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Windows servers are the heart of many corporate networks and that’s why they often face threats from cyber adversaries. For instance, researchers have unmasked at least two campaigns that compromised the security of Microsoft SQL servers. A Kingminer botnet attack could be involved in one of the campaigns against servers.
Moving on, millions of Wordpress websites suffer the risk of exploitation owing to a vulnerability in the Tatsu Builder plugin. In other news, NVIDIA patched critical flaws in its GPU drivers and advised users to apply the released updates as soon as possible.
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Trend Micro experts ??observed suspicious activities in a client’s Microsoft SQL server wherein they found an obfuscated PowerShell command being created. Many of the TTPs suggested that the Kingminer botnet could be behind this attempt.
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Flawed Tatsu Builder plugin
WordPress websites are at potential risk of cyberattacks after a large-scale attack abusing an RCE flaw in the Tatsu Builder plugin, tracked as CVE-2021-25094, was reported. Threat actors peaked with 5.9 million attempts per day on May 14. The extension is estimated to have between 20,000 and 50,000 installations.
NVIDIA fixed ten flaws
NVIDIA addressed four high-severity and six medium-severity vulnerabilities in its GPU drivers that were concerning a range of graphics card models. The fixed flaws could lead to denial of service, data exposure, privilege escalation, arbitrary code execution, and more. The four high-severity flaws include CVE-2022-28181, CVE-2022-28182, CVE-2022-28183, and CVE-2022-28184.
Data insecure in Tesla Model 3, Y
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Posted on: May 18, 2022
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