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Russia-based RansomBoggs Ransomware Targeted Several Ukrainian Organizations

Ukraine has come under a fresh onslaught of ransomware attacks that mirror previous intrusions attributed to the Russia-based Sandworm nation-state group. Slovak cybersecurity company ESET, which dubbed the new ransomware strain RansomBoggs, said the attacks against several Ukrainian entities were first detected on November 21, 2022. “While the malware written in .NET is new, its deployment …

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U.S. Bans Chinese Telecom Equipment and Surveillance Cameras Over National Security Risk

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) formally announced it will no longer authorize electronic equipment from Huawei, ZTE, Hytera, Hikvision, and Dahua, deeming them an “unacceptable” national security threat. All these Chinese telecom and video surveillance companies were previously included in the Covered List as of March 12, 2021. “The FCC is committed to protecting our national

Interpol Seized $130 Million from Cybercriminals in Global “HAECHI-III” Crackdown Operation

Interpol on Thursday announced the seizure of $130 million worth of virtual assets in connection with a global crackdown on cyber-enabled financial crimes and money laundering. The international police operation, dubbed HAECHI-III, transpired between June 28 and November 23, 2022, resulting in the arrests of 975 individuals and the closure of more than 1,600 cases. This comprised two …

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U.K. Police Arrest 142 in Global Crackdown on ‘iSpoof’ Phone Spoofing Service

A coordinated law enforcement effort has dismantled an online phone number spoofing service called iSpoof and arrested 142 individuals linked to the operation. The websites, ispoof[.]me and ispoof[.]cc, allowed the crooks to “impersonate trusted corporations or contacts to access sensitive information from victims,” Europol said in a press statement. Worldwide losses exceeded €115 million ($

Dell, HP, and Lenovo Devices Found Using Outdated OpenSSL Versions

An analysis of firmware images across devices from Dell, HP, and Lenovo has revealed the presence of outdated versions of the OpenSSL cryptographic library, underscoring a supply chain risk. EFI Development Kit, aka EDK, is an open source implementation of the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI), which functions as an interface between the operating system and the firmware …

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Update Chrome Browser Now to Patch New Actively Exploited Zero-Day Flaw

Google on Thursday released software updates to address yet another zero-day flaw in its Chrome web browser. Tracked as CVE-2022-4135, the high-severity vulnerability has been described as a heap buffer overflow in the GPU component. Clement Lecigne of Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) has been credited with reporting the flaw on November 22, 2022. Heap-based buffer …

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Bahamut Cyber Espionage Hackers Targeting Android Users with Fake VPN Apps

The cyber espionage group known as Bahamut has been attributed as behind a highly targeted campaign that infects users of Android devices with malicious apps designed to extract sensitive information. The activity, which has been active since January 2022, entails distributing rogue VPN apps through a fake SecureVPN website set up for this purpose, Slovak …

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As 2022 comes to an end, now’s the time to level up your bug bounty program with Intigriti. Are you experiencing slow bug bounty lead times, gaps in security skills, or low-quality reports from researchers? Intigriti’s expert triage team and global community of ethical hackers are enabling businesses to protect themselves against every emerging cybersecurity …

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Millions of Android Devices Still Don’t Have Patches for Mali GPU Flaws

A set of five medium-severity security flaws in Arm’s Mali GPU driver has continued to remain unpatched on Android devices for months, despite fixes released by the chipmaker. Google Project Zero, which discovered and reported the bugs, said Arm addressed the shortcomings in July and August 2022. “These fixes have not yet made it downstream …

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