Here are this week’s highlights in cybersecurity:
- WatchDog group is targeting Docker Engine API endpoints and misconfigured Redis to install cryptocurrency mining software. The group uses many of TeamTNTs Tactics, Techniques & Procedures (TTPs). Researchers assess with high confidence that WatchDog is continuing to repurpose TeamTNT payloads, as they’ve done in the past. More
- Yuga Lab’s Bored Ape Yacht Club and Otherside Metaverse Discord servers were compromised. Attackers posted an announcement with a link to a phishing website using a community manager account. Hackers stole over $257,000 in Ethereum and thirty-two NFTs. More
- US military hackers have conducted offensive operations in support of Ukraine, says head of US Cyber Command & NSA. He told Sky News: “We’ve conducted a series of operations across the full spectrum; offensive, defensive, [and] information operations”. More
- Chinese APT called LuoYu deploys malware using a man-on-the-side attack. The Command & Control server the malware connects to, is chosen at random from a pool of 48,000 IP addresses. It also tries to connect to non-existing domains (“microsoftcom”), suggesting the existence of a man-on-the-side attacker who is able to intercept all network traffic and even modify it if needed, according to Kaspersky. More
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