@RISK: The Consensus Security Vulnerability Alert: Vol. 19, Num. 06

@RISK: The Consensus Security Vulnerability Alert
February 07, 2019 – Vol. 19, Num. 06
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CONTENTS:

NOTABLE RECENT SECURITY ISSUES
INTERESTING NEWS FROM AROUND THE SECURITY COMMUNITY
VULNERABILITIES FOR WHICH EXPLOITS ARE AVAILABLE
MOST PREVALENT MALWARE FILES January 31 – February 7, 2019
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TOP VULNERABILITY THIS WEEK: Anatova ransomware spreads in U.S., Europe
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NOTABLE RECENT SECURITY ISSUES
SELECTED BY THE TALOS SECURITY INTELLIGENCE AND RESEARCH GROUP

Title: New Anatova ransomware works to quickly encrypt files
Description: McAfee Labs recently discovered a new ransomware known as “Anatova” that’s been spotted infecting targets in the U.S. and Europe. The malware encrypts users’ files and then demands a payment of roughly 10 DASH — a cryptocurrency — the equivalent of roughly $700.
Reference: https://securingtomorrow.mcafee.com/other-blogs/mcafee-labs/happy-new-year-2019-anatova-is-here/
Snort SIDs: 49070 – 49072

Title: GandCrab ransomware disguises itself as emergency plan
Description: The well-known GandCrab ransomware is being spread through a new email campaign. These malicious emails disguise themselves as legitimate emergency plans for the building in which the victim works. The server tied to this campaign previously delivered the Ursnif trojan.
Reference: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/beware-of-exit-map-spam-pushing-gandcrab-v51-ransomware/
Snort SIDs: 49068, 49069

INTERESTING NEWS FROM AROUND THE SECURITY COMMUNITY

An evolution of the LuckyCat trojan, known as “ExileRAT,” is targeting members of the Tibetan government-in-exile.
https://blog.talosintelligence.com/2019/02/exilerat-shares-c2-with-luckycat.html

Transparency advocates published a massive trove of Russian-linked documents regarding Russia’s military operations in Ukraine, ties to the government and the Orthodox Church, and more.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/25/world/europe/russian-documents-leaked-ddosecrets.html

A bank in the U.K. recently fell victim to an SS7 attack, which allowed hackers to exploit phone networks to drain users’ bank accounts.
https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/mbzvxv/criminals-hackers-ss7-uk-banks-metro-bank

A branch of Google is developing a plan to collect and sell data on cell phone users.
https://theintercept.com/2019/01/28/google-alphabet-sidewalk-labs-replica-cellphone-data/

It’s possible to obtain users’ passwords from old and discarded smart lightbulbs.
https://limitedresults.com/2019/01/pwn-the-lifx-mini-white/

Many car models are at risk of keyless theft via relay attacks.
https://www.bbc.com/news/business-47023003

MOST PREVALENT MALWARE FILES January 31 – February 7, 2019
COMPILED BY TALOS SECURITY INTELLIGENCE AND RESEARCH GROUP

SHA 256: 3f6e3d8741da950451668c8333a4958330e96245be1d592fcaa485f4ee4eadb3
MD5: 47b97de62ae8b2b927542aa5d7f3c858
VirusTotal: scan analysis
Typical Filename: qmreportupload.exe
Claimed Product: qmreportupload
Detection Name: Win.Trojan.Generic::in10.talos

SHA 256: 18042540b39d543e9e648e5d0b059d2e8c74889bb9353674be59c94da265f393
MD5: 1a5a7532854ab45ac74b1c657fe47941
VirusTotal: scan analysis
Typical Filename: helperamc.zip
Claimed Product: Advanced Mac Cleaner
Detection Name: W32.18042540B3-95.SBX.TG

SHA 256: 6d36f92ee3f1a7be56e00118cebf62fc4f3f127e307f5a4e7f008793ca549671
MD5: b23f736c46d9fa238b02c9eb0cea37cf
VirusTotal: scan analysis
Typical Filename: CONFIGURETGN.EXE
Claimed Product: N/A
Detection Name: W32.Auto:6d36f9.in03.Talos

SHA 256: 36164D300B46472EFA0D1D7D5B2CDE209550057CE1C27C51CCE435FDC8C9CDD1
MD5: e500938823bf72032ba56a82fed4d3ea
VirusTotal: scan analysis
Typical Filename: 25559810.doc
Claimed Product: N/A
Detection Name: W32.36164D300B-100.SBX.TG

SHA 256: c3e530cc005583b47322b6649ddc0dab1b64bcf22b124a492606763c52fb048f
MD5: e2ea315d9a83e7577053f52c974f6a5a
VirusTotal: scan analysis
Typical Filename: Tempmf582901854.exe
Claimed Product: N/A
Detection Name: W32.AgentWDCR:Gen.21gn.1201