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Suspected Chinese hackers use Log4j flaw to deploy Night Sky ransomware, Microsoft warns

A China-based ransomware operator has been exploiting a vulnerability in Log4j software to attack internet-facing systems running a popular virtualization service, Microsoft analysts reported Monday. The findings point toward attacks on VMWare Horizon, an application that allows remote users access to virtual computers and servers. Successful attacks have led to the deployment of ransomware via […]

Chinese hackers use Log4j exploit to go after academic institution

A Chinese hacking group known for industrial espionage and intelligence collection used a vulnerability in Log4j to go after a large academic institution, researchers at CrowdStrike revealed Wednesday. Threat analysts observed the group attempting to install malware after gaining access using a modified version of a Log4j exploit for VMWare Horizon, a virtual workspace technology. CrowdStrike […]

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