Category: Cybercrime

Log4j Vulnerabilities

Towards the end of November, a researcher from Alibaba discovered a fault (CVE-2021-44228) in a well known open-source logging library called Log4j. The researcher responsibly disclosed his finding to Log4j’s Apache Software Foundation. An additional vulnerability (CVE-2021-45105) was also discovered in a patch released to fix the initial vulnerability. This was then followed with  yet another

Malicious Actor Discloses FortiGate SSL-VPN Credentials

This is a very serious leak as VPN (Virtual Private Network) username and passwords could undoubtedly allow the bad actors to access a network to perform all manner of activities including stealing date (data exfiltration), install hidden malware or perform ransomware attacks to extort money. Although the exploit relates to an already patched loop-whole,  you should

White House Warns Companies to Act Now on Ransomware Defenses

The white is pushing companies to adopt defensive measure after an unrepresented rise in ransomware attacks so far this year and in April and May in particular. “The bluntly worded open letter followed a string of escalating ransomware attacks that stopped gasoline and jet fuel from flowing up the East Coast and closed off beef

Capital One

Yes there has been yet another huge data breach. This time it is Capital One which according to Wikipedia “is a bank holding company specializing in credit cards, auto loans, banking and savings accounts headquartered in McLean, Virginia.” According to their statement posted on their website the person in question has been arrested. Rich Mogull 

WannaCry, a wake up call  

A massive ransomware attack is under way and has hit major orgonisations. So far I am aware of the UK being hit particularly bad. It is a ransomware with the ability to propergate with the vixtim’s help and this means once a machines is infected the attack does not stop there, it moves laterally by