Security

Pierluigi Paganini May 10, 2024
Google fixes fifth actively exploited Chrome zero-day this year

Since the start of the year, Google released an update to fix the fifth actively exploited zero-day vulnerability in the Chrome browser. Google this week released security updates to address a zero-day flaw, tracked as CVE-2024-4671, in Chrome browser. The vulnerability is the fifth zero-day flaw in the Google browser that is exploited in the […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 10, 2024
Russia-linked APT28 targets government Polish institutions

CERT Polska warns of a large-scale malware campaign against Polish government institutions conducted by Russia-linked APT28. CERT Polska and CSIRT MON teams issued a warning about a large-scale malware campaign targeting Polish government institutions, allegedly orchestrated by the Russia-linked APT28 group. The attribution of the attacks to the Russian APT is based on similarities with […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 10, 2024
Citrix warns customers to update PuTTY version installed on their XenCenter system manually

Citrix urges customers to manually address a PuTTY SSH client flaw that could allow attackers to steal a XenCenter admin’s private SSH key. Versions of XenCenter for Citrix Hypervisor 8.2 CU1 LTSR used PuTTY, a third-party component, for SSH connections to guest VMs. However, PuTTY inclusion was deprecated with XenCenter version 8.2.6, and any versions […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 09, 2024
Experts warn of two BIG-IP Next Central Manager flaws that allow device takeover

Two high-severity vulnerabilities in BIG-IP Next Central Manager can be exploited to gain admin control and create hidden accounts on any managed assets. F5 has addressed two high-severity vulnerabilities, respectively tracked as CVE-2024-26026 and CVE-2024-21793, in BIG-IP Next Central Manager that can lead to device takeover. BIG-IP Next Central Manager (NCM) is a centralized management […]

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 07, 2024
Law enforcement agencies identified LockBit ransomware admin and sanctioned him

The FBI, UK National Crime Agency, and Europol revealed the identity of the admin of the LockBit operation and sanctioned him. The FBI, UK National Crime Agency, and Europol have unmasked the identity of the admin of the LockBit ransomware operation, aka ‘LockBitSupp’ and ‘putinkrab’ , and issued sanctions against him. It was the first time that […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 07, 2024
Alexander Vinnik, the operator of BTC-e exchange, pleaded guilty to money laundering

Alexander Vinnik, a Russian operator of virtual currency exchange BTC-e pleaded guilty to participating in a money laundering scheme. Alexander Vinnik, a Russian national, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit money laundering for his involvement in operating the cryptocurrency exchange BTC-e from 2011 to 2017. BTC-e processed over $9 billion in transactions and served over […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 06, 2024
City of Wichita hit by a ransomware attack

The City of Wichita in Kansas was forced to shut down its computer systems after a ransomware attack. The City of Wichita, Kansas, was the victim of a ransomware attack and shut down its network to contain the threat. The security breach took place on May 5th, 2024, and immediately started its incident response procedure […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 05, 2024
Security Affairs newsletter Round 470 by Pierluigi Paganini – INTERNATIONAL EDITION

A new round of the weekly SecurityAffairs newsletter arrived! Every week the best security articles from Security Affairs are free for you in your email box. Enjoy a new round of the weekly SecurityAffairs newsletter, including the international press. Blackbasta gang claimed responsibility for Synlab Italia attack LockBit published data stolen from Simone Veil hospital […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 04, 2024
Blackbasta gang claimed responsibility for Synlab Italia attack

The Blackbasta extortion group claimed responsibility for the attack that in April severely impacted the operations of Synlab Italia. Since April 18, Synlab Italia, a major provider of medical diagnosis services, has been experiencing disruptions due to a cyber attack. The company initially cited technical issues as the cause leading to “temporary interruption of access […]