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20. 02. 2024 Massimo Giaimo SOCnews

SOC News | Feb 20 – Lockbit Infrastructure Seizure

On 19 February, through an operation coordinated by the National Crime Agency (NCA), a large part of the infrastructure of the Lockbit ransomware gang was seized. The ransomware gang, active since 2019, is undoubtedly best known within the field of double extortion ransomware attacks, having published claims relating to 2,591 attacked organizations over the years….

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09. 02. 2024 Massimo Giaimo SOCnews

SOC News | Feb 07 – FortiOS Critical Vulnerabilities

On February 8, 2024, Fortinet disclosed 2 critical vulnerabilities which could allow remote code or command execution. The vulnerabilities are as follows: FortiOS – Format String Bug in fgfmd, with CVSS severity 9.8 The versions prone to this vulnerability are: Version Affected Solution FortiOS 7.4 7.4.0 through 7.4.2 Upgrade to 7.4.3 or above FortiOS 7.2…

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03. 02. 2024 Massimo Giaimo SOCnews

SOC News | Feb 04 – AnyDesk Compromise

Starting February 1st, rumors regarding a possible compromise of AnyDesk began to circulate online. These rumors became more insistent as the contents of the January 29 Release Notes were noted. What initially appeared to be just normal maintenance activity on Anydesk’s infrastructure was later revealed to actually be a compromise. AnyDesk has in fact made…

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25. 01. 2024 Massimo Giaimo SOCnews

SOC News | Jan 01 – Kasseika Ransomware Uses BYOVD in His TTP

Kasseika Threat Actor has joined the club of Threat Actors that currently use Bring Your Own Vulnerable Driver (BYOVD) tactics to disable antivirus/EDR software before carrying out malicious activities, such as encrypting files. Kasseika abuses the Martini driver, part of the TG Soft’s VirIT Agent System. By using BYOVD attacks, the malware gains privileges it…

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24. 12. 2023 Massimo Giaimo SOCnews

SMTP Smuggling – A Quick Summary

SEC Consult researchers showed that some software allows a bad actor to inject a specially crafted email message concealing a second message hidden inside the body of the original message. This passes into the inbound SMTP server, which interprets the text as a separate second message. The attack relies on incorrect handling of the <CR><LF>.<CR><LF> sequence of…

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