HELLOKITTY

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HelloKitty is a malicious software (malware) that has been designed to exploit and damage computer systems. It can infiltrate systems through suspicious downloads, emails, or websites, often unbeknownst to the user. Once inside, it can steal personal information, disrupt operations, or even hold data hostage for ransom. This type of malware is particularly destructive as it not only compromises system integrity but can also lead to significant financial losses and privacy breaches. The HelloKitty malware has recently been linked with the exploitation of an Apache ActiveMQ flaw, known as CVE-2023-46604. This vulnerability has reportedly been used to install the HelloKitty ransomware on unsuspecting systems. The issue was first brought to light by securityaffairs.com, who reported multiple instances of this exploitation. The severity of this situation is heightened by the fact that ActiveMQ is widely used, increasing the potential number of affected systems. In a further development, the source code of the 2020 variant of the HelloKitty ransomware was leaked on a cybercrime forum. This is a significant event as it potentially enables other cybercriminals to use, modify, and distribute this malware, thereby increasing its threat level. The leak could result in more sophisticated versions of the malware being developed, making it even more challenging for cybersecurity measures to effectively counteract it. Therefore, individuals and organizations are advised to ensure their systems are protected against such threats and regularly updated to minimize vulnerabilities.
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CVE-2023-46604Unspecified
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CVE-2023-46604 is a critical vulnerability identified in Apache ActiveMQ, specifically affecting versions prior to 5.15.16, 5.16.7, 5.17.6, and 5.18.3. This flaw, which lies within the Java OpenWire protocol marshaller, allows for Remote Code Execution (RCE) and has been assigned a maximum severity
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MITRE
a year ago
UNC2447 SOMBRAT and FIVEHANDS Ransomware: A Sophisticated Financial Threat | Mandiant
CERT-EU
8 months ago
HelloKitty ransomware source code leaked on hacking forum
CERT-EU
8 months ago
The source code of the 2020 variant of HelloKitty ransomware was leaked on cybercrime forum | #ransomware | #cybercrime | National Cyber Security Consulting
Securityaffairs
8 months ago
The source code of the 2020 variant of HelloKitty ransomware was leaked on cybercrime forum
CERT-EU
7 months ago
Critical Apache ActiveMQ bug exploited by ransomware crew
Securityaffairs
7 months ago
Suspected exploitation of Apache ActiveMQ flaw CVE-2023-46604 to install HelloKitty ransomware
CERT-EU
7 months ago
HelloKitty ransomware now exploiting Apache ActiveMQ flaw in attacks
Checkpoint
6 months ago
The Platform Matters: A Comparative Study on Linux and Windows Ransomware Attacks - Check Point Research
CERT-EU
8 months ago
The source code of the 2020 variant of HelloKitty ransomware was leaked on a cybercrime forum
CERT-EU
8 months ago
Middle East hacktivists, Curl security flaw, HelloKitty improves ransomware | #ransomware | #cybercrime | National Cyber Security Consulting
CERT-EU
a year ago
RTM Locker Ransomware Gang Targets VMware ESXi Servers
Securityaffairs
a year ago
Royal Ransomware adds support for encrypting Linux, VMware ESXi systems
Securityaffairs
2 months ago
Security Affairs newsletter Round 466 by Pierluigi Paganini
Securityaffairs
6 months ago
Security Affairs newsletter Round 447 by Pierluigi Paganini
Securityaffairs
3 months ago
Security Affairs newsletter Round 461 by Pierluigi Paganini
Securityaffairs
25 days ago
Security Affairs newsletter Round 470 by Pierluigi Paganini – INTERNATIONAL EDITION
CERT-EU
6 months ago
Protecting Against Apache ActiveMQ Vulnerability
Securityaffairs
6 months ago
Security Affairs newsletter Round 446 by Pierluigi Paganini
Securityaffairs
4 months ago
Security Affairs newsletter Round 456 by Pierluigi Paganini
Securityaffairs
6 months ago
Security Affairs newsletter Round 449 by Pierluigi Paganini