New Biden administration cybersecurity standards for U.S. maritime ports mark a crucial step toward addressing long-ignored vulnerabilities in IT and OT systems across the critical infrastructure sector, experts told Information Security Media Group. An executive order released Wednesday institutes mandatory requirements to report cyber incidents that could endanger “any vessel, harbor, port or waterfront facility.”…

Global law-enforcement authorities including the FBI have disrupted the activities of the formidable LockBit ransomware gang, taking control of its platform and seizing data associated with its global ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) operation. Information obtained by the operation — called Operation Cronos — includes source code, details of ransomware victims, stolen data, decryption keys, and the amount…

In November 2023, researchers from ThreatFabric observed a resurgence of the Anatsa banking Trojan, aka TeaBot and Toddler. Between November and February, the experts observed five distinct waves of attacks, each focusing on different regions. The malware previously focused its activities on the UK, Germany, and Spain, but the latest campaigns targeted Slovakia, Slovenia, and…

Yoon’s office said the cyberattack only affected the personal account of the unidentified employee, who violated security protocols by partially using commercial email services to handle official duties. Officials did not specify what type of information was stolen from the staff member’s personal emails but stressed that the office’s overall security system was not affected….

The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) added a Roundcube Webmail Persistent Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2023-43770, to its Known Exploited Vulnerabilities (KEV) catalog. Roundcube is an open-source web-based email client. It provides a user-friendly interface for accessing email accounts via a web browser. Users can send and receive emails, manage their…

“[We] have confirmed that Volt Typhoon has compromised the IT environments of multiple critical infrastructure organizations in the continental and non-continental United States and its territories, including Guam,” CISA said in an advisory, warning that the hacking team’s choice of targets and pattern of behavior is not consistent with traditional cyber espionage or intelligence gathering…

AnyDesk, which provides a remote desktop application providing access, file transfer, and VPN functionality for endpoints, has announced that its production systems have been compromised, and that it plans to revoke all its security-related certificates and reset all Web portal passwords as a precaution. The company assured its customers in a statement released late on…

The operation, announced just before FBI Director Chris Wray addressed House lawmakers, disrupted a botnet of hundreds of U.S.-based small office and home routers owned by private citizens and companies that had been hijacked by the Chinese hackers to cover their tracks as they sowed the malware. Their ultimate targets included water treatment plants, the…

Some 45,000 Internet-exposed Jenkins servers remain unpatched against a critical, recently disclosed arbitrary file-read vulnerability for which proof-of-exploit code is now publicly available. CVE-2024-23897 affects the built-in Jenkins command line interface (CLI) and can lead to remote code execution on affected systems. The Jenkins infrastructure team disclosed the vulnerability, and released updated version software, on…

The Russian national Vladimir Dunaev (40) has been sentenced in the US to 64 months in prison for his role in the development and distribution of the TrickBot malware. Vladimir Dunaev was extradited to the U.S. in October 2021. Dunaev, also known as FFX, was involved in the development of a browser injection module for…