Latest news from Naked Security (2020/03/06)

5 tips for working safely from home

Don’t let teleworking due to concerns over the coronavirus (Covid-19) put your cybersecurity health at risk….

Run ANDROID on an iPhone? Are you SERIOUS?!?

It’s true – Android on an iPhone. OK, a few things don’t work yet… such as sound. And the phone bit.

Researcher finds 670 Microsoft subdomains vulnerable to takeover

Researchers have found it’s still child’s play to hijack subdomains from companies such as Microsoft to use in phishing and malware attacks.

Chrome extension cons cryptocurrency users out of hardware wallet key

Ledger has warned users about a rogue Chrome extension that duped users into giving up the keys to their hardware crypto wallets.

Cathay Pacific fined over crooks slurping its database for over 4 years

The ICO found a “catalog of errors,” including backups without passwords, unpatched servers, no-longer-supported OSes and feeble anti-virus.

Boots yanks loyalty card payouts after 150K accounts get stuffed

The UK pharmacy chain says it wasn’t hacked, its systems are fine. It’s all the password reusers mucking things up again!

Latest news from Naked Security (2020/03/05)

Coronavirus warning spreads computer virus

There’s an attachment that you are “strongly recommended to read” on account of coronavirus infections in your area. Don’t open it!

Facebook: No, we are not killing Libra

Facebook denies that it’s cringing away from its virtual currency plans due to the fact that regulators loathe it.

Ethical hackers swarm Pentagon websites

Hackers are crawling all over the US Department of Defense’s websites – and DoD officials are quite happy about the whole thing.

Google launches FuzzBench service to benchmark fuzzing tools

Google has announced FuzzBench, a free service “for painlessly evaluating fuzzers in a reproducible way.”

Zynga faces class action suit over massive Words With Friends hack

It’s charging subpar password security and lousy user notification: Zynga has yet to notify users to warn them of the breach, the suit says.

@RISK: The Consensus Security Vulnerability Alert: Vol. 20, Num. 10

@RISK: The Consensus Security Vulnerability Alert
March 5, 2020 – Vol. 20, Num. 10

CONTENTS:
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NOTABLE RECENT SECURITY ISSUES
INTERESTING NEWS FROM AROUND THE SECURITY COMMUNITY
VULNERABILITIES FOR WHICH EXPLOITS ARE AVAILABLE
MOST PREVALENT MALWARE FILES February 27 – March 5, 2020
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TOP VULNERABILITY THIS WEEK: Mozart backdoor uses DNS to communicate with attackers
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NOTABLE RECENT SECURITY ISSUES
SELECTED BY THE TALOS SECURITY INTELLIGENCE AND RESEARCH GROUP

Title: Details of new Mozart malware family unveiled
Description: A new malware family known as “Mozart” uses DNS to communicate with a command and control seemingly belonging to its creators. It also evades detection by disguising itself and executing specialized JSScript files. Once infected, Mozart can download other types of malware onto the victim machine, including ransomware and cryptocurrency miners. This malware is typically spread through spam campaigns with malicious PDF attachments. If a victim opens the PDF, it displays a message saying that the PDF reader doesn’t support a specific font, and asks the user to download a font, which actually points to a malicious ZIP file.
Reference: https://www.pcrisk.com/removal-guides/17152-mozart-malware
Snort SIDs: 53364 – 53373

Title: Ryuk ransomware strikes across the globe
Description: Several reports surfaced over the past week of the Ryuk ransomware being used in attacks over the course of the past year. Notable recent infections include an attack on a Fortune 500 company that specializes in mechanical and electrical construction, a local library system and police department in Florida and a school district in New Mexico. Ryuk primarily spreads through phishing emails and contains a number of capabilities, including credential theft and the downloading of a cryptocurrency miner.
Reference: https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/blogs/ryuk-defending-ransomware/
Snort SIDs: 53333, 53334, 53336, 53337

INTERESTING NEWS FROM AROUND THE SECURITY COMMUNITY

A BuzzFeed News investigation found that the controversial Clearview AI facial recognition company is partnering with more than 2,200 government organizations and private companies across the U.S., including the U.S. Justice Department, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and even the NBA.
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryanmac/clearview-ai-fbi-ice-global-law-enforcement

An NSA program aimed at scraping metadata from Americans’ phone calls only produced two leads over the course of its four years in existence, despite the program costing $100 million to run.
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/02/costs-spying/607177/

A new variant of the Cerberus trojan for Android devices can steal user’s Google two-factor authentication passcodes to gain access to secured accounts.
https://www.zdnet.com/article/android-malware-can-steal-google-authenticator-2fa-codes/

A widely used Wi-Fi chip is open to an attack that could allow adversaries to break WPA2 Personal and Enterprise protocols.
https://threatpost.com/billions-of-devices-wifi-encryption-hack/153267/

Online prescription provider GoodRx announced it was stopping an information-sharing partnership with Google and Facebook after multiple reports made customers aware of the relationships.
https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2020/03/03/goodrx-stops-sharing-personal-medical-data-with-google-facebook/

The U.S.’s so-called “Super Tuesday” in the primary elections was shaping up to be the country’s first major test of its cyber security preparedness for this year’s election season.
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/03/on-super-tuesday-us-voting-technology-will-be-under-intense-scrutiny.html

American officials charged two Chinese nationals with laundering more than $100 million worth of cryptocurrency for a state-sponsored North Korean threat actor.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/legal-issues/two-chinese-nationals-indicted-in-cryptocurrency-laundering-scheme-linked-to-north-korea/2020/03/02/b6a286c2-5c8d-11ea-9055-5fa12981bbbf_story.html

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission outlined a plan to fine wireless carriers up to $200 million for selling customers’ location data.
https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/02/fcc-proposes-to-fine-wireless-carriers-200m-for-selling-customer-location-data/

MITRE released the newest version of its Common Weakness Enumeration list, adding new categories for security vulnerabilities that could arise in hardware design.
https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2020/02/27/hardware-security-weaknesses/

MOST PREVALENT MALWARE FILES February 27 – March 5, 2020
COMPILED BY TALOS SECURITY INTELLIGENCE AND RESEARCH GROUP

SHA 256: c0cdd2a671195915d9ffb5c9533337db935e0cc2f4d7563864ea75c21ead3f94
MD5: 7c38a43d2ed9af80932749f6e80fea6f
VirusTotal: scan analysis
Typical Filename: wup.exe
Claimed Product: N/A
Detection Name: PUA.Win.File.Coinminer::1201

SHA 256: 1460fd00cb6addf9806a341fee9c5ab0a793762d1d97dca05fa17467c8705af7
MD5: 88cbadec77cf90357f46a3629b6737e6
VirusTotal: scan analysis
Typical Filename: FlashHelperServices.exe
Claimed Product: Flash Helper Services
Detection Name: PUA.Win.File.2144flashplayer::tpd

SHA 256: 85b936960fbe5100c170b777e1647ce9f0f01e3ab9742dfc23f37cb0825b30b5
MD5: 8c80dd97c37525927c1e549cb59bcbf3
VirusTotal: scan analysis
Typical Filename: eternalblue-2.2.0.exe
Claimed Product: N/A
Detection Name: W32.85B936960F.5A5226262.auto.Talos

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

SHA 256: 15716598f456637a3be3d6c5ac91266142266a9910f6f3f85cfd193ec1d6ed8b
MD5: 799b30f47060ca05d80ece53866e01cc
VirusTotal: scan analysis
Typical Filename: mf2016341595.exe
Claimed Product: N/A
Detection Name: W32.Generic:Gen.22fz.1201