U.K.'s leading outsourcing firm Capita is still investigating the authenticity of data claimed to be stolen by the Black Basta ransomware gang, reports The Record, a news site by cybersecurity firm Recorded Future.
Capita reported that an IT outage late last month was prompted by a cybersecurity incident that has since been claimed by Black Basta, which has leaked data involving Sheffield-based teachers and client bank account details.
However, the origins of the exposed data are still being probed by the outsourcing company.
While Capita initially noted that there has been no evidence suggesting the theft of any data from their customers, suppliers, or colleagues, it said that continuous investigations may reveal such compromise.
All individuals and organizations that may have been impacted will be promptly informed upon the conclusion of its investigation.
"We have taken all appropriate steps to ensure the robustness of our systems and are confident in our ability to meet our service delivery commitments," said Capita.
Golden Chickens malware developer unmasked SecurityWeek reports that Golden Chickens malware, which has been used by the Russian Cobalt Group and FIN6 cybercrime operations, had its second developer identified by eSentire to be a Romanian named Jack, also known as Lucky and badbullzvenom. Password stealers were Jack's main specialty when he began engaging in cybercrime as a teen, releasing the Voyer malware tool for exfiltrating Yahoo instant messages between 2007 and 2008, followed by the FlyCatcher tool for keystroke logging between 2008 and 2009, and the Con password stealer for browser, instant messenger, VPN, and FTP app credential theft in 2010, according to the eSentire report. Jack was noted by researchers to have met with Golden Chickens co-developer 'Chuck from Montreal' in the dark web from late 2012 to October 2013, before proceeding to release Multiplier and VenomKit in 2015 and 2017, respectively, which were later consolidated into Golden Chickens. "Security experts assert that in 2017 the Cobalt Group used badbullzvenoms (aka: Lucky) VenomKit to deploy Cobalt Strike in attacks on banks and then they used it again in 2018," said eSentire, which noted that the malware suite was leveraged by FIN6 in 2019, the same year when the suite included the PureLocker ransomware plugin.
Open source password manager KeePass is being impacted by a security flaw, tracked as CVE-2023-32784, which could be exploited to facilitate master password retrieval from program memory, SecurityWeek reports. "The memory dump can be a KeePass process dump, swap file (pagefile.sys), hibernation file (hiberfil.sys), or RAM dump of the entire system.
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