IT Security Weekend Catch Up – August 19, 2023

Afraid of missing important security news during the week? We’re here to help! Every week we put together a curated list of all important security news in one place, for your reading pleasure. Enjoy!

For the less technical

  1. An Iowa school district is using ChatGPT to decide which books to ban
  2. AI is acting ‘pro-anorexia’ and tech companies aren’t stopping it
  3. Windows feature that resets system clocks based on random data is wreaking havoc
  4. File sharing site Anonfiles shuts down due to overwhelming abuse
  5. confirms breach after hacker steals data of 760K users
  6. A huge scam targeting kids with Roblox and Fortnite ‘offers’ has been hiding in plain sight
  7. Russia recruited operatives online to target weapons crossing Poland

For the more technical

  1. PowerHell: Active flaws in PowerShell Gallery expose users to attacks
  2. Approximately 2000 Citrix NetScalers backdoored in mass-exploitation campaign
  3. Xurum: New Magento campaign discovered
  4. Exploits explained: Finding flaws in an ATM software tool
  5. Multiple high severity vulnerabilities in CODESYS V3 SDK could lead to RCE or DoS
  6. Ford says cars with WiFi vulnerability still safe to drive
  7. MaginotDNS: Attacking the boundary of DNS caching protection
  8. NoFilter – Abusing Windows Filtering Platform for privilege escalation
  9. Phishing with hacked sites
  10. Mass-spreading campaign targeting Zimbra users
  11. Evasive phishing campaign steals cloud credentials using Cloudflare R2 and Turnstile
  12. Major energy company targeted in large QR code campaign
  13. Catching up with WoofLocker, the most elaborate traffic redirection scheme to tech support scams
  14. Threat actors leverage Internet services to enhance data theft and weaken security defenses
  15. ProxyNation: The dark nexus between proxy apps and malware
  16. Threat actors use beta apps to bypass mobile app store security
  17. Over 3,000 Android malware samples using multiple techniques to bypass detection
  18. JanelaRAT: Repurposed BX RAT variant targeting LATAM FinTech
  19. Unwanted guests: Mitigating remote access trojan infection risk
  20. Breaking down Gigabud banking malware
  21. Raccoon Stealer malware returns with new stealthier version
  22. Monti ransomware unleashes a new encryptor for Linux
  23. Ransomware diaries: Volume 3 – LockBit’s secrets
  24. 100,000 hackers exposed from top cybercrime forums
  25. Stealth mode: Chinese cyber espionage actors continue to evolve tactics to avoid detection
  26. German embassy lure: Likely part of campaign against NATO aligned Ministries of Foreign Affairs

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