Hackers‌ ‌Actively‌ ‌Exploiting‌ ‌0-Day‌ ‌in WordPress Plugin Installed on Over ‌17,000‌ ‌Sites

Fancy Product Designer, a WordPress plugin installed on over 17,000 sites, has been discovered to contain a critical file upload vulnerability that’s being actively exploited in the wild to upload malware onto sites that have the plugin installed. Wordfence’s threat intelligence team, which discovered the flaw, said it reported the issue to the plugin’s developer… Continue reading Hackers‌ ‌Actively‌ ‌Exploiting‌ ‌0-Day‌ ‌in WordPress Plugin Installed on Over ‌17,000‌ ‌Sites

US Seizes Domains Used by SolarWinds Hackers in Cyber Espionage Attacks

Days after Microsoft, Secureworks, and Volexity shed light on a new spear-phishing activity unleashed by the Russian hackers who breached SolarWinds IT management software, the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) Tuesday said it intervened to take control of two command-and-control (C2) and malware distribution domains used in the campaign. The court-authorized domain seizure took place… Continue reading US Seizes Domains Used by SolarWinds Hackers in Cyber Espionage Attacks

Researchers Warn of Critical Bugs Affecting Realtek Wi-Fi Module

A new set of critical vulnerabilities has been disclosed in the Realtek RTL8170C Wi-Fi module that an adversary could abuse to gain elevated privileges on a device and hijack wireless communications. “Successful exploitation would lead to complete control of the Wi-Fi module and potential root access on the OS (such as Linux or Android) of… Continue reading Researchers Warn of Critical Bugs Affecting Realtek Wi-Fi Module

The Vulnerabilities of the Past Are the Vulnerabilities of the Future

Major software vulnerabilities are a fact of life, as illustrated by the fact that Microsoft has patched between 55 and 110 vulnerabilities each month this year – with 7% to 17% of those vulnerabilities being critical. May had the fewest vulnerabilities, with a total of 55 and only four considered critical. The problem is that… Continue reading The Vulnerabilities of the Past Are the Vulnerabilities of the Future

Necro Python Malware Upgrades With New Exploits and Crypto Mining Capabilities

New upgrades have been made to a Python-based “self-replicating, polymorphic bot” called Necro in what’s seen as an attempt to improve its chances of infecting vulnerable systems and evading detection. “Although the bot was originally discovered earlier this year, the latest activity shows numerous changes to the bot, ranging from different command-and-control (C2) communications and… Continue reading Necro Python Malware Upgrades With New Exploits and Crypto Mining Capabilities

Google Chrome to Help Users Identify Untrusted Extensions Before Installation

Google on Thursday said it’s rolling out new security features to Chrome browser aimed at detecting suspicious downloads and extensions via its Enhanced Safe Browsing feature, which it launched a year ago. To this end, the search giant said it will now offer additional protections when users attempt to install a new extension from the… Continue reading Google Chrome to Help Users Identify Untrusted Extensions Before Installation

Experts Uncover Yet Another Chinese Spying Campaign Aimed at Southeast Asia

An ongoing cyber-espionage operation with suspected ties to China has been found targeting a Southeast Asian government to deploy spyware on Windows systems while staying under the radar for more than three years. “In this campaign, the attackers utilized the set of Microsoft Office exploits and loaders with anti-analysis and anti-debugging techniques to install a… Continue reading Experts Uncover Yet Another Chinese Spying Campaign Aimed at Southeast Asia

10 Critical Flaws Found in CODESYS Industrial Automation Software

Cybersecurity researchers on Thursday disclosed as many as ten critical vulnerabilities impacting CODESYS automation software that could be exploited to remote code execution on programmable logic controllers (PLCs). “To exploit the vulnerabilities, an attacker does not need a username or password; having network access to the industrial controller is enough,” researchers from Positive Technologies said.… Continue reading 10 Critical Flaws Found in CODESYS Industrial Automation Software

Researchers Uncover Hacking Operations Targeting Government Entities in South Korea

A North Korean threat actor active since 2012 has been behind a new espionage campaign targeting high-profile government officials associated with its southern counterpart to install an Android and Windows backdoor for collecting sensitive information. Cybersecurity firm Malwarebytes attributed the activity to a threat actor tracked as Kimsuky, with the targeted entities comprising of the… Continue reading Researchers Uncover Hacking Operations Targeting Government Entities in South Korea

Break Into Ethical Hacking With 18 Training Courses For Just $42.99

It is predicted that 3.5 million jobs will be unfilled in the field of cybersecurity by the end of this year. Several of these jobs pay very well, and in most cases, you don’t even need a college degree to get hired. The most important thing is to have the skills and certifications. The All-In-One… Continue reading Break Into Ethical Hacking With 18 Training Courses For Just $42.99