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Virginia State Police recoup $300K stolen in BEC scam

The Virginia State Police were able to recover just over half of the $600,000 that was stolen from Spotsylvania County in a business email compromise scheme. The state police, working with other in and out-of-state law enforcement agencies were able to track down deposits made in multiple banks, Fredricsburgh.com reported. The $347,000 recovered will be…

Plurox backdoor opens up networks to cryptominers and protocol exploits

Researchers earlier this year discovered a modular backdoor that delivers one of eight different cryptominers to infected systems, as well as malicious plug-ins that exploit the UPnP and SMB protocols. Written in C and compiled with Mingw GCC, the malware, dubbed Plurox, was discovered last February by researchers at Kaspersky, who believe they detected the…

Oracle WebLogic Server attacks spike after vulnerability PoC published

At least two separate threat groups have already developed automated exploitation scripts to exploit a recently patched vulnerability in Oracle WebLogic Servers and are conducting large-scale attacks after several proof-of-concepts were published. The attacks exploit CVE-2018-2893, a critical vulnerability in a component product’s middleware that allows an attacker to gain control over the entire server…

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