Mandiant says China-backed hackers exploited Barracuda zero-day to spy on governments

Security researchers at Mandiant say China-backed hackers are likely behind the mass-exploitation of a recently discovered security flaw in Barracuda Networks’ email security gear, which prompted a warning to customers to remove and replace affected devices. Mandiant, which was called in to run Barracuda’s incident response, said the hackers exploited the flaw to compromise hundreds…

GravityRAT Android Trojan Steals WhatsApp Backups and Deletes Files

Jun 15, 2023Ravie LakshmananMobile Security / Privacy An updated version of an Android remote access trojan dubbed GravityRAT has been found masquerading as messaging apps BingeChat and Chatico as part of a narrowly targeted campaign since June 2022. “Notable in the newly discovered campaign, GravityRAT can exfiltrate WhatsApp backups and receive commands to delete files,”…