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Ghostie’s Weekly Digest: Dutch spies knew Russian hackers interfered in US elections and more

A lot has happened, and secrets were revealed in the cyber security world as well over the last seven days. Here are some notable news you should be aware about:

The biggest cryptocurrency hack targeted Coincheck

Apparently, some of the predictions in terms of cyber-attacks are starting to come true. Hackers are targeting cryptocurrencies and the biggest hack has just hit Coincheck – a Tokyo-based cryptocurrency exchange. Hackers stole digital assets worth of $532 million, but it affected the entire cryptocurrency market, including the Bitcoin price.

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CrossRAT malware hits Windows, macOS and other systems

A new malware called CrossRAT has hit Windows, macOS, Solaris and Linux systems. CrossRAT is a Trojan developed by a group called Dark Caracal, allowing hackers to handle file systems as they please and run random executables. In addition, they use social engineering posting on Facebook and sending messages on WhatsApp, encouraging users to access fake and harmful websites.

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Dutch spies knew that Russians hackers influenced U.S. elections

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A new Microsoft Office malware planted by Russian Fancy Bear hackers

A new cyber-attack has been spreading through Office documents without the macros. Fancy Bear, an advanced hacking group is behind this malware and security specialists believe the group has links with the Russian government.

The malware basically infects computers using Microsoft Office documents through the DDE (Dynamic Data Exchange) feature. Fancy Bear hackers send a Word document called “IsisAttackInNewYork.docx” as bait.

If the target opens the file, it connects to a control server, downloads the malware called Seduploader and installs it on the computer.

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