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HelloKitty ransomware now exploiting Apache ActiveMQ flaw in attacks
2023-11-02 16:21

The HelloKitty ransomware operation is exploiting a recently disclosed Apache ActiveMQ remote code execution flaw to breach networks and encrypt devices.

Yesterday, Rapid7 reported that they had seen at least two distinct cases of threat actors exploiting CVE-2023-46604 in customer environments to deploy HelloKitty ransomware binaries and extort the targeted organizations.

HelloKitty is a ransomware operation that launched in November 2020 and recently had its source code leaked on a Russian-speaking cybercrime forums making it available to anyone.

The Rapid7 report contains information about the latest HelloKitty indicators of compromise, but more comprehensive data on that front can be found in this FBI report focused on the ransomware family.

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News URL

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/hellokitty-ransomware-now-exploiting-apache-activemq-flaw-in-attacks/

Related Vulnerability

DATE CVE VULNERABILITY TITLE RISK
2023-10-27 CVE-2023-46604 Deserialization of Untrusted Data vulnerability in Apache Activemq
The Java OpenWire protocol marshaller is vulnerable to Remote Code Execution.
network
low complexity
apache CWE-502
critical
9.8

Related vendor

VENDOR LAST 12M #/PRODUCTS LOW MEDIUM HIGH CRITICAL TOTAL VULNS
Apache 296 59 830 625 289 1803