2020w44 Security News digest

FBI, DHS, HHS Warn of Imminent, Credible Ransomware Threat Against U.S. Hospitals

On Monday, Oct. 26, KrebsOnSecurity began following up on a tip from a reliable source that an aggressive Russian cybercriminal gang known for deploying ransomware was preparing to disrupt information technology systems at hundreds of hospitals, clinics and medical care facilities across the United States.

source: https://www.techrepublic.com/article/the-10-vulnerabilities-most-commonly-discovered-by-bug-bounty-hunters-in-2020/

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/10/fbi-dhs-hhs-warn-of-imminent-credible-ransomware-threat-against-u-s-hospitals/

New Kimsuky Module Makes North Korean Spyware More Powerful

A week after the US government issued an advisory about a “global intelligence gathering mission” operated by North Korean state-sponsored hackers, new findings have emerged about the threat group’s spyware capabilities.

source: https://thehackernews.com/2020/11/new-kimsuky-module-makes-north-korean.html

Two Chrome Browser Updates Plugs Holes Actively Targeted by Exploits

Patches for both the Chrome desktop and Android browser address high-severity flaws with known exploits available in the wild.

Flaws in Google’s Chrome desktop and Android-based browsers were patched Monday in an effort to prevent known exploits from being used by attackers. Two separate security bulletins issued by Google warned that it is aware of reports that exploits for both exist in the wild. Google’s Project Zero went one step further and asserted that both bugs are actively being exploited.

source: https://threatpost.com/chrome-holes-actively-targeted/160890/

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