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New GoTrim Botnet Attempting to Break into WordPress Sites' Admin Accounts
Dec 14, 2022
Website Security / Linux
A new Go-based botnet has been spotted scanning and brute-forcing self-hosted websites using the WordPress content management system (CMS) to seize control of targeted systems. "This new brute forcer is part of a new campaign we have named GoTrim because it was written in Go and uses ':::trim:::' to split data communicated to and from the C2 server," Fortinet FortiGuard Labs researchers Eduardo Altares, Joie Salvio, and Roy Tay said . The active campaign, observed since September 2022, utilizes a bot network to perform distributed brute-force attacks in an attempt to login to the targeted web server. A successful break-in is followed by the operator installing a downloader PHP script in the newly compromised host that, in turn, is designed to deploy the "bot client" from a hard-coded URL, effectively adding the machine to the growing network. In its present form, GoTrim does not have self-propagation capabilities of its own, nor can it distribute oth
Microsoft Warns of Web Skimmers Mimicking Google Analytics and Meta Pixel Code
May 24, 2022
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AI Solutions Are the New Shadow IT
Nov 22, 2023
AI Security / SaaS Security
Ambitious Employees Tout New AI Tools, Ignore Serious SaaS Security Risks Like the SaaS shadow IT of the past, AI is placing CISOs and cybersecurity teams in a tough but familiar spot. Employees are covertly using AI with little regard for established IT and cybersecurity review procedures. Considering ChatGPT's meteoric rise to 100 million users within 60 days of launch , especially with little sales and marketing fanfare, employee-driven demand for AI tools will only escalate. As new studies show some workers boost productivity by 40% using generative AI , the pressure for CISOs and their teams to fast-track AI adoption — and turn a blind eye to unsanctioned AI tool usage — is intensifying. But succumbing to these pressures can introduce serious SaaS data leakage and breach risks, particularly as employees flock to AI tools developed by small businesses, solopreneurs, and indie developers. AI Security Guide Download AppOmni's CISO Guide to AI Security - Part 1 AI evoke
Joomla Joomla! Two Critical Flaws Discovered — Update to Protect Your Site
Oct 25, 2016
Joomla – the world's second popular open source Content Management System (CMS) software packages, has just released the latest version of its CMS, which includes patches for two critical security vulnerabilities and a bug fix. The two critical flaws, both exist in the Joomla Core functionalities, include Account Creation Vulnerability ( CVE-2016-8870 ) and Elevated Privileges flaw ( CVE-2016-8869 ) that, if unpatched, could put millions of websites that run on Joomla at risk. The account creation bug could allow any user to register on a website, even if the registration process has been disabled, while the elevated privileges flaw could enable users to perform advanced functions on a registered site that ordinary users are not authorized to do. Both the critical vulnerabilities affect Joomla version 3.4.4 through 3.6.3. The update also includes a bug fix for Two-Factor Authentication. Millions of websites used in e-commerce and other sensitive industries used Joomla,
3 Popular Drupal Modules Found Vulnerable — Patch Released
Jul 14, 2016
Just yesterday, I wrote a warning article announcing that Drupal – the popular open source content management system – will release patches for several highly critical Remote Code Execution (RCE) bugs that could allow attackers to fully take over any affected site. Below are the three separate Drupal modules that affect up to 10,000 websites: 1. RESTful Web Services – a popular module used for creating REST APIs, which is currently installed on at least 5,804 websites. The vulnerability in RESTWS alters the default page callbacks for entities to provide additional functionality, allowing attackers to "send specially crafted requests resulting in arbitrary PHP execution." Since anonymous users can exploit this vulnerability and there isn't any mitigating factor, users are advised to patch their websites as soon as possible. Admins using RESTful Web Services versions 7.x-2.x prior to 7.x-2.6 and versions 7.x-1.x prior to 7.x-1.7 for their Drupal websites are
Critical Flaws in Magento leave Millions of E-Commerce Sites at Risk
Jan 27, 2016
If you are using Magento to run your e-commerce website, it's time for you to update the CMS ( content management system ) now. Millions of online merchants are at risk of hijacking attacks due to a number of critical cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities in the Magento, the most popular e-commerce platform owned by eBay. Why the Bugs are So Serious? Virtually all versions of Magento Community Edition 22.214.171.124 and earlier as well as Enterprise Edition 126.96.36.199 and earlier, are vulnerable to the Stored Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) flaws. The stored XSS flaws are awful as they allow attackers to: Effectively take over a Magento-based online store Escalate user privileges Siphon customers' data Steal credit card information Control the website via administrator accounts However, the good news is that the vulnerabilities are patched, and an update has been made available to the public after security firm Sucuri discovered and privately reported the v
WordPress Plugin Zero-Day Vulnerability Affects Thousands of Sites
Feb 05, 2015
A critical zero-day vulnerability has been discovered in a popular WordPress plugin , called ' FancyBox for WordPress ', which is being used by hundreds of thousands of websites running on the most popular Blogging Platform Wordpress. 0-DAY FLAW EXPLOITED IN THE WILD The security researchers at network security firm Sucuri issued a warning Wednesday about the zero-day vulnerability that is being " actively exploited in the wild " by malicious hackers in order to infect as many as victims. While there are more than 70 million websites on the Internet currently running WordPress content management system, over half a million websites use ' FancyBox for WordPress ' Plugin, making it one of the popular plugins of Wordpress for displaying images, HTML content and multimedia in a so-called " lightbox " that floats on top of Web pages.. HACKERS INJECT MALWARE INTO WEBSITES The vulnerability allows attackers to inject a malicious iframe
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