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Alert: Active Exploitation of TP-Link, Apache, and Oracle Vulnerabilities Detected

Alert: Active Exploitation of TP-Link, Apache, and Oracle Vulnerabilities Detected

May 02, 2023 Vulnerability / Cyber Threat
The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has  added  three flaws to the Known Exploited Vulnerabilities (KEV) catalog, based on evidence of active exploitation. The security vulnerabilities are as follows - CVE-2023-1389  (CVSS score: 8.8) - TP-Link Archer AX-21 Command Injection Vulnerability CVE-2021-45046  (CVSS score: 9.0) - Apache Log4j2 Deserialization of Untrusted Data Vulnerability CVE-2023-21839  (CVSS score: 7.5) - Oracle WebLogic Server Unspecified Vulnerability CVE-2023-1389 concerns a case of command injection affecting TP-Link Archer AX-21 routers that could be exploited to achieve remote code execution. According to Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative, the flaw has been  put to use  by threat actors associated with the Mirai botnet since April 11, 2023. The second flaw to be added to the KEV catalog is CVE-2021-45046, a remote code execution affecting the Apache Log4j2 logging library that  came to light  in December 2021. It's cu
Initial Access Broker Involved in Log4Shell Attacks Against VMware Horizon Servers

Initial Access Broker Involved in Log4Shell Attacks Against VMware Horizon Servers

Jan 26, 2022
An initial access broker group tracked as Prophet Spider has been linked to a set of malicious activities that exploits the Log4Shell vulnerability in unpatched VMware Horizon Servers. According to new research published by BlackBerry Research & Intelligence and Incident Response (IR) teams today, the cybercrime actor has been opportunistically weaponizing the shortcoming to download a second-stage payload onto the victimized systems. The payloads observed include cryptocurrency miners, Cobalt Strike Beacons, and web shells, corroborating a previous advisory from the U.K. National Health Service (NHS) that  sounded the alarm  on active exploitation of the vulnerabilities in VMware Horizon servers to drop malicious web shells and establish persistence on affected networks for follow-on attacks. Log4Shell  is a moniker used to refer to an exploit affecting the popular Apache Log4j library that results in remote code execution by logging a specially crafted string. Since public
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
New Cryptojacking Malware Targeting Apache, Oracle, Redis Servers

New Cryptojacking Malware Targeting Apache, Oracle, Redis Servers

Feb 01, 2021
A financially-motivated threat actor notorious for its cryptojacking attacks has leveraged a revised version of their malware to target cloud infrastructures using vulnerabilities in web server technologies, according to new research. Deployed by the China-based cybercrime group  Rocke , the Pro-Ocean cryptojacking malware now comes with improved rootkit and worm capabilities, as well as harbors new evasion tactics to sidestep cybersecurity companies' detection methods, Palo Alto Networks' Unit 42 researchers  said  in a Thursday write-up. "Pro-Ocean uses known vulnerabilities to target cloud applications," the researchers detailed. "In our analysis, we found Pro-Ocean targeting Apache ActiveMQ ( CVE-2016-3088 ), Oracle WebLogic ( CVE-2017-10271 ) and Redis (unsecure instances)." "Once installed, the malware kills any process that uses the CPU heavily, so that it's able to use 100% of the CPU and mine Monero efficiently." First documented
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The Critical State of AI in the Cloud

websiteWiz.ioArtificial Intelligence / Cloud Security
Wiz Research reveals the explosive growth of AI adoption and what 150,000+ cloud accounts revealed about the AI surge.
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