Threats

Zero-Click Zoom Bug Allows Code Execution Just by Sending a Message

Google has disclosed a nasty set of six bugs affecting Zoom chat that can be chained together for MitM and RCE attacks, no user interaction required.

A vulnerability chain discovered in Zoom’s chat functionality can be exploited to allow zero-click remote code execution (RCE), threat hunters have revealed.

Google’s Project Zero uncovered an attack path that would allow cyber adversaries to silently force a victim to connect to a man-in-the-middle (MitM) server — no user action needed. From there, attackers can intercept and modify client update requests and responses in order to send the victim a malicious update, which will automatically download and execute, thus allowing RCE.

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CISA and DoD Release 5G Security Evaluation Process Investigation Study

CISA and DoD Release 5G Security Evaluation Process Investigation Study
05/26/2022 09:00 AM EDT

2.3 5G Threat Landscape
A key input to any security risk assessment is threat analysis. The 5G system model supports
depiction of the attack surface for the investigation. There are numerous threat frameworks such as
those offered by MITRE ATT&CK® [5]; the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity’s (ENISA) 5G
Threat Landscape [6]; the Threat Modeling Framework for Mobile Communication Systems [7];
3GPP’s Security Assurance Specifications (SCAS) and Technical Specification (TS) 33.501 [8];
publications released by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Communications Security,
Reliability, and Interoperability Council VII (CSRIC) [9]; 5G Enablers for Network and System Security
and Resilience (ENSURE) [10]; and the GSM Association’s (GSMA) Security Manual [11]. The study
team examined these resources as well as threat analyses conducted by 3GPP and a paper on
potential 5G threat vectors published by the Enduring Security Framework’s 5G Threat Model
Working Panel [12]. Figure 3 shows some of the threats to the 5G subsystems that were extracted
from these sources. Some of the threats such as eavesdropping, theft of user data, or user location
tracking may impact integrity and confidentiality of user data as well as service availability to
individual users. Other threats may impact local or regional network, application, or service availability
(e.g., denial of service [DoS] or Distributed DoS [DDoS] attacks, misconfigured or compromised
virtualization platforms or network functions, vulnerable components [supply chain threats], or
physical attacks on edge computing components), with follow-on effects on the confidentiality,
integrity, and availability of 5G services and applications for enterprises relying on 5G for their
missions

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Microsoft the No. 1 Most-Spoofed Brand in Phishing Attacks (O365)

1) Microsoft the No. 1 Most-Spoofed Brand in Phishing Attacks
Nearly 60% of all phishing attacks impersonate Microsoft and about half a million Microsoft 365 accounts were compromised in 2021, new data shows.

Barracuda Networks’ telemetry — from from millions of emails it analyzed — shows that in 2021, a little over half of all social engineering attacks came via phishing, and Microsoft was the most-impersonated brand in those attack attempts. Overall, attackers sent 3 million emails from 12,000 compromised accounts, and one in five organizations suffered an account compromise last year.

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1) Google Emergency Update Fixes Chrome Zero-Day
Google patches a critical flaw in its Chrome browser, bringing its count of zero-day vulnerabilities fixed in 2022 to four already. Do you really want to use Chrome or Google period let alone Google Mail
2) Microsoft Releases Advisory to Address Critical Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (CVE-2022-26809)
3)Microsoft Releases April 2022 Security Updates (112)
4) Apple Releases Security Updates (its getting worse)

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Industry News Security

Google Fixes Critical Security Flaw in Chrome’s Blink Engine – Patch Now! (https://www.bitdefender.com/blog/hotforsecurity/google-fixes-critical-security-flaw-in-chromes-blink-engine-patch-now/)

Google this week is rolling out an incremental update to Chrome users to address multiple security flaws, including many labeled high risk. One flaw, discovered in the browser’s rendering engine, is rated critical. Chrome 99 has been around since the beginning of March [https://www.bitdefender.com/blog/hotforsecurity/chrome-99-rolls-out-with-dozens-of-security-fixes-update-now/] . In the meantime, researchers have kept busy mining the browser’s code for bugs, not just to keep users safe from hackers, but also to fetch a well-deserved bug bounty. Yesterday personally I dealt with 3 gmail scams account be hacked and sending encrypted messages on compromised mail accounts

Researchers Identify Backdoor Infection Spike on Several GoDaddy-Hosted Websites

Researchers Identify Backdoor Infection Spike on Several GoDaddy-Hosted Websites (https://www.bitdefender.com/blog/hotforsecurity/researchers-identify-backdoor-infection-spike-on-several-godaddy-hosted-websites/)
Security researchers have noticed a surge in backdoor infections on hundreds of websites hosted on GoDaddy’s Managed WordPress service, all compromised by the same payload. The incident affects websites such as tsoHost, MediaTemple, Domain Factory, Heart Internet,

Beware and update your security and change your passwords at least every 30-60 days

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More Orgs Suffered Successful Phishing Attacks in 2021 Than in 2020

Enterprise organizations appear to be falling even further behind in their battle against phishing threats despite heightened awareness of the problem and efforts to curb it.

