[Weekly Security News] Cyber attacks that will make you nervous until the end of the year

[Weekly Security News] Cyber attacks that will make you nervous until the end of the year

[December 27 2023]

1. Xfinity hack could compromise user information from 36 million customers, state AG says

Hackers stole some customer information of Xfinity by compromising a vulnerability in its 3rd party. Xfinity was awarded this accident in October and concluded on Dec. 6 that usernames and passwords for some customers were stolen along with names, contact information, and last four digits of social security numbers.

Source : ABC News


2. Something nasty injected login-stealing JavaScript into 50K online banking sessions

IBM Security announced that 50,000 user sessions with more than 40 banks worldwide were compromised by the malicious s/w in 2023. It appears the Windows malware DanaBot, or something related or connected to it, infects victims’ PCs and then waits for the user to visit their bank website. At that point, the malware kicks in and injects JavaScript into the login page. This injected code can be passed to the fraudsters to exploit to drain accounts when users enter their credentials.

Source : The Register


3. Chameleon Android Banking Trojan Variant Bypasses Biometric Authentication

Cybersecurity researchers have discovered an updated version of an Android banking malware called Chameleon.The evolved malware excels in executing Device Takeover (DTO) using the accessibility service. Both malicious artifacts distributing Chameleon masquerade as the Google Chrome web browser.

Source : The Hacker News


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