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New Ransomware Group Uses Repurposed LockBit, Babuk Variants

Researchers with Symantec said the threat actor behind the campaign, Blacktail, hasn’t been linked to any existing cybercrime group.

Ransomware

Barracuda Fixes RCE Flaw in Email Security Gateway

Barracuda has patched a remote code execution vulnerability in its Email Security Gateway appliances.

Email

New CosmicEnergy Operational Technology Malware Found

The discovery of CosmicEnergy is unique because malware families targeting industrial control systems are rarely disclosed.

Malware

Decipher Podcast: Source Code 5/26

Welcome back to Source Code, Decipher’s weekly news wrap podcast with input from our sources.

Podcast, Source Code

Volt Typhoon Attack Group Targets U.S. Infrastructure

A group known as Volt Typhoon, that is affiliated with the Chinese government, has been attacking critical infrastructure in Guam and elsewhere in the United States.

China

More APTs Eye Managed Service Providers in Supply Chain Attacks

Overall, threat actors aligned with Russian, Iranian and North Korean state interests have increasingly targeted small and medium-sized businesses.

Managed Service Providers

Decipher Podcast: Megan Stifel Returns

Megan Stifel, chief strategy officer for the Institute for Security and Technology and executive director of the Ransomware Task Force, talks about the multitude of efforts being made in tackling the ransomware threat landscape.

Podcast, Ransomware Task Force, Ransomware

BlackCat Ransomware Actors Use Malicious Drivers to Evade Detection

Researchers said that malicious Windows kernel drivers will continue to be used by sophisticated groups that have the skills and resources needed to develop such tools.

Ransomware, Windows

Lazarus Group Targets IIS Servers

The Lazarus Group has been compromising vulnerable IIS servers in an ongoing campaign.

North Korea

Apple Fixes Three Actively Exploited WebKit Flaws

The Apple vulnerabilities (CVE-2023-32409, CVE-2023-28204 and CVE-2023-32373) exist in WebKit.

Apple, Webkit, Ios

Decipher Podcast: Source Code 5/19

Welcome back to Source Code, Decipher's weekly news wrap podcast with input from our sources.

Podcast, Source Code

Malicious NPM Packages Hid TurkoRat Infostealer

Researchers said that it "is difficult to measure" the potential long-term impact of TurkoRat infections on developer systems.

Npm Packages, Malware

MacOS Attackers Likely to Abuse Go-Based Cobalt Strike Variant

Researchers warn that a Go-based implementation of Cobalt Strike beacons, called "Geacon," is lucrative for threat actors in attacks targeting macOS.

Macos, Cobalt Strike

CISA Warns BianLian Ransomware Group Has Moved to Extortion Model

In a new advisory, the FBI and CISA warn that the BianLian ransomware group has moved to a data theft and extortion model.

Ransomware

U.S. Hits Alleged Key Ransomware Actor With Charges, Sanctions

The Russian national allegedly used three well-known ransomware variants - LockBit, Babuk and Hive - to target critical infrastructure victims.

Ransomware, Lockbit, Hive