Microsoft Warns About Cross-Platform DDoS Botnet

Dec 16, 2022Ravie LakshmananServer Security / Botnet Microsoft on Thursday flagged a cross-platform botnet that’s primarily designed to launch distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against private Minecraft servers. Called MCCrash, the botnet is characterized by a unique spreading mechanism that allows it to propagate to Linux-based devices despite originating from malicious software downloads on Windows hosts.…

Twitter just banned a wave of prominent journalists with no explanation • TechCrunch

On Thursday evening, Twitter suspended a number of prominent journalists on the platform without warning or explanation. The situation followed the company’s decision to suspend the Twitter account belonging to Mastodon, an open source social media alternative that’s built momentum since Elon Musk took over at the company. Twitter took action against Mastodon after the…

Researchers Uncover MirrorFace Cyber Attacks Targeting Japanese Political Entities

Dec 15, 2022Ravie LakshmananAdvanced Persistent Threat A Chinese-speaking advanced persistent threat (APT) actor codenamed MirrorFace has been attributed to a spear-phishing campaign targeting Japanese political establishments. The activity, dubbed Operation LiberalFace by ESET, specifically focused on members of an unnamed political party in the nation with the goal of delivering an implant called LODEINFO and…