CyberSecurity Knuggets

Mar 14, 2024

I recently received some alarming news about critical vulnerabilities and security incidents that require immediate attention. The first email mentioned a critical authentication bypass vulnerability in ScreenConnect, which could pose a security risk if not addressed promptly. Additionally, there were reports of a phishing campaign targeting remote access trojans like VCURMS and STRRAT, delivering these trojans via AWS and GitHub, posing a significant security threat. There are also concerns about vulnerabilities in Microsoft’s software, with the company releasing updates to fix 61 vulnerabilities, including critical flaws in Hyper-V. These vulnerabilities could potentially be exploited, and immediate attention is required to ensure that systems are updated with the latest security patches to mitigate the risk.

In other news, Fortinet has disclosed five serious vulnerabilities affecting several of its products, with two of the flaws receiving severity scores of 9.3 out of 10.0. The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued an advisory noting that these vulnerabilities could be exploited by cyber threat actors to take control of affected systems. This is a critical issue that requires immediate attention, as these vulnerabilities could potentially lead to significant security breaches.

Furthermore, there have been reports of a new malware campaign exploiting a security flaw in the Popup Builder plugin for WordPress, infecting over 3,900 sites. This highlights the ongoing issue of cybersecurity threats targeting popular platforms and the need for proactive measures to protect against such attacks. The cybersecurity community is also discussing the evolving role of CISOs and the pivotal role they play in shaping the modern security workforce landscape. It’s essential for organizations to prioritize cybersecurity and invest in the necessary resources and expertise to effectively address these growing threats.

Stay Well!