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Russian Group Targeting Exchange Flaw

Fancy Bear, also known as APT28 and Forest Blizzard, has been targeting a Microsoft Exchange flaw (CVE-2023-23397) against targets in Poland.

Russia, Microsoft

VMware Patches Critical Authentication Bypass Bug

The patch is available two weeks after the vulnerability was first disclosed on Nov. 14.

Vmware

Apple Fixes Two Actively Exploited WebKit Bugs

The bugs (CVE-2023-42916 and CVE-2023-42917) enable sensitive information disclosure and arbitrary code execution.

Apple

U.S. and Allies Sanction Kimsuky Actors

The US and several allies have sanctioned eight North Korean nationals, including alleged members of the Kimsuky APT group.

North Korea

CISA: Threat Actors Targeting Unitronics Devices Used in Water Facilities

CISA is urging water facilities in the critical infrastructure sector to change the default passwords on their Unitronics devices and disconnect them from the internet after a water treatment facility in Pennsylvania was hit by a cyberattack.

OT, Cisa

Memory Safe: Shamla Naidoo

Shamla Naidoo of Netskope joins Dennis Fisher to discuss her journey from network admin to CISO.

Podcast

Okta Says Breach Affected All Support Customers

Okta officials said that the September intrusion in its customer support system affected every company in the Okta system.

Data Breach, Okta

International Operation Leads to Ransomware Ringleader Arrest

In a series of raids across Ukraine, the agencies apprehended several individuals that allegedly belong to the group, which has encrypted over 250 servers and cost large corporations several hundreds of millions of euros.

Cybercrime

Ardent Health Services Impacted By Ransomware Attack

On the heels of a ransomware attack, Ardent said facilities are rescheduling elective procedures and diverting some emergency room patients to other local hospitals until systems are back online.

Healthcare

New AI Guidelines Focus on Safety and Security of Models, Data

New AI guidelines authored by CISA and the UK's NCSC stress the importance of secure design, development, deployment, and operation of AI models and tools.

AI, Government

Stealthy Malware Leverages MQTT Protocol in Spam Campaigns

Researchers observed thousands of spam emails delivering the WailingCrab malware that were sent to targets in North and South America, Europe and Asia.

Spam, Malware

Decipher Podcast: What We’re Thankful For

Dennis Fisher and Lindsey O'Donnell-Welch talk about some of things in the security community they're thankful for, and a couple of things they're not.

Podcast

CISA Warns of Widespread Exploitation of Citrix Bleed Flaw

Citrix is urging impacted customers to update, but also recommends that they remove any active or persistent sessions and look for patterns of suspicious session use.

Citrix, Citrix Netscaler

Morgan Stanley Fined $6.5M, Must Take Security Measures

The fine stems from two previously known Morgan Stanley data security incidents.

Morgan Stanley, Bank Security

Four Threat Groups Targeted Zimbra Collaboration Flaw

Google's Threat Analysis Group has identified four separate campaigns targeting the Zimbra Collaboration vulnerability (CVE-2023-37580) in recent months.

Zimbra, Google