Tag Archives: Security

Cyber attack on Exchange server of the European Banking Authority

[German]The European Banking Authority has fallen victim to a cyber attack. Their Exchange servers were compromised via vulnerabilities patched in early March 2021. Here is some information on what I know so far. Advertising

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Gafgyt botnet family targets D-Link, Citrix and IoT

[German]Security researchers have recently encountered a family of botnets called Gafgyt that targets D-Link, Citrix and IoT devices. It is the first malware family to attack vulnerabilities in devices via the Tor network. Advertising

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Microsoft MSERT helps to scan Exchange Servers

[English]Redmond has added security information to the latest version of the Microsoft Support Emergency Response Tool (MSERT). The tool can now be run to detect and eliminate the latest Exchange Server threats. Specifically, the tool finds installed Web shells in … Continue reading

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Sita hack affects passenger data from Star Alliance

[German]Unpleasant story – the servers of the service provider for airlines, SITA (cooperates with IATA), were hacked. Customer data of air travelers of Star Allicance (among others United) got into the hands of hackers. Singapore Airlines and other airlines  have … Continue reading

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Google Chrome 89.0.4389.72 fixes exploited 0-day vulnerability

[German]Google has already released Google Chrome 89.0.4389.72 on March 2, 2021. The browser should be updated promptly because Google is closing an actively exploited 0-day vulnerability (the 2nd in 2021). Advertising

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Exchange server 0-day exploits are actively exploited

[German]Microsoft warns: Four 0-day vulnerabilities are combined for targeted attacks on Exchange via Outlook Web App. Administrators of on-premises Microsoft Exchange servers should urgently respond and install the updates released on March 2, 2021. A security update is also still … Continue reading

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Spectre Exploits for Linux and Windows found on VirusTotal

[German] A security researcher has found working exploits for Linux and Windows on VirusTotal that exploit the Spectre vulnerability discovered in CPUs in 2018. But the exploits only work against unpatched systems, are already detected by virus scanners, and have … Continue reading

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Several Android VPN hacked, data of 21 million users online

[German]Security researchers from Cybernews have found a data leak. Three of the largest Android VPNs has been hacked and the data of 21 million users has recently been put up for sale online.  Advertising

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Accusation: Microsoft failed with security in the SolarWinds hack

[German]Security experts and U.S. Senator Ron Wyden are making serious accusations and accusing industry leader Microsoft of negligence. They say Microsoft failed to fix known problems with its cloud software and warn users. That, they say, is what enabled the … Continue reading

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LastPass Android app tracks its users

[German]Users of the Android app LastPass (password manager) should consider removing it from their devices. German security researcher Mike Kuketz has found several trackers in the Android app that monitor devices and users. Advertising

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