US, UK Warn of Widespread Scanning for Unpatched VPNs, Citrix Vulnerability


Both nation state Advanced Threat Groups (APTs) and cyber criminals have ramped up their scanning for unpatched VPNs and other remote working tools, with publicly known vulnerabilities in Citrix/Netscaler, Fortinet, Pulse Secure and Palo Alto products, as well as unsecured RDP endpoints under particular attack.

That’s according to the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in a joint advisory that highlights a sustained pivot to COVID-19-based phishing attacks against organisations and individuals, with malware delivered in the guise of gov’t or medical help, among other techniques.

The NCSC particularly

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