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Zyxel Releases Urgent Security Updates for Critical Vulnerability in NAS Devices

Zyxel Releases Urgent Security Updates for Critical Vulnerability in NAS Devices

Jun 20, 2023 Vulnerability / Data Security
Zyxel has rolled out security updates to address a critical security flaw in its network-attached storage (NAS) devices that could result in the execution of arbitrary commands on affected systems. Tracked as  CVE-2023-27992  (CVSS score: 9.8), the issue has been described as a pre-authentication command injection vulnerability. "The pre-authentication command injection vulnerability in some Zyxel NAS devices could allow an unauthenticated attacker to execute some operating system (OS) commands remotely by sending a crafted HTTP request," Zyxel  said  in an advisory published today. Andrej Zaujec, NCSC-FI, and Maxim Suslov have been credited with discovering and reporting the flaw. The following versions are impacted by CVE-2023-27992 - NAS326 (V5.21(AAZF.13)C0 and earlier, patched in V5.21(AAZF.14)C0), NAS540 (V5.21(AATB.10)C0 and earlier, patched in V5.21(AATB.11)C0), and NAS542 (V5.21(ABAG.10)C0 and earlier, patched in V5.21(ABAG.11)C0) The alert comes two weeks
Warning: Yet Another Bitcoin Mining Malware Targeting QNAP NAS Devices

Warning: Yet Another Bitcoin Mining Malware Targeting QNAP NAS Devices

Dec 08, 2021
Network-attached storage (NAS) appliance maker QNAP on Tuesday released a new advisory warning of a cryptocurrency mining malware targeting its devices, urging customers to take preventive steps with immediate effect. "A bitcoin miner has been reported to target QNAP NAS. Once a NAS is infected, CPU usage becomes unusually high where a process named '[oom_reaper]' could occupy around 50% of the total CPU usage," the Taiwanese company  said  in an alert. "This process mimics a kernel process but its [process identifier] is usually greater than 1000." QNAP said it's currently investigating the infections, but did not share more information on the initial access vector that's being used to compromise the NAS devices. Affected users can remove the malware by restarting the appliances. In the interim, the company is recommending that users update their QTS (and QuTS Hero) operating systems to the latest version, enforce strong passwords for administr
Cybersecurity Tactics FinServ Institutions Can Bank On in 2024

Cybersecurity Tactics FinServ Institutions Can Bank On in 2024

Feb 14, 2024Financial Security / Cyber Threats
The landscape of cybersecurity in financial services is undergoing a rapid transformation. Cybercriminals are exploiting advanced technologies and methodologies, making traditional security measures obsolete. The challenges are compounded for community banks that must safeguard sensitive financial data against the same level of sophisticated threats as larger institutions, but often with more limited resources. The FinServ Threat Landscape Recent trends show an alarming increase in sophisticated cyber-attacks. Cybercriminals now deploy advanced techniques like deep fake technology and AI-powered attacks, making it increasingly difficult for banks to differentiate between legitimate and malicious activities. These developments necessitate a shift towards more sophisticated and adaptive cybersecurity measures. Take these industry statistics, for example. Financial firms report 703 cyberattack attempts per week.1 On average, 270 attacks (entailing unauthorized access of data, appl
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