Darkcasino

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DarkCasino, a threat actor group also known as Water Hydra, has emerged as a significant cybersecurity concern. This entity, which could be an individual, private company, or government-affiliated group, is responsible for executing malicious actions with the intent to compromise digital security and integrity. DarkCasino has recently been linked to several sophisticated cyber campaigns, exploiting vulnerabilities in popular software applications to further their nefarious activities. The group has joined the list of Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) groups exploiting a zero-day vulnerability in WinRAR, a widely used file compression tool. The exploitation of this zero-day vulnerability allows DarkCasino to infiltrate systems undetected and carry out its illicit activities. This development has been reported extensively in various cybersecurity forums, highlighting the severity of the threat posed by DarkCasino's activities. In addition to the WinRAR exploit, Trend Micro analysts uncovered a sophisticated DarkGate campaign in mid-January 2024, orchestrated by DarkCasino. The campaign exploited a recent Windows SmartScreen vulnerability as a zero-day to distribute malware. Furthermore, in February 2024, it was reported that DarkCasino exploited CVE-2024-21412 as part of a complex zero-day attack chain targeting financial market traders. These actions underline DarkCasino's advanced capabilities and underscore the importance of timely patching and robust cybersecurity measures.
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Water Hydra
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The Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) group known as Water Hydra, also referred to as DarkCasino, has been identified as a significant threat actor in the cybersecurity landscape. The group is notorious for its exploitation of CVE-2024-21412, a vulnerability that allows them to bypass Microsoft Defen
Darkme
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Evilnum is a form of malware, first observed and reported in 2018, that is designed to exploit and damage computer systems. It infiltrates systems through suspicious downloads, emails, or websites, often without the user's knowledge, and can steal personal information, disrupt operations, or even ho
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CVE-2024-21412Unspecified
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CVE-2024-21412 is a security feature bypass vulnerability in the Microsoft Windows Internet Shortcut SmartScreen. The flaw, which was exploited as a zero-day, allows attackers to bypass the SmartScreen feature that typically warns users about running unrecognized apps and files from the internet. Th
CVE-2023-38831Unspecified
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CVE-2023-38831 is a critical vulnerability identified in the WinRAR software, with a CVSS score of 7.8, indicating high severity. This flaw in software design or implementation has been exploited to disseminate the LONEPAGE malware through ZIP files using an exploit known as UAC-0099. The vulnerabil
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CERT-EU
7 months ago
The New APT Group DarkCasino and the Global Surge in WinRAR 0-Day Exploits
Securityaffairs
6 months ago
DarkCasino joins the list of APT groups exploiting WinRAR 0day
CERT-EU
7 months ago
The New APT Group DarkCasino and the Global Surge in WinRAR 0-Day Exploits
CERT-EU
6 months ago
Previously unknown APT DarkCasino hits jackpot in WinRAR attack
Trend Micro
3 months ago
CVE-2024-21412: Water Hydra Targets Traders with Microsoft Defender SmartScreen Zero-Day
Trend Micro
3 months ago
SmartScreen Vulnerability: CVE-2024-21412 Facts and Fixes
CERT-EU
6 months ago
Cyber Security Week In Review: November 17, 2023
CERT-EU
6 months ago
Experts Uncover DarkCasino: New Emerging APT Threat Exploiting WinRAR Flaw
CERT-EU
9 months ago
WinRAR Security Flaw Exploited in Zero-Day Attacks to Target Traders
Securityaffairs
4 months ago
Security Affairs newsletter Round 456 by Pierluigi Paganini
Securityaffairs
2 months ago
Security Affairs newsletter Round 466 by Pierluigi Paganini
Securityaffairs
6 months ago
APT29 group exploited WinRAR 0day in attacks against embassies
Securityaffairs
5 months ago
Security Affairs newsletter Round 452 by Pierluigi Paganini
Securityaffairs
3 months ago
Security Affairs newsletter Round 461 by Pierluigi Paganini
Securityaffairs
2 months ago
Security Affairs newsletter Round 467 by Pierluigi Paganini – INTERNATIONAL EDITION
Securityaffairs
6 months ago
Security Affairs newsletter Round 447 by Pierluigi Paganini
CERT-EU
5 months ago
Security Affairs newsletter Round 452 by Pierluigi Paganini | #ransomware | #cybercrime | National Cyber Security Consulting
Securityaffairs
25 days ago
Security Affairs newsletter Round 470 by Pierluigi Paganini – INTERNATIONAL EDITION
InfoSecurity-magazine
9 months ago
WinRAR Vulnerability Affects Traders Worldwide
Securityaffairs
2 months ago
Security Affairs newsletter Round 463 by Pierluigi Paganini