Zero-day vulnerabilities have become more common in recent years, and so have the exploits that leverage them. While more software obviously means more flaws, the rise of the zero-day broker industry is also a major contributor. Their existence has resulted in huge payouts for those who discover and create exploits for zero-day flaws—which has contributed to increased research.
In this month’s Threat Intel Report, we touch on zero-day brokers such as Operation Zero, a Russian platform that recently hiked its price for Signal remote code execution exploits to $1.5 million. What might this tell us about the war in Ukraine? We also cover the future of ransomware, the leak of the FBI InfraGard members database, the Rackspace zero-day hack, the latest trick threat actors are using to get around Microsoft’s macro blockade, and more.
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