Overview of security incidents for the period 18-24 September 2021

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The sixteenth vulnerability in Apple products this year, a “terrorist attack” on the financial system of Venezuela, a key hidden by the FBI to recover encrypted REvil files, the exploitation of an eleven-year vulnerability in Adobe ColdFusion – read about these and other security incidents for the period from September 18 to September 24, 2021. 

Following the publication on September 16 of the PoC for the OMIGOD vulnerability , active scans of the Internet began looking for unsecured Azure Linux servers. Cybercriminals have begun deploying cryptocurrency mining programs on compromised servers, or hacked devices become part of a botnet.

A hacker group, allegedly funded by a certain state, attempted to attack the computer network of one of the largest ports in the United States, the Port of Houston. During the attack, the attackers intended to exploit a zero-day vulnerability in Zoho ( CVE-2021-40539 ). The port authority said it had successfully repelled the attack and “no operational data or systems were affected.” As a result of the CISA investigation, the FBI and the US Coast Guard issued a joint

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