UK government risking ‘catastrophic ransomware attack,’ parliamentary report warns  

Cyber spy agency warns foreign adversaries will ‘weaponize’ AI to influence next federal election  

CISA and Partners Release Advisory on Russian SVR-affiliated Cyber Actors Exploiting CVE-2023-42793   

Pentagon alarmed by Chinese rush for ‘intelligentized’ warfare, but experts warn about over-reliance on AI   

Proofpoint Exposes Sophisticated Social Engineering Attack on Recruiters That Infects Their Computers With Malware   

Chinese hackers invade critical US power and water systems: Report  


Artificial intelligence act: Council and Parliament strike a deal on the first rules for AI in the world

PSA: Critical POP Chain Allowing Remote Code Execution Patched in WordPress 6.4.2  

CISA and ENISA enhance their Cooperation

CISA adds Qlik bugs to exploited vulnerabilities catalog       

Report: 2.6 billion personal records compromised by data breaches in past two years — underscoring need for end‑to‑end encryption   


Ubiquiti Users Somehow Being Fed Access to Strangers’ Security Cameras  

Exercise Crossed Swords Tests Allied Cyber Operations  

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Pierluigi Paganini

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