Hacking

Pierluigi Paganini May 08, 2024
LiteSpeed Cache WordPress plugin actively exploited in the wild

Threat actors are exploiting a high-severity vulnerability in the LiteSpeed Cache plugin for WordPress to take over web sites. WPScan researchers reported that threat actors are exploiting a high-severity vulnerability in LiteSpeed Cache plugin for WordPress. LiteSpeed Cache for WordPress (LSCWP) is an all-in-one site acceleration plugin, featuring an exclusive server-level cache and a collection […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 08, 2024
Most Tinyproxy Instances are potentially vulnerable to flaw CVE-2023-49606

A critical Remote Code Execution vulnerability in the Tinyproxy service potentially impacted 50,000 Internet-Exposing hosts. Researchers from Cisco Talos reported a use-after-free vulnerability in the HTTP Connection Headers parsing of Tinyproxy 1.11.1 and Tinyproxy 1.10.0. The issue is tracked as CVE-2023-49606 and received a CVSS score of 9.8. The exploitation of the issue can potentially lead […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 08, 2024
UK Ministry of Defense disclosed a third-party data breach exposing military personnel data 

The UK Ministry of Defense disclosed a data breach at a third-party payroll system that exposed data of armed forces personnel and veterans. The UK Ministry of Defense disclosed a data breach impacting a third-party payroll system that exposed data of approximately 272,000 armed forces personnel and veterans. The Ministry of Defence revealed that a […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 07, 2024
MITRE attributes the recent attack to China-linked UNC5221

MITRE published more details on the recent security breach, including a timeline of the attack and attribution evidence. MITRE has shared more details on the recent hack, including the new malware involved in the attack and a timeline of the attacker’s activities. In April 2024, MITRE disclosed a security breach in one of its research […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 05, 2024
NATO and the EU formally condemned Russia-linked APT28 cyber espionage

NATO and the European Union formally condemned cyber espionage operations carried out by the Russia-linked APT28 against European countries. NATO and the European Union condemned cyber espionage operations carried out by the Russia-linked threat actor APT28 (aka “Forest Blizzard”, “Fancybear” or “Strontium”) against European countries. This week the German Federal Government condemned in the strongest […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 03, 2024
Dirty stream attack poses billions of Android installs at risk

Microsoft devised an attack technique, dubbed ‘Dirty Stream,’ impacting widely used Android applications, billions of installations are at risk. Microsoft is warning Android users about a new attack technique, named Dirty Stream, that can allow threat actors to take control of apps and steal sensitive data. The IT giant describes Dirty Stream as an attack pattern, […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 02, 2024
Pro-Russia hackers target critical infrastructure in North America and Europe

Government agencies from the US, Canada and the UK warn of Russian threat actors targeting critical infrastructure in North America and Europe The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), National Security Agency (NSA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Energy (DOE), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Drug […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 02, 2024
Threat actors hacked the Dropbox Sign production environment

Threat actors breached the Dropbox Sign production environment and accessed customer email addresses and hashed passwords Cloud storage provider DropBox revealed that threat actors have breached the production infrastructure of the DropBox Sign eSignature service and gained access to customer information and authentication data. Dropbox Sign is a service that allows users to electronically sign […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 01, 2024
Muddling Meerkat, a mysterious DNS Operation involving China’s Great Firewall

The China-linked threat actors Muddling Meerkat are manipulating DNS to probe networks globally since 2019. Infoblox researchers observed China-linked threat actors Muddling Meerkat using sophisticated DNS activities since 2019 to bypass traditional security measures and probe networks worldwide. The experts noticed a spike in activity observed in September 2023. The threat actors appear to have the capability […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 30, 2024
Notorious Finnish Hacker sentenced to more than six years in prison

Finnish hacker was sentenced to more than six years in prison for hacking into an online psychotherapy clinic and attempted extortion. A popular 26-year-old Finnish hacker Aleksanteri Kivimäki was sentenced to more than six years in prison for hacking into the online psychotherapy clinic Vastaamo Psychotherapy Center, exposing tens of thousands of patient therapy records, […]