Multiple security researchers have spotted threat actors already exploiting the Apache Log4j vulnerability by deploying Muhstik and Mirai botnets to target Linux devices. Their advice: Ensure to remove any existing compromise before patching, and expect this flaw to be exploited for the long term.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's official Twitter account was compromised - for the second time - as part of a cryptocurrency scam. The account was "immediately secured" by Twitter, according to a tweet by the PM’s Office. Cyberlaw experts discuss where the onus of protection lies.
A massive wave of ongoing attacks has been targeting more than 1.6 million WordPress sites, researchers at Wordfence say. So far, they've counted more than 13.7 million individual attacks in just 36 hours, focused on exploiting four different WordPress plug-ins and several Epsilon framework themes.
Researchers have developed and released an urgent "vaccine" for a zero-day vulnerability detected in the Java logging library Apache Log4j on Friday. It is reported that the vulnerability is being exploited by advanced persistent threat-level actors.
How serious is the Apache Log4j zero-day vulnerability that was announced to the world on Friday? "It's big," says Sam Curry, chief security officer at Cybereason, which has developed a "vaccine" to help. "I hate hyperbole generally," Curry says. "But it is a 10 on the criticality scale."
A zero-day vulnerability detected in the Java logging library Apache Log4j can result in full server takeover and leaves countless applications vulnerable, according to security researchers, who say that the easily exploitable flaw was first detected in the popular game Minecraft.
SonicWall is urging users of its Secure Mobile Access 100 series gateways and remote access products to immediately apply patches, as a majority of the devices are affected by eight critical- to medium-severity vulnerabilities even after enabling their web application firewall.
Open-source analytics and interactive visualization solutions provider Grafana Labs has released an emergency security update to patch a high-severity zero-day vulnerability on its dashboard. The company had to issue the fix before schedule to limit exploitation after a researcher reported it.
Steve King, director of cybersecurity advisory services for ISMG's CyberTheory, has just been appointed a member of the Forbes Technology Council. He discusses the role, his passion for Zero Trust and new initiatives to expect from CyberTheory in 2022.
A security flaw in Kafdrop, an open-source user interface and management interface for distributed event-streaming platform Apache Kafka, has exposed data of "major global players ... in healthcare, insurance, media and IoT," a report by cybersecurity company Spectral says.
A new Microsoft Teams feature makes it possible for employees to communicate with people outside the organization and vice versa through Teams. Security researchers believe the new update potentially opens up avenues for threat actors to target organizations through phishing attacks.
Casey Ellis, founder and CTO of Bugcrowd, shares insights from the company's annual report, Inside the Mind of a Hacker 2021, which reveals that 8 out of 10 ethical hackers recently identified a vulnerability they had never seen before.
Multiple APT groups from Russia, China and India are adopting a new phishing attack technique using RTF template injection, which makes attacks harder to detect. The template is compatible with Microsoft Office, which makes it easier for an attacker to open or edit these documents.
Unidentified threat actors are using fake cryptocurrency-related websites to distribute the SpyAgent malware, which abuses legitimate remote access tools. They have targeted a legitimate Russian remote access tool called Safib Assistant, Trend Micro researchers note.
A Microsoft zero-day vulnerability has not been fixed by the technology giant despite having been reported months ago, according to a security researcher. To protect users, a micropatching service, 0patch, has issued unofficial, free patches.