Russian cybersecurity firm Rostelecom-Solar reports that it prevented what it believes is the Mēris botnet from an attempted takeover of 45,000 new devices. The company's president says it also stopped 19 distributed denial-of-service attacks targeting Russia’s remote electronic voting system.
The Mirai botnet is actively exploiting the known vulnerability CVE-2021-38647, which is part of a quarter of vulnerabilities dubbed OMIGOD, in Microsoft's Azure Linux Open Management Infrastructure framework, according to Kevin Beaumont, head of the security operations center for Arcadia Group.
Olympus, a Japanese company that manufactures optics and reprography products, reports that a portion of its IT system in the EMEA region was affected by a "potential cybersecurity incident." While Olympus has not identified an attacker, some reports suggest it is the BlackMatter ransomware gang.
Microsoft has disclosed details of a vulnerability that researchers at Palo Alto Networks have named "Azurescape" because the attacks start from a container escape technique. The flaw "could potentially allow a user to access other customers’ information in the ACI service," Microsoft says.
Google has identified three critical vulnerabilities affecting several Netgear smart switch products that, if exploited, give the attacker complete control over the compromised device. Netgear has issued a security advisory confirming that it has issued patches for 20 impacted products.
Ireland's cybercrime police, the Garda National Cyber Crime Bureau, have conducted a "significant disruption operation" targeting the IT infrastructure of a cybercrime group, seizing multiple domains used in a May ransomware attack that disrupted Ireland’s national health services provider.
SEC Consult reportedly found multiple vulnerabilities in Moxa devices used in critical infrastructures including railways, manufacturing, cellular and heavy industries. Moxa has confirmed patching 60 vulnerabilities in its latest firmware update and issued mitigation advice for discontinued devices.
Several companies that use the OpenSSL cryptography library toolkit are reportedly scrambling and releasing security advisories to their users following patching of two vulnerabilities that were first fixed and disclosed to users on Aug. 24.
Microsoft is warning of a "widespread" phishing campaign in which fraudsters use open redirect links to lure users to malicious websites to harvest Office 365 and other credentials, according to a recent report. In some cases, the attackers deploy a malicious CAPTCHA verification page.