Topinambour Malware

The Turla APT has revamped its arsenal in 2019, creating new weapons and tools for targeting government entities. It’s now using booby-trapped anti-internet censorship software as an initial infection vector, suggesting Turla is going after dissident or other civil-society targets.

Since January, Topinambour has become the first-stage implantation for Turla campaigns. Once installed, it fetches all the other malware that the group uses to gain access to target networks and exfiltrate information.

Source: ThreatPost

How do you protect yourself?

Proper security measures must be in place to defend against Topinambour malware and similar threats. Ensure your systems have the latest patches installed. Having proper up-to-date endpoint security provides a cross-generational blend of threat defense techniques to protect systems from malware.

CVE-2019-5847

Google Chrome has fixed several security bugs in the Google Chrome browser for Windows, Mac and Linux.

In one critical vulnerability found, V8 sealed/frozen elements cause crash.

Source: Chrome Releases

How do you protect yourself?

Stay tuned for the latest update for Google Chrome version 75.0.3770.142.

DoppelPaymer Ransomware

Malware researchers have discovered a new file-encrypting malware they dubbed DoppelPaymer that has been making victims since at least mid-June, asking hundreds of thousands of US dollars in ransom.

The ransomware strain has at least eight variants that extended their feature set gradually, with the earliest one dating since April.

Source: BleepingComputer

How do you protect yourself?

Proper security measures must be in place to defend against DoppelPaymer ransomware and similar threats. Ensure your systems have the latest patches installed. Backing up your data and having proper up-to-date endpoint security provides a cross-generational blend of threat defense techniques to protect systems from malware.