WEEKLY CYBERSECURITY NEWSLETTER NO: 227
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1- Microsoft Patches Zero-Day Bug That Allowed Remote Execution on Windows Machines
In Microsoft’s latest Patch Tuesday update this week, Microsoft patched a zero-day bug that allowed remote execution on Windows machines and which is already being exploited in the wild. CVE-2022-22047 is an elevation of privilege vulnerability in the Windows Client/Server Runtime Subsystem (CSRSS),…Read more
2- $8million Worth of Ethereum Stolen in Large Scale Uniswap Phishing Campaign
During an attack earlier this week, Uniswap, a popular decentralised cryptocurrency exchange, lost close to $8million worth of Ethereum. The cyberattack has impacted many investors in digital assets. The threat actors used the lure of free UNI tokens (airdrops) to trick victims into approving a tran…Read more
3- Canadian cybercriminal pleads guilty to “NetWalker” attacks in US
If you’re a Naked Security Pocast listener, you may remember, back in March 2022, that we spoke about a convicted cybercriminal from Canada by the name of Sebastien Vachon-Desjardins. By all accounts, he was part of several so-called Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS) gangs, such as REvil and NetWalker,…Read more
4- Q&A: The lesser role VPNs now play for enterprises, SMBs — in a post-pandemic world
During the first two decades of this century, virtual private networks —VPNs—served as a cornerstone of network security. Related: Deploying human sensors VPNs encrypt data streams and protect endpoints from unauthorized access, essentially by requiring all network communications to flow over a secu…Read more