Incidents

Net-Worm.Perl.Santy.a outbreak

Today we received reports about certain sites being defaced. Investigation has shown that a worm which utilizes a vulnerability in phpBB is responsible for this.

Screenshot of defaced website

PhpBB is a very popular software to use for internet boards/forums, so this affects a lot of sites. Therefore we are putting a Red Alert on it.

Currently there is no patch for this problem, only a work-around, which can be found here.

The worm is extra tricky because it replaces asp/php/htm/shtm files with its own code, not only meaning that you might lose data, but also that other sites using the same host get infected.

Net-Worm.Perl.Santy.a outbreak

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Reports

APT trends report Q3 2021

The APT trends reports are based on our threat intelligence research and provide a representative snapshot of what we have discussed in greater detail in our private APT reports. This is our latest installment, focusing on activities that we observed during Q3 2021.

Lyceum group reborn

According to older public researches, Lyceum conducted operations against organizations in the energy and telecommunications sectors across the Middle East. In 2021, we have been able to identify a new cluster of the group’s activity, focused on two entities in Tunisia.

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