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SolarWinds Malware Arsenal Widens with Raindrop

The post-compromise backdoor installs Cobalt Strike to help attackers more laterally through victim networks. An additional piece of malware, dubbed Raindrop, has been unmasked in the sprawling SolarWinds supply-chain attacks. It was used in targeted attacks after the effort’s initial mass Sunburst compromise, researchers said. The SolarWinds espionage attack, which . . . Read more

Linux Devices Under Attack by New FreakOut Malware

The FreakOut malware is adding infected Linux devices to a botnet, in order to launch DDoS and cryptomining attacks. Researchers are warning a novel malware variant is targeting Linux devices, in order to add endpoints to a botnet to then be utilized in distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS)  attacks and cryptomining. The malware . . . Read more

Sophisticated Hacks Against Android, Windows Reveal Zero-Day Trove

Watering-hole attacks executed by ‘experts’ exploited Chrome, Windows and Android flaws and were carried out on two servers. Google researchers have detailed a major hacking campaign that was detected in early 2020, which mounted a series of sophisticated attacks, some using zero-day flaws, against Windows and Android platforms. Working together, . . . Read more

Malicious Software Infrastructure Easier to Get and Deploy Than Ever

Researchers at Recorded Future report a rise in cracked Cobalt Strike and other open-source adversarial tools with easy-to-use interfaces. Simple to use and deploy offensive security tools, making it easier than ever for criminals with little technical know-how to get in on cybercrime are seeing a significant rise, researchers say. . . . Read more