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GitHub Launches Code Scanning Autofix Feature for Security – What You Need to Know

Discover GitHub’s new code scanning autofix feature, designed to provide targeted recommendations to developers to avoid security issues. Powered by GitHub Copilot and CodeQL, this tool covers various programming languages and offers code suggestions to remediate vulnerabilities. While it can be a valuable resource, developers should carefully review suggestions to ensure code security and functionality.

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Be cautious: Certain PyPI Python packages may deplete your cryptocurrency wallets.

A group of security researchers known as threat hunters recently discovered malicious packages on the Python Package Index (PyPI) repository. These seven packages were specifically designed to steal BIP39 mnemonic phrases, which are used to recover the private keys of cryptocurrency wallets. The attack campaign, codenamed BIPClip by ReversingLabs, has been active since at least…

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GhostSec and Stormous Ransomware Groups Conduct Double Extortion Attacks

In the world of cybercrime, the group known as GhostSec has emerged as a significant threat, with its latest activities being linked to a variant of the GhostLocker ransomware family, written in Golang. Researchers at Cisco Talos have reported that GhostSec and another ransomware group called Stormous are conducting double extortion ransomware attacks on various…

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GitHub Struggles to Fight Malicious Attack Flooding Site With Malware-Laden Repositories

In recent news, it has been reported that GitHub, a popular web-based hosting service, is currently facing a significant attack, flooding the site with millions of malicious code repositories. Researchers say these repositories contain obfuscated malware that steals passwords and cryptocurrency from developer devices. The attack is being carried out by an unknown party who…

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North Korean Hackers Target Developers with Malware-Laden Python Packages

Recently, Lazarus, a notorious state-backed hacking group from North Korea, has been found to have uploaded four packages to the Python Package Index (PyPI) repository. The intention behind this attack was to infect developer systems with malware. The affected packages, namely pycryptoenv, pycryptoconf, quasarlib, and swapmempool, have since been taken down. However, they were downloaded…

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Protective Measures Urged for Ubiquiti EdgeRouter Users After MooBot Malware Threat

Cybersecurity and intelligence agencies from various countries, including the United States, recently issued a joint advisory highlighting the need for Ubiquiti EdgeRouter users to take necessary protective measures. This advisory comes after the dismantling of a botnet called MooBot, which was made up of infected routers and is believed to have been used by a…

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Tax-themed Phishing Campaign Targets Mexican Users with TimbreStealer Malware

According to Cisco Talos, a previously undocumented Windows malware called TimbreStealer has been used in a phishing campaign that targets Mexican users and has been active since at least November 2023. The phishing campaign uses tax-themed lures and employs advanced obfuscation techniques to bypass detection and ensure persistence. The campaign also utilizes geofencing to target…

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