Security Weekly News Episode #115 – April 20, 2021

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1. Major BGP Leak, Codecov Attack, Lazarus APT, Discord Ransomware, & GEICO Breach – 02:00 PM-02:30 PM


This week, Dr. Doug talks naughty vaccines, Air frying is not frying, BGP is leaking, Codecov, Lazarus, Google Alerts, Nitro Ransomware, & we’re joined once more for expert commentary by Jason Wood!



Doug White


Professor at Roger Williams University

  1. Major BGP leak disrupts thousands of networks globally
  2. Vulnerability Spotlight: Remote code execution vulnerabilities in Cosori smart air fryer
  3. Hundreds of networks reportedly hacked in Codecov supply-chain attack
  4. Google Alerts continues to be a hotbed of scams and malware
  5. Lazarus APT conceals malicious code within BMP image to drop its RAT – Malwarebytes Labs
  6. FBI hacks into hundreds of infected US servers (and disinfects them)
  7. Auto Insurance Giant GEICO Discloses Data Breach
  8. NitroRansomware Asks for $9.99 Discord Gift Codes, Steals Access Tokens
  9. TALOS-2020-1217

Jason Wood


Founder; Primary Consultant at Paladin Security

  1. China-linked hackers used Pulse Secure flaw to target U.S. defense industry – researchers – “The Integrity Assurance utility can reportedly destroy forensic artifacts, so you should capture memory/disk images before running it to ensure you can conduct an investigation.”
    – https://twitter.com/likethecoins/status/1384519104032354306 – Katie Nickels

    Advisory from Pulse Secure


    Their XML file disables the following features on the PCS appliance.
    – Windows File Share Browser
    – Pulse Secure Collaboration

    FireEye Blog