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The use of the Cobalt Strike tool was also observed in another attack campaign that involved the mass exploitation of vulnerable Oracle WebLogic servers. The flaw in question is related to a remote code execution bug existing in different versions of the servers.
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A threat actor is selling the RedDoorz database containing 5.8 million user records on a hacking forum. The Singapore-based hotel management and booking firm had suffered a data breach in September.
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Attackers have been found scanning the internet for vulnerable Oracle WebLogic servers to deploy the Cobalt Strike tool that allows persistent remote access to compromised devices. The flaw is tracked as CVE-2020-14882, for which Oracle has released an emergency security patch recently. It affects versions 10.3.6.0.0, 188.8.131.52.0, 184.108.40.206.0, 220.127.116.11.0, and 18.104.22.168.0 of the Oracle WebLogic Server.
Flaws in PcVue SCADA product
Researchers have found several serious vulnerabilities in the PcVue SCADA product. The flaws can allow attackers to take control of industrial processes or cause disruption. The most serious of these is rated Critical and is related to remote code execution. The other two vulnerabilities are rated High severity.
Flawed Ultimate Member plugin patched
Admins of WordPress sites are urged to update to the latest version of the Ultimate Member plugin to block attacks arising from three vulnerabilities. The three flaws can allow attackers to escalate privileges to the admin level and fully take control of a vulnerable WordPress site.
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Fake Cadbury scam
Scammers have created a fake group on Facebook to lure social media users into sharing their personal and financial details. They are using a free hamper of Cadbury chocolate and a variety of themes to lure users. The Facebook group further includes official logos of the brand to make it look convincing to users. Some of the themes include messages from a specific individual pretending to be a manager from the firm, while others claim cash prizes will be sent to randomly chosen individuals.
Posted on: November 10, 2020
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