New “Earth Longzhi” APT Targets Ukraine and Asian Countries with Custom Cobalt Strike Loaders

Entities located in East and Southeast Asia as well as Ukraine have been targeted at least since 2020 by a previously undocumented subgroup of APT41, a prolific Chinese advanced persistent threat (APT). Cybersecurity firm Trend Micro, which christened the espionage crew Earth Longzhi, said the actor’s long-running campaign can be split into two based on…

Best AirPods Black Friday deals 2022

It’s that time of year again–Black Friday, the yearly shopping event where everyone hunts for the biggest deals. The day itself is November 25, but deals often start days before that and continue through Cyber Monday (November 28). Apple’s AirPods are famously popular gifts and travel companions, and various models are often on sale throughout…

New KmsdBot Malware Hijacking Systems for Mining Crypto and Launch DDoS Attacks

A newly discovered evasive malware leverages the Secure Shell (SSH) cryptographic protocol to gain entry into targeted systems with the goal of mining cryptocurrency and carrying out distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. Dubbed KmsdBot by the Akamai Security Intelligence Response Team (SIRT), the Golang-based malware has been found targeting a variety of companies ranging from gaming…