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Daily Alert – 14 January 2020

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Heat – Trending Malware and Threat Actors
Name Heat 1 Heat 7 Vol 1 Vol 7
Sodinokibi Ransomware 12 69
APT40 4 4
SNAKE Ransomware 3 13
PowerTrick 3 18
FakeToken 2 2
Anonymous Group 2 2
Phobos Ransomware 2 4
Bronze President 2 5
APT33 2 16
APT34 2 13
Data Breaches
U.S. Healthcare Data Breach Cost $4 Billion in 2019. 2020 Won’t Be Any Better
Security Bloggers NetworkJan 13 2020 08:15
London: New data leak exposes owners of 400,000 anonymous companies
Office of Inadequate SecurityJan 13 2020 16:41
Richard L. Cassin reports: Millions of documents leaked from a corporate services firm with a posh London address are…
Man jailed for using data breach info leaks to claim over $12 million in IRS tax refunds
Seclists.org – Data LossJan 13 2020 15:27
Posted by Destry Winant on Jan 13…
Dixons Carphone fined £500,000 for massive data breach
Seclists.org – Data LossJan 13 2020 15:27
Posted by Destry Winant on Jan 13…
Hacker Groups
Report: Chinese hacking group APT40 hides behind network of front companies
ZDNet SecurityJan 13 2020 17:01
A group of anonymous security analysts have tracked down 13 front companies operating in the island of Hainan through which they say the Chinese state has been recruiting hackers.
Website Collecting Australian Fire Donations Hit by Magecart
Dark Reading – All StoriesJan 13 2020 22:00
The attack may have compromised donors' payment information.
[CPRadio] Domestic Kitten: An Iranian Surveillance Operation
Check Point Research – RSSJan 13 2020 23:53
The Middle East is a turbulent and explosive region, to put it mildly – and that is why when Aseel Kial, a Malware Analyst at CheckPoint, came across a new malware targeting ISIS operatives, she wasn’t terribly surprised. The surprise came,…
China-linked APT40 group hides behind 13 front companies
Security AffairsJan 14 2020 07:02
A group of anonymous security researchers that calls itself Intrusion Truth have tracked the activity of a China-linked cyber–espionage group dubbed APT40. A group of anonymous security researchers that calls itself Intrusion Truth has discovered…
Malware
The Faketoken Trojan sends out offensive texts
We use words to save the world | Kaspersky Lab Official BlogJan 13 2020 11:13
The inventiveness of virus makers knows no bounds. Some ransomware apps now have mining capabilities, and …
Nemty Ransomware to Start Leaking Non-Paying Victim’s Data
BleepingComputer.comJan 13 2020 20:05
The Nemty Ransomware has outlined plans to create a blog that will be used to publish stolen data for ransomware victims who refuse to pay the ransom. […]
Sodinokibi Hackers Now Use Stolen Data for Blackmail
HOTforSecurityJan 13 2020 13:59
Emotet Malware Restarts Spam Attacks After Holiday Break
BleepingComputer.comJan 13 2020 17:26
After almost a three-week holiday vacation, the Emotet trojan is back and targeting the over eighty countries with malicious spam campaigns.  […]
Vulnerabilities
Severe Citrix Flaw: Proof-of-Concept Exploit Code Released
BankInfoSecurityJan 13 2020 11:15
Attackers Probe for Vulnerable Systems, as Citrix…
Newly discovered ‘Cable Haunt’ flaw exposes nearly 200 million Broadcom-based modem cables to MITM attacks
CywareJan 13 2020 12:45
​ | The vulnerability impacts a standard component of Broadcom chips called a spectrum analyzer. The flaw can be exploited by tricking a victim into opening a specially crafted web page that contains malicious JavaScript code. Nearly 200 million cable…
Exploits Published for Citrix ADC Vulnerability, Patches Coming Soon
Security WeekJan 13 2020 12:18
Exploits targeting the recent Citrix Application Delivery Controller (ADC) vulnerability have already been published online, yet security patches will not be available for at least another week. Impacting both (previously known as NetScaler ADC and…
Cisco Webex vulnerability allows hackers to take control of your network
DigitalMunitionJan 13 2020 20:36
Vulnerability testing specialists report the presence of a critical security flaw in some Cisco products, including Webex , the popular video conferencing platform. If exploited, the vulnerability could allow a remote hacker to execute commands on…
Ongoing Campaigns
Sodinokibi Hackers Now Use Stolen Data for Blackmail
HOTforSecurityJan 13 2020 13:59
[CPRadio] Domestic Kitten: An Iranian Surveillance Operation
Check Point Research – RSSJan 13 2020 23:53
The Middle East is a turbulent and explosive region, to put it mildly – and that is why when Aseel Kial, a Malware Analyst at CheckPoint, came across a new malware targeting ISIS operatives, she wasn’t terribly surprised. The surprise came,…
Emotet Malware Restarts Spam Attacks After Holiday Break
BleepingComputer.comJan 13 2020 17:26
After almost a three-week holiday vacation, the Emotet trojan is back and targeting the over eighty countries with malicious spam campaigns.  […]
TrickBot developers have spun up a new backdoor for high-value targets
DigitalMunitionJan 13 2020 20:26
Written by Shannon Vavra Jan 9, 2020 | CYBERSCOOP The people behind banking trojan TrickBot have expanded the malware’s capability with a new backdoor meant to compromise high-value targets, according to new research from SentinelOne. The update should…

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