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Microsoft’s Windows warning: Hackers hijacked software updater with in-memory malware (ZDNet)

Posted on: 2017-05-05

Microsoft has shown how Windows Defender ATP detected anomalous updater behavior. Image: Microsoft Microsoft is warning software vendors to protect their updater processes after discovering a "well-planned, finely orchestrated" attack that hijacked an unnamed editing tool's software supply chain.As Microsoft's threat response group explains, the attackers used the update mechanism of a popular but unnamed piece of editing software to gain a foothold in several high-profile technology and financial organizations. The software vendor itself was also under attack, it says. The espionage campaign, dubbed WilySupply by Microsoft, is likely to be financially motivated and target updaters to reach mostly finance…

Microsoft’s Windows warning: Hackers hijacked software updater with in-memory malware (ZDNet)

Posted on: 2017-05-05

Microsoft has shown how Windows Defender ATP detected anomalous updater behavior. Image: Microsoft Microsoft is warning software vendors to protect their updater processes after discovering a "well-planned, finely orchestrated" attack that hijacked an unnamed editing tool's software supply chain.As Microsoft's threat response group explains, the attackers used the update mechanism of a popular but unnamed piece of editing software to gain a foothold in several high-profile technology and financial organizations. The software vendor itself was also under attack, it says. The espionage campaign, dubbed WilySupply by Microsoft, is likely to be financially motivated and target updaters to reach mostly finance…

Bank Account Hackers Used SS7 to Intercept Security Codes (InfoRiskToday)

Posted on: 2017-05-05

Authentication , Fraud , Phishing Bank Account Hackers Used SS7 to Intercept Security Codes Well-Known Signaling System 7 Protocol Flaws Exploited in Germany Mathew J. Schwartz (euroinfosec) • May 5, 2017     Hackers drained online bank accounts used by some O2-Telefonica users in Germany. (Photo: Mariano Mantel, Flickr/CC) Hackers have exploited the Signaling System #7 international telecommunications signaling protocol as part of a two-stage attack designed to drain money from online bank accounts.See Also: 2017 Predictions on Data Security: Insights on Important Trends in Security for the Banking Industry The attacks successfully targeted online bank account holders in…

Bank Account Hackers Used SS7 to Intercept Security Codes (InfoRiskToday)

Posted on: 2017-05-05

Authentication , Fraud , Phishing Bank Account Hackers Used SS7 to Intercept Security Codes Well-Known Signaling System 7 Protocol Flaws Exploited in Germany Mathew J. Schwartz (euroinfosec) • May 5, 2017     Hackers drained online bank accounts used by some O2-Telefonica users in Germany. (Photo: Mariano Mantel, Flickr/CC) Hackers have exploited the Signaling System #7 international telecommunications signaling protocol as part of a two-stage attack designed to drain money from online bank accounts.See Also: 2017 Predictions on Data Security: Insights on Important Trends in Security for the Banking Industry The attacks successfully targeted online bank account holders in…

ATM Security Software Found to Have Serious Vulnerability (InfoRiskToday)

Posted on: 2017-05-05

ATM Fraud , Fraud ATM Security Software Found to Have Serious Vulnerability There's Now a Patch for the Checker ATM Software Jeremy Kirk (jeremy_kirk) • May 5, 2017     A security application for ATMs that's designed to thwart "jackpotting" attacks, where cash machines are commanded to surrender their holdings, has been found to have a serious vulnerability. See Also: 2017 Predictions on Data Security: Insights on Important Trends in Security for the Banking Industry The software called Checker ATM, developed by the Spanish company GMV, now has a patch. Positive Technologies, a security company, found the vulnerability (CVE-2017-6968),…

Bank Account Hackers Used SS7 to Intercept Security Codes

Posted on: 2017-05-05

Well-Known Signaling System 7 Protocol Flaws Exploited in GermanyHackers have reportedly exploited the SS7 mobile telecommunications signaling protocol to drain money from online bank accounts used by O2 mobile phone subscribers. Despite rising security worries relating to SS7, many telcos have yet to explore related fixes. Source: BankInfoSecurity.eu RSS Syndication @ May 5, 2017 at 07:45AM

Blackmoon Banking Trojan Continues to Target South Korea (SecurityWeek)

Posted on: 2017-05-05

Cybercriminals have continued to use the Blackmoon banking Trojan to target individuals in South Korea, and the malware is now being delivered via a new framework that helps evade detection. Blackmoon, also known as KRBanker and Banbra, has been around since at least 2014 and its main goal is to steal online banking credentials from users in South Korea. Just over one year ago, Fortinet researchers reported that the malware had infected the systems of more than 100,000 of the country’s users. Fidelis Cybersecurity reported on Thursday that it had observed two separate Blackmoon campaigns since late 2016, and they…

XSA-213 is a fatal, reliably exploitable bug in Xen

Posted on: 2017-05-05

submitted by /u/MrMcFatty [link] [comments] Source: /r/netsec - Information Security Ne... @ May 5, 2017 at 07:24AM

The Security Weaknesses of the iOS – The Aisi Helper, Sandjacking, and Image Threats

Posted on: 2017-05-05

Introduction As we have eluded in other articles, the world of Information Technology and all of its related hardware and software applications are growing at a very fast pace. In fact, it is so fast that even the consumer, the business, or even the corporation simply cannot keep with this pace. It seems like that hardly one new technology is being adopted, it is time to change and evolve into another, brand new technological platform. However, with all of this change, there is one common denominator, and it too is evolving at a very rapid pace as well: The mindset…

Misconfigured WAFs – Bypassing broken access controls protection

Posted on: 2017-05-05

In this article, I will look to build upon the previous article I wrote on finding zero-day vulnerabilities in Oracle e-business suite. The link can be found here: “Zero Day vulnerabilities on Oracle E-Business Suite” https://goo.gl/crZgQ7 In the article mentioned above, I mentioned a technique to bypass WAF. This article will, therefore, go on to explain the misconfiguration commonly found in WAF solutions. Taking a step back: In the article mentioned above, I found 12 remotely exploitable vulnerabilities with a CVSS score ranging from 4.3 to 8.2. In the below paragraph I will go on to explain the inherent problem…