Afternoon Dessert – 2023-01-27


Welcome to another Afternoon Dessert breakout:

Experts Uncover the Identity of Mastermind Behind Golden Chickens Malware Service
Cybersecurity researchers have discovered the real-world identity of the threat actor behind Golden Chickens malware-as-a-service, who goes by the online persona “badbullzvenom.”
eSentire’s Threat Response Unit (TRU), in an exhaustive report published following a 16-month-long investigation, said it “found multiple mentions of the badbullzvenom account being shared between two people.”
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PlugX malware hides on USB devices to infect new Windows hosts
Security researchers have analyzed a variant of the PlugX malware that can hide malicious files on removable USB devices and then infect the Windows hosts they connect to. […]
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Microsoft fixes Windows 11 issue behind Remote Desktop freezes
Microsoft has addressed a known issue causing Remote Desktop app freezes on Windows 11 systems after installing the Windows 11 2022 Update. […]
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Ukraine: Sandworm hackers hit news agency with 5 data wipers
The Ukrainian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-UA) found a cocktail of five different data-wiping malware strains deployed on the network of the country’s national news agency (Ukrinform) on January 17th. […]
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Hive ransomware servers shut down at last, says FBI
Unfortunately, you’ve probably already heard the cliche that “cybercrime abhors a vacuum”…
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