August 29, 2023

Attacks, Vulnerabilities and Actors 21 August to 27 August 2023

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HiveForce Labs recently made several significant discoveries related to cybersecurity threats. Over the past week, the fact that there were a total of twelve attacks executed, six vulnerabilities, and three different adversaries highlights the ever-present danger of cyber attacks.

Moreover, HiveForce Labs also discovered that the Zerologon Vulnerability was exploited in two separate campaigns by the CosmicBeetle threat actor to deploy the Scarab Ransomware and the Cuba Ransomware. Furthermore, identified that the Akira ransomware group targets Cisco VPN products to breach corporate networks and leverages tools like RustDesk for stealthy access.

Meanwhile, cybercriminals were found to be using three types of ransomware and three remote-access trojans in various orchestrated campaigns. All these attacks were observed to be on the rise, posing a significant threat to users all over the world.

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