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Watch Out For This Chameleon Phishing Scheme

Trustwave SpiderLabs encountered a phishing scheme that tricks victims into giving away their email credentials. The scheme acts like a chameleon by changing and blending its color based on its environment.

Five Key Steps for Database Security in the Cloud Age

Mark Trinidad, Senior Manager of Database Security at Trustwave, covers the steps to mitigating security risks in complex cloud environments and leads discussion on how are organizations shifting to more data-centric security approaches that protect valuable data no matter where it is.

Vidar spyware is now hidden in Microsoft Help files

Cybersecurity researches at Trustwave SpiderLabs discovered the spyware, which is concealed in Microsoft Compiled HTML Help (CHM) files to avoid detection in email spam campaigns

Microsoft Help Files Disguise Vidar Malware

Cyber attackers are hiding malware in places you may not look. The new phishing attack, revealed by Trustwave SpiderLabs, is designed to plant Vidar infostealer on target machines. Trustwave reported that there was a notable uptick in this strategy dating back to 2019.

New Vidar Infostealer Campaign Hidden in Help File

Researchers at Trustwave SpiderLabs discovered an email malware campaign that demonstrates the complexity attackers are introducing to the delivery mechanism in order to avoid detection. The new campaign delivers an old but frequently updated infostealer: Vidar

White House Turns Heads With Critical Infrastructure Hack Warning

As President Biden and the White House warned of potential Russian cyberattacks on U.S. critical infrastructure, Bill Rucker, president of cybersecurity services firm Trustwave Government Solutions, says the alert from the White House is not surprising. “The data [from the White House] wasn’t very detailed, but obviously there’s a credible threat about preparatory activity that they’ve seen,” Rucker said.

How to spot scams pretending to raise money for Ukraine during war with Russia

In the wake of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, Chicago cybersecurity experts at Trustwave have raised awareness of phishing emails pretending to raise money for displaced people in Ukraine. Kory Daniels, Chief Information Security Officer at Trustwave, says “If you look at the maximum upside of damage, yeah, so it opens up a lot of different variables in terms of what they do. You know, leveraging this messaging of preying upon individuals' empathy and support of what we see for fundraising in Ukraine.”

FBI: BlackByte ransomware breached US critical infrastructure

Following the BlackByte attack on the San Francisco 49ers, it was reported that data from the football organizations servers was stolen and almost 300MB worth of files were leaked. Trustwave created and released a free BlackByte decryptor that enables victims to restore their files after the ransomware gang used the same decryption/encryption key in multiple attacks.

Researchers find new way to neutralize side-channel memory attacks

When it comes to side-channel memory attacks, "these kinds of attacks are very uncommon," says Karl Sigler, manager of SpiderLabs Threat Intelligence at Trustwave. Sigler reports there haven’t been records of public exploitation of these types of vulnerabilities.

Russia Releases List of IPs, Domains Attacking Its Infrastructure with DDoS Attacks

Russian government released thousands of IP addresses and domains behind a series of DDoS attacks aimed at Ukraine’s domestic infrastructure. Trustwave SpiderLabs researchers stated “lone-wolf and organized threats actors who possess the proper cyber skills may directly attack their nation's enemy or recruit others to join in a coordinated attack”

Hacker Recruitment Campaigns

In a Dark Web Insights report from Trustwave SpiderLabs, Ukraine and Russia have been using different strategies to recruit hackers to work for them. Trustwave noted that people advocating for Russia have appeared to be lone operatives and those for Ukraine have utilized Facebook and other large social media platforms.

Hacktivists Stoke Pandemonium Amid Russia’s War in Ukraine

Stemming from Trustwave’s Dark Web Insights blog, security researchers at SpideLabs released findings on a pro-Russia entity (JokerDNR) that has been posting blogs to embarrass Ukrainian officials, claiming to dox government workers and military members.

The Art of Non-boring Cybersec Training–Podcast

Darren Van Booven, Lead Principal Consultant at Trustwave visited the Threatpost podcast with Lisa Vaas to talk about how the right cybersecurity awareness program should be conducted at the right pace by well-informed instructors.

Hacking group is on a tear, hitting US critical infrastructure and SF 49ers

Servers belonging to the San Francisco 49ers were hacked from BlackByte a few days after the FBI warned of critical infrastructure being compromised in the US. BlackByte’s early ransomware had a flaw the allowed Trustwave to release a free decryptor tool to recover data

FBI warns BlackByte ransomware is targeting US critical infrastructure

As the BlackByte ransomware gang has made a comeback, three U.S. critical infrastructure sectors were targeted, according to the FBI. As the gang hit a rough patch, Trustwave helped BlackByte victims recover their files by releasing a free decryption tool.

Cybercriminals Hunt For Medical Data. Zero Trust As The Only Good Option To Keep The Healthcare System Secure

Healthcare institutions are becoming the main vector of cybercriminal attacks as medical data is extremely attractive and intruders know very well how to cash them. Trustwave’s 2019 Trustwave Global Security Report reveals medical data may cost up to $250 per record on the black market, while stolen payment card data is sold for $5.40. The best place to defend attacks are from the most crowded areas such as employees of clinics or hospitals.

Flaw in Polkit's pkexec Puts Linux Users at Risk

Reegun Jayapaul, Lead Threat Architect at Trustwave SpiderLabs, provides pertinent information and a threat hunting guide for the security community during the PwnKit vulnerability.

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