August 22, 2023

Attacks, Vulnerabilities and Actors 14 August to 20 August 2023

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Summary

HiveForce Labs has recently made several significant discoveries related to cybersecurity threats. Over the past week, we identified a total of eight executed attacks, one instance of adversary activity, and four zero-day vulnerabilities. All of these are Tunnelcrack vulnerabilities that affect most VPN products, highlighting the ever-present danger of cyber attacks.

Furthermore, HiveForce Labs uncovered a new Linux version of the Monti Ransomware that employs distinct tactics for encryption and virtual machine termination. This version is targeting government and legal sectors.

Meanwhile, Bronze Starlight, a China-based threat actor, is currently focusing its efforts on the Southeast Asian gambling industry with the objective of deploying Cobalt Strike beacons on compromised systems. These observed attacks have been on the rise, posing a significant threat to users worldwide.

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