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Malware is now being concealed by hackers in Windows Event Logs.

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Malware is now being concealed by hackers in Windows Event Logs.

Undocumented publicly for attacks in the wild, security researchers have discovered a malicious operation that leveraged Windows event logs to contain malware.

The assault’s threat actor was able to use the technology to introduce fileless malware into the file system as part of a covert attack using a variety of techniques and modules.

Payloads are added to Windows event logs.
After being recognised as a threat on a customer’s computer by a commercial product equipped with technologies for behavior-based detection and anomaly control, researchers at Kaspersky collected a sample of the virus.

According to the study, the malware utilised a sizable number of both custom-made and commercially available tools as part of a “highly targeted” effort.
One of the most intriguing aspects of the attack is the bespoke malware dropper’s injection of shellcode payloads into Windows event logs for the Key Management Services (KMS).

According to Kaspersky’s lead security researcher Denis Legezo, the malicious campaign marked the first time this technique had been deployed “in the field.”

At order to load malicious code via DLL search order hijacking, the dropper copies the genuine OS error handling programme WerFault.exe to “C:WindowsTasks” before dropping an encrypted binary resource to the “wer.dll” (Windows Error Reporting) in the same location.

A hacking method called DLL hijacking uses weak security checks in normal programmes to load a malicious Dynamic Link Library (DLL) into memory from any location.

According to Legezo, the dropper’s functions include looking for specific entries in the event logs (category 0x4142, or ‘AB’ in ASCII), as well as putting data onto the disc for the side-loading procedure. In the absence of such a record, it generates 8KB chunks of encrypted shellcode that are then merged to create the code for the subsequent stager.

Given that the source code for injecting payloads into Windows event logs has been publicly available for a short while, the new technique examined by Kaspersky is probably on its way to becoming more well-known.

Advanced technical actor
Legezo states that the overall campaign “looks remarkable” based on the numerous methods and modules (pen-testing suites, personalised anti-detection wrappers, and final stage trojans) utilised in it.

He claimed to an APT-level adversary, saying to BleepingComputer that “the actor behind the campaign is pretty adept by itself, or at least has a good set of quite sophisticated commercial tools.”

The commercial penetration testing frameworks Cobalt Strike and NetSPI were among the tools utilised in the attack (the former SilentBreak).

Although the researcher believes that some of the attack’s modules are original, they may really be a part of the NetSPI platform, which testing required a paid licence for.

For instance, two trojans with the names ThrowbackDLL.dll and SlingshotDLL.dll could represent tools that belong to the SilentBreak penetration testing framework and are known to use those names.

According to the research, the attack started in September 2021 when the victim fell for a scam to download a RAR archive from the file-sharing website file.io.

The Cobalt Strike module, which was signed with a certificate from the business Fast Invest ApS, was subsequently distributed by the threat actor. 15 files were signed with the certificate, but none of them were genuine.

According to the researcher, the ultimate goal of targeted malware with such last stager functionality is typically to collect some valuable data from the victims.

When analysing the attack, Kaspersky did not discover any resemblances to earlier efforts linked to a recognised threat actor.

The researchers label the new activity SilentBreak, after the name of the tool most frequently employed in the attack, until a connection with a known opponent is made.

 

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Banarasi Silk Sarees: Traditional as well as Charming

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Banarasi Silk Sarees: Traditional as well as Charming

The most important event in a woman’s life is her wedding, and she wants to dress and appear her best for this special day. The bride must dress in large, bulky sarees or lehengas for the mehndi ceremony reception, one of many traditions that precede and follow Indian wedding ceremonies. We all have busy lives, though, and it’s possible that we won’t have enough time to visit various stores and make the actual purchase of sarees. It makes perfect sense in this situation to purchase wedding sarees online.

One of any Indian woman’s most prized possessions is a Banarasi Saree. These sarees have received praise not just in India but also outside. Every girl would want to own and utilise something as soft, smooth, and uniquely Indian as Banaras. These stunning sarees are being woven by hundreds of weavers in the historic city of Varanasi.

The ancient craft of creating banarasi has truly been passed down from one generation to the next and is still thriving today. These sarees are considered to have become more popular during the Mughal era. In order to produce the distinctive pattern that now distinguishes Banarasi sarees, Persian and Indian designs were combined.

People from royal houses were the only ones who wore Banarasi Silk Saree Buy Online in the past. These were once worth several lakhs of rupees because they were constructed with genuine silver and gold strings. A saree could sometimes take a weaver a whole year to complete. But now that simple threads are being used, even the common man can buy it.

