Hackers Bypass Firewalls Using Windows Feature

Hackers now bypass firewalls using a legitimate component of the Windows operating system called Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS), installing malware into it. In 2020, hospitals, medical centres and nursing homes suffered from an ever-changing phishing campaign that spread the KEGTAP backdoor, which opened the way for Ryuk ransomware attacks. FireEye Mandiant recently discovered a… Continue reading Hackers Bypass Firewalls Using Windows Feature

REvil spokesman boasts that hackers have access to ballistic missile launch systems

A Revil representative under the pseudonym Unknown, claims that the hackers, partners in the use of malware, have access to ballistic missile launch systems. Cybercriminal group REvil operates on the RaaS ransomware-as-a-service business model, in which attackers offer malware to partners who use it to block devices and encrypt organizations’ data. A REvil spokesperson under… Continue reading REvil spokesman boasts that hackers have access to ballistic missile launch systems

Hackers gained access to surveillance cameras in Tesla, Cloudflare and banks

Bloomberg reports that some hackers have gained access to surveillance cameras installed in Tesla, Equinox, medical clinics, prisons and banks. In addition to the images from the cameras, the hackers published screenshots proving that they had direct access to the surveillance systems installed at the headquarters of Cloudflare and Telsa. The group’s operation took place… Continue reading Hackers gained access to surveillance cameras in Tesla, Cloudflare and banks

Hackers attacked Microsoft Exchange servers of the European Banking Authority

Hackers attacked the servers of the Microsoft Exchange European Banking Authority (EBA). Due to the attack, EBA had to temporarily shut down its mail systems as a precaution. EBA launched an investigation of the incident in partnership with its information and communications technology provider, a group of information security experts and other relevant organizations. The… Continue reading Hackers attacked Microsoft Exchange servers of the European Banking Authority

Hackers used Firefox extension to hack Gmail

Proofpoint discovered a campaign in which hackers used a Firefox extension to hack Gmail. The attacks were linked to the Chinese group TA413. According to the researchers, the campaign was active from January to February 2021. Hackers attacked Tibetan organizations around the world using a malicious Firefox extension that steals Gmail and Firefox data and… Continue reading Hackers used Firefox extension to hack Gmail

Microsoft: SolarWinds Hackers Stole Source Codes of Azure, Exchange and Intune Components

Microsoft experts announced that they have completed an official investigation of the attack, and told what exactly SolarWinds hackers were able to steal. The company reiterated that it was found no evidence that outsiders could somehow abuse Microsoft systems or use its products to attack customers. Let me remind you that Microsoft acknowledged the fact… Continue reading Microsoft: SolarWinds Hackers Stole Source Codes of Azure, Exchange and Intune Components

Netherlands police posted warnings on hacker forums

The Netherlands police posted warnings on popular Russian and English hacker forums (RaidForums and XSS), stating that “the deployment of criminal infrastructure in the Netherlands is hopeless.” The messages were published after the successful operation of Operation Ladybird, during which law enforcement agencies from several countries jointly eliminated one of the largest current botnets, Emotet.… Continue reading Netherlands police posted warnings on hacker forums

Hacker changed the chemical composition of drinking water in a small Florida town

Law enforcement and local authorities in Oldsmar, Florida, reported that on February 5, 2021, an unknown hacker gained access to the city’s wastewater treatment plant and changed the chemical composition of the water. The attacker logged in twice – at 8:00 and 13:30 the same day, initially gaining access to TeamViewer on the computer of… Continue reading Hacker changed the chemical composition of drinking water in a small Florida town