Windows 10 April update is full of new features: Our top picks Here are some of the new capabilities you can expect in yet another feature-packed semi-annual release. Read more: https://zd.net/2HLtL6f See also 10 dangerous app vulnerabilities to watch out for (free PDF) An obscure hacker group known as Buhtrap is actually behind a recent Windows OS zero-day vulnerability that was exploited in the wild. Slovak antivirus maker ESET, the company who discovered the ongoing attacks, said the zero-day was being used to conduct cyber-espionage. Microsoft patched the zero-day (CVE-2019-1132) this week, in this month’s Patch Tuesday updates train. But what stands out in this discovery is the name Buhtrap itself. The group isn’t your regular state-sponsored hacker outfit, like more well-known names such as Turla, Fancy Bears, APT33, or the Equation Group. The group is rarely seen and is usually involved in targeting financial institutions to steal money. A short history of Buhtrap Buhtrap was first seen on the cyber-crime landscape in 2014 when they started like most cyber-crime groups by targeting Russian businesses, according to an ESET 2015 report. As the group gained experience, they also gained in brazenness, and they slowly started going after more well-protected targets like Russian banks, according to a report published by Symantec. A report from Group-IB claims the group was incredibly successful during this stage of their evolution, managing to steal over $25 million from at least 13 Russian banks, between August 2015 and February 2016. But success didn’t last for long,… [Read full story]
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