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CyberSecurity Alert in South Korea and the United States as Data Stealing Malware Attacks the Infrastructure

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CyberSecurity Alert in South Korea and the United States as Data Stealing Malware Attacks the Infrastructure

FormBook is the new malware from attackers targeting manufacturing, defense, and aerospace firms in the South Korea and the United States.

According to the expert FireEye researchers, Formbook was identified in numerous distribution campaigns attacking the U.S. with emails containing unauthentic XLS, DOC, or PDF files. Even similar attacks from FormBook have been identified in South Korea through emails containing malicious files in ZIP, ACE, ISOS, and RAR formats.

With functional payloads, Formbook creates grabber to steal the data, the same being advertised in various hacking forums since 2016. Keylogging, tracking HTTP/SPDY/HTTPS/HTTP2 forms, network requests, stealing passwords from the browsers, email clients, clipboard monitoring, and taking screenshots are some of the prominent capabilities of FormBook.

There have been wide assortments of distribution mechanisms leveraged by the attackers of such email campaigns to distribute the information from FormBook malware, as posted on 9th October 2017 on the australiandefence.com.

As confirmed by the FireEye experts, an important and exclusive feature of this malware is that is can read ‘Windows ntdl.dll module’ to memory from the disk. This is the exported function of the FormBook making ineffective the API monitoring and user-mode hooking mechanisms.

There is a self-extracting RAR file that delivers the payload execution to the FormBook. During the instigation of launch,an AutoIt loadersrun and compile the script. This script decrypts the files from FormBook payload into a memory and then carry the execution process, confirm the researchers.

But overtime the researchers have identified that FormBook can also download NanoCore, which is a remote access Trojan or RAT that was first witnessed in 2013 and readily sold on the web. Taylor Huddleston, the author of the same was arrested for this in March 2017.

Besides the United States and South Korea, the malware has targeted other countries, such as United Kingdom, France, Poland, Ukraine, Hungry, Russia, Australia, Germany, and Netherlands.Even the archive campaign has hit the prominent countries of the world like United States, Belgium, Japan, Saudi Arabia, France, Sweden, Germany, and India.

The FormBook holds the potential to hit Windows devices, and hence it has become an urgent need for the high-end institutions to look to a more secure solution and upgrade their Windows operating system. As for now, it is announced strictly to not open any suspicious emails or click on unidentified links or download any unknown attachments from any unrecognized email address.

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South Korean Arms Industry Urged to Prepare for Cyberattacks

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Industry experts are warning the South Korean arms industry to ramp up security in preparation for growing cyberattacks in the coming years, while a number of industry sources say some of the previous attacks could have been state-sponsored. Similarities found between previous cyberattacks against the South Korean arms industry over…

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Hackers threaten South Korean banks with DDoS attacks

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KB Kookmin Bank, Shinhan Bank, Woori Bank, KEB Hana Bank, NH Bank and two other South Korean banks were reportedly threatened with DDoS attacks last week. The Armada Collective hacking group has issued a ransom demand of approximately £245,700 to seven South Korean banks, threatening to launch distributed denial of…

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3 students arrested after gun found at South Panola High School

Three students were arrested after one brought a gun to South Panola High School on Wednesday.

Batesville Police Chief Jimmy McCloud said an arrest was made after school leaders found the gun. Deputy Chief Pittman said two more students were arrested on Thursday.

All three students face expulsion, however, the gun was not displayed or fired.

“I have a son there in the eleventh grade and it’s scary,” said Amber Beard, who was surprised to have learned of the incident on Facebook rather than from the school district.

“I remember some things going on at school, but I never heard about someone bringing a gun to school,” former SPHS student Cassie Brooks said.

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Police search for man who robbed Papa Murphy’s in south Wichita

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Police search for man who robbed Papa Murphy’s in south Wichita

WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) –
Police are searching for a suspect who allegedly robbed a Papa Murphy’s in south Wichita Sunday evening.
The robbery happened just after 8 p.m. at the Papa Murphy’s at 2712 South Seneca. Sgt. Nikki Woodrow

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South Florida’s high cybercrime rate requires strategic response

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South Florida’s high cybercrime rate requires strategic response

With the public disclosure that hackers gained access to 1 billion Yahoo user accounts and increasing evidence of Russia’s involvement in hacking aspects of the U.S. election, the public has heightened concerns that cybercrime is undermining public safety and national

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Vulnerable South Australians targeted by credit card scammers, police warn

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Vulnerable South Australians targeted by credit card scammers, police warn

VULNERABLE people have been scammed out of thousands of dollars by credit card scammers purporting to come from South Australia, SA Police say.
Since July 2016, numerous reports have been made to the Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network alleging deceptions

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This Beautiful Children’s Book Is Exploring Queer South Asian Themes

A new picture book is creating space in the world of children’s literature for South Asian kids who don’t ascribe to traditional notions of gender expression.

The Boy & The Bindi tells the story of a young boy who becomes fascinated with his mother’s bindi ― a dot worn by South Asian women on their foreheads that has religious and marital roots, but is commonly worn as an accessory.

Author Vivek Sharya told The Huffington Post that while there is a growing market for books that feature the lives and stories of gender-creative kids, few of these cater to the experiences of brown children.

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Chinese hackers ‘targeted US aircraft carrier patrolling in South China Sea’ as legal battle raged over who should control the waters

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Chinese hackers ‘targeted US aircraft carrier patrolling in South China Sea’ as legal battle raged over who should control the waters

Chinese hackers tried to steal information from a US aircraft carrier patrolling in the South China Sea when the country was under pressure to withdraw its claim over the waters.
USS Ronald Reagan, a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, was on patrol

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Hackers hit Vietnam airports with South China Sea messages

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Hackers hit Vietnam airports with South China Sea messages

HANOI – Hackers attacked the website of a national airline and flight information screens at Vietnam’s two biggest airports on Friday, posting notices that state media said criticized the Philippines and Vietnam and their claims in the South China Sea. Operators of airports in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City briefly had to halt electronic […]

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