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New Linux Malware Steals Call Details from VoIP Softswitch Systems

New Linux Malware Steals Call Details from VoIP Softswitch Systems

Sep 11, 2020
Cybersecurity researchers have discovered an entirely new kind of Linux malware dubbed "CDRThief" that targets voice over IP (VoIP) softswitches in an attempt to steal phone call metadata. "The primary goal of the malware is to exfiltrate various private data from a compromised softswitch, including call detail records ( CDR )," ESET researchers said in a Thursday analysis . "To steal this metadata, the malware queries internal MySQL databases used by the softswitch. Thus, attackers demonstrate a good understanding of the internal architecture of the targeted platform." Softswitches (short for software switches) are generally VoIP servers that allow for telecommunication networks to provide management of voice, fax, data and video traffic, and call routing. ESET's research uncovered that CDRThief targeted a specific Linux VoIP platform, namely the VOS2009 and 3000 softswitches from Chinese company Linknat, and had its malicious functionalit
Unprotected VOIP Server Exposed Millions of SMS Messages, Call Logs

Unprotected VOIP Server Exposed Millions of SMS Messages, Call Logs

Jan 16, 2019
A California-based Voice-Over-IP (VoIP) services provider VOIPO has accidentally left tens of gigabytes of its customer data, containing millions of call logs, SMS/MMS messages, and plaintext internal system credentials, publicly accessible to anyone without authentication. VOIPo is one of a leading providers of Voice-Over-IP (VoIP) services in the United States offering reseller VoIP, Cloud VoIP, and VoIP services to residentials and small businesses. Justin Paine , the head of Trust & Safety at CloudFlare, discovered an open ElasticSearch database last week using the Shodan search engine and notified the VOIPO's CTO, who then promptly secured the database that contains at least 4 years of data on its customers. According to Paine, the database contained 6.7 million call logs dating back to July 2017, 6 million SMS/MMS logs dating back to December 2015, and 1 million logs containing API key for internal systems. While the call logs included timestamp and duration o
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Cisco IP Phones Vulnerable To Remote Eavesdropping

Cisco IP Phones Vulnerable To Remote Eavesdropping

Mar 23, 2015
A critical vulnerability in the firmware of Cisco small business phones lets an unauthenticated attacker to remotely eavesdrop on private conversation and make phone calls from vulnerable devices without needing to authenticate, Cisco warned. LISTEN AND MAKE PHONE CALLS REMOTELY The vulnerability ( CVE-2015-0670 ) actually resides in the default configuration of certain Cisco IP phones is due to " improper authentication ", which allows hackers to remotely eavesdrop on the affected devices by sending specially crafted XML request. Moreover, the vulnerability could be exploited by hackers to make phone calls remotely from the vulnerable phones as well as to carry out other attacks by making use of the information gathered through the audio interception activity. AFFECTED DEVICES The devices affects the Cisco's small business SPA300 and SPA500 Internet Protocol (IP) phones running firmware version 7.5.5, however, Cisco alerts that later versions of these
Kali Linux "NetHunter" — Turn Your Android Device into Hacking Weapons

Kali Linux "NetHunter" — Turn Your Android Device into Hacking Weapons

Sep 24, 2014
The developers of one of the most advance open source operating system for penetration testing, ' KALI Linux ' have announced yesterday the release of a new Kali project, known as NetHunter , that runs on a Google Nexus device. Kali Linux is an open source Debian-based operating system for penetration testing and forensics, which is maintained and funded by Offensive Security, a provider of world-class information security training and penetration testing services. It comes wrapped with a collection of penetration testing and network monitoring tools used for testing of software privacy and security. After making its influence in hacker and security circles, Kali Linux has now been published with Kali Nethunter, a version of the security suite for Android devices. The tool is a mobile distribution designed to compromise systems via USB when installed and run on an Android phone. Kali Linux NetHunter project provides much of the power to Nexus users, those runni
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