@RISK: The Consensus Security Vulnerability Alert: Vol. 19, Num. 16

@RISK: The Consensus Security Vulnerability Alert
April 18, 2019 – Vol. 19, Num. 16
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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 April 11 – 17, 2019
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TOP VULNERABILITY THIS WEEK: Internet Explorer vulnerability could allow attackers to steal files
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NOTABLE RECENT SECURITY ISSUES
SELECTED BY THE TALOS SECURITY INTELLIGENCE AND RESEARCH GROUP

Title: Zero-day in Internet Explorer could be exploited even if user isn’t running web browser
Description: A vulnerability in the way Microsoft Internet Explorer handles MHT files. If a user were to open a specially crafted MHT file, an attacker could gain the ability to exfiltrate local files and carry out additional spying on locally installed program version information. The interaction could even be carried out automatically withou any user interaction.
Reference: https://www.zdnet.com/article/internet-explorer-zero-day-lets-hackers-steal-files-from-windows-pcs/
Snort SIDs: 49799, 49800

Title: New HawkEye Reborn variant emerges after ownership change
Description: Over the past several months, Cisco Talos observed ongoing malware distribution campaigns attempting to leverage the latest version of the HawkEye keylogger/stealer, HawkEye Reborn v9, against organizations to steal sensitive information and account credentials for use in additional attacks and account compromise. HawkEye is a malware kit that has been around for several years and has seen continuous development and iterations since at least 2013. It is commonly sold on various hacking forums as a keylogger and stealer that can be used to monitor systems and exfiltrate information from those systems.
Reference: https://blog.talosintelligence.com/2019/04/hawkeye-reborn.html
Snort SIDs: 49777 – 49779

INTERESTING NEWS FROM AROUND THE SECURITY COMMUNITY

Law enforcement agencies are increasingly using location data from Google to track down lists of potential suspects, often wrapping up innocent parties in investigations.
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/04/13/us/google-location-tracking-police.html

A new spear-phishing campaign targeted members of Ukraine’s military and government, a continuation of an attack from 2014.
https://www.fireeye.com/blog/threat-research/2019/04/spear-phishing-campaign-targets-ukraine-government.html

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s arrest drew mixed reactions from U.S. researchers and politicians. Some politicians want greater investigation into his actions, while others are worried about the potential impact this could have on future prosecutions against journalists.
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/morning-cybersecurity/2019/04/12/whats-next-for-julian-assange-581816

Ecuador said it was targeted by 40 million cyber attacks Saturday after Assange’s arrest. Assange was being held in the Ecuadorian embassy in the U.K.
http://www.securityweek.com/ecuador-says-hit-40-million-cyber-attacks-assange-arrest

Several fake apps that claim to help users increase their number of Instagram followers are actually stealing their login credentials.
https://threatpost.com/fake-instagram-apps-google-play/143786/

A massive outsourcing company in India says it’s investigating a possible breach of its own IT systems.
https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/04/experts-breach-at-it-outsourcing-giant-wipro/

MOST PREVALENT MALWARE FILES April 11 – 17, 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: 8f236ac211c340f43568e545f40c31b5feed78bdf178f13abe498a1f24557d56
MD5: 4cf6cc9fafde5d516be35f73615d3f00
VirusTotal: scan analysis
Typical Filename: max.exe
Claimed Product: \0x6613\0x8BED\0x8A00\0x7A0B\0x5E8F
Detection Name: Win.Dropper.Armadillo::1201

SHA 256: 46bc86cff88521671e70edbbadbc17590305c8f91169f777635e8f529ac21044
MD5: b89b37a90d0a080c34bbba0d53bd66df
VirusTotal: scan analysis
Typical Filename: cab.exe
Claimed Product: Orgs ps
Detection Name: W32.GenericKD:Trojangen.22ek.1201

SHA 256: 790c213e1227adefd2d564217de86ac9fe660946e1240b5415c55770a951abfd
MD5: 147ba798e448eb3caa7e477e7fb3a959
VirusTotal: scan analysis
Typical Filename: ups.exe
Claimed Product: TODO: <\0x4EA7\0x54C1\0x540D>
Detection Name: W32.Variant:XMRig.22fc.1201

SHA 256: d05a8eaf45675b2e0cd6224723ededa92c8bb9515ec801b8b11ad770e9e1e7ed
MD5: 6372f770cddb40efefc57136930f4eb7
VirusTotal: scan analysis
Typical Filename: maftask.zip
Claimed Product: N/A
Detection Name: PUA.Osx.Adware.Gt32supportgeeks::tpd