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TrickGate, a packer used by malware to evade detection since 2016

Security Affairs

TrickGate is a shellcode-based packer offered as a service, which is used at least since July 2016, to hide malware from defense programs. The TrickGate packer was primarily used in attacks aimed at the manufacturing sector, and other attacks aimed at the education, healthcare, government, and finance industries.

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Data breaches grow across UK education sector

IT Governance

A recent freedom of information request by chartered accountants UHY Hacker Young reveals a worrying rise in reported data breaches across the UK education sector. The highest number of breaches in 2016-17. In 2016–17, UK schools reported the highest number of breaches (703) across the sector, an increase of 4% on the previous year.

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German BSI warns of 17,000 unpatched Microsoft Exchange servers

Security Affairs

Most affected organizations are educational institutions such as schools and universities, healthcare facilities including clinics and doctors’ practices, nursing services, legal and tax advisory firms, local governments, and a multitude of medium-sized enterprises. ” reads the alert published by the BSI.

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Russia-linked APT28 used post-compromise tool GooseEgg to exploit CVE-2022-38028 Windows flaw

Security Affairs

Microsoft has observed APT28 using GooseEgg in post-compromise activities against various targets, including government, non-governmental, education, and transportation sector organizations in Ukraine, Western Europe, and North America. The group was involved also in the string of attacks that targeted 2016 Presidential election.

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Fortinet warns of a spike in attacks against TBK DVR devices

Security Affairs

[link] #cve -2018-9995 #dvr pic.twitter.com/gw37PA3jo4 — Ezequiel Fernandez (@Capitan_Alfa) May 1, 2018 Fortinet also warns of a spike in exploitation attempts targeting the CVE-2016-20016 (CVSS score of 9.8) in MVPower CCTV DVR models. Previously seen to be exploited in the wild through 2017 and on-going.”

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GUEST ESSAY: Has shielding and blocking electromagnetic energy become the new normal?

The Last Watchdog

In this unfolding narrative, education emerges as the harbinger of change. Recent revelations, such as the TechCrunch exposé on “ Spyhide stalkerware ,” unmask the vulnerability of our devices. An evolution beckons—the “New Normal.”

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Microsoft: Chinese Cyberspies Used 4 Exchange Server Flaws to Plunder Emails

Krebs on Security

The patches released today fix security problems in Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 , 2016 and 2019. The software giant typically releases security updates on the second Tuesday of each month, but it occasionally deviates from that schedule when addressing active attacks that target newly identified and serious vulnerabilities in its products.

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