Revil Sodinokibi Ransomware: Introduction Revil Sodinokibi : Swascan’s Cyber Incident Response Team has observed and analysed the new ransomware family known as Sodinokibi Ransomware. The ransomware in question, also called REvil, is to be active at least as of April 2019. Revil or Sodinokibi is one of the most active families of this type of
SOC as a Service and Soc?: The Security Operation Center Soc as a service and SOC the differences: A Security Operations Center is a Cyber competence centre that provides services aimed at governance, monitoring and security management of corporate information systems. A Security Operation Center ( SOC ) provides the following managed services: Governance: guarantees
VenomRAT – Malware analysis Venomrat Malware. – The Swascan Cyber Research Team has tracked and analysed a RAT called VenomRat. The malware in question is named Venom Software or VenomRAT, a remote access Trojan (RAT) currently on sale on various forums on the darkweb but also available on websites accessible via a simple Google search.
Swascan Vulnerability Hunting Team contacted the PSIRT at Adobe following a security monitoring activity. Swascan Team, during the security analysis for a media company in Europe, found 5 vulnerabilities related to the Web Servers at adobesandbox.com which handles through multiple and different hosts the Adobe Sandbox Service. Adobe Sandbox Adobe adopts Adobe Sandbox in order
Phishing – The assonance with fishing must not mislead. Phishing is a very sneaky type of attack which is claiming more and more victims in the last period. In the following chapter we are going to show some figures related to the size of the Phishing phenomenon. In the meantime, in order to face this
CyberSecurity minute It is a matter of fact that we are currently living a difficult period as far as Cyber Attacks are concerned. The number of stolen records is constantly increasing. Nowadays, according to a RiskIQ report, we have a very busy CyberSecurity minute: 5.518 records leaked (as far as well-known and disclosed data breaches
A researcher discovered a security flaw (the Sprint vulnerability) in the online system of Sprint that allowed anyone to access the internal staff portal. Sprint is the fourth largest form in the USA that provides wireless and internet services. As of October 2017, the company has around 54 million active users of its services offered
Air Canada Data Breach – Recently, Air Canada customers using its mobile app faced trouble logging back to the app as they were locked out. Reportedly, Air Canada suffered a data breach that affected around 20,000 mobile app users. After the incident, the airline locked out all 1.7 million customers as a security precaution. Air
For the past few days, the telecom sector seems to combat CyberSecurity issues. Reportedly, EE, a UK-based cellular firm, patched two different flaws in its system within one week. Fortunately, the vulnerabilities were discovered by some white-hat hacker before anyone could exploit them. Yet, the bugs were not trivial to be ignored. EE Patched The
Foreshadow: While the chaos for the horrifying Spectre and Meltdown is still going, researchers discover another vulnerability in Intel CPUs that is even more robust. Two different groups of researchers discovered the vulnerability named “Foreshadow” and reported it to Intel. Upon further investigations, Intel found two more related flaws, which the researchers termed as “Foreshadow-NG”.
SegmentSmack – A TCP Vulnerability Targeting Linux 4.9 Induced DoS Attacks. Recently, a critical TCP vulnerability was found in the Linux Kernel. A detailed vulnerability assessment revealed that the flaw could induce denial-of-service (DoS) attacks in Linux 4.9 and above. Gladly, Linux has already released patches for the vulnerability in the 4.9.116 and 4.17.11. SegmentSmack –
The ‘Unhackable’ BitFi Cryptocurrency Wallet: Recently, there has been a lot of hype about the John McAfee’s claim for his ‘unhackable’ BitFi cryptocurrency wallet. Amidst so many incidents of crypto hacking, making such a claim is indeed a bold step. The ‘Unhackable’ BitFi Cryptocurrency Wallet – Is It Truly Unhackable? He has clearly