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IT Security Newsletter - 2/10/2022



Russian Govt. Continues Carding Shop Crackdown

Russian authorities have arrested six men accused of operating some of the most active online bazaars for selling stolen payment card data. The crackdown - the second closure of major card fraud shops by Russian authorities in as many weeks - comes closely behind Russia's arrest of 14 alleged affiliates of the REvil ransomware gang, and has many in the cybercrime underground asking who might be next. READ MORE...

Software Updates

SAP customers are urged to patch critical vulnerabilities in multiple products

German enterprise software maker SAP has patched three critical vulnerabilities affecting Internet Communication Manager (ICM), a core component of SAP business applications. Customers are urged by both SAP and CISA to address these critical vulnerabilities as soon as possible. On February 8, SAP released 14 new security notes and security researchers from Onapsis released a Threat Report describing SAP ICM critical vulnerabilities. READ MORE...

Critical Code Execution Flaws Patched in 'PHP Everywhere' WordPress Plugin

Thousands of WordPress websites were impacted by three remote code execution vulnerabilities that were identified in the PHP Everywhere plugin, the Wordfence team at WordPress security company Defiant warns. With more than 30,000 downloads, the PHP Everywhere plugin is an open-source plugin designed to enable PHP code everywhere in the WordPress installation. READ MORE...


Ransomware dev releases Egregor, Maze master decryption keys

The master decryption keys for the Maze, Egregor, and Sekhmet ransomware operations were released last night on the BleepingComputer forums by the alleged malware developer. The Maze ransomware began operating in May 2019 and quickly rose to fame as they were responsible for the use of data theft and double-extortion tactics now used by many ransomware operations. READ MORE...

A new Magecart campaign is making waves

Malwarebytes' researchers are closely monitoring web skimmers and have noticed that one of the infamous Magecart groups is causing a rise in the number of attacks while gobbling up over a quarter of the total number of attacks in one campaign. What all these attacks have in common is the domain where the malicious javascript is hosted: naturalfreshmall[.]com. READ MORE...

On This Date

  • ...in 1893, musician and comedian Jimmy Durante, known for his gravelly voice and distinctive "Schnozzola", is born in Manhattan, NY. Ha-cha-cha-cha!
  • ...in 1929, film and television composer Jerry Goldsmith ("Star Trek: The Motion Picture", "Patton", "Planet of the Apes") is born in Los Angeles, CA.
  • ...in 1942, RCA Victor awards bandleader Glenn Miller the first gold record, for his orchestra's recording of "Chattanooga Choo Choo".
  • ...in 1996, IBM supercomputer Deep Blue beats chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov, becoming the first AI to best a human world champion.