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Beware of BlackMatter! US Federal Agencies Warn

Beware of BlackMatter! US Federal Agencies Warn - Cyware Alerts - Hacker News
The CISA, FBI, and NSA released a joint advisory that warns critical infrastructure entities as well as the U.S. food and agriculture sector against BlackMatter ransomware intrusions. It is believed that DarkSide has re-emerged as BlackMatter. Security analysts recommend keeping an eye on the TTPs ... Read More

Is Karma an Evolutionary Rebranding of Nemty?

Is Karma an Evolutionary Rebranding of Nemty? - Cyware Alerts - Hacker News
In new research, security experts suggest that Karma ransomware is an evolved or rebranded version of a long chain consisting of multiple malware variants. But, Is Karma the new Nemty? Experts reveal more in this report.

Ransomware Operators Adopting New Franchise Business Model

Ransomware Operators Adopting New Franchise Business Model - Cyware Alerts - Hacker News
Trend Micro has uncovered a new franchise RaaS model, evincing deep connections between XingLocker, AstroLocker Team, and Mount Locker, which is at the top of the hierarchy. Researchers observed a typical distribution of resources among the malware, pointing towards the use of a shared infrastructu ... Read More

A New Side-Channel Attack Targeting AMD CPUs

A New Side-Channel Attack Targeting AMD CPUs - Cyware Alerts - Hacker News
Experts discovered a new side-channel attack impacting all AMD processors. H ackers can collect sensitive information, such as passwords and encryption keys, from memory associated with other apps. R esearchers suggest devices must be updated with the latest OS patches.

Trickbot Grows Fierce, Joins Hands With New Threat Groups

Trickbot Grows Fierce, Joins Hands With New Threat Groups - Cyware Alerts - Hacker News
The TrickBot gang reportedly added two affiliates dubbed Hive0106 (aka TA551) and Hive0107 to inflict attacks on corporate networks. Looking at the rise in attack attempts, researchers urge enabling multi-factor authentication as a top strategy to safeguard themselves from such threats.

BazarLoader: A Backdoor that Expanded its Attacks Over the Course of 2021

BazarLoader: A Backdoor that Expanded its Attacks Over the Course of 2021 - Cyware Alerts - Hacker News
In a Q3 2021 report from PhishLabs, researchers uncovered that BazaLoader accounted for 24.7% of attacks, making it the most reported malware deploying payloads.

A New Crypto Romance Scam is in Town, Rakes in Millions

A New Crypto Romance Scam is in Town, Rakes in Millions - Cyware Alerts - Hacker News
The scam, dubbed CryptoRom by Sophos researchers, has targeted victims across Asia, the U.S., and Europe. The criminals are using dating apps such as Tinder, Bumble, and Grindr to attract the victims.

Let's Talk About the Massive DDoS Attack Blocked by Microsoft

Let's Talk About the Massive DDoS Attack Blocked by Microsoft - Cyware Alerts - Hacker News
Microsoft revealed that it thwarted a massive DDoS attack of 2.4Tbps. The attack leveraged Microsoft Azure and was launched against a European customer. 

90% of S3 Buckets at Risk, Report Finds

90% of S3 Buckets at Risk, Report Finds - Cyware Alerts - Hacker News
A recent study by Ermetic revealed that 90% of AWS S3 buckets are susceptible to attacks due to compromised identities. This can expose data objects to ransomware threats. 

Cybercriminals Use Interactsh Tool for Vulnerability Validation

Cybercriminals Use Interactsh Tool for Vulnerability Validation - Cyware Alerts - Hacker News
Unit 42 discovered hackers exploiting an open-source service called Interactsh; the tool generates desired domain names to help users test whether an exploit is successful. The tool allows anyone to generate specific URLs for testing on HTTP attempts and DNS queries, which help them test whet ... Read More

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