This week: Amazon settled privacy and cybersecurity investigations with the U.S. FTC, SAS received a $3 million extortion demand and apparently Ukrainian hacktivists penetrated Russia's Skolkovo Foundation. Plus, breaches at Onix Group and Toyota and a warning about Salesforce "ghost sites."
A now-patched macOS vulnerability allowed attackers with root access to bypass a kernel-level security feature that prevents malicious software from modifying protected files. An attacker could use the exploit to load malware that was shielded by Apple's System Integrity Protection.
An insurance provider that services many state Medicaid agencies and the Children's Health Insurance Program told regulators that hackers compromised the personal and protected health information of nearly 9 million patients in an incident discovered in March.
A new OAuth-related vulnerability in an open-source application development framework could expose Facebook, Google, Apple and Twitter users to account takeover, personal data leakage, identity theft, financial fraud and unauthorized actions on other online platforms, security researchers said.
North Korean hackers are using custom-built malware for information exfiltration campaigns against human rights organizations. The variation of the RandomQuery malware used in this campaign has the "single objective of file enumeration and information exfiltration," says SentinelOne.
State-aligned hackers are increasingly targeting small and medium-sized businesses worldwide, as SMBs are more likely to be under-protected against cybersecurity threats such as phishing campaigns, according to a new report by cybersecurity firm Proofpoint.
The U.S. government sanctioned four entities and one individual involved in helping to funnel payments from malicious activities to support the Democratic People's Republic of Korea government's illicit activities such as unlawful weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missile programs.
A large-scale phishing-as-a-service operation is shifting tactics to allow attackers to avoid anomaly detection by using localized IP addresses, warns Microsoft. The U.S. Secret Service has reported that BEC incidents cost global enterprises more than $43 billion in losses over a five-year span.
The BianLian ransomware group is abandoning malicious encryption in favor of pure extortion, warns the U.S. top cybersecurity agency. A major likely factor in BianLian's shift was cybersecurity firm Avast's January release of a free decryptor.
A threat actor is using a custom-made backdoor to target organizations operating in South and Southeast Asia. Sectors at immediate risk include government, aviation, education and telecommunications. The Lancefly ATP group uses custom-written malware that Symantec's Threat Hunter Team calls Merdoor.
A rural Utah healthcare provider is notifying more than one hundred thousand individuals of a cybersecurity incident. Hackers may have accessed or stolen patient data of 103,974 patients who received care between March 2012 and last November.
In this week's data breach, the spotlight was on Dragos, a guilty plea from a Twitter hacker and cryptocurrency thief and North Korean hackers. Also, Sysco, a Ukrainian border truck queuing system and an update on Western Digital. Plus, a new tool for decrypting partially encrypted files.
Microsoft issued an optional patch Tuesday as part of its monthly dump of fixes that addresses for the second time a Secure Boot zero-day vulnerability exploited by BlackLotus UEFI malware. The patch is optional since the attacker must have admin privileges or physical access to the device.
Researchers found Android malware masquerading as a legitimate application available and downloaded over 620,000 times from the Google Play store. The apps have been active since 2022, posing as legitimate photo-editing apps, camera editors and smartphone wallpaper packs.
A federal judge sided with Google in a bid to block online infrastructure behind an info stealer masquerading as legitimate versions of the Chrome browser and Google Earth Pro. Google estimates the CryptBot malware infected 670,000 computers last year.