Press Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, October 17, 2022

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, October 17, 2022

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 1:28 P.M. EDT  MS. JEAN-PIERRE:  Good afternoon, everybody.  So, we have big news today, and — that is going to benefit as many as 30 million Americans.  Starting today, hearing aids will cost thousands of dollars less than before.President Biden’s executive order on competition called on the FDA to make…
Outpost24 research – GraceWrapper, TA505’s new threat to businesses

Outpost24 research – GraceWrapper, TA505’s new threat to businesses

Outpost24’s Blueliv Labs has announced it has found the infamous TA505 threat actor has resurfaced with a new dangerous RAT variant – named GraceWrapper by Outpost24’s threat researchers. TA505 is a financially motivated threat actor group believed to have been operating for almost a decade. In more recent years, it is believed that the group is responsible for…
Bulgaria hit by a cyber attack originating from Russia

Bulgaria hit by a cyber attack originating from Russia

Government institutions in Bulgaria have been hit by a cyber attack during the weekend, experts believe it was launched by Russian threat actors. The infrastructure of government institutions in Bulgaria has been hit by a massive DDoS attack. The attack started on Saturday and experts believe that it was orchestrated by Russian threat actors. Държавните…
Cyber-security warning ahead of World Cup

Cyber-security warning ahead of World Cup

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New ‘Black Lotus’ UEFI Rootkit Provides APT-Level Capabilities

A threat actor is promoting on underground criminal forums a vendor-independent UEFI rootkit that can disable security software and controls, cybersecurity veteran Scott Scheferman warns. Dubbed ‘Black Lotus’, the Windows rootkit is a powerful, persistent tool being offered for sale at $5,000, with $200 payments per new version and featuring capabilities resembling those employed by…

Russia Sets Back Global Progress On Internet Freedom: Study

Russia Sets Back Global Progress On Internet Freedom: Study | Barron's 1)},N(!0))}},{}],5:[function(t,e,n){function r(){var t=new PerformanceObserver(function(t,e){var n=t.getEntries();s(v,[n])});try{t.observe({entryTypes:["resource"]})}catch(e){}}function o(t){if(s(v,[window.performance.getEntriesByType(w)]),window.performance["c"+p])try{window.performance[h](m,o,!1)}catch(t){}else try{window.performance[h]("webkit"+m,o,!1)}catch(t){}}function i(t){}if(window.performance&&window.performance.timing&&window.performance.getEntriesByType){var a=t("ee"),s=t("handle"),c=t(14),f=t(13),u=t(6),d=t(23),p="learResourceTimings",l="addEventListener",h="removeEventListener",m="resourcetimingbufferfull",v="bstResource",w="resource",g="-start",y="-end",x="fn"+g,b="fn"+y,E="bstTimer",R="pushState",O=t("loader");if(!O.disabled){O.features.stn=!0,t(9),"addEventListener"in window&&t(7);var T=NREUM.o.EV;a.on(x,function(t,e){var n=t[0];n instanceof T&&(this.bstStart=O.now())}),a.on(b,function(t,e){var n=t[0];n instanceof T&&s("bst",[n,e,this.bstStart,O.now()])}),c.on(x,function(t,e,n){this.bstStart=O.now(),this.bstType=n}),c.on(b,function(t,e){s(E,[e,this.bstStart,O.now(),this.bstType])}),f.on(x,function(){this.bstStart=O.now()}),f.on(b,function(t,e){s(E,[e,this.bstStart,O.now(),"requestAnimationFrame"])}),a.on(R+g,function(t){this.time=O.now(),this.startPath=location.pathname+location.hash}),a.on(R+y,function(t){s("bstHist",[location.pathname+location.hash,this.startPath,this.time])}),u()?(s(v,[window.performance.getEntriesByType("resource")]),r()):l in window.performance&&(window.performance["c"+p]?window.performance[l](m,o,d(!1)):window.performance[l]("webkit"+m,o,d(!1))),document[l]("scroll",i,d(!1)),document[l]("keypress",i,d(!1)),document[l]("click",i,d(!1))}}},{}],6:[function(t,e,n){e.exports=function(){return"PerformanceObserver"in window&&"function"==typeof window.PerformanceObserver}},{}],7:[function(t,e,n){function r(t){for(var e=t;e&&!e.hasOwnProperty(u);)e=Object.getPrototypeOf(e);e&&o(e)}function o(t){s.inPlace(t,[u,d],"-",i)}function i(t,e){return t[1]}var a=t("ee").get("events"),s=t("wrap-function")(a,!0),c=t("gos"),f=XMLHttpRequest,u="addEventListener",d="removeEventListener";e.exports=a,"getPrototypeOf"in Object?(r(document),r(window),r(f.prototype)):f.prototype.hasOwnProperty(u)&&(o(window),o(f.prototype)),a.on(u+"-start",function(t,e){var n=t[1];if(null!==n&&("function"==typeof n||"object"==typeof n)){var r=c(n,"nr@wrapped",function(){function t(){if("function"==typeof n.handleEvent)return n.handleEvent.apply(n,arguments)}var e={object:t,"function":n}[typeof n];return e?s(e,"fn-",null,e.name||"anonymous"):n});this.wrapped=t[1]=r}}),a.on(d+"-start",function(t){t[1]=this.wrapped||t[1]})},{}],8:[function(t,e,n){function r(t,e,n){var r=t[e];"function"==typeof r&&(t[e]=function(){var t=i(arguments),e={};o.emit(n+"before-start",[t],e);var a;e[m]&&e[m].dt&&(a=e[m].dt);var s=r.apply(this,t);return…
How Firms Can Prepare for Ransomware Attacks

How Firms Can Prepare for Ransomware Attacks

How Firms Can Prepare for Ransomware Attacks | Lexpert Legal insights Imran Ahmad, John Cassell and Travis Walker from Norton Rose Fulbright share expertise on ransomware attacks and how businesses can prepare, avoid risk, and respond effectively What proactive steps should companies take to prepare for a ransomware attack? Are there any best practices firms…

The Cyber Wild West

OPINION — Two events last week made me more aware than ever of the danger to individuals and to governments from the internet. First, I was hacked by a scam that froze my computer and then, hackers claiming to be contractors for my service, wanted several hundred dollars to provide a firewall that I already…
Ransom Cartel Linked to Russia-Based REvil Ransomware Group

Ransom Cartel Linked to Russia-Based REvil Ransomware Group

The team behind the ransomware as a service (RaaS) group known as Ransom Cartel has been associated with the notorious REvil gang. The claims come from Palo Alto Networks’ security research team Unit 42, which shared a new technical write-up about Ransom Cartel with Infosecurity over the weekend. According to the advisory, the REvil ransomware stopped…