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11/23/2021
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A new kind of malware is aiming for victims in the bio-manufacturing sector. GoDaddy is compromised to the tune of more than 1.2 million accounts. And North Korean hackers are reportedly up to new tricks. This is CyberScoop for November 23, 2021.

'Tardigrade' malware is targeting biomanufacturing sector

A group of likely foreign government-sponsored hackers is behind cyberattacks on two bio-manufacturing companies that occurred this year, using a kind of malware capable of operating with independence within a network, an industry group warned. The Bioeconomy ​​Information Sharing and Analysis Center dubbed the malware “Tardigrade” after the resilient micro-animal, and said it looks like the work of an advanced persistent threat group, a term that most often refers to government-backed attackers. Tim Starks has the story.


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More than 1 million GoDaddy customers' data exposed

Up to 1.2 million customers of GoDaddy's managed WordPress service had their data exposed, the company told regulators Monday. Someone using a compromised password managed to get to the data, plus other sensitive information related to active users. The company apologized for the breach and says it has reset effected passwords and other key credentials. AJ Vicens reports.


North Korean hackers borrow Chinese tactics: report

Hackers apparent connected to the North Korean government have targeted Chinese security researchers in a possible attempt to gather intelligence, according to a Daily Beast report. The findings, based on CrowdStrike's analysis, seems to indicate that North Korean spies are trying to gather new hacking tools, which they can then adopt. In June, the "Stardust Chollima" group, sometimes called Lazarus, send out a wave of malicious emails containing cyber information from China's Ministry of Public Security and Beijing's National Information Security Standardization Technical Committee. Here's the story.


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