Threat Intelligence

7 12, 2018

Zero-Day Attack on Russia Prompts OOB Patches

By |2019-03-08T12:58:41-07:00December 7th, 2018|Threat Intelligence|

A targeted zero-day attack on Russia centered around a bug in Adobe Flash Player, but carried on the back of a malicious “mule” document, prompting both Adobe and Microsoft to release patches. The Zero-Day Attack on Russia: What Happened? In the early hours of November 29, 2018, a professional questionnaire issued by a Russian medical [...]

21 08, 2018

MikroTik Routers Infected in Mass-Scale Coinhive Cryptojacking Campaign

By |2018-08-21T14:06:30-07:00August 21st, 2018|Threat Intelligence|

A massive cryptojacking campaign that targets MikroTik routers and utilizes Coinhive was initially discovered on July 31 and has infected more than 200,000 routers worldwide. The Coinhive malware started spreading on routers in Brazil and later targeted MikroTik routers in other countries around the globe. MikroTik Infection Process and Exploit Method The infection exploited a [...]

27 07, 2018

Oracle WebLogic Vulnerability Used for Cryptomining and Other Attacks

By |2018-07-30T09:23:30-07:00July 27th, 2018|Threat Intelligence|

A critical Oracle WebLogic vulnerability (CVE-2018-2893) is being utilized by attackers three days after the publication of a proof of concept. Since the sample exploit code was released, there has been a rise in its exploitation attempts. The vulnerability has received a "critical" severity level and a score of 9.8 out of 10 on the [...]

28 05, 2018

VPNFilter Malware: What we know so far on the router threat

By |2019-03-08T12:58:10-07:00May 28th, 2018|Threat Intelligence|

Recently, a malware known as “VPNFilter” was discovered infecting various types of routers. VPNFilter is a modular, multi-stage malware that works mainly on home or small office routers. Since 2016, when the malware was initially introduced, it has compromised more than 500,000 home and small office routers and NAS boxes. Infection of such a large [...]

10 05, 2018

Double Kill Exploit Jumps From MS Office to Internet Explorer

By |2018-05-10T14:57:32-07:00May 10th, 2018|Threat Intelligence|

This week, Microsoft released a patch for the zero-day vulnerability (CVE-2018-8174) — central to the Double Kill exploit — affecting VBScript Engine. In this coordinated release, Qihoo 360 researchers discovered that it was exploited in the wild as early as April 18, 2018, allowing code execution by remote attackers. The vulnerability was used to install [...]

26 04, 2018

Drupalgeddon2 Attack Puts Sites at Risk Worldwide

By |2018-04-26T17:01:53-07:00April 26th, 2018|Threat Intelligence|

Drupal, a popular open-source content management system (CMS) used by more than a million sites worldwide, published yesterday another security advisory rated as highly critical in response to the Drupalgeddon2 attack. This is the third security advisory from Drupal within the last 30 days. Drupalgeddon2 Vulnerability On March 28, Drupal published CVE-2018-7600. Dubbed Drupalgeddon2, the [...]

12 04, 2018

Hackers Disrupt Critical Infrastructure Network Using Cisco Smart Install Flaw

By |2018-04-12T15:29:36-07:00April 12th, 2018|Threat Intelligence, Vulnerability & Threat Management|

During the past week, Cisco’s Smart Install Client tool had been compromised by attackers, causing disruptions of the communication infrastructure of approximately 200,000 Cisco routers worldwide. Cisco’s Smart Install Client is a piece of software which allows customers to deploy new switches remotely with no additional configuration requirements. The vulnerability allows for the misuse of [...]