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Pierluigi Paganini July 16, 2024
FBI unlocked the phone of the suspect in the assassination attempt on Donald Trump

The FBI gained access to the password-protected phone of the suspect in the assassination attempt on Donald Trump. The independent website 404 Media first reported that the FBI had successfully accessed the password-protected phone of Thomas Matthew Crooks, the deceased suspect in the assassination attempt on Donald Trump. “FBI technical specialists successfully gained access to […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 15, 2024
Ransomware groups target Veeam Backup & Replication bug

Multiple ransomware groups were spotted exploiting a vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2023-27532, in Veeam Backup & Replication. The vulnerability CVE-2023-275327 (CVSS score of 7.5) impacts the Veeam Backup & Replication component. An attacker can exploit the issue to obtain encrypted credentials stored in the configuration database, potentially leading to gaining access to the backup infrastructure hosts. […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 15, 2024
AT&T paid a $370,000 ransom to prevent stolen data from being leaked

Wired attributes the recently disclosed AT&T data breach to a hacker living in Turkey and reported the company paid a $370,000 ransom. An American hacker who lives in Turkey claimed responsibility for the recently disclosed AT&T data breach. The man also said the company paid a ransom to ensure that stolen data would be deleted, […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 15, 2024
HardBit ransomware version 4.0 supports new obfuscation techniques

Cybersecurity researchers detailed a new version of the HardBit ransomware that supports new obfuscation techniques to avoid detection. The new version (version 4.0) of the HardBit ransomware comes with the Binary Obfuscation Enhancement with passphrase protection. The ransomware requires the passphrase to be entered at runtime to be executed. Furthermore, additional obfuscation complicates the analysis […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 15, 2024
Dark Gate malware campaign uses Samba file shares

A Dark Gate malware campaign from March-April 2024 demonstrates how attackers exploit legitimate tools and services to distribute malware. Palo Alto Networks Unit 42 researchers shared details about a DarkGate malware campaign from March-April 2024. Threat actors used Microsoft Excel files to download a malicious software package from public-facing SMB file shares. The researchers pointed […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 14, 2024
Security Affairs Malware Newsletter – Round 2

Security Affairs Malware newsletter includes a collection of the best articles and research on malware in the international landscape. New Android Spyware Steals Data from Gamers and TikTok Users   A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing: Practical Black-box Adversarial Attacks for Evading Learning-based Windows Malware Detection in the Wild Mekotio Banking Trojan Threatens Financial Systems in Latin America   UNVEILING […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 14, 2024
Security Affairs newsletter Round 480 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 in your email box. Enjoy a new round of the weekly SecurityAffairs newsletter, including the international press. Vyacheslav Igorevich Penchukov was sentenced to prison for his role in Zeus and IcedID operations Rite Aid disclosed […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 13, 2024
Vyacheslav Igorevich Penchukov was sentenced to prison for his role in Zeus and IcedID operations

Ukrainian national Vyacheslav Igorevich Penchukov was sentenced to prison for his role in Zeus and IcedID malware operations. The U.S. DoJ sentenced the Ukrainian national Vyacheslav Igorevich Penchukov (37) to prison and ordered him to pay millions of dollars in restitution for his role in the Zeus and IcedID malware operations. Penchukov pleaded guilty to his […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 13, 2024
Rite Aid disclosed data breach following RansomHub ransomware attack

The American drugstore chain Rite Aid Corporation disclosed a data breach following the cyber attack that hit the company in June. The American drugstore chain giant Rite Aid suffered a data breach following a cyberattack in June conducted by the RansomHub ransomware group. The group is the third-largest drugstore chain in the United States, with […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 12, 2024
New AT&T data breach exposed call logs of almost all customers

AT&T disclosed a new data breach that exposed phone call and text message records for approximately 110 million people. AT&T suffered a massive data breach, attackers stole the call logs for approximately 110 million customers, which are almost all of the company’s mobile customers. The stolen data was stolen on a database hosted by the […]