What up in the underworld’s C2C markets. An update on the Sony hack claims. Notes on cyberespionage, from Russia, China, and parts unknown. And there’s a market for bugs.
A Joint Advisory warns of Beijing's "BlackTech" threat activity. ShadowSyndicate is a new ransomware as a service operation. A Smishing Triad in the UAE. Openfire flaw actively exploited against servers. AtlasCross is technically capable and, above all, "cautious." Xenomorph malware in the wild. DDoS and API attacks hit the financial sector. In our Industry Voices segment, Joe DePlato from Bluestone Analytics demystified dark net drug markets. Our guest is Richard Hummel from Netscout with the latest trending DDoS vectors. And the FCC chair announces plans to restore net neutrality.
CISA, NSA, FBI and Japan Release Advisory Warning of BlackTech, PRC-Linked Cyber Activity (Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency)
Smishing Triad Stretches Its Tentacles into the United Arab Emirates (Security Affairs)
Hackers actively exploiting Openfire flaw to encrypt servers (BleepingComputer)
Suspicious New Ransomware Group Claims Sony Hack (Dark Reading)
Sony investigates cyberattack as hackers fight over who's responsible (BleepingComputer)
Sony Investigating After Hackers Offer to Sell Stolen Data (SecurityWeek)
Xenomorph Malware Strikes Again: Over 30+ US Banks Now Targeted (Threat Fabric)
FACT SHEET: FCC Chairwoman Rosenworcel Proposes to Restore Net Neutrality Rules (Federal Communications Commission)
Ukraine Cyber Defenders Prepare for Winter (Bank Info Security)