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Pioneer Kitten APT Sells Corporate Network Access

An APT group known as Pioneer Kitten, linked to Iran, has been spotted selling corporate-network credentials on hacker forums. The credentials would let other cybercriminal groups and APTs perform cyberespionage and other nefarious cyber-activity.

Pioneer Kitten is a hacker group that specializes in infiltrating corporate networks using open-source tools to compromise remote external services. Researchers observed an actor associated with the group advertising access to compromised networks on an underground forum in July, according to a blog post Monday from Alex Orleans, a senior intelligence analyst at CrowdStrike Intelligence.

U.S. Voter Databases Offered for Free on Dark Web, Report

Personal information for several million American voters has turned up on a Russian underground cybercrime forum, according to reports – and users are purportedly looking to monetize it using a recently launched State Department program meant to prevent election-meddling.

The personal information includes names, dates of birth, gender, physical addresses and email addresses, and election-specific data – such as when an individual registered to vote, voter registration numbers and polling stations – according to Kommersant, a Moscow-based newspaper.

Top exploits used by ransomware gangs are VPN bugs, but RDP still reigns supreme

Ransomware attacks targeting the enterprise sector have been at an all-time high in the first half of 2020.

While ransomware groups each operate based on their own skillset, most of the ransomware incidents in H1 2020 can be attributed to a handful of intrusion vectors that gangs appear to have prioritized this year.

The top three most popular intrusion methods include unsecured RDP endpoints, email phishing, and the exploitation of corporate VPN appliances.

A New Fileless P2P Botnet Malware Targeting SSH Servers Worldwide

Cybersecurity researchers today took the wraps off a sophisticated, multi-functional peer-to-peer (P2P) botnet written in Golang that has been actively targeting SSH servers since January 2020.
Called "FritzFrog," the modular, multi-threaded and file-less botnet has breached more than 500 servers to date, infecting well-known universities in the US and Europe, and a railway company, according to a report released by Guardicore Labs today.
"With its decentralized infrastructure, it distributes control among all its nodes," Guardicore's Ophir Harpaz said. "In this network with no single point-of-failure, peers constantly communicate with each other to keep the network alive, resilient and up-to-date."

Amazon Alexa ‘One-Click’ Attack Can Divulge Personal Data

Vulnerabilities in Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant platform could allow attackers to access users’ banking data history or home addresses – simply by persuading them to click on a malicious link.

Researchers with Check Point found several web application flaws on Amazon Alexa subdomains, including a cross-site scripting (XSS) flaw and cross-origin resource sharing (CORS) misconfiguration. An attacker could remotely exploit these vulnerabilities by sending a victim a specially crafted Amazon link.