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From The Hacker News – Pakistan-linked Malware Campaign Evolves to Target Windows, Android, and macOS

Threat actors with ties to Pakistan have been linked to a long-running malware campaign dubbed Operation Celestial Force since at least 2018.
The activity, still ongoing, entails the use of an Android malware called GravityRAT and a Windows-based malware loader codenamed HeavyLift, according to Cisco Talos, which are administered using another standalone tool referred to as GravityAdmin.
The

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From The Hacker News – Cybercriminals Employ PhantomLoader to Distribute SSLoad Malware

The nascent malware known as SSLoad is being delivered by means of a previously undocumented loader called PhantomLoader, according to findings from cybersecurity firm Intezer.
“The loader is added to a legitimate DLL, usually EDR or AV products, by binary patching the file and employing self-modifying techniques to evade detection,” security researchers Nicole Fishbein and Ryan Robinson said in

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From The Hacker News – Ukraine Police Arrest Suspect Linked to LockBit and Conti Ransomware Groups

The Cyber Police of Ukraine has announced the arrest of a local man who is suspected to have offered their services to LockBit and Conti ransomware groups.
The unnamed 28-year-old native of the Kharkiv region allegedly specialized in the development of crypters to encrypt and obfuscate malicious payloads in order to evade detection by security programs.
The product is believed to have been

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From The Hacker News – Google Warns of Pixel Firmware Security Flaw Exploited as Zero-Day

Google has warned that a security flaw impacting Pixel Firmware has been exploited in the wild as a zero-day.
The high-severity vulnerability, tagged as CVE-2024-32896, has been described as an elevation of privilege issue in Pixel Firmware.
The company did not share any additional details related to the nature of attacks exploiting it, but noted “there are indications that CVE-2024-32896 may be

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From The Hacker News – New Cross-Platform Malware ‘Noodle RAT’ Targets Windows and Linux Systems

A previously undocumented cross-platform malware codenamed Noodle RAT has been put to use by Chinese-speaking threat actors either for espionage or cybercrime for years.
While this backdoor was previously categorized as a variant of Gh0st RAT and Rekoobe, Trend Micro security researcher Hara Hiroaki said “this backdoor is not merely a variant of existing malware, but is a new type altogether.”