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KmsdBot Malware Gets an Upgrade: Now Targets IoT Devices with Enhanced Capabilities

KmsdBot Malware Gets an Upgrade: Now Targets IoT Devices with Enhanced Capabilities
Aug 28, 2023 Internet of Things / Malware
An updated version of a botnet malware called  KmsdBot  is now targeting Internet of Things (IoT) devices, simultaneously branching out its capabilities and the attack surface. "The binary now includes support for  Telnet scanning  and support for more CPU architectures," Akamai security researcher Larry W. Cashdollar  said  in an analysis published this month. The latest iteration, observed since July 16, 2023, comes months after it emerged that the botnet is being offered as a  DDoS-for-hire service  to other threat actors. The fact that it's being actively maintained indicates its effectiveness in real-world attacks. KmsdBot was  first documented  by the web infrastructure and security company in November 2022. It's mainly employed to target private gaming servers and cloud hosting providers, although it has since set its eyes on some Romanian government and Spanish educational sites. The malware is designed to scan random IP addresses for open SSH ports and

Warning! Seagate Wireless Hard Drives Have a Secret Backdoor for Hackers

Warning! Seagate Wireless Hard Drives Have a Secret Backdoor for Hackers
Sep 07, 2015
Several of Seagate's 3rd generation Wireless Hard drives have a secret backdoor for hackers that puts users' data at risk. A Recent study done by the security researchers at Tangible Security firm disclosed an " undocumented Telnet services " with a hard-coded password in Seagate Wireless Hard Drives. The secret Telnet Vulnerability ( CVE-2015-2874 ) with an inbuilt user account (default username and password — "root") allows an attacker to access the device remotely, left users data vulnerable to theft. According to US-CERT (Computer Emergency and Response Team) public advisory, multiple models of Seagate hard drives contain multiple vulnerabilities. Affected devices are: Seagate Wireless Plus Mobile Storage Seagate Wireless Mobile Storage (Wirelessly streaming your tablet and smartphone's data) LaCie FUEL (Wirelessly extending storage for iPads) The violation that an attacker can activate is, they can gain root access to the device and ac

SaaS Compliance through the NIST Cybersecurity Framework

SaaS Compliance through the NIST Cybersecurity Framework
Feb 20, 2024Cybersecurity Framework / SaaS Security
The US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) cybersecurity framework is one of the world's most important guidelines for securing networks. It can be applied to any number of applications, including SaaS.  One of the challenges facing those tasked with securing SaaS applications is the different settings found in each application. It makes it difficult to develop a configuration policy that will apply to an HR app that manages employees, a marketing app that manages content, and an R&D app that manages software versions, all while aligning with NIST compliance standards.  However, there are several settings that can be applied to nearly every app in the SaaS stack. In this article, we'll explore some universal configurations, explain why they are important, and guide you in setting them in a way that improves your SaaS apps' security posture.  Start with Admins Role-based access control (RBAC) is a key to NIST adherence and should be applied to every SaaS a

Backdoor found in Chinese Tenda Wireless Routers, allows Root access to Hackers

Backdoor found in Chinese Tenda Wireless Routers, allows Root access to Hackers
Oct 19, 2013
Last week Craig Heffner, specialized on the embedded device hacking exposed a serious backdoor in number of D-Link routers allows unauthorized backdoor access. Recently he published his another researcher, Titled ' From China, With Love ', exposed that D-Link is not only the vendor who puts backdoors in their products. According to him, China based networking device and equipment manufacturer - Tenda Technology  (www.tenda.cn) also added potential backdoors into their Wireless Routers. He unpacked the software framework update and locate the httpd binary an found that the manufacturer is using GoAhead server, which has been substantially modified. These routers are protected with standard Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) and WPA encryption key, but still by sending a UDP packet with a special string , an attacker could take over the router. Routers contain a flaw in the httpd component, as the MfgThread() function spawns a backdoor service that listens fo

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