In recent news, a critical zero-day vulnerability (CVE-2023-34362) has been discovered in the popular MOVEit Transfer file transfer software developed by Progress Software Corporation. This vulnerability allows threat actors to exploit managed file transfer (MFT) solutions, potentially leading to data breaches and unauthorized access. To ensure the security of your organization's data, it is crucial to take immediate action and implement effective safeguards.
The recently identified zero-day vulnerability in MOVEit Transfer poses a significant risk to organizations utilizing the software. Exploitation of this vulnerability can grant attackers escalated privileges and unauthorized access to sensitive data. While the specific details of the vulnerability have not been disclosed, it is crucial to address the issue promptly and implement necessary security measures.
BleepingComputer reports that threat actors have been actively exploiting the zero-day vulnerability to perform mass data downloading from organizations. Although it is unclear when the exploitation began and the identities of the threat actors, it is crucial to prioritize the security of your MOVEit Transfer environment.
To mitigate the risk of exploitation, Progress has released a security advisory, offering temporary mitigations until patches are available. These recommended actions include blocking external traffic to ports 80 and 443 on the MOVEit Transfer server, which prevents external access to the web UI. While these measures may impact some functionalities, protocols like SFTP and FTP/s can still be used for secure file transfers.
Furthermore, administrators are advised to thoroughly investigate their MOVEit Transfer server's 'c:\MOVEit Transfer\wwwroot' folder for unexpected files, such as backups or large downloads. Identifying these indicators may help detect potential data theft or ongoing compromise.
Progress is actively working on developing patches to address the vulnerability. Until the patches are released, it is highly recommended that organizations temporarily shut down MOVEit Transfers and conduct a comprehensive investigation to ensure there has been no compromise. Applying the patches only after a thorough investigation will help safeguard your environment effectively.
At the time of writing this post, the BBC, British Airways, Boots and Aer Lingus are among a growing number of organisations affected by a mass hack due to MOVEit Zero Day vulnerability. Staff have been warned personal data including national insurance numbers and in some cases bank details may have been stolen. The cyber criminals broke into a prominent piece of software to gain access to multiple companies in one go. There are no reports of ransom demands being sought or money stolen.
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