Cybersecurity

Hackers Exploiting WP-Automatic Plugin Bug to Create Admin Accounts on WordPress Sites

Apr 26, 2024NewsroomThreat Intelligence / Cyber Attack Threat actors are attempting to actively exploit a critical security flaw in the WP‑Automatic plugin for WordPress that could allow site takeovers. The shortcoming, tracked as CVE-2024-27956, carries a CVSS score of 9.9 out of a maximum of 10. It impacts all versions of the plugin prior to […]

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North Korea’s Lazarus Group Deploys New Kaolin RAT via Fake Job Lures

Apr 25, 2024NewsroomMalware / Cyber Threat The North Korea-linked threat actor known as Lazarus Group employed its time-tested fabricated job lures to deliver a new remote access trojan called Kaolin RAT. The malware could, “aside from standard RAT functionality, change the last write timestamp of a selected file and load any received DLL binary from […]

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U.S. Treasury Sanctions Iranian Firms and Individuals Tied to Cyber Attacks

Apr 24, 2024NewsroomCyber Attack / Cyber Espionage The U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on Monday sanctioned two firms and four individuals for their involvement in malicious cyber activities on behalf of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Cyber Electronic Command (IRGC-CEC) from at least 2016 to April 2021. This includes the […]

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Swedish signals intelligence agency to take over national cybersecurity center

After failing to achieve “expected results,” Sweden’s National Cyber Security Center (NCSC) is facing a range of reforms, including being brought under the control of the country’s cyber and signals intelligence agency. The failures were assessed as part of a government review, rather than in response to a single incident, but come amid a changing […]

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Microsoft Warns: North Korean Hackers Turn to AI-Fueled Cyber Espionage

Apr 22, 2024NewsroomCryptocurrency / Artificial Intelligence Microsoft has revealed that North Korea-linked state-sponsored cyber actors have begun to use artificial intelligence (AI) to make its operations more effective and efficient. “They are learning to use tools powered by AI large language models (LLM) to make their operations more efficient and effective,” the tech giant said […]

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U.S. Imposes Visa Restrictions on 13 Linked to Commercial Spyware Misuse

Apr 23, 2024NewsroomSpyware / Cyber Espionage The U.S. Department of State on Monday said it’s taking steps to impose visa restrictions on 13 individuals who are allegedly involved in the development and sale of commercial spyware or who are immediately family members of those involved in such businesses. “These individuals have facilitated or derived financial […]

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Microsoft Warns: North Korean Hackers Turn to AI-Fueled Cyber Espionage

Apr 22, 2024NewsroomCryptocurrency / Artificial Intelligence Microsoft has revealed that North Korea-linked state-sponsored cyber actors has begun to use artificial intelligence (AI) to make its operations more effective and efficient. “They are learning to use tools powered by AI large language models (LLM) to make their operations more efficient and effective,” the tech giant said […]