Pierluigi Paganini

Pierluigi Paganini June 24, 2024
Experts observed approximately 120 malicious campaigns using the Rafel RAT

Multiple threat actors are using an open-source Android remote administration tool called Rafel RAT to target Android Devices. Check Point Research identified multiple threat actors using Rafel, an open-source remote administration tool (RAT). The researchers spotted an espionage group using Rafel, highlighting the tool’s effectiveness across different threat profiles and goals. Previously, Check Point observed the cyber […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 24, 2024
LockBit claims the hack of the US Federal Reserve

The Lockbit ransomware group announced that it had breached the US Federal Reserve and exfiltrated 33 TB of sensitive data. The Lockbit ransomware group announced that it had breached the systems of Federal Reserve of the United States and exfiltrated 33 TB of sensitive data, including “Americans’ banking secrets.” The Lockbit ransomware group added the […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 24, 2024
Ransomware threat landscape Jan-Apr 2024: insights and challenges

Between Jan and Apr 2024, the global ransomware landscape witnessed significant activity, with 1420 ransomware claims reported worldwide. In the first four months of 2024, the global ransomware landscape witnessed significant activity, with 1420 ransomware claims reported worldwide, including 55 in Italy. These findings, sourced from the Ransomfeed platform, shed light on the geographical distribution […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 24, 2024
ExCobalt Cybercrime group targets Russian organizations in multiple sectors

The cybercrime group ExCobalt targeted Russian organizations in multiple sectors with a previously unknown backdoor known as GoRed. Positive Technologies researchers reported that a cybercrime gang called ExCobalt targeted Russian organizations in multiple sectors with a previously unknown Golang-based backdoor known as GoRed. Members of the ExCobalt group have been active since at least 2016, […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 23, 2024
Threat actor attempts to sell 30 million customer records allegedly stolen from TEG

A threat actor is offering for sale customer data allegedly stolen from the Australia-based live events and ticketing company TEG. TEG (Ticketek Entertainment Group) is an Australian company that operates in the live entertainment and ticketing industry. The company operates across multiple countries and sells over 30 million tickets annually for more than 30,000 events, […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 23, 2024
Security Affairs newsletter Round 477 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. US government sanctions twelve Kaspersky Lab executives Experts found a bug in the Linux version of RansomHub ransomware […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 23, 2024
Threat actors are actively exploiting SolarWinds Serv-U bug CVE-2024-28995

Threat actors are actively exploiting a recently discovered vulnerability in SolarWinds Serv-U software using publicly available proof-of-concept (PoC) code. Threat actors are actively exploiting a recently discovered vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2024-28995, in SolarWinds Serv-U software. The vulnerability CVE-2024-28995 is a high-severity directory transversal issue that allows attackers to read sensitive files on the host machine. […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 22, 2024
US government sanctions twelve Kaspersky Lab executives

The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned twelve Kaspersky Lab executives for their role in the Russian company. The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has sanctioned twelve Kaspersky Lab executives for their role in the Russian company. All the sanctioned individuals are in executive and senior leadership roles at AO Kaspersky […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 22, 2024
Experts found a bug in the Linux version of RansomHub ransomware

The RansomHub ransomware operators added a Linux encryptor to their arsenal, the version targets VMware ESXi environments. RansomHub ransomware operation relies on a new Linux version of the encrypted to target VMware ESXi environments. Although RansomHub only emerged in February 2024, it has rapidly grown and has become the fourth most prolific ransomware operator over […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 21, 2024
UEFICANHAZBUFFEROVERFLOW flaw in Phoenix SecureCore UEFI firmware potentially impacts hundreds of PC and server models

A serious vulnerability (CVE-2024-0762) in the Phoenix SecureCore UEFI firmware potentially impacts hundreds of PC and server models. Firmware security firm Eclypsium discovered a vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2024-0762 (CVSS of 7.5), in the Phoenix SecureCore UEFI firmware. The issue, called UEFIcanhazbufferoverflow, potentially impacts hundreds of PC and server models that use Intel Core desktop and […]