A pair of U.S. House committees held their first public hearings into the SolarWinds attack, with lawmakers and witnesses offering support for expanding federal cybersecurity laws to address the security failures. This includes a larger role for CISA to conduct threat hunting.
The Russian hacking group known as Turla is deploying a new IronPython-based malware loader called "IronNetInjector" as part of a new campaign, Palo Alto Networks' Unit42 reports. It comes with capabilities to obfuscate malware codes and encrypt and decrypt NET injector and payloads.
The Python Software Foundation is issuing updates for Python 3.9.2 and 3.8.8 to address critical security vulnerabilities, including a remote code execution vulnerability that can be exploited to shut down systems.
A previously undetected malware variant has infected almost 30,000 Apple Macs. So far, however, researchers have not seen the code, called Silver Sparrow, deliver any malicious payloads to these endpoints, according to a new report.
A newly-discovered phishing campaign posts harvested credentials using the Telegram messaging app's application programming interface to bypass secure email gateways, report researchers at the Cofense Phishing Defense Center.
A Chinese hacking group reportedly "cloned" and deployed a zero-day exploit developed by the NSA's Equation Group before Microsoft patched the Windows flaw being exploited, according to Check Point Research. The analysis shows how some U.S. cyber weapons have been turned against their developers.
SonicWall was recently attacked via a zero-day flaw in one of its own products. Curiously, SonicWall hasn't said much about the extent and damage of the breach since its announcement. But there are strong indications it may have been targeted by an extortion attempt.
The "Cuba" ransomware gang has hit Seattle-based Automatic Funds Transfer Services, which processes data from California's Department of Motor Vehicles as well as many cities in Washington. Victim organizations say AFTS is investigating the incident and that an unknown amount of individuals' data was exposed.
Hackers are targeting vulnerabilities in websites offering instant quotes - especially those that provide auto insurance rates - to steal consumers' information, according to an alert from the New York State Department of Financial Services.
Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., is demanding more information from the FBI and the EPA about the Feb. 5 hacking of a water treatment facility in Oldsmar, Florida. Meanwhile, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is requesting that the FBI provide "all assistance necessary" to the investigation.
Cybercriminal gangs operating darknet stolen payment card marketplaces are scrambling to attract customers from the now-closed Joker's Stash card market, according to the security firms Kela and Flashpoint.
A remote code vulnerability in the Android version of the file-sharing app SHAREit could allow hackers to tamper with the app's permissions, enabling them to steal sensitive data, reports security firm Trend Micro.