Cybersecurity Weekly: Kupidon ransomware, WordPress attack, eCh0raix ransomware
Kupidon is the latest ransomware targeting your data. An attack targeted database credentials on 1.3 million WordPress sites. The ongoing eCh0raix ransomware campaign targets QNAP NAS devices. All this, and more, in this week’s edition of Cybersecurity Weekly.
1. Kupidon is the latest ransomware targeting your data
First spotted by researchers on May 9 after being uploaded to ID-Ransomware, Kupidon quickly increased distribution and victims started streaming into the ransomware identification site. This ransomware is targeting both personal users and businesses, most likely through exposed remote desktop servers.
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2. Attack targeted database credentials on 1.3 million WordPress sites
The attack took place between May 29 and May 31 and was stopped by the Wordfence Firewall, which blocked more than 130 million attacks. The attacks from this campaign accounted for 75 percent of all attempted exploits of plugin and theme vulnerabilities across the WordPress ecosystem.
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3. Ongoing eCh0raix ransomware campaign targets QNAP NAS devices
After remaining relatively quiet over the past few months, the threat actors behind the eCh0raix ransomware launched a new campaign targeting QNAP storage devices. The threat actors are gaining access to QNAP devices through known vulnerabilities or by brute-forcing weak passwords used on the device.
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