Lunch Time Nibbles – 2023-01-04


Welcome to another Lunch Time breakout:

New shc-based Linux Malware Targeting Systems with Cryptocurrency Miner
A new Linux malware developed using the shell script compiler (shc) has been observed deploying a cryptocurrency miner on compromised systems.
“It is presumed that after successful authentication through a dictionary attack on inadequately managed Linux SSH servers, various malware were installed on the target system,” AhnLab Security Emergency Response Center (ASEC) said in a report published
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Qualcomm Chipsets and Lenovo BIOS Get Security Updates to Fix Multiple Flaws
Qualcomm on Tuesday released patches to address multiple security flaws in its chipsets, some of which could be exploited to cause information disclosure and memory corruption.
The five vulnerabilities — tracked from CVE-2022-40516 through CVE-2022-40520 — also impact Lenovo ThinkPad X13s laptops, prompting the Chinese PC maker to issue BIOS updates to plug the security holes.
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The FBI’s Perspective on Ransomware
Ransomware: contemporary threats, how to prevent them and how the FBI can help
In April 2021, Dutch supermarkets faced a food shortage. The cause wasn’t a drought or a sudden surge in the demand for avocados. Rather, the reason was a ransomware attack. In the past years, companies, universities, schools, medical facilities and other organizations have been targeted by ransomware threat actors,
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