Sat.May 20, 2023

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Open-Source Infostealer RAT Hidden in Malicious NPM Packages

Data Breach Today

TurkoRat Capable of Credential Harvesting, Possesses Features Like Wallet Grabber Researchers have identified two legitimate-looking malicious npm packages that concealed an open-source infostealer for two months before being detected and removed. Developers downloaded the TurkoRat malware about 1,200 times from open-source repositories.

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RSAC Fireside Chat: Counteracting Putin’s weaponizing of ransomware — with containment

The Last Watchdog

The ransomware plague endures — and has arisen as a potent weapon in geopolitical conflicts. Related: The Golden Age of cyber espionage Cyber extortion remains a material threat to organizations of all sizes across all industries. Ransomware purveyors have demonstrated their capability to endlessly take advantage of a vastly expanded network attack surface – one that will only continue to expand as the shift to massively interconnected digital services accelerates.

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The Underground History of Turla, Russia's Most Ingenious Hacker Group

WIRED Threat Level

From USB worms to satellite-based hacking, Russia’s FSB hackers, known as Turla, have spent 25 years distinguishing themselves as “adversary number one.

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US CISA warns of a Samsung vulnerability under active exploitation

Security Affairs

US CISA added the vulnerability CVE-2023-21492 flaw affecting Samsung devices to its Known Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog. US CISA added the vulnerability CVE-2023-21492 vulnerability (CVSS score: 4.4) affecting Samsung devices to its Known Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog. The issue affects Samsung mobile devices running Android 11, 12, and 13, it is described as an insertion of sensitive information into log file vulnerability that allows a privileged, local attacker to conduct an address

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Peak Performance: Continuous Testing & Evaluation of LLM-Based Applications

Speaker: Aarushi Kansal, AI Leader & Author and Tony Karrer, Founder & CTO at Aggregage

Software leaders who are building applications based on Large Language Models (LLMs) often find it a challenge to achieve reliability. It’s no surprise given the non-deterministic nature of LLMs. To effectively create reliable LLM-based (often with RAG) applications, extensive testing and evaluation processes are crucial. This often ends up involving meticulous adjustments to prompts.

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A TikTok ‘Car Theft’ Challenge Is Costing Hyundai $200 Million

WIRED Threat Level

Plus: The FBI gets busted abusing a spy tool, an ex-Apple engineer is charged with corporate espionage, and collection of airborne DNA raises new privacy risks.

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Cybercrime gang FIN7 returned and was spotted delivering Clop ransomware

Security Affairs

Cybercriminal gang FIN7 returned with a new wave of attacks aimed at deploying the Clop ransomware on victims’ networks. Researchers at Microsoft Security Intelligence team published a series of tweets to warn of a new wave of attacks aimed at distributing the Clop ransomware and linked it to the financially motivated cybercriminal group Sangria Tempest (ELBRUS, FIN7 ).