Many newlyweds wear a Banarasi silk saree on their special day because it meets the requirements of a wedding saree. The sarees are a favourite among upcoming brides because of their brilliant diversity and exceptional designs. The saree can be found in a wide range of colours, including orange, red, imperial blue, purple, blue, green, and others.

The patterns and designs of the Banarasi sarees have undergone a great deal of trial and error. Sarees with extraordinary designs that reflect elegance and grace are the end result. These sarees are a treat to wear because of their lovely and elaborate embroidery.

A Banarasi saree never quits trying to make a woman look good. It makes a fashion statement right away. This is one saree that has endured for many generations and has remained unaffected by changes in the fashion industry. Banarasi silk sarees are now sold all over the world. It is now simpler than ever to buy sarees from the comfort of your home thanks to the extensive selection available online. Buy one from one of the many stores and take pleasure in its rich splendour. To make sure you are receiving a good value for your money, check its validity before purchasing.

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Release of Google Chrome 88: Farewell to Flash Player and FTP assistance

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Release of Google Chrome 88: Farewell to Flash Player and FTP assistance

Today, January 19, 2021, Google released Chrome 88 to the Stable desktop channel, which contains security updates and the much awaited removal of Adobe Flash Player.

Chrome 89 is the newest Beta version, Chrome 88 has been moved to the Stable channel, and Chrome 90 will be the Canary version.

Users using desktop versions of Windows, Mac, and Linux can upgrade to Chrome 88 by selecting Settings -> Help -> About Google Chrome. When a new update becomes available, the browser will then check for it automatically and install it.

Removal of Flash Player from Chrome
On January 12th, 2021, Adobe Flash Player will no longer be supported, hence Google has totally removed Flash from the browser.

Organizations will no longer be able to use Enterprise policy to re-enable Flash Player in Google Chrome as a result of this change.

Since 2017, Google has been alerting consumers to the impending demise of Adobe Flash Player and recommending businesses to stop utilising it in their environments.

With this modification, Flash Player is no longer supported by the main platform for running Flash content.

FTP support was dropped
Due to its limited usage and lack of support for proxy or encrypted (FTPS) connections, Google decided to remove FTP support (ftp:/) from Chrome.

Because only “.1-.2%” of Chrome users actually utilise the FTP protocol, Google has been attempting to get rid of it since 2014.

With the introduction of a new “chrome:/flags/#enable-ftp” flag that determines whether or not FTP support is enabled, Google started deprecating FTP support with the release of Chrome 80.

In order to ensure that there would be no issues with accessing content on FTP sites during the epidemic, Google restored FTP support once more on April 9th, reversing the previous decision to disable it by default in Chrome 81.

“We will “undeprecate” FTP on the Chrome stable channel in light of the present problem. FTP, for instance, will resume operation “Asanka Herath, a Google software engineer, commented on a Chromium issue topic.

The browser no longer offers any FTP support as of the release of Chrome 88.

enhanced controls for the dark mode
Although Google Chrome has long supported operating system dark mode settings, not all of its controls have been converted to a dark mode style. Scroll bars and form controls are some of these controls.

With Chrome 88, the browser now uses a dark mode theme to display scroll bars and form controls.

increased protection against tabbing assaults
In order to prevent “tabnabbing” assaults, Chrome 88 will automatically apply the “noopener” context to links that open in new tabs when a user clicks on them. This attack technique is referred to as “tab-napping” by Google.

A security flaw called “tabbing” enables a freshly opened page to use javascript to send the user to a different URL from the one they were originally on. Any URL the threat actor chooses, such as phishing pages or pages that automatically download malicious files, might be used as the redirected URL.

HTML links can have a rel=”noopener” property added by web designers to stop a new tab from changing the referring page using JavaScript.

With the introduction of Google Chrome today, any links that open in a new tab will instantly have the rel=”nooopener” attribute applied to them.

New Tab search demonstration
The long-awaited capability of being able to search through all of your open tabs finally arrives in Chrome 88. When activated, a small down arrow will appear in a circle, and clicking it will launch a search dialogue.

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SPANISH DELIVERY APP GLOVO RAISES $121M FROM SWISS REAL ESTATE FIRM STONEWEG TO BUILD OUT DELIVERY-ONLY CONVENIENCE STORES FOR SUB-30 MINUTE DELIVERY TIMES (MACARENA MUNOZ MONTIJANO/BLOOMBERG)

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Macarena Munoz Montijano / Bloomberg:

Spanish delivery app Glovo raises $121M from Swiss real estate firm Stoneweg to build out delivery-only convenience stores for sub-30 minute delivery times  —  – Stoneweg will build, refurbish property to help Glovo expand  — Glovo’s orders for convenience items have surged 300%

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