Dark Reading is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Comments
Can't Touch This: 'Hammertoss' Russian Cyberspies Hide In Plain Sight
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
Egbert O'Foo
50%
50%
Egbert O'Foo,
User Rank: Apprentice
8/20/2015 | 9:50:12 AM
Re: Brilliant
Egress filtering and monitoring might be of some help: if your systems aren't *supposed* to be going to Twitter & Github, why are they requesting URI's from them?

I'm kind of surprised how many enterprises simply allow outbound traffic to go where it wills, although operating margins often mean that not enough resources can be devoted to servicing such a paradigm, and user behavior in some offices these days often includes a mix of work and personal activity, as you're probably aware.
RyanSepe
50%
50%
RyanSepe,
User Rank: Ninja
7/30/2015 | 12:51:46 PM
Re: Brilliant
A more stringent vetting process for twitter would result in less of an ease of acquisition in terms of accounts for genuine users. Question is, if they are using twitter as the inbetween between attacker and victim does this make twitter in some way liable?
Kelly Jackson Higgins
50%
50%
Kelly Jackson Higgins,
User Rank: Strategist
7/30/2015 | 11:21:50 AM
Re: Brilliant
FireEye has provided a malware IoC for companies to look for. What I keep thinking is, why can't Twitter monitor some of this account abuse? That's only one piece of the CnC, but the fact that they can abuse it so freely seems silly.
RyanSepe
50%
50%
RyanSepe,
User Rank: Ninja
7/30/2015 | 10:24:29 AM
Brilliant
Pretty impressive on their end. What are some security guidelines to follow to make their malware attempt less effective?


Edge-DRsplash-10-edge-articles
I Smell a RAT! New Cybersecurity Threats for the Crypto Industry
David Trepp, Partner, IT Assurance with accounting and advisory firm BPM LLP,  7/9/2021
News
Attacks on Kaseya Servers Led to Ransomware in Less Than 2 Hours
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer,  7/7/2021
Commentary
It's in the Game (but It Shouldn't Be)
Tal Memran, Cybersecurity Expert, CYE,  7/9/2021
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon
Current Issue
How Enterprises are Attacking the Cybersecurity Problem
Concerns over supply chain vulnerabilities and attack visibility drove some significant changes in enterprise cybersecurity strategies over the past year. Dark Reading's 2021 Strategic Security Survey showed that many organizations are staying the course regarding the use of a mix of attack prevention and threat detection technologies and practices for dealing with cyber threats.
Flash Poll
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2021-3903
PUBLISHED: 2021-10-27
vim is vulnerable to Heap-based Buffer Overflow
CVE-2021-41191
PUBLISHED: 2021-10-27
Roblox-Purchasing-Hub is an open source Roblox product purchasing hub. A security risk in versions 1.0.1 and prior allowed people who have someone's API URL to get product files without an API key. This issue is fixed in version 1.0.2. As a workaround, add `@require_apikey` in `BOT/lib/cogs/website....
CVE-2021-1115
PUBLISHED: 2021-10-27
NVIDIA GPU Display Driver for Windows contains a vulnerability in the kernel mode layer (nvlddmkm.sys) handler for private IOCTLs, where an attacker with local unprivileged system access may cause a NULL pointer dereference, which may lead to denial of service in a component beyond the vulnerable co...
CVE-2021-1116
PUBLISHED: 2021-10-27
NVIDIA GPU Display Driver for Windows contains a vulnerability in the kernel mode layer (nvlddmkm.sys), where a NULL pointer dereference in the kernel, created within user mode code, may lead to a denial of service in the form of a system crash.
CVE-2021-1117
PUBLISHED: 2021-10-27
Windows contains a vulnerability in the kernel mode layer (nvlddmkm.sys) handler for DxgkDdiEscape, where an attacker through specific configuration and with local unprivileged system access may cause improper input validation, which may lead to denial of service.