ZeroCleare Malware

Security researchers from IBM said today they identified a new strain of destructive data-wiping malware that was developed by Iranian state-sponsored hackers and deployed in cyber-attacks against energy companies active in the Middle East.

But unlike many previous cyber-attacks, which are usually carried out by one single group, IBM said this malware and the attacks behind appear to be the efforts of a collaboration between two of Iran’s top-tier government-backed hacking units.

Source: ZDNet

How do you protect yourself?

Proper security measures must be in place to defend against ZeroCleare Malware and similar threats. Having proper up-to-date endpoint security provides a cross-generational blend of threat defense techniques to protect systems from malware.

CVE 2019-17008

Mozilla has released new security patches for Firefox.

When using nested workers, a use-after-free could occur during worker destruction. This resulted in a potentially exploitable crash.

Source: Mozilla

How do you protect yourself?

Update to Firefox version 71.

PyXie Trojan

A newly discovered hacking campaign by a ‘sophisticated cyber-criminal operation’ is targeting healthcare and education organisations with custom-built, Python-based trojan malware that gives attackers almost control of Windows systems with the ability to monitor actions and steal sensitive data.

Malicious functions of the remote access trojan, dubbed PyXie RAT, include keylogging, credential harvesting, recording video, cookie theft, the ability to perform man-in-the-middle attacks and the capability to deploy other forms of malware onto infected systems.

Source: ZDNet

How do you protect yourself?

Proper security measures must be in place to defend against PyXie Trojan and similar threats. Having proper up-to-date endpoint security provides a cross-generational blend of threat defense techniques to protect systems from malware.