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The Week in Ransomware - September 29th 2023 - Dark Angels

This week has been a busy ransomware week, with ransomware attacks having a massive impact on organizations and the fallout of the MOVEit breaches to be disclosed.

Millions of Exim mail servers exposed to zero-day RCE attacks

A critical zero-day vulnerability in all versions of Exim mail transfer agent (MTA) software can let unauthenticated attackers gain remote code execution (RCE) on Internet-exposed servers.

Exploit released for Microsoft SharePoint Server auth bypass flaw

Proof-of-concept exploit code has surfaced on GitHub for a critical authentication bypass vulnerability in Microsoft SharePoint Server, allowing privilege escalation.

ShinyHunters member pleads guilty to $6 million in data theft damages

Sebastien Raoult, a 22-year-old from France, has pleaded guilty in the U.S. District Court of Seattle to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and aggravated identity theft as part of his activities in the ShinyHunters hacking group.

Discord is investigating cause of ‘You have been blocked’ errors

Many Discord users attempting to access the popular instant messaging and VoIP social platform today have been met with a scary "Sorry, you have been blocked" message.

Lazarus hackers breach aerospace firm with new LightlessCan malware

The North Korean 'Lazarus' hacking group targeted employees of an aerospace company located in Spain with fake job opportunities to hack into the corporate network using a previously unknown 'LightlessCan' backdoor.

Progress warns of maximum severity WS_FTP Server vulnerability

Progress, the maker of the MOVEit Transfer file-sharing platform recently exploited in widespread data theft attacks, warned customers to patch a maximum severity vulnerability in its WS_FTP Server software.

Microsoft breach led to theft of 60,000 US State Dept emails

Chinese hackers stole tens of thousands of emails from U.S. State Department accounts after breaching Microsoft's cloud-based Exchange email platform in May.

Bing Chat responses infiltrated by ads pushing malware

Malicious advertisements are now being injected into Microsoft's AI-powered Bing Chat responses, promoting fake download sites that distribute malware.

FBI: Dual ransomware attack victims now get hit within 48 hours

The FBI has warned about a new trend in ransomware attacks where multiple strains are deployed on victims' networks to encrypt systems in under two days.