Nov 08 2023
Welcome to Gone Phishing, your daily cybersecurity newsletter that wishes cyberattacks only happened ‘Now and then’ 😐 #NewBeatles 🎉🎸🎙️
Today’s hottest cybersecurity news stories:
🪐 Watch out! ‘Jupyter’ malware ups its game stealthy infostealer 🤏👀
🚀👲 N. Korea criminals ‘BlueNoroff’ blamed for macOS hack-attack 👨💻
😈 Ransomware attackers leak 5 Canadian hospitals’ patients’ data 🏥
The Jupyter Infostealer, also known as Polazert, SolarMarker, and Yellow Cockatoo, is back with sneaky "simple yet impactful changes." 💻 Researchers from VMware Carbon Black uncovered this dangerous malware's latest tactics.
🌐 Initial Access: Jupyter tricks users with manipulated SEO tactics and malvertising to download it from dubious websites. 🌐
🔍 What Does It Do?
Harvests Credentials 🤖
Establishes Encrypted Command-and-Control Communication 🔒
Executes Arbitrary Commands ⚙️
📜 Latest Updates:
The malware now uses certificates to make itself appear legitimate, but it's a disguise! Fake installers launch the infection chain, connecting to a remote server using PowerShell. 😱
🌌 Evolving Threats:
Other malware, like Lumma Stealer and Mystic Stealer, have been updated to include loaders for more devious attacks, including ransomware. 😈
🔄 Constant Evolution:
Jupyter Infostealer has updated its network communication and gained popularity among cybercriminals. It now distributes other malware like RedLine, DarkGate, and GCleaner using its loader functionality. 📈
👾 More Malware:
Keep an eye out for Akira Stealer and Millenium RAT, equipped with various features for data theft. The world of cyber threats is constantly changing! 🌎
🤖 Proxy Botnet Alert:
PrivateLoader and Amadey malware have infected thousands of devices with a proxy botnet called Socks5Systemz. 🧦 This botnet turns infected machines into proxies for anonymity. 💰
🌐 Where Are the Threat Actors?
The actors behind these attacks may be of Russian origin, given the lack of infections in the country. 🐻❄️
Stay safe online! 💪 Update your security tools and stay vigilant. 💡
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The notorious BlueNoroff, also known as APT38 and more, linked to North Korea, is behind a new macOS malware named ObjCShellz.
🧐 What You Need to Know:
Part of the RustBucket malware campaign 💼
Likely delivered via social engineering 🤯
Used in multi-stage attacks 💥
🕵️♀️ How It Works:
ObjCShellz, written in Objective-C, is a remote shell for executing commands from an attacker's server. 🐚
🎯 Potential Targets:
It's suspected that this malware targets companies in the cryptocurrency industry or those closely related. ₿
🚀 Cyber Threats Evolve:
North Korea-sponsored groups like Lazarus, to which BlueNoroff is linked, are constantly evolving and sharing tactics and tools. 🌐
🚫 Stay Vigilant:
While it's a simple malware, it's highly functional. Keep your cybersecurity tools updated! 💪
Watch out for more macOS malware campaigns as these threat actors adapt and expand their reach. 🌟 🚫🦠
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😱 In a major security breach, patient and employee data from five Canadian hospitals have been stolen and leaked online due to a ransomware attack.
🏨 Hospitals Impacted:
Chatham-Kent Health Alliance
Erie Shores HealthCare
Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare
Windsor Regional Hospital
Plus, service provider TransForm Shared Service Organization
📂 Shared Drive Compromised:
A shared drive was breached as part of this incident, leading to the exposure of sensitive information.
🏥 Data Stolen:
Bluewater Health suffered the most significant impact, with approximately 5.6 million patient visits and some employee data stolen.
Chatham-Kent Health Alliance had employee information compromised, including names, addresses, social insurance numbers, and more.
Erie Shores HealthCare patients' information and employee social insurance numbers were also stolen.
Limited patient and employee data was accessed for Windsor Regional Hospital and Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare.
🔒 No Banking Info Compromised: Fortunately, no banking information was stolen in the attack.
🔍 Ongoing Investigation:
All hospitals are actively working to identify affected individuals and the extent of employee data compromised. The Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner has been notified.
🦠 Ransomware Gang Claims Responsibility:
While the threat actor remains unnamed, the Daixin ransomware gang has claimed responsibility and posted allegedly stolen data online, including thousands of personally identifiable and protected health information records.
🌐 Cybersecurity Warning:
Last year, the US cybersecurity agency CISA and the FBI warned about the risks associated with the Daixin ransomware.
Stay vigilant! 🚫💻🛡️ It’s unclear at this juncture whether any or all of the affected hospitals straight up refused to pay the hacker’s ransom or never even had the chance… Goes to show, you can’t negotiate with cyber-terrorists ☠️☠️☠️
Reminds us of the old scorpion and the frog fable 🦂🐸 Screwing people over is in these hackers’ very nature even if it means they wind up losing out.
Anyway, on that bombshell: till next time homies ✌️
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