Researcher received a $27,000 bounty for 2FA bypass bug in Facebook and Instagram

A researcher disclosed technical details of a two-factor authentication bypass vulnerability affecting Instagram and Facebook. The researcher Gtm Manoz received a $27,000 bug bounty for having reported a two-factor authentication bypass vulnerability affecting Instagram and Facebook. The flaw resides in a component used by the parent company Meta for confirming a phone number and email […]

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Sandworm APT group hit Ukrainian news agency with five data wipers

The Ukrainian (CERT-UA) discovered five different wipers deployed on the network of the country’s national news agency, Ukrinform. On January 17, 2023, the Telegram channel “CyberArmyofRussia_Reborn” reported the compromise of the systems at the Ukrainian National Information Agency “Ukrinform”. The Ukrainian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-UA) immediately investigated the claims and as of January 27, […]

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UNC2565 threat actors continue to improve the GOOTLOADER malware

The threat actors behind the GOOTLOADER malware continues to improve their code by adding new components and implementing new obfuscation techniques. Mandiant researchers reported that the UNC2565 group behind the GOOTLOADER malware (aka Gootkit) continues to improve their code by adding new components and implementing new obfuscation techniques. Gootkit runs on an access-a-as-a-service model, it is used […]

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Security Affairs newsletter Round 404 by Pierluigi Paganini

A new round of the weekly SecurityAffairs newsletter arrived! Every week the best security articles from Security Affairs free for you in your email box. If you want to also receive for free the newsletter with the international press subscribe here. Copycat Criminals mimicking Lockbit gang in northern Europe Sandworm APT targets Ukraine with new SwiftSlicer wiper […]

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Sandworm APT targets Ukraine with new SwiftSlicer wiper

Russia-linked Sandworm APT group is behind a new Golang-based wiper, tracked as SwiftSlicer, that hit Ukraine, ESET reports. Researchers from ESET discovered a new Golang-based wiper, dubbed SwiftSlicer, that was used in attacks aimed at Ukraine. The experts believe that the Russia-linked APT group Sandwork (aka BlackEnergy and TeleBots) is behind the wiper attacks. #BREAKING On January 25th […]

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ISC fixed high-severity flaws in DNS software suite BIND

The latest BIND updates patch multiple remotely exploitable vulnerabilities that could lead to denial-of-service (DoS). BIND is a suite of software for interacting with the Domain Name System (DNS) maintained by the Internet Systems Consortium (ISC). The ISC released security patches to address multiple high-severity denial-of-service DoS vulnerabilities in the DNS software suite. Threat actors can exploit […]

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Patch management is crucial to protect Exchange servers, Microsoft warns

Microsoft warns customers to patch their Exchange servers because attackers always look to exploit unpatched installs. Microsoft published a post to urge its customers to protect their Exchange servers because threat actors actively attempt to exploit vulnerabilities in unpatched installs. The IT giant recommends installing the latest available Cumulative Update (CU) and Security Update (SU) […]

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