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Neu Cyber Threats – 5th January 2023

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Welcome to the latest edition of the Neu Cyber Threats, a weekly series in which we bring attention to the latest cyber attacks, scams, frauds, malware including Ransomware and DDoS, in order to ensure you stay safe online.

Here are the most prominent threats which you should be aware of:

 

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Arnold Clark fall victim to Cyber Attack on Christmas Eve

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Arnold Clark was hit with a cyber attack on Christmas Eve causing its computer systems to be down, the car dealership’s phone systems were also breached although they have said that there is no evidence to believe any customer data was compromised.

Some reports state that the Group’s IT chief had to come home from a holiday in Italy to help resolve the issue. Although best efforts were made, the sales team were unable to process detail on the company’s system up until four days after the attack.

The company system was wiped, and staff email addresses and phone numbers were not working, employees were told to keep the situation under wraps to prevent this news from breaking.

Once suspicious activity in the network was confirmed by the cyber team Arnold Clark voluntarily brought down their network as a protective measure which therefore has led to cutting the connection with the internet, dealerships, and third-party connections. Their main priority was always to protect customer data, their systems, and their third-party partners however the precautionary measures taken have led to disruption to customers.

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Info Stealing Malware Attacks Ukraine’s DELTA Military System Users

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The aim of the attacks was to infect systems with two pieces of data-stealing malware FateGrab and StealDeal.

Delta is a prime target for threat actors as it is a cloud-based operational situation display system developed by Aerorozvidka which allows real-time monitoring of troops on the battlefield.

The phishing emails sent include fake warning messages encouraging receipts to update root certificates in the Delta software. They also contain PDF documents with links to archive files on a fraudulent Delta domain, installing the malware on the compromised device.

FateGrab is designed to withdraw files with certain extensions through FTP, StealDeal finds web browsers to siphon passwords and other information.

This attack comes days after the Delta System was presented to the NATO Consultation, Command and Control Organisation by Ukraine. Following revelations that the Russian-linked Gamaredon Group unsuccessfully attempted to infiltrate a large petroleum refining company within a NATO member state in August 2022.

Cyber attacks against Ukraine are increasing with Moscow intensifying their approach due to the Russo-Ukrainian war, using a range of wiper malware to damage critical infrastructure.

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LastPass confirms Severe Data Breach with Encrypted Password Vaults Stolen

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In August 2022 LastPass was hit by a security breach which may have been more severe than first reported.

Recently it was reported hackers have obtained LastPass customers’ personal information including their encrypted password vaults using data siphoned from the August security breach.

The data stolen included “basic customer account information and related metadata including company names, end-user names, billing addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers, and the IP addresses from which customers were accessing the LastPass service,” said the company.

The incident in August, still under investigation involved the criminals gaining access to source code and proprietary technical information from a compromised employee account. This permitted the attacker to obtain credentials and keys which were leveraged to take information from a cloud-based backup stored in a storage service, which is separate from its production environment.

LastPass has confirmed the security breach does not involve access to unencrypted credit card data, with this information not being stored in the cloud storage container.

The company has warned the threat actor could potentially use brute force to guess customers’ master passwords and decrypt the copies of the vault data they have taken. Reusing passwords across devices and services is dangerous as any previously compromised passwords can be used by threat actors to access your account.

Furthermore, the website URLS are in plain text meaning decryption of the master password could lead to the attacker learning the kind of websites the victim uses, leading to more specific phishing and credential attacks taking place.

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Financial and Insurance sectors in Europe are under attack from the newly evolved Raspberry Robin Worm

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The Raspberry Robin worm continues to evolve its post-exploitation capabilities while remaining under the radar, targeting the Financial and Insurance sectors in Europe.

The attacks are recognized for collecting more victim machine data than previously documented with the malware now exhibiting sophisticated techniques to resist analysis.

The Raspberry Robin worm is being used by multiple threat actors to gain a foothold into target networks, spread by infected USB drives with the framework being used in attacks against telecom and government sectors.

The Raspberry Robin operators are being tracked by Microsoft under the Moniker DEV-0856.

An investigation into one attack has uncovered a 7-Zip file downloaded from the victim’s browser by social engineering and contains an MSI installer file created to drop multiple modules. Another incident saw the victim download the Zip file through a fraudulent ad hosted on a domain known to distribute adware.

The archive file stored in a Discord server includes encoded JavaScript code that drops a downloader protected with multiple layers of obfuscation and encryption to evade detection. The shellcode downloader is engineered to collect additional executables, but now has upgrades that enable it to profile its victims to deliver appropriate payloads.

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