Top stories of 2020

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Below the list of the top stories of 2020.

December 21 – SUPERNOVA, a backdoor found while investigating SolarWinds hack

While investigating the recent SolarWinds Orion supply-chain attack security researchers discovered another backdoor, tracked SUPERNOVA.

August 2 – Garmin allegedly paid for a decryptor for WastedLocker ransomware

BleepingComputer researchers confirmed that Garmin has received the decryption key to recover their files encrypted with the WastedLocker Ransomware.

January 21 – Expert found a hardcoded SSH Key in Fortinet SIEM appliances

Expert found a hardcoded SSH public key in Fortinet ’s Security Information and Event Management FortiSIEM that can allow access to the FortiSIEM Supervisor. 

April 27 – Hacking Microsoft Teams accounts with a GIF image

Experts discovered how to take over Microsoft Teams accounts by just sending recipients a regular GIF, it works for both desktop and web Teams versions.

December 31 –New Golang-based Crypto worm infects Windows and Linux servers

Experts from Intezer discovered a new and self-spreading Golang-based malware that targets Windows and Linux servers.

May 2 – Fake Microsoft Teams notifications aim at stealing Office365 logins

Phishing attacks impersonating notifications from Microsoft Teams targeted as many as 50,000 Teams users to steal Office365 logins.

November 22 – Threat actor shared a list of 49,577 IPs vulnerable Fortinet VPNs

A threat actor has published online a list of one-line exploits to steal VPN credentials from over 49,000 vulnerable Fortinet VPNs.

January 3 – Cisco addresses several flaws in its DCNM product

Cisco has released software updates for its Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) product to address several critical and high-severity issues.

February 27 – Hunting the coronavirus in the dark web

Let me share with you the result of a one-night long analysis of major black marketplaces searching for anything related to the coronavirus epidemic.

April 26 – Hackers exploit SQL injection zero-day issue in Sophos firewall

Cybersecurity firm Sophos releases an emergency patch to address an SQL injection flaw in its XG Firewall product that has been exploited in the wild.

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Pierluigi Paganini

(SecurityAffairs – hacking, Top stories 2020)

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