In a traditional patch Tuesday update, Microsoft fixed a total of 128 vulnerabilities in various products and components. Of those, at least 10 are critical, at least two were known before the release of the patches and at least one of them was already actively exploited by unknown attackers. This is why it is a…

XDR (Extended Detection and Response) technology has already become one of the most conspicuous in the cybersecurity market. Its main advantage is its comprehensive approach to countering sophisticated cyberattacks. This is achieved by maximizing control over potential entry points and through the use of top-of-the-line tools for incident detection, threat hunting, investigation and response within…

Our researchers analyzed the HermeticRansom malware also known as Elections GoRansom. By and large, this is a fairly simple cryptor. What is interesting in this case is the purpose for which attackers are using it. HermeticRansom goals HermeticRansom attacked computers at the same time as another malware known as HermeticWiper, and based on publicly available…

Four years have passed since the first publication of the research on Spectre and Meltdown, hardware vulnerabilities in modern processors. Since then, researchers discovered several similar flaws, that are potentially capable of leaking confidential data. The researchers also showed examples of attacks using these vulnerabilities, although most of them are unlikely to be used in…

Attackers are actively exploiting an “old” vulnerability (CVE-2021-22205) to take over on-premise GitLab servers, Rapid7 researcher Jacob Baines warns. The additional bad news is that at least half of the 60,000 internet-facing GitLab installations the company detects are not patched against this issue. What are the attackers doing with these servers? Damian Menscher, a security…

Any organization that’s actively working on managing its cybersecurity risk can’t ignore the risk that goes with third-party vendors having access to its critical systems and customer data. “Up until today, organizations of all sizes have had to design and implement their own security baselines for vendors that align with their risk posture. Unfortunately, this…

Researchers have unearthed 11 vulnerabilities affecting Nagios XI, a widely used enterprise IT infrastructure/network monitoring solution, some of which can be chained to allow remote code execution with root privileges on the underlying system. Attackers are likely to try to exploit vulnerabilities in network management systems like Nagios because their oversee critical network components and…

News has surfaced of a rather dangerous practice in Microsoft Azure, whereby when a user creates a Linux virtual machine and enables certain Azure services, the Azure platform automatically installs the Open Management Infrastructure (OMI) agent on the machine. The user won’t know it. Although a stealth installation might sound terrible on its face, this…