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Daily Alert – 21 January 2020

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Heat – Trending Malware and Threat Actors        
         
Name Heat 1 Heat 7 Vol 1 Vol 7
JhoneRAT 5 16
NOTROBIN 4 12
FTCODE Ransomware 2 2
Paradise Ransomware 2 3
DarkHotel Group 2 2
Magecart Group 3 6
UNKN 1 1
Tapaoux 1 1
Seduploader 1 1
JHUHUGIT 1 1
 
Data Breaches
 
GDPR: 160,000 data breaches reported already, so expect the big fines to follow
ZDNet SecurityJan 20 2020 16:42
The number of breaches reported each day continues to rise – and the number of significant fines is soon to follow.
 
Data breach a concern after New Milford IT arrest
DataBreaches.netJan 20 2020 23:16
The town is striving to better protect its employees in the wake of a data breach this fall and the former information technology director’s arrest Friday. Kendrick Protzman, who served as the IT director from 2002 to 2019, is accused of releasing…
 
Regus sales staff data exposed after undercover job review
BBC News – TechnologyJan 20 2020 14:19
Job performance data about more than 900 IWG employees is accidentally published online.
 
Mitsubishi Electric discloses data breach that compromised business relationships
SiliconANGLEJan 21 2020 03:45
Corp. today disclosed a data breach that involved the theft of highly sensitive data, including correspondence and information on government agencies and business partners. Although the Mitsubishi name may be best known in the West for its cars, is a…
 
 
Hacker Groups
 
NATO will send a counter-hybrid team to Montenegro to face Russia’s threat
Security AffairsJan 20 2020 13:32
The Chairman of the NATO Military Committee announced that the alliance has sent a counter-hybrid team to Montenegro to face Russian hybrid attacks. Last week in Brussels, the Chairman of the NATO Military Committee (MC), Marshal Sir Stuart Peach,…
 
Microsoft Warns of Zero-Day Internet Explorer Exploits
BankInfoSecurityJan 20 2020 12:45
Patch Promised for Flaw Allegedly Exploited by…
 
Mitsubishi Electric discloses data breach, media blame China-linked APT
Security AffairsJan 20 2020 20:18
Mitsubishi Electric disclosed a security breach that might have exposed personal and confidential corporate information. Mitsubishi Electric disclosed a security breach that might have exposed personal and confidential corporate data. According to…
 
US Retailer Hanna Andersson Hacked to Steal Credit Cards
MalwareTips.comJan 21 2020 01:12
US children’s apparel maker and online retailer Hanna Andersson disclosed that its online purchasing platform was hacked and malicious code was deployed to steal customers’ payment info for almost two months. In this type of attack dubbed…
 
 
Malware
 
New JhoneRAT Malware Targets Middle East
MalwareTips.comJan 21 2020 01:08
Researchers say that JhoneRAT has various anti-detection techniques – including making use of Google Drive, Google Forms and Twitter. Researchers are warning of a new remote access trojan (RAT), dubbed JhoneRAT, which is being distributed as part of…
 
FTCODE Ransomware Encrypts Files & Steals Stored Login Credentials
DigitalMunitionJan 21 2020 06:49
Researchers discovered a new wave of FTCODE ransomware campaign that steal browsers login credentials and Encrypt files in Windows systems. FTCODE ransomware was first observed in 2013, it uses the Windows PowerShell program to perform file…
 
Emotet Malware Dabbles in Extortion With New Spam Template
BleepingComputer.comJan 20 2020 18:01
The Emotet malware has started using a spam template that pretends to be an extortion demand from a “Hacker” who states that they hacked the recipient’s computer and stole their data. […]
 
This free ransomware decryption tool just got a handy update
ZDNet SecurityJan 20 2020 13:18
Victims of Paradise ransomware can now retrieve even more encrypted files because researchers have updated a tool which is already denying cyber criminals ransom payments.
 
 
Vulnerabilities
 
Microsoft Warns of Zero-Day Internet Explorer Exploits
Data Breach TodayJan 20 2020 12:53
Application Security , Endpoint Detection & Response (EDR) , Endpoint Security Patch Promised for Flaw Allegedly Exploited by ‘DarkHotel’ APT Gang Mathew J. Schwartz (euroinfosec) • January 20, 2020 Microsoft says it’s prepping a patch to fix a memory…
 
Citrix rolls out patches for critical ADC vulnerability exploited in the wild
ZDNet SecurityJan 20 2020 07:58
Citrix is racing to develop patches for software builds vulnerable to the severe bug.
 
20th January – Threat Intelligence Bulletin
Check Point Research – RSSJan 20 2020 12:08
For the latest discoveries in cyber research for the week of 20th January 2020, please download our Threat Intelligence Bulletin. Top Attacks and Breaches Hackers have…
 
Citrix Releases First Patches to Fix Severe Vulnerability
Data Breach TodayJan 20 2020 21:22
Governance , IT Risk Management , Patch Management Researchers Discovered Software Flaw in December Scott Ferguson (@Ferguson_Writes) • January 20, 2020 (Photo: Citrix via Flickr/CC) Citrix has released the first of several fixes that address a…
 
 
Ongoing Campaigns
 
DDoS Mitigation Firm Founder Admits to DDoS
Krebs on SecurityJan 20 2020 23:13
A Georgia man who co-founded a service designed to protect companies from crippling distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks has pleaded to paying a DDoS-for-hire service to launch attacks against others. …
 
JhoneRat targets Middle Eastern countries with advanced anti-detection techniques
HOTforSecurityJan 20 2020 15:03
 
Is SMS Two-Factor Authentication Secure?
IT Security GuruJan 20 2020 17:46
With 2FA and MFA being adopted across the board, cybercriminals have devised a way to circumvent this security measure with a simple technique. By leveraging the easy security questions that mobile providers ask users when they wish to swap operator…
 
20th January – Threat Intelligence Bulletin
Check Point Research – RSSJan 20 2020 12:08
For the latest discoveries in cyber research for the week of 20th January 2020, please download our Threat Intelligence Bulletin. Top Attacks and Breaches Hackers have…
 
 

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