Posted inThe Hacker News

Cryptojacking Campaign Targets Misconfigured Kubernetes Clusters

Cybersecurity researchers have warned of an ongoing cryptojacking campaign targeting misconfigured Kubernetes clusters to mine Dero cryptocurrency. Cloud security firm Wiz, which shed light on the activity, said it’s an updated variant of a financially motivated operation that was first documented by CrowdStrike in March 2023. “In this incident, the threat actor abused anonymous access […]

Posted inThe Hacker News

Black Basta Ransomware May Have Exploited MS Windows Zero-Day Flaw

Threat actors linked to the Black Basta ransomware may have exploited a recently disclosed privilege escalation flaw in the Microsoft Windows Error Reporting Service as zero-day, according to new findings from Symantec. The security flaw in question is CVE-2024-26169 (CVSS score: 7.8), an elevation of privilege bug in the Windows Error Reporting Service that could […]

Posted inThe Hacker News

New Phishing Campaign Deploys WARMCOOKIE Backdoor Targeting Job Seekers

Cybersecurity researchers have disclosed details of an ongoing phishing campaign that leverages recruiting- and job-themed lures to deliver a Windows-based backdoor named WARMCOOKIE. “WARMCOOKIE appears to be an initial backdoor tool used to scout out victim networks and deploy additional payloads,” Elastic Security Labs researcher Daniel Stepanic said in a new analysis. “Each sample is […]

Posted inThe Hacker News

China-Backed Hackers Exploit Fortinet Flaw, Infecting 20,000 Systems Globally

State-sponsored threat actors backed by China gained access to 20,000 Fortinet FortiGate systems worldwide by exploiting a known critical security flaw between 2022 and 2023, indicating that the operation had a broader impact than previously known. “The state actor behind this campaign was already aware of this vulnerability in FortiGate systems at least two months […]

Posted inThe Hacker News

Chinese Actor SecShow Conducts Massive DNS Probing on Global Scale

Cybersecurity researchers have shed more light on a Chinese actor codenamed SecShow that has been observed conducting Domain Name System (DNS) on a global scale since at least June 2023. The adversary, according to Infoblox security researchers Dr. Renée Burton and Dave Mitchell, operates from the China Education and Research Network (CERNET), a project funded […]

Posted inThe Hacker News

Top 10 Critical Pentest Findings 2024: What You Need to Know

One of the most effective ways for information technology (IT) professionals to uncover a company’s weaknesses before the bad guys do is penetration testing. By simulating real-world cyberattacks, penetration testing, sometimes called pentests, provides invaluable insights into an organization’s security posture, revealing weaknesses that could potentially lead to data breaches or other security Visit Source […]

Posted inThe Hacker News

Apple Integrates OpenAI’s ChatGPT into Siri for iOS, iPadOS, and macOS

Apple has announced the launch of a “groundbreaking cloud intelligence system” called Private Cloud Compute (PCC) that’s designed for processing artificial intelligence (AI) tasks in a privacy-preserving manner in the cloud. The tech giant described PCC as the “most advanced security architecture ever deployed for cloud AI compute at scale.” PCC coincides with the arrival […]