IT Security Weekend Catch Up – May 13, 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. Chat control: The EU’s CSEM scanner proposal
  2. Former employee of technology company sentenced to six years in prison for stealing confidential data and extorting company for ransom
  3. Discord discloses data breach after support agent got hacked
  4. Multinational tech firm ABB hit by Black Basta ransomware attack
  5. Toyota: Car location data of 2 million customers exposed for ten years
  6. The team of sleuths quietly hunting cyberattack-for-hire services
  7. Feds take down 13 more DDoS-for-hire services

For the more technical

  1. Google I/O 2023: New features to improve online safety
  2. Google I/O 2023: What’s new in Android security and privacy
  3. Microsoft May 2023 Patch Tuesday
  4. Bootkit zero-day fix – is this Microsoft’s most cautious patch ever?
  5. Ransomware attack on MSI led to compromised Intel Boot Guard private keys
  6. From one vulnerability to another: Outlook patch analysis reveals important flaw in Windows API
  7. Thoughts on overlarge fields in formats and protocols
  8. Critical privilege escalation in Essential Addons for Elementor plugin affecting 1+ million sites
  9. Malicious actors exploit CVE-2023-27350 in PaperCut MF and NG
  10. Fake system update drops Aurora stealer via Invalid Printer loader
  11. Hunting Russian intelligence “Snake” malware (PDF + PDF)
  12. Cybersecurity firm Dragos discloses cybersecurity incident
  13. New ransomware trends in 2023
  14. Threat Assessment: Royal Ransomware
  15. Multiple threat actor groups hop on leaked Babuk code to build ESXi lockers
  16. White Phoenix: Beating intermittent encryption
  17. BPFDoor malware evolves – stealthy sniffing backdoor ups its game
  18. Uncovering RedStinger – Undetected APT cyber operations in Eastern Europe since 2020
  19. ESET APT Activity Report Q4 2022­–Q1 2023

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