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A statement from the white house

statement from the white house has confirmed President Joe Biden issued an executive order to prevent citizen data transfer to high-risk nations. The action also includes scrutinizing actions requiring other countries access to Americans’ sensitive data. Country of concern includes China, Saudi Arabia, Azerbaijan, Jordan, Russia, Turkey, and U.A.E. Further explanation by the government about the decision emphasizes the possible use of the information to track United States citizens or sales of the information to foreign intelligence and data brokers who can use them for scam, privacy violation, blackmail and surveillance.

Etairos Health becomes a victim of qilin ransomware. The company specializes in providing healthcare for families regardless of the circumstances. Etairos has over 1000 employees and a revenue of $41 million.

Threat hunters unveil GTPDOOR, a new Linux malware programmed to function in telecom networks adjacent to GRX (GPRS roaming exchanges). According to a report on how the malware functions, “When run, the first thing GTPDOOR does is process-name stomps itself – changing its process name to ‘[syslog]’ – disguised as syslog invoked from the kernel,” the researcher said. “It suppresses child signals and then opens a raw socket [that] will allow the implant to receive U.D.P. messages that hit the network interfaces.” Ultimately, the malware allows the threat actor to compromise the host by sending GTP-C Echo request messages with a malicious payload.

The Blackbasta ransomware group launched an attack on multiple businesses. The victims include

Haas Automation Inc: The company specializes in C.N.C. Vertical Machining Centers, C.N.C. Horizontal Machining Centers, C.N.C. Lathes/Turning Centers, C.N.C. Rotary Tables and Indexers, 5-Axis C.N.C. Machining Centers, C.N.C. Mold Making Machining Centers, C.N.C. Toolroom Machines, C.N.C. Gantry Routers, and Haas C.N.C. Control. Haas Automation has over 5000 employees and a revenue of $353 million.

Franz Carl Weber: Franz Carl Weber specializes in offering children a diverse range of toys and leisure items, providing a comprehensive assortment to a discerning clientele since 1881. The company has over 200 employees and $12.3 million in revenue.

Scullion Law: This legal firm specializes in legal services, Family Law, Road Traffic Law, Criminal Law, Property Law, Private Client & Estates, Wills & Future Planning, Criminal Defence, Road Traffic Defence, Divorce, Estate Planning, Residential Conveyancing, Buying a Home, Selling a Home, Legal Guidance, Separation, Child Contact, Notary Public, Lawyers, Solicitors, Paralegals, Accident Claims, Injury lawyers, and Compensation experts. The company has over 50 employees and $5 million in revenue.

Reports have revealed a patched vulnerability (CVE-2024-21338 with CVSS score of 7.8) with an earlier status of “no exploit detected” was exploited by Lazarus Group. The escalation flaw, which was present in the Windows kernel as a zero-day, became a tool for obtaining kernel-level access and turning off security software by the group. A statement by Microsoft revealed that “To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker would first have to log on to the system. An attacker could then run a specially crafted application that could exploit the vulnerability and take control of an affected system.”

Lockbit ransomware group hits Gap Solutions, a company that specializes in Point of Sale, Scales, Food Equipment, Consumables, Slicers, Baking & Commercial Kitchen Equipment, Fuel P.O.S. Systems & Integration, Loyalty Software, Cloud Based Management & Reporting, Service & Support, Back Office Software, and P.O.S. Software. Gap Solutions has over 200 employees and $82.9 million in revenue.

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