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Kaiji, a newly discovered botnet, is compromising Linux servers and IoT devices using brute-force methods that target the SSH protocol, according to the security firm Intezer. The botnet has the capability to launch DDoS attacks.
Google and Apple on Monday released privacy and security guidelines for their jointly developed contact-tracing infrastructure. The companies note that apps developed using their APIs can only be developed by or for public health authorities - and solely to collect information to trace COVID-19 infections.
In an apparent attempt to spread TrickBot malware, cybercriminals are sending fake emails designed to look like notifications from the Labor Department concerning changes to the Family and Medical Leave Act, according to IBM X-Force.
The number of brute-force attacks targeting RDP connections has spiked since the COVID-19 pandemic forced employees all over the world to work at home, according to an analysis from security firm. These types of attacks can lead to malware infections, cyber espionage and other threats.
Over the past five years, a sophisticated spyware campaign has been targeting Android users through Trojan-laced apps in the Google Play store that are disguised as various plugins, browser cleaners and application updaters, according to Kaspersky researchers.
VictoryGate, a recently discovered botnet that infected about 35,000 devices with malware, has been disabled by researchers from security firm ESET. The botnet's main purpose was mining monero cryptocurrency.
Apple is now preparing final patches for two zero-day vulnerabilities that a security firm says have been exploited by certain attackers to seize control of iPhone and iPad email apps, giving them access to users' messages.
A bipartisan Senate Intelligence Committee report released this week affirms that the U.S. intelligence community and its various agencies correctly assessed that Russia interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
IT services and consulting giant Cognizant is still assessing the damage from a ransomware attack on Friday. And it's warning that the incident is disrupting services to some of its clients and could affect the company's revenue.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began earlier the year, the FBI has seen an increase in nation-state hackers targeting U.S. medical research facilities and healthcare organizations conducting research into the virus.
The State Department is offering a $5 million reward for information about North Korean-sponsored hacking campaigns, according to an advisory released this week by several U.S. agencies about the ongoing threat these campaigns pose to financial institutions and others.
Microsoft issued patches for three zero-day vulnerabilities as part of its most recent Patch Tuesday update. The software giant had previously warned users about two vulnerabilities in the Adobe Type Manager Library that were being exploited in the wild.