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New Mirai Variant Expands Arsenal, Exploits CVE-2020-10173

By Augusto Remillano II and Jemimah Molina We discovered a new Mirai variant (detected as  IoT.Linux.MIRAI.VWISI) that exploits nine vulnerabilities, most notable of which is CVE-2020-10173 in Comtrend VR-3033 routers which we have not observed exploited by past Mirai variants. This discovery is a new addition to the Mirai variants that appeared in the past
Publish At:2020-07-11 02:25 | Read:188 | Comments:0 | Tags:Botnets Internet of Things internet of things Mirai exploit

Lock and Code S1Ep10: Pulling apart the Internet of Things with JP Taggart

This week on Lock and Code, we discuss the top security headlines generated right here on Labs and around the Internet. In addition, we talk to JP Taggart, senior security researcher at Malwarebytes, about the Internet of Things. For years, Internet capabilities have crept into modern consumer products, providing sometimes convenient, sometimes extra
Publish At:2020-07-07 14:23 | Read:172 | Comments:0 | Tags:Podcast beacons bluetooth Chromebook chromebook antivirus In

The CSA IoT Security Controls Framework

Building the Case for IoT Security FrameworkThe Internet of Things (IoT) is growing in technical, social, and economic significance. ENISA defines the increasingly complex IoT systems as “cyber-physical ecosystem[s] of interconnected sensors and actuators, which enables intelligent decision making.” These technologies collect, exchange and process data in or
Publish At:2020-07-01 01:14 | Read:95 | Comments:0 | Tags:Internet of Things Security Controls IoT security Security F

New Lucifer DDoS botnet targets Windows systems with multiple exploits

A new botnet, tracked as Lucifer, appeared in the threat landscape, it leverages close to a dozen exploits to hack Windows systems. A new botnet tracked as Lucifer appeared in the threat landscape, it leverages a dozen exploits for high and critical severity flaws affecting Windows systems. Upon infecting a system the bot turns it into a cryptomining clie
Publish At:2020-06-26 09:38 | Read:160 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Internet of Things Malware

A daily average of 80,000 printers exposed online via IPP

Experts found tens of thousands of printers that are exposed online that are leaking device names, organization names, WiFi SSIDs, and other info. It’s not a mystery, a printer left exposed online without proper security could open the doors to hackers, now researchers from Shadowserver Foundation have discovered tens of thousands of printers that a
Publish At:2020-06-23 12:09 | Read:80 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Internet of Things IoT IPP

79 Netgear router models affected by a dangerous Zero-day

79 Netgear router models are vulnerable to a severe unpatched security vulnerability that can be exploited by remote attackers to take over devices. Security experts Adam Nichols from GRIMM and d4rkn3ss from the Vietnamese internet service provider VNPT have independently reported a severe unpatched security vulnerability that affects 79 Netgear router mo
Publish At:2020-06-18 12:28 | Read:110 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Internet of Things hacking news inform

End of line: supporting IoT in the home

Trouble is potentially brewing in Internet of Things (IoT) land, even if the consequences may still be a little way off. System updates and issues surrounding expiring certificates will pose problems for manufacturers and headaches for consumers. System updates for fun and profit One of the first mainstream collisions of putting updates out to pasture
Publish At:2020-06-17 15:39 | Read:227 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cybercrime Privacy advertisement app appliance fridge guaran

Ripple20 flaws in Treck TCP/IP stack potentially expose hundreds of millions of devices to hack

Serious security vulnerabilities in the Treck TCP/IP stack dubbed Ripple20 expose millions of IoT devices worldwide to cyber attacks, researchers warn. Hundreds of millions of devices worldwide could be vulnerable to remote attacks due to security vulnerabilities in the Treck TCP/IP stack dubbed Ripple20. Treck TCP/IP is a high-performance TCP/IP proto
Publish At:2020-06-16 17:25 | Read:170 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Internet of Things Security hacking ne

eCh0raix ransomware is back and targets QNAP NAS devices again

eCh0raix Ransomware operators are back after months of apparent inactivity, now are targeting QNAP storage devices in a new campaign. Threat actors behind the eCh0raix Ransomware have launched a new campaign aimed at infecting QNAP storage devices. The eCh0raix ransomware was appeared in the threat landscape in June 2019 by experts at security firms In
Publish At:2020-06-06 07:03 | Read:303 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Internet of Things Malware

Protecting Fleet Data from Security Threats

Big data is revolutionizing fleet management — specifically in the form of telematics.From engine diagnostics that track fuel efficiency and mileage to sensors that detect aggressive driving behavior and interior vehicle activity, this information is so valuable that we’re quickly approaching the point where connected technology will come standard in every v
Publish At:2020-05-26 23:35 | Read:186 | Comments:0 | Tags:Internet of Things IT Security and Data Protection Big Data

IT threat evolution Q1 2020. Statistics

These statistics are based on detection verdicts for Kaspersky products received from users who consented to providing statistical data. Quarterly figures According to Kaspersky Security Network, Kaspersky solutions blocked 726,536,269 attacks launched from online resources in 203 countries across the globe. A total of 442,039,230 unique URLs were recognize
Publish At:2020-05-24 07:11 | Read:135 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Malware reports Apple MacOS Financial malware Googl

DDoS attacks in Q1 2020

News overview Since the beginning of 2020, due to the COVID-2019 pandemic, life has shifted almost entirely to the Web — people worldwide are now working, studying, shopping, and having fun online like never before. This is reflected in the goals of recent DDoS attacks, with the most targeted resources in Q1 being websites of medical organizations, delivery
Publish At:2020-05-18 12:12 | Read:233 | Comments:0 | Tags:DDoS reports Featured Botnets DDoS-attacks Internet of Thing

Grouping Linux IoT Malware Samples With Trend Micro ELF Hash

  The internet of things (IoT) has swiftly become a seemingly indispensable part of our daily lives. The IoT devices in pockets, homes, offices, cars, factories, and cities make people’s lives more efficient and convenient. It is little wonder, then, that IoT adoption continues to increase. In 2019, the number of publicly known IoT platforms grew to 62
Publish At:2020-04-21 12:17 | Read:532 | Comments:0 | Tags:Internet of Things Open source Clustering algorithm internet

Law enforcement and Microsoft join forces to dismantle botnet using LED Light Control Console

Cybercriminals have abused LED light control console to launch malicious attacks, Microsoft’s security experts warn. Microsoft researchers shared details of a new incident discovered in Taiwan, where crooks abused LED light control consoles to launch malicious attacks. Threat actors used the consoles to deliver malware and ransomware through an IoT bot
Publish At:2020-04-20 12:08 | Read:528 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Internet of Things Malware

Dark Nexus, a new IoT botnet that targets a broad range of devices

Cybersecurity researchers discovered a new IoT botnet, tracked as Dark Nexux, that is used to launch distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. Dark Nexux is the name of a new emerging IoT botnet discovered by Bitdefender that is used to launch DDoS attacks. The botnet spreads using exploits and launching credential stuffing attacks against a broad
Publish At:2020-04-08 10:45 | Read:495 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Internet of Things Malware Dark Ne

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