During the investigation, Bitdefender researchers found the presence Cobalt Strike components – usually associated with the Carbanak cybercriminal group that targeted more than 100 financial institutions in over 40 countries since 2013, responsible for cumulative financial losses estimated at over 1 billion Euros.
Cyber security and risk mitigation company NCC Group has released a new open source tool designed to make it easier for penetration testers and others to perform DNS rebinding attacks.
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The number of computer hacking prosecutions fell for the second successive year in 2017, despite the ever-increasing threat to businesses and individuals, says RPC, the City-headquartered law firm.
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Command-and-control (C&C) servers are the machines attackers use to maintain communication with the compromised systems in a target network. These servers issue commands to the compromised systems, ranging from a simple “Are you (still) there?” request to data exfiltration instructions and full remote control commands. The type of C&C traffic entirely depends on the malware and the attacker’s objective.
US president Donald Trump signed the NIST Small Business Cybersecurity Act last week, a law that will help small businesses with resources to fend off cyberattacks, as part of a comprehensive governmental strategy to improve cybersecurity.
|Stage 2: evaluated Javacript (obfuscated)|
|Python Script to Decode AES-KEY|
- Resource (a.k.a package in where it will be contextualised)
- Byte to be decrypted
- Secret Key
- Byte Length to be decrypted
|Stage 3 Decrypted JavaClass|
|On Final Stage VBS Run Files|
|Final Droppe Files (_RandomDec and plugins)|
|Detection Time Line (VirusTotal)|
- e5c67daef2226a9e042837f6fad5b338d730e7d241ae0786d091895b2a1b8681 (Original)
- 97d585b6aff62fb4e43e7e6a5f816dcd7a14be11a88b109a9ba9e8cd4c456eb9 (_RandomDec..)
- 9da575dd2d5b7c1e9bab8b51a16cde457b3371c6dcdb0537356cf1497fa868f6 (Retreive1)
- 45bfe34aa3ef932f75101246eb53d032f5e7cf6d1f5b4e495334955a255f32e7 (Retreive2)
- 296a0ed2a3575e02ba22e74fd5f8740af4f72b629e4e50643ac0c156694a5f3c (.reg)
- 32d28c43af1afc977b96436b7f638fba15188e6120eeaefa1ad91fb82015fd80 (plugins)
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China believes its cyberwarfare capabilities lag behind the United States, but it’s working on closing the gap, according to the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD).
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Every morning, I start my day by reading email about the latest cybersecurity news. These emails almost always involve data breaches or malware targeting a retail outlet, a restaurant, a healthcare company or a financial institution. What do these cyberattacks have in common? They involve organizations that have a direct relationship to people. Hackers are stealing credit card numbers, usernames and passwords, medical and other personal information.
A phishing attack aimed at the email accounts of 24 university faculty and administrators at Augusta University Health led to the exposure of medical and personal information on about 417,000 individuals.
The report lists “cyber activities” directed against the DoD by China and said: “Computer systems around the world, including those owned by the U.S. government, continued to be targeted by China-based intrusions through 2017.” It said these intrusions focused on accessing networks and extracting information, and said China uses its cyber capabilities to support intelligence collection against U.S. diplomatic, economic, academic, and defense sectors.
If smart appliances that can be remotely controlled over the internet were to be compromised and used in a botnet, then attackers could cause local power outages or even large-scale blackouts, according to a presentation given by Princeton University researchers at the USENIX Security Symposium.
Trend Micro found a really interesting use-after-free vulnerability in the VBScript engine in IE. Now, before you giggle, think of all of the companies that have standardized on IE. They are out there. Either way, the finding is cool.
It was a simple concept: a cryptocurrency whose units were always and constantly worth exactly one dollar, because they were backed by dollars held in a bank. Voila: dollars with the powers of crypto, such as the ability to quickly and permissionlessly transfer an arbitrary amount … and, er, a certain lack of pesky regulations.
“But human rights groups accuse the government of trying to crush all political dissent in the country.”
[C]ompanies would be subject to two kinds of government order that would compel them to help retrieve a suspect’s information. The first of these is a “technical assistance notice” that requires telcos to hand over any decryption keys they hold. This notice would help the government in end-to-end encryption cases where the target lets a service provider hold their own encryption keys. But what if the suspect stores the keys themselves? In that case, the government would pull out the big guns with a second kind of order called a technical capability notice. It forces communications providers to build new capabilities that would help the government access a target’s information where possible. In short, the government asks companies whether they can access the data. If they can’t, then the second order asks them to figure out a way….
HTTPS traffic is safe, and only HTTP data sent via the VPN under these conditions can be recovered. Users can also stay safe by switching to another VPN protocol if their VPN client suppports multiple tunneling technologies.