Vulnerability management, Malware

Windows GPU Display Vulns, NFT Discord Hack, Costa Rica Vs. Hackers, & Initial Access – PSW #741

In the Security News for this week: Singapore launches safety rating system for e-commerce sites, Watch Out for Zyxel Firewalls RCE Vulnerability, New Bluetooth hack that can unlock your Tesla, Hackers Compromise a String of NFT Discord Channels, a pentester’s attempt to be ‘as realistic as possible’ backfires, & more!

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Josh Marpet
Josh Marpet
Executive Director at RM-ISAO
Lee Neely
Lee Neely
Information Assurance APL at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  1. 1. Singapore launches safety rating scheme for e-commerce sites - Assessing e-commerce marketplaces based on their anti-scam measures, the scheme gives Facebook Marketplace the lowest rating while Lazada and Amazon are amongst those that received the highest.
  2. 2. Hackers are exploiting critical bug in Zyxel firewalls and VPNs - Hackers are now actively exploiting a recently patched, critical vulnerability (CVE-2022-30525) affecting Zyxel firewall and VPN devices used by businesses that could be exploited by remote, unauthenticated attackers to inject arbitrary commands that enable the creation of a reverse shell
  3. 3. Malware is targeting crypto wallets, says Microsoft: Here’s how to protect yourself better - Everyone's heard of ransomware, and many people have heard of 'cryptojackers', banking trojans, and 'info stealers'. Now, Microsoft is introducing 'cryware' into the cybersecurity lexicon, predicting more people will start using so-called 'hot wallets' as they boost cryptocurrency holdings – and that crooks will try to grab them.
  4. 4. 5 critical questions to test your ransomware preparedness – Help Net Security - Five questions to ask yourself regarding your ransomware preparedness.
  5. 5. Wizard Spider hackers hire cold callers to scare ransomware victims into paying up - They will cold call victims and attempt to coerce/scare them into paying the ransom demand.
  6. 6. BLE vulnerability may be exploited to unlock cars, smart locks, building doors, smartphones – Help Net Security - A Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) vulnerability discovered by NCC Group researchers may be used by attackers to unlock cars with automotive keyless entry, residential smart locks, building access systems, mobile phones, laptops, and many other devices.
  7. 7. US warns over the risk of hiring North Korea IT workers - North Korean information technology (IT) workers are hiding their true identities in order to land jobs and ultimately steal funds to finance the North Korean Government's weapons program.
  8. 8. Russians allegedly storm Ukrainian ISP, blackmail it to switch to Russian networks - Ukraine's State Service of Special Communications and Information Protection (SSSCIP) revealed that Russian forces successfully invaded an internet company operating out of Kherson, disconnected all equipment, and threatened to confiscate the equipment if the company refused to connect to Russian networks.
  9. 9. EMERGENCY DIRECTIVE 22-03 MITIGATE VMWARE VULNERABILITIES - Threat actors, including likely advanced persistent threat (APT) actors, are exploiting vulnerabilities (CVE 2022-22954 and CVE 2022-22960) in the following VMware products: VMware Workspace ONE Access (Access), VMware Identity Manager (vIDM), VMware vRealize Automation (vRA), VMware Cloud Foundation, and vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager.
Tyler Robinson
Tyler Robinson
Director of Offensive Security & Research at Trimarc Security, Founder & CEO at Dark Element
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