Pierluigi Paganini March 04, 2024
New GTPDOOR backdoor is designed to target telecom carrier networks

Researcher HaxRob discovered a previously undetected Linux backdoor named GTPDOOR, designed to target telecom carrier networks. Security researcher HaxRob discovered a previously undetected Linux backdoor dubbed GTPDOOR, which is specifically crafted to carry out stealth cyber operations within mobile carrier networks. The researcher believes that the threat actors behind GTPDOOR focuses on systems proximate to […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 29, 2024
New SPIKEDWINE APT group is targeting officials in Europe

A new threat actor, tracked as dubbed SPIKEDWINE, has been observed targeting officials in Europe with a previously undetected backdoor WINELOADER. Zscaler researchers warn that a previously unknown threat actor dubbed SPIKEDWINE has been observed targeting European officials. The cyberspies used a bait PDF document masqueraded as an invitation letter from the Ambassador of India, inviting diplomats to a wine-tasting […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 29, 2024
Lazarus APT exploited zero-day in Windows driver to gain kernel privileges

North Korea-linked Lazarus APT exploited a zero-day flaw in the Windows AppLocker driver (appid.sys) to gain kernel-level access to target systems. Avast researchers observed North Korea-linked Lazarus APT group using an admin-to-kernel exploit for a zero-day vulnerability in the appid.sys AppLocker driver.  The zero-day, tracked as CVE-2024-21338 has been addressed by Microsoft in the February […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 28, 2024
Russia-linked APT28 compromised Ubiquiti EdgeRouters to facilitate cyber operations

Russian cyberspies are compromising Ubiquiti EdgeRouters to evade detection, warns a joint advisory published by authorities. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), National Security Agency (NSA), US Cyber Command, and international partners released a joint Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA) to warn that Russia-linked threat actors are using compromised Ubiquiti EdgeRouters (EdgeRouters) to evade detection in cyber […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 27, 2024
Russia-linked APT29 switched to targeting cloud services

Russia-linked APT29 threat actors have switched to targeting cloud services, according to a joint alert issued by the Five Eyes cybersecurity agencies. A joint advisory issued by cybersecurity agencies of Five Eyes (US, UK, Australia, Canada and New Zealand) warns that Russia-linked APT29 threat actors (aka SVR group, Cozy Bear, Nobelium, BlueBravo, Midnight Blizzard, and The Dukes) have switched to targeting […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 22, 2024
New Mustang Panda campaign targets Asia with a backdoor dubbed DOPLUGS

China-linked APT group Mustang Panda targeted various Asian countries with a variant of the PlugX (aka Korplug) backdoor dubbed DOPLUGS. Trend Micro researchers uncovered a cyberespionage campaign, carried out by China-linked APT group Mustang Panda, targeting Asian countries, including Taiwan, Vietnam, and Malaysia. Mustang Panda has been active since at least 2012, it targeted American and European entities such […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 19, 2024
Russia-linked APT TAG-70 targets European government and military mail servers exploiting Roundcube XSS

An APT group, tracked as TAG-70, linked to Belarus and Russia exploited XSS flaws in Roundcube webmail servers to target over 80 organizations. Researchers from Recorded Future’s Insikt Group identified a cyberespionage campaign carried out by an APT group, tracked as TAG-70, linked to Belarus and Russia. The nation-state actors are known to carry out […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 16, 2024
Russia-linked Turla APT uses new TinyTurla-NG backdoor to spy on Polish NGOs

Russia-linked APT group Turla has been spotted targeting Polish non-governmental organizations (NGO) with a new backdoor dubbed TinyTurla-NG. Russia-linked cyberespionage group Turla has been spotted using a new backdoor dubbed TinyTurla-NG in attacks aimed at Polish non-governmental organizations. The Turla APT group (aka Snake, Uroburos, Waterbug, Venomous Bear and KRYPTON) has been active since at least 2004 targeting diplomatic and government organizations and private businesses in the Middle […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 15, 2024
US Gov dismantled the Moobot botnet controlled by Russia-linked APT28

The US authorities dismantled the Moobot botnet, which was controlled by the Russia-linked cyberespionage group APT28. A court order allowed US authorities to neutralize the Moobot botnet, a network of hundreds of small office/home office (SOHO) routers under the control of the Russia-linked group APT28. The botnet was used by the Russian state-sponsored hackers to […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 15, 2024
North Korea-linked actors breached the emails of a Presidential Office member

The office of South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol said that North Korea-linked actors breached the personal emails of one of his staff members. The office of South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol announced a security incident involving the compromise of personal emails belonging to a member of the presidential staff. The government attributes the […]