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posted by hubie on Friday November 17, @06:41PM   Printer-friendly
from the complaints-department-5000-miles-> dept.

https://arstechnica.com/security/2023/11/teens-with-digital-bazookas-are-winning-the-ransomware-war-researcher-laments/

What do Boeing, an Australian shipping company, the world's largest bank, and one of the world's biggest law firms have in common? All four have suffered cybersecurity breaches, most likely at the hands of teenage hackers, after failing to patch a critical vulnerability that security experts have warned of for more than a month, according to a post published Monday.

[...] All four companies have confirmed succumbing to security incidents in recent days, and China's ICBC has reportedly paid an undisclosed ransom in exchange for encryption keys to data that has been unavailable ever since.

[...] After the CitrixBleed exploit grants initial remote access through software known as Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, LockBit escalates its access to other parts of the compromised network using tools such as Atera, which provides interactive PowerShell interfaces that don't trigger antivirus or endpoint detection alerts. This access remains even after CitrixBleed is patched unless administrators take special actions.


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  • (Score: 2) by sgleysti on Saturday November 18, @03:06AM

    by sgleysti (56) on Saturday November 18, @03:06AM (#1333355)

    The SEC report by the ransomware gang is by far the most interesting part of this story. X got hacked has ceased to be news to me and always recalls to mind an early scene from the movie Hackers:

    Dade's Mom: You hooked it up to the phone, didn't you? Dade! Turn the shower off! You screw up again and you won't get into college!

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