Chinese hackers use new SolarWinds zero-day in targeted attacks

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China-based hackers known to target US defense and software companies are now targeting organizations using a vulnerability in the SolarWinds Serv-U FTP server.

Today, SolarWinds released a security update for a zero-day vulnerability in Serv-U FTP servers that allow remote code execution when SSH is enabled.

According to SolarWinds, this vulnerability was disclosed by Microsoft, who saw a threat actor actively exploiting it to execute commands on vulnerable customer's devices.

Tonight, Microsoft revealed that the attacks are attributed with high confidence to a China-based threat group tracked as 'DEV-0322.'
"This activity group is based in China and has been observed using commercial VPN solutions and compromised consumer routers in their attacker infrastructure," says a new blog post by the Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center.
 

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It is about SolarWinds this is right here i guess then..

While Apple constantly works to improve the security of its devices, hackers are always looking for new ways to crack the security systems found in the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and other devices. Earlier this year, an exploit found in Apple’s WebKit (which is the Safari engine) allowed hackers to extract login information from iOS devices.

As first reported by Google’s Threat Analysis Group (via ArsTechnica), a zero-day exploit found in some versions of iOS 14 allowed SolarWinds hackers to redirect users to domains that ran malicious code on iPhones and iPads. The same hackers also targeted Windows users, according to the research.

The hacker group had been working working for the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service, which attacked devices belonging to the United States Agency for International Development. By using a malicious script, the hackers were able to send emails as if they were someone belonging to the US agency.

 
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