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FBI: Ransomware gangs hack casinos via 3rd party gaming vendors
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FBI: Ransomware gangs hack casinos via 3rd party gaming vendors

The FBI has issued a warning that threat actors using ransomware are aiming their attacks at casino servers and are gaining more access to the network by using reputable system management tools. The agency states that third-party vendors and services are a common attack vector in a notification to the private industry. To breach casinos, ransomware gangs still depend on outside gaming vendors. The agency notes that "new trends included ransomware actors using legitimate system management tools to elevate network permissions and companies targeted by exploiting vulnerabilities in vendor-controlled remote access to casino servers."The FBI began to notice ransomware attacks in 2022 that were aimed at small and tribal casinos with the goal of encrypting servers and the personally identi...
Chinese Hackers Deploy Microsoft Signed Rootkit to Target Gaming Sector
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Chinese Hackers Deploy Microsoft Signed Rootkit to Target Gaming Sector

A unique rootkit signed by Microsoft that is designed to communicate with an attack infrastructure controlled by actors has been discovered by cybersecurity experts. The actor behind the FiveSys rootkit, which was discovered in October 2021, has been linked to a cluster of activity, according to Trend Micro. The gaming industry in China is the principal victim of this malicious actor, according to Mahmoud Zohdy, Sherif Magdy, and Mohamed Fahmy of Trend Micro. The Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL) process for obtaining a valid signature appears to have been successfully completed by their virus read more Chinese Hackers Deploy Microsoft Signed Rootkit to Target Gaming Sector. Stay informed with the best cybersecurity news and raise your cybersecurity awareness with our comprehe...