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  • Symantec Discovers New "Highly Sophisticated" Chinese Hacking Tool [Ed: Microsoft Windows TCO]

    According to a US official, the finding of the malware was communicated to the United States government, which then shared the information with its overseas allies. Symantec published its research on the tool, which it refers to as Daxin, on Monday.

  • Researchers Warn of Stealthy Chinese Backdoor Targeting Multiple Foreign Agencies [Ed: Microsoft Windows TCO]

    The backdoor is a Windows kernel driver implementing advanced communication features that allows its operators to infect systems on highly secure networks and let them to communicate without detection, even when the systems can't connect to the Internet. These features are similar to the Regin malware discovered by Symantec in 2014, and which the company attributed to Western intelligence agencies.

  • Security updates for Monday [LWN.net]

    Security updates have been issued by CentOS (389-ds-base, cyrus-sasl, kernel, openldap, and python-pillow), Debian (cyrus-sasl2, htmldoc, and ujson), Fedora (flac, gnutls, java-11-openjdk, kernel, qemu, and vim), openSUSE (ucode-intel), SUSE (php72 and ucode-intel), and Ubuntu (php7.4, php8.0).

  • Toyota shuts down all Japanese production after supplier is hacked

    he world's largest automaker is suspending production at a third of its factories, according to Reuters. Toyota says it will temporarily stop making cars at its Japanese factories after one of its suppliers was hacked.

    The company in question is called Kojima Industries, which makes composite and plastic parts for Toyota, both for car interiors and also parts for Toyota's hybrid and fuel cell electric vehicles. Reuters quotes a Toyota spokesperson who described the event as a "supplier system failure."

Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt/Fear-mongering

CISA 'forgets' to mention Windows

  • Broadcom Software Discloses APT Actors Deploying Daxin Malware in Global Espionage Campaign | CISA [Ed: Microsoft Windows TCO]

    Broadcom Software—an industry member of CISA’s Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative (JCDC)—uncovers an advanced persistent threat (APT) campaign against select governments and other critical infrastructure targets in a publication titled Daxin: Stealthy Backdoor Designed for Attacks Against Hardened Networks. The Symantec Threat Hunter team, part of Broadcom Software, worked with CISA to engage with multiple governments targeted with Daxin malware and assisted in detection and remediation.

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