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A malware campaign that uses military-themed malicious Microsoft Office documents to spread a remote access trojan has been observed by Cisco's Talos Intelligence Group, with the group adding that the RAT was spread using customised Cobalt Strike beacons.

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Using stronger passwords and multi-factor authentication on registrar and DNS hosting accounts would help to solve security issues around attacks that have been launched under the hacking campaign known as DNSpionage, the well-known domain name system expert Cricket Liu says.

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A total of 11 vulnerabilities have been found in the Sierra Wireless AirLink ES450, an LTE gateway which is aimed at distributed enterprise such as retail point-of-sale and industrial control systems, Cisco's Talos Intelligence Group says.

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A new cyber threat campaign that is claimed to be targeting public and private entities, including national security organisations in the Middle East and North Africa, has been discovered by Cisco's Talos Intelligence Group.

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Wednesday, 28 November 2018 09:41

New campaign targets Lebanese and UAE government sites

A campaign that targets government domains in Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates, as well as the private Lebanese airline, Middle East Airlines, has been uncovered by Cisco's Talos Intelligence Group, which claims that the attackers appear to have studied their intended victims' networks well enough to remain inconspicuous.

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Cisco's Talos Intelligence Group says it has discovered similar vulnerabilities in the NordVPN and ProtonVPN clients for Windows, which allow an ordinary user to run commands as an administrator.

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An Israeli security firm has revived the theory that the attackers who compromised the CCleaner Windows utility last month were a Chinese state-sponsored group.

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Czech cyber security company Avast has substantiated the findings by Cisco's Talos Intelligence Group that malware hidden in CCleaner, a popular application that allows Windows users to perform routine maintenance on their systems, was aimed at big technology companies in the US, Europe and Asia.

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