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This Week in Cyberspace (19-25 March 2022)

What happened in the cyber world this week? The prominent cyber security news of the week is with you...


Google: Chinese State Hackers Target Ukraine’s Government

Google's Threat Analysis Group (TAG) says the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) and other Chinese intelligence agencies are trying to get more info on the ongoing Russian war in Ukraine.


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Hackers Target Bank Networks with new Rootkit to Steal Money from ATM Machines

A financially motivated threat actor has been observed deploying a previously unknown rootkit targeting Oracle Solaris systems with the goal of compromising Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) switching networks and carrying out unauthorized cash withdrawals at different banks using fraudulent cards.


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Agencies Warn on Satellite Hacks & GPS Jamming Affecting Airplanes, Critical Infrastructure

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has coincided with the jamming of airplane navigation systems and hacks on the SATCOM networks that empower critical infrastructure.



FBI: Avoslocker Ransomware Targets US Critical Infrastructure

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) warns of AvosLocker ransomware being used in attacks targeting multiple US critical infrastructure sectors.



NCSC Launches Awareness Campaign to Strengthen Password Practices

The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has launched a significant public awareness campaign to encourage stronger security practices for emails and other digital accounts.


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Western Digital Content App Vulnerable to Unauthorized Media Access

Western Digital's EdgeRover desktop app for both Windows and Mac are vulnerable to local privilege escalation and sandboxing escape bugs that could allow the disclosure of sensitive information or denial of service (DoS) attacks.


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Gh0stCringe RAT Targeting Database Servers in Recent Attacks

Security researchers have identified a series of recent Gh0stCringe RAT attacks that target MS-SQL and MySQL database servers for credential harvesting and data exfiltration.



'CryptoRom' Crypto Scam Abusing iPhone Features to Target Mobile Users

Social engineering attacks leveraging a combination of romantic lures and cryptocurrency fraud have been luring unsuspecting victims into installing fake apps by taking advantage of legitimate iOS features like TestFlight and Web Clips.


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New Backdoor Targets French Entities via Open-Source Package Installer

Researchers have exposed a new targeted email campaign aimed at French entities in the construction, real estate, and government sectors that leverages the Chocolatey Windows package manager to deliver a backdoor called Serpent on compromised systems.



Windows Zero-Day Flaw Giving Admin Rights Gets Unofficial Patch, Again

A Windows local privilege escalation zero-day vulnerability that Microsoft has failed to fully address for several months now, allows users to gain administrative privileges in Windows 10, Windows 11, and Windows Server.



Android Password-Stealing Malware Infects 100,000 Google Play Users

A malicious Android app that steals Facebook credentials has been installed over 100,000 times via the Google Play Store, with the app still available to download.



LAPSUS$ Hackers Claim to Have Breached Microsoft and Authentication Firm Okta

Microsoft and authentication services provider Okta said they are investigating claims of a potential breach alleged by the LAPSUS$ extortionist gang.



Top Russian Meat Producer Hit With Windows BitLocker Encryption Attack

Moscow-based meat producer and distributor Miratorg Agribusiness Holding has suffered a major cyberattack that encrypted its IT systems, according to a report from Rosselkhoznadzor - the Russian federal veterinary and phytosanitary supervision service.


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White House Shares Checklist to Counter Russian Cyberattacks

The White House is urging U.S. organizations to shore up their cybersecurity defenses after new intelligence suggests that Russia is preparing to conduct cyberattacks in the near future.



Microsoft confirms they were hacked by Lapsus$ extortion group

Microsoft has confirmed that one of their employees was compromised by the Lapsus$ hacking group, allowing the threat actors to access and steal portions of their source code.


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This Week in Cyberspace (19-25 March 2022)

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