Author Archives: CSIRT

Apache Vulnerability Log4j RCE (CVE-2021-44228)

A critical vulnerability (CVE-2021-44228) has recently been discovered that affects Log4j versions from 2.0-beta9 to 2.14.1, and is critical as it can be remotely exploited by a non-authenticated attacker allowing remote code execution (RCE). The vulnerability is rated 10 out of 10 in the Common Vulnerability Rating System (CVSS), which describes how serious the vulnerability […]

Extremely Critical Log4J Vulnerability Leaves Much of the Internet at Risk

The Apache Software Foundation has released fixes to contain an <<>> <<>> zero-day vulnerability affecting the widely-used Apache Log4j Java-based logging library that could be weaponized to execute malicious code and allow a complete takeover of vulnerable systems. Tracked as <<>> and by the monikers Log4Shell or LogJam, the issue concerns a case of unauthenticated, […]

The rise of ‘triple extortion’ in ransomware pandemic

Ransomware is the most prominent threat in the cyber space today. Cyber insurer ( Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) recently went so far as to call ransomware a “pandemic” – one that is spreading rapidly around the world. This variation of malware allows hackers to lock businesses or individuals out of their systems and encrypt […]

SAP Patches Critical Vulnerabilities in Environmental Compliance

By Ionut Arghire On Tuesday, its October 2021 Security Patch Day, SAP announced the release of 13 new security notes and an update for a previously released note. Three of the notes are rated Hot News. The most important of SAP’s security notes ( deals with two critical vulnerabilities in SAP Environmental Compliance. Tracked as CVE-2020-10683 and CVE-2021-23926 (CVSS […]

The next big cyberthreat isn’t ransomware. It’s killware. And it’s just as bad as it sounds.

by Josh Meyer As most Americans are still learning about the hacking-for-cash crime of ransomware, the nation’s top homeland security official is worried about an even more dire digital danger: killware, or cyberattacks that can literally end lives. The Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack in April galvanized the public’s attention because of its consumer-related complications, including long lines […]