Tag: cyber security news

Jun 14, 2024NewsroomDevice Security / Authentication An analysis of a hybrid biometric access system from Chinese manufacturer ZKTeco has uncovered two dozen security flaws that could be used by attackers to defeat authentication, steal biometric data, and even deploy malicious backdoors. “By adding random user data to the database or using a fake QR code,…

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Threat actors linked to North Korea have accounted for one-third of all the phishing activity targeting Brazil since 2020, as the country’s emergence as an influential power has drawn the attention of cyber espionage groups. “North Korean government-backed actors have targeted the Brazilian government and Brazil’s aerospace, technology, and financial services sectors,” Google’s Mandiant and…

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Jun 14, 2024NewsroomArtificial Intelligence / Data Protection Microsoft on Thursday revealed that it’s delaying the rollout of the controversial artificial intelligence (AI)-powered Recall feature for Copilot+ PCs. To that end, the company said it intends to shift from general availability preview available first in the Windows Insider Program (WIP) in the coming weeks. “We are…

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Jun 13, 2024NewsroomThreat Intelligence / Mobile Security The threat actor known as Arid Viper has been attributed to a mobile espionage campaign that leverages trojanized Android apps to deliver a spyware strain dubbed AridSpy. “The malware is distributed through dedicated websites impersonating various messaging apps, a job opportunity app, and a Palestinian Civil Registry app,”…

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Jun 13, 2024NewsroomVulnerability / Software Security The security risks posed by the Pickle format have once again come to the fore with the discovery of a new “hybrid machine learning (ML) model exploitation technique” dubbed Sleepy Pickle. The attack method, per Trail of Bits, weaponizes the ubiquitous format used to package and distribute machine learning…

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Jun 13, 2024NewsroomSaaS Security / Shadow IT Recent supply chain cyber-attacks are prompting cyber security regulations in the financial sector to tighten compliance requirements, and other industries are expected to follow. Many companies still don’t have efficient methods to manage related time-sensitive SaaS security and compliance tasks. Free SaaS risk assessment tools are an easy…

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Jun 13, 2024NewsroomMalware / Cyber Attack The nascent malware known as SSLoad is being delivered by means of a previously undocumented loader called PhantomLoader, according to findings from cybersecurity firm Intezer. “The loader is added to a legitimate DLL, usually EDR or AV products, by binary patching the file and employing self-modifying techniques to evade…

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Jun 13, 2024NewsroomThreat Intelligence / Cyber Attack Threat actors with ties to Pakistan have been linked to a long-running malware campaign dubbed Operation Celestial Force since at least 2018. The activity, still ongoing, entails the use of an Android malware called GravityRAT and a Windows-based malware loader codenamed HeavyLift, according to Cisco Talos, which are…

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Jun 13, 2024NewsroomCyber Crime / Ransomware The Cyber Police of Ukraine has announced the arrest of a local man who is suspected to have offered their services to LockBit and Conti ransomware groups. The unnamed 28-year-old native of the Kharkiv region allegedly specialized in the development of crypters to encrypt and obfuscate malicious payloads in…

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Jun 13, 2024NewsroomMobile Security / Vulnerability Google has warned that a security flaw impacting Pixel Firmware has been exploited in the wild as a zero-day. The high-severity vulnerability, tagged as CVE-2024-32896, has been described as an elevation of privilege issue in Pixel Firmware. The company did not share any additional details related to the nature…

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