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
The State of Cybersecurity Incident Response
In this report learn how enterprises are building their incident response teams and processes, how they research potential compromises, how they respond to new breaches, and what tools and processes they use to remediate problems and improve their cyber defenses for the future.
Flash Poll
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2021-32686
PUBLISHED: 2021-07-23
PJSIP is a free and open source multimedia communication library written in C language implementing standard based protocols such as SIP, SDP, RTP, STUN, TURN, and ICE. In PJSIP before version 2.11.1, there are a couple of issues found in the SSL socket. First, a race condition between callback and ...
CVE-2021-32783
PUBLISHED: 2021-07-23
Contour is a Kubernetes ingress controller using Envoy proxy. In Contour before version 1.17.1 a specially crafted ExternalName type Service may be used to access Envoy's admin interface, which Contour normally prevents from access outside the Envoy container. This can be used to shut down Envoy rem...
CVE-2021-3169
PUBLISHED: 2021-07-23
An issue in Jumpserver 2.6.2 and below allows attackers to create a connection token through an API which does not have access control and use it to access sensitive assets.
CVE-2020-20741
PUBLISHED: 2021-07-23
Incorrect Access Control in Beckhoff Automation GmbH & Co. KG CX9020 with firmware version CX9020_CB3011_WEC7_HPS_v602_TC31_B4016.6 allows remote attackers to bypass authentication via the "CE Remote Display Tool" as it does not close the incoming connection on the Windows CE side if t...
CVE-2021-25808
PUBLISHED: 2021-07-23
A code injection vulnerability in backup/plugin.php of Bludit 3.13.1 allows attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted ZIP file.