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Daily Alert – 12 January 2020

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Heat – Trending Malware and Threat Actors
Name Heat 1 Heat 7 Vol 1 Vol 7
Sodinokibi Ransomware 5 57
WP-VCD Malware 1 1
GnosticPlayers 1 1
NotPetya Ransomware 1 3
Maze Ransomware 2 12
Data Breaches
The Week in Ransomware – January 10th 2020 – Now Data Breaches
BleepingComputer.comJan 11 2020 18:05
This week we have seen new ransomware operators targeting businesses, stolen data published, and the Sodinokibi Ransomware being confirmed as behind the Travelex cyber attack. […]
Failing to prepare is preparing to fail
DigitalMunitionJan 12 2020 03:01
Thankfully, we now live in a world where it is accepted that data breaches happen and organisations are more comfortable disclosing that they have been victim to an attack. However, with this welcome move away from victim blaming, organisations are…
Incident Of The Week: Zynga Security Breach Affects 170 Million User Accounts
DigitalMunitionJan 12 2020 05:00
Zynga, a successful mobile game company with titles like “FarmVille,” “Mafia Wars” and “Cafe World,” has become the target of a security breach. A Pakistani hacker, who goes by the online alias Gnosticplayers, took responsibility for the attack,…
Top 7 Cybersecurity Tips for College Students To Protect from Hackers
DigitalMunitionJan 11 2020 14:58
Every year, millions of students go off to college, but not all of them are prepared to take on the challenges of living on their own for the first time. While students likely receive lessons from their parents on basics like doing laundry or cooking…
Hacker Groups
Incident Of The Week: Zynga Security Breach Affects 170 Million User Accounts
DigitalMunitionJan 12 2020 05:00
Zynga, a successful mobile game company with titles like “FarmVille,” “Mafia Wars” and “Cafe World,” has become the target of a security breach. A Pakistani hacker, who goes by the online alias Gnosticplayers, took responsibility for the attack,…
Malware
What is WP-VCD and What is its Unique Feature?
CywareJan 11 2020 12:45
| WP-VCD was first reported in the wild as early as February 2017. The malware usually targets WordPress developers and designers seeking free downloads of paid plugins and themes. WordPress ecosystem has been facing one of the significant malware…
Sodinokibi Ransomware Publishes Stolen Data for the First Time
DataBreaches.netJan 12 2020 01:41
It seems like the ransomware business model is evolving rapidly.  Lawrence Abrams reports: For the first time, the operators behind the Sodinokibi Ransomware have released files stolen from one of their victims because a ransom was not paid in time….
The Week in Ransomware – January 10th 2020 – Now Data Breaches
BleepingComputer.comJan 11 2020 18:05
This week we have seen new ransomware operators targeting businesses, stolen data published, and the Sodinokibi Ransomware being confirmed as behind the Travelex cyber attack. […]
Failing to prepare is preparing to fail
DigitalMunitionJan 12 2020 03:01
Thankfully, we now live in a world where it is accepted that data breaches happen and organisations are more comfortable disclosing that they have been victim to an attack. However, with this welcome move away from victim blaming, organisations are…
Vulnerabilities
PoC exploits for Citrix ADC and Gateway CVE-2019-19781 flaw released online
Security AffairsJan 11 2020 15:52
Experts announced the availability online of proof-of-concept exploit code for CVE-2019-19781 flaw in Citrix NetScaler ADC and Citrix NetScaler Gateway servers. While security researchers were warning of ongoing scans for Citrix Application…
PoC Exploit Code Released for Citrix ACD and Gateway RCE Vulnerability
DigitalMunitionJan 12 2020 06:19
Citrix remote code execution vulnerability was published last month, the vulnerability can be tracked as CVE-2019-19781. It may create a serious threat for organizations deployed with Citrix Application Delivery Controller and gateway. An advisory was…
Windows 10 Security Warning As Dropbox Zero-Day Is Confirmed
DigitalMunitionJan 11 2020 08:52
Security researchers have disclosed a zero-day vulnerability in Dropbox for Windows LightRocket via Security researchers have disclosed a zero-day vulnerability in Dropbox for Windows that can enable an attacker to attain Windows SYSTEM privileges from…
Interpol collaboration reduces cryptojacking malware infections by 78%
DigitalMunitionJan 11 2020 22:53
A recent collaboration between INTERPOL and cybersecurity firm Trend Micro has reportedly reduced the number of users infected by cryptojacking malware by an estimated 78 percent. According to the press release published by INTERPOL earlier this week,…
Ongoing Campaigns
SIM Swapping in the United States is Getting Out of Hand
TechNaduJan 11 2020 14:18
SIM swappers in the US are now compromising carrier systems directly via RDP tools. The scammers are tricking employees through social engineering instead of bribing them. The Congress is calling the FCC to take action against this escalating…
The Week in Ransomware – January 10th 2020 – Now Data Breaches
BleepingComputer.comJan 11 2020 18:05
This week we have seen new ransomware operators targeting businesses, stolen data published, and the Sodinokibi Ransomware being confirmed as behind the Travelex cyber attack. […]
Academic Research Finds Five US Telcos Vulnerable To SIM Swapping Attacks
SecurityPhreshJan 11 2020 08:56
Researchers find that 17 of 140 major online services are vulnerable to SIM swapping attacks.
What is WP-VCD and What is its Unique Feature?
CywareJan 11 2020 12:45
| WP-VCD was first reported in the wild as early as February 2017. The malware usually targets WordPress developers and designers seeking free downloads of paid plugins and themes. WordPress ecosystem has been facing one of the significant malware…

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