New ‘Silver Sparrow’ Malware Infected Nearly 30,000 Apple Macs

Days after the first malware targeting Apple M1 chips was discovered in the wild, researchers have disclosed yet another previously undetected piece of malicious software that was found in about 30,000 Macs running Intel x86_64 and the iPhone maker's M1 processors. However, the ultimate goal of the operation remains something of a conundrum, what with the lack of a next-stage or final payloadSource...

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Privacy Bug in Brave Browser Exposes Dark-Web Browsing History of Its Users

Brave has fixed a privacy issue in its browser that sent queries for .onion domains to public internet DNS resolvers rather than routing them through Tor nodes, thus exposing users' visits to dark web websites. The bug was addressed in a hotfix release (V1.20.108) made available yesterday. Brave ships with a built-in feature called "Private Window with Tor" that integrates the Tor anonymitySource...

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New Hack Lets Attackers Bypass MasterCard PIN by Using Them As Visa Card

Cybersecurity researchers have disclosed a novel attack that could allow criminals to trick a point of sale terminal into transacting with a victim's Mastercard contactless card while believing it to be a Visa card. The research, published by a group of academics from the ETH Zurich, builds on a study detailed last September that delved into a PIN bypass attack, permitting bad actors to leverageSource...

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Masslogger Trojan Upgraded to Steal All Your Outlook, Chrome Credentials

A credential stealer infamous for targeting Windows systems has resurfaced in a new phishing campaign that aims to steal credentials from Microsoft Outlook, Google Chrome, and instant messenger apps. Primarily directed against users in Turkey, Latvia, and Italy starting mid-January, the attacks involve the use of MassLogger — a .NET-based malware with capabilities to hinder static analysis —Source...

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SolarWinds Hackers Stole Some Source Code for Microsoft Azure, Exchange, Intune

Microsoft on Thursday said it concluded its probe into the SolarWinds hack, finding that the attackers stole some source code but confirmed there's no evidence that they abused its internal systems to target other companies or gained access to production services or customer data. The disclosure builds upon an earlier update on December 31, 2020, that uncovered a compromise of its own network toSource...

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First Malware Designed for Apple M1 Chip Discovered in the Wild

One of the first malware samples tailored to run natively on Apple's M1 chips has been discovered, suggesting a new development that indicates that bad actors have begun adapting malicious software to target the company's latest generation of Macs powered by its own processors. While the transition to Apple silicon has necessitated developers to build new versions of their apps to ensure betterSource...

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U.S. Charges 3 North Korean Hackers Over $1.3 Billion Cryptocurrency Heist

The U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) on Wednesday indicted three suspected North Korean hackers for allegedly conspiring to steal and extort over $1.3 billion in cash and cryptocurrencies from financial institutions and businesses. The three defendants — Jon Chang Hyok, 31; Kim Il, 27; and Park Jin Hyok, 36 — are said to be members of the Reconnaissance General Bureau, a military intelligenceSource...

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Agora SDK Bug Left Several Video Calling Apps Vulnerable to Snooping

A severe security vulnerability in a popular video calling software development kit (SDK) could have allowed an attacker to spy on ongoing private video and audio calls. That's according to new research published by the McAfee Advanced Threat Research (ATR) team today, which found the aforementioned flaw in Agora.io's SDK used by several social apps such as eHarmony, Plenty of Fish, MeetMe, andSource...

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Researchers Unmask Hackers Behind APOMacroSploit Malware Builder

Cybersecurity researchers have disclosed a new kind of Office malware distributed as part of a malicious email campaign that targeted more than 80 customers worldwide in an attempt to control victim machines and steal information remotely. The tool — dubbed "APOMacroSploit" — is a macro exploit generator that allows the user to create an Excel document capable of bypassing antivirus software,Source...

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Malvertisers Exploited WebKit 0-Day to Redirect Browser Users to Scam Sites

A malvertising group known as "ScamClub" exploited a zero-day vulnerability in WebKit-based browsers to inject malicious payloads that redirected users to fraudulent websites gift card scams. The attacks, first spotted by ad security firm Confiant in late June 2020, leveraged a bug (CVE-2021–1801) that allowed malicious parties to bypass the iframe sandboxing policy in the browser engine thatSource...

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