Internet of Things

Pierluigi Paganini October 18, 2023
A flaw in Synology DiskStation Manager allows admin account takeover

A vulnerability in Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM) could be exploited to decipher an administrator’s password. Researchers from Claroty’s Team82 discovered a vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2023-2729 (CVSS score 5.9), in Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM). Team82 discovered the use of a weak random number generator in Synology’s DiskStation Manager (DSM) Linux-based operating system running on the NAS […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 11, 2023
Mirai-based DDoS botnet IZ1H9 added 13 payloads to target routers

A Mirai-based DDoS botnet tracked as IZ1H9 has added thirteen new exploits to target routers from different vendors, including D-Link, Zyxel, and TP-Link. Fortinet researchers observed a new Mirai-based DDoS botnet, tracked as IZ1H9, that added thirteen new payloads to target routers from multiple vendors, including D-Link, Zyxel, TP-Link, and TOTOLINK. The experts observed a surge in botnet […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 10, 2023
Exposed security cameras in Israel and Palestine pose significant risks

Many poorly configured security cameras are exposed to hacktivists in Israel and Palestine, placing the owners using them and the people around them at substantial risk. After the Hamas attacks on Israel, the cyber war has also started between both sides and their supporters. Hacktivists have already targeted SCADA and ICS systems in Israel and Palestine, and […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 06, 2023
ASUS routers are affected by three critical remote code execution flaws

Three critical remote code execution vulnerabilities in ASUS routers potentially allow attackers to hijack the network devices. ASUS routers RT-AX55, RT-AX56U_V2, and RT-AC86U are affected by three critical remote code execution vulnerabilities that can potentially allow threat actors to take over the devices. The three vulnerabilities were reported by the Taiwanese CERT, below are their […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 28, 2023
Updated Kmsdx botnet targets IoT devices

Researchers spotted an updated version of the KmsdBot botnet that is now targeting Internet of Things (IoT) devices. The Akamai Security Intelligence Response Team (SIRT) discovered a new version of the KmsdBot botnet that employed an updated Kmsdx binary targeting Internet of Things (IoT) devices. KmsdBot is an evasive Golang-based malware that was first detected by […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 23, 2023
TP-Link Tapo L530E smart bulb flaws allow hackers to steal user passwords

Four vulnerabilities in the TP-Link Tapo L530E smart bulb and impacting the mobile app used to control them expose users to hack. Researchers from the University of Catania (Italy) and the University of London (UK) have discovered four vulnerabilities impacting the TP-Link Tapo L530E smart bulb and the mobile app TP-Link’s Tapo app, which could […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 14, 2023
New AVrecon botnet remained under the radar for two years while targeting SOHO Routers

A new malware dubbed AVrecon targets small office/home office (SOHO) routers, it infected over 70,000 devices from 20 countries. Lumen Black Lotus Labs uncovered a long-running hacking campaign targeting SOHO routers with a strain of malware dubbed AVrecon. The malware was spotted the first time in May 2021, but has been operating under the radar for […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 06, 2023
CVE-2022-29303 flaw in SolarView product can be exploited in attacks against the energy sector

A vulnerability in SolarView product can be exploited in attacks targeting organizations in the energy sector. Researchers from the cybersecurity firm VulnCheck reported that the vulnerability CVE-2022-29303 in the solar power monitoring Contec SolarView product can be exploited in attacks targeting organizations in the energy sector. CVE-2022-29303 is an unauthenticated and remote command injection vulnerability […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 22, 2023
New Mirai botnet targets tens of flaws in popular IoT devices

Since March 2023, Unit 42 researchers have observed a variant of the Mirai botnet spreading by targeting tens of flaws in D-Link, Zyxel, and Netgear devices. Since March 2023, researchers at Palo Alto Networks Unit 42 have observed a new variant of the Mirai botnet targeting multiple vulnerabilities in popular IoT devices. Below is the […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 20, 2023
New Tsunami botnet targets Linux SSH servers

Researchers warn of an ongoing Tsunami DDoS botnet campaign targeting inadequately protected Linux SSH servers. Researchers from AhnLab Security Emergency response Center (ASEC) have uncovered an ongoing hacking campaign, aimed at poorly protected Linux SSH servers, to install the Tsunami DDoS botnet (aka Kaiten). The threat actors behind these attacks were also observed installing other […]