A new study shows that in 2021 more organizations experienced at least one successful email-based phishing attack than the year before. There were also more opportunistic and targeted phishing attacks last year compared with 2020, as well as phishing attacks involving ransomware and business email compromise (BEC).

Researchers recently analyzed data from a survey of 600 IT and security professionals and another survey of 3,500 employees from seven countries, including the US, UK, France, Germany, and Australia. The researchers also analyzed data gathered from some 100 million simulated phishing attacks and more than 15 million emails that end users reported as being suspicious.

Seventy-eight percent of organizations experienced a ransomware attack in which a phishing email was the initial infection vector. Seventy-seven percent reported a phishing-related BEC incident — an 18-point increase from 2020. Overall, 12% more organizations reported being victims of an indiscriminate or opportunistic phishing attack, while organizations reporting more targeted spear-phishing and BEC attacks went up 20%.

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Hackers slip into Microsoft Teams chats to distribute malware

Hackers slip into Microsoft Teams chats to distribute malware

Security researchers warn that some attackers are compromising Microsoft Teams accounts to slip into chats and spread malicious executables to participants in the conversation.

More than 270 million users are relying on Microsoft Teams every month, many of them trusting the platform implicitly, despite the absence of protections against malicious files.
Simple but efficient method

Researchers at Avanan, a Check Point company that secures cloud email and collaboration platforms, found that hackers started to drop malicious executable files in conversations on Microsoft Teams communication platform.

The attacks started in January, the company says in a report today, and the threat actor inserts in a chat an executable file called “User Centric” to trick the user into running it.

Once executed, the malware writes data into the system registry installs DLLs and establishes persistence on the Windows machine.
“In this Teams attack, hackers have attached a malicious Trojan document to a chat thread. When clicked on, the file will eventually take over the user’s computer” – Avanan

Manage Microsoft Teams settings for your organization
Here you can turn on or turn off file sharing and cloud file storage options. read Article and turn off file sharing

Users can upload and share files from cloud storage services in Teams channels and chats. Cloud storage options in Teams currently include Dropbox, Box, Citrix files, Google Drive, and Egnyte. Turn on the switch for the cloud storage providers that your organization wants to use.

Using either the above solution and fixing the issues or

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Google Releases Security Updates for Chrome (Must Apply)

Google Releases Security Updates for Chrome (Must Apply) (Review update)
02/15/2022 07:25 AM EST

Original release date: February 15, 2022

Google has released Chrome version 98.0.4758.102 for Windows, Mac, and Linux. This version addresses vulnerabilities that an attacker could exploit to take control of an affected system. One of these vulnerabilities has been detected in exploits in the wild.

CISA encourages users and administrators to review the Chrome Release Note and apply the necessary update as soon as possible.

I have always supported Firefox. As bad as I personally think Facebook is, I think Google products and browser are worse.

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The Texas attorney general’s office sued Meta’s Facebook on Monday

Mon, February 14, 2022, 10:10 AM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The Texas attorney general’s office sued Meta’s Facebook on Monday, alleging that the social media giant violated state privacy protections with facial-recognition technology that collected the biometric data of millions of Texans without their consent.

The lawsuit accuses Facebook of capturing biometric information from photos and videos that users uploaded without consent, disclosing the information to others and failing to destroy it within a reasonable time.

“This is yet another example of Big Tech’s deceitful business practices and it must stop. I will continue to fight for Texans’ privacy and security,” Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a statement.

The lawsuit was first reported by the Wall Street Journal, which cited a person familiar with the matter as saying that the state was seeking hundreds of billions of dollars in civil penalties

“The scope of Facebook’s misconduct is staggering,” the lawsuit said. “Facebook repeatedly captured Texans’ biometric identifiers without consent not hundreds, or thousands, or millions of times — but billions of times,” the lawsuit said.

You think Apache Log4j Security Vulnerabilities is bad look at Mimikatz Malware

Mimikatz Malware

Attacks everything basically once there it will run additional tools to encrypt and do a search find for all machines to encrypt

The susceptible world is Windows of course.

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CyberSecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency Catalog

CyberSecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency
Known Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog
Great place to start if you are curious if you need to do an update. Lot of Apple and Google and of course Microsoft updates.
Even Solarwinds now called N-able name change..go figure lastest 11-17-2021
Known Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog
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