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Daily Alert – 12 February 2020

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Heat – Trending Malware and Threat Actors
Name Heat 1 Heat 7 Vol 1 Vol 7
EMOTET Trojan 20 53
Echobot 5 5
Ryuk Ransomware 9 21
Kwampirs RAT 4 4
Outlaw Hacking Group 4 6
Mirai Trojan 4 6
KBOT Virus 3 5
APT33 3 3
AZORult Stealer 3 11
LockerGoga Ransomware 2 2
Data Breaches
App Used by Israel’s Ruling Party Leaked Personal Data of All 6.5 Million Voters
THN : The Hacker NewsFeb 11 2020 12:54
An election campaigning website operated by Likud―the ruling political party of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu―inadvertently exposed personal information of all 6.5 million eligible Israeli voters on the Internet, just three weeks before…
Jail Software Left Inmate Data Exposed Online
News ≈ Packet StormFeb 11 2020 15:34
UK: RideLondon organisers apologise after data breach
Office of Inadequate SecurityFeb 11 2020 12:59
BBC reports: Organisers of the RideLondon cycling event are “urgently looking into” a data breach involving…
Experts Insight On Netanyahu’s Party Exposes Personal Data Of Over 6 Million Israelis On App
Information Security BuzzFeb 11 2020 12:06
It has been reported by The Times of Israel that Iranian hackers target Israel every day, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu charged at a cybersecurity conference in Tel Aviv yesterday. “Iran attacks Israel on a daily basis,” he told a gathering of…
Hacker Groups
Outlaw hacking group kills existing cryptocurrency miners in enterprise server attacks
ZDNet SecurityFeb 11 2020 12:12
A recent update also revealed a pivot towards corporate systems with weak patch management practices.
admin wrote a new post, Maastricht University Pays 30 Bitcoins as Ransom to TA505 Group
DigitalMunitionFeb 11 2020 11:57
Maastricht University (UM), in a press release, revealed that it has paid a ransom of 30 bitcoins for unlocking the servers and systems compromised during a  large-scale ransomware attack in December 2019. Here’s What Happened On December 24, 2019,…
Weekly Threat Briefing: Charming Kitten Hackers Impersonate Journalist in Phishing Attacks
ThreatStream BlogFeb 11 2020 15:00
The various threat intelligence stories in this iteration of the Weekly Threat Briefing (WTB) discusses the following topics: APT, Data Leak, Phishing, PII, Ransomware, TA505, Targeted…
Hackers Group “Outlaw” Back to Business with Updated Kit
TechNaduFeb 11 2020 10:22
Outlaw is back to targeting enterprises, and this time they’re using new and more powerful toolkits. The new strains are detecting, killing, and replacing older crypto miners with new ones. The target systems are IoTs and servers running Linux and…
Malware
KBOT virus takes out system files with no hope of recovery
ZDNet Zero Day BlogFeb 11 2020 13:46
In a blast from the past, KBOT has been deemed the first “living” virus detected in recent years.
Kwampirs Malware – FBI Issues Warning To US Private Sector
Information Security BuzzFeb 11 2020 14:45
The FBI has sent a security alert to the US private sector highlighting a hacking campaign targeting supply chain software providers. Hackers are attempting to infect companies with the Kwampirs malware which has also been deployed in attacks…
BlackBerry Cylance vs. IcedID Banking Trojan
Cylance BlogFeb 11 2020 22:12
IcedID, originally known as BokBot, is a banking Trojan with infostealing capabilities. IcedID targets banking portals, payment card providers, mobile services providers, payroll portals, and online retail websites.
Emotet trojan evolves to spread via WiFi connections
ZDNet Zero Day BlogFeb 11 2020 14:43
Security firm discovers what appears to be one of Emotet's most dangerous modules.
Vulnerabilities
Microsoft’s February 2020 Patch Tuesday Addresses 99 CVEs Including Internet Explorer Zero-Day (CVE-2020-0674)
Tenable BlogFeb 11 2020 20:34
Microsoft smashes the CVE count with security patches for 99 CVEs, 12 of which are rated as critical. Microsoft addresses a staggering 99 CVEs in the …
Microsoft Patch Tuesday, February 2020 Edition
Krebs on SecurityFeb 11 2020 23:13
Microsoft today released updates to plug nearly 100 security holes in various versions of its Windows operating system and related software, including a zero-day vulnerability in Internet…
Microsoft Patches Exploited Internet Explorer Flaw
ste williamsFeb 12 2020 01:25
This month’s Patch Tuesday brings fixes for 99 CVEs, including one IE flaw seen exploited in the wild. This month’s Patch Tuesday arrived with fixes for a staggering 99 CVEs, more than double the 47 fixed last month. Twelve of the…
Cybercriminals Swap Phishing for Credential Abuse, Vuln Exploits
Dark Reading:Feb 11 2020 17:10
Infection vectors were evenly divided among phishing, vulnerability exploitation, and unauthorized credential use in 2019.
Ongoing Campaigns
Echobot Malware Drives Significant Increase in OT Attacks
Security WeekFeb 11 2020 12:07
Attacks targeting operational technology (OT) infrastructure increased by over 2000 percent in 2019 compared to the previous year, and the piece of malware most commonly seen in these attacks was the Mirai variant named Echobot, IBM revealed on…
Kwampirs Malware – FBI Issues Warning To US Private Sector
Information Security BuzzFeb 11 2020 14:45
The FBI has sent a security alert to the US private sector highlighting a hacking campaign targeting supply chain software providers. Hackers are attempting to infect companies with the Kwampirs malware which has also been deployed in attacks…
The Difference Between Spyware and Tracking Cookies
DigitalMunitionFeb 12 2020 06:01
It often happens that when some one starts typing on the computer, the sentence appears before he completes. In fact, these are tracking cookies, which remember the user names and other information. But it is recommended that we must not use tracking…
Weekly Threat Briefing: Charming Kitten Hackers Impersonate Journalist in Phishing Attacks
ThreatStream BlogFeb 11 2020 15:00
The various threat intelligence stories in this iteration of the Weekly Threat Briefing (WTB) discusses the following topics: APT, Data Leak, Phishing, PII, Ransomware, TA505, Targeted…

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