SocGholish Malware Exploits BOINC Project for Covert Cyberattacks

Jul 22, 2024NewsroomVulnerability / Malware The JavaScript downloader malware known as SocGholish (aka FakeUpdates) is being used to deliver a remote access trojan called AsyncRAT as well as a legitimate open-source project called BOINC. BOINC, short for Berkeley Open Infrastructure Network Computing Client, is an open-source “volunteer computing” platform maintained by the University of California…

New Linux Variant of Play Ransomware Targeting VMWare ESXi Systems

Cybersecurity researchers have discovered a new Linux variant of a ransomware strain known as Play (aka Balloonfly and PlayCrypt) that’s designed to target VMWare ESXi environments. “This development suggests that the group could be broadening its attacks across the Linux platform, leading to an expanded victim pool and more successful ransom negotiations,” Trend Micro researchers…

Faulty CrowdStrike Update Crashes Windows Systems, Impacting Businesses Worldwide

Businesses across the world have been hit by widespread disruptions to their Windows workstations stemming from a faulty update pushed out by cybersecurity company CrowdStrike. “CrowdStrike is actively working with customers impacted by a defect found in a single content update for Windows hosts,” the company’s CEO George Kurtz said in a statement. “Mac and…