Security Newsletter
15 March 2021
ProxyLogon Exploit Released Likely to Fuel More Disruptive Cyber Attacks
The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on Wednesday issued a joint advisory warning of active exploitation of vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange on-premises products by nation-state actors and cybercriminals.
The attacks have primarily targeted local governments, academic institutions, non-governmental organizations, and business entities in various industry sectors, including agriculture, biotechnology, aerospace, defense, legal services, power utilities, and pharmaceutical, which the agencies say are in line with previous activity conducted by Chinese cyber actors.
Tens of thousands of entities, including the European Banking Authority and the Norwegian Parliament, are believed to have been breached to install a web-based backdoor called the China Chopper web shell that grants the attackers the ability to plunder email inboxes and remotely access the target systems.
Read More on TheHackerNews
Europol 'unlocks' encrypted Sky ECC chat service to make arrests
European law enforcement authorities have made a large number of arrests after a joint operation involving the monitoring of organized crime communication channels after "unlocking" Sky ECC chat's encryption.
Sky ECC is advertised as a secure messaging platform used by around 170,000 individuals worldwide. The service's US, Canadian, and European servers are being used to exchange over three million messages each day.
The investigation started after Belgium police seized mobile phones from criminals who used Sky ECC. After "unlocking" the chat platform's encryption, investigators have been able to monitor communications between roughly 70,000 Sky ECC users.
Read More on Bleeping Computer
Even More on Europol's press release
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