Archive for the ‘Cyber Threats’ Category

Threat actors abuse public cloud services to spread multiple RATs

Threat actors are actively exploiting public cloud services from Amazon and Microsoft to spread RATs such as Nanocore, Netwire, and AsyncRAT used to steal sensitive information from compromised systems. The malware campaign was spotted by Cisco Talos in October 2021, most of the victims were located in the United States, Italy and Singapore. Threat actors leverages cloud services like […]

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Small businesses are most vulnerable to growing cybersecurity threats

While protecting digital resources may be easy for large companies that can afford to hire in-house cybersecurity staff and establish threat monitoring and endpoint detection infrastructure, this endeavor can often seem impossible for SMBs. All the while, the dangers for smaller businesses could not be more acute, especially since the businesses’ operators and employees are […]

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External attackers can penetrate most local company networks

These are the results of a new research report by Positive Technologies, analyzing results of the company’s penetration testing projects carried out in the second half of 2020 and first half of 2021. The study was conducted among financial organizations (29%), fuel and energy organizations (18%), government (16%), industrial (16%), IT companies (13%), and other sectors. During […]

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Threat actors are abusing MSBuild to implant Cobalt Strike Beacons

Security expert from Morphus Labs recently observed several malicious campaigns abusing Microsoft Build Engine (MSBuild) to execute a Cobalt Strike payload on compromised machines. MSBuild is a free and open-source build toolset for managed code as well as native C++ code and was part of .NET Framework. It is used for building apps and gives users […]

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SANS 2021 Top New Attacks and Threat Report

SANS 2021 Top New Attacks and Threat Report Download System Security Threats | Computer Science Posters

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Cybereason released Logout4Shell, a vaccine for Log4Shell Apache Log4j RCE

Chinese security researcher p0rz9 publicly disclosed a Proof-of-concept exploit for a critical remote code execution zero-day vulnerability, tracked a CVE-2021-44228 (aka Log4Shell), in the Apache Log4j Java-based logging library. The Log4j is widely used by both enterprise apps and cloud services, including Apple iCloud and Steam. A remote, unauthenticated attacker can exploit the CVE-2021-44228 to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system […]

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2022 and the threat landscape: The top 5 future cybersecurity challenges

2022 is going to be a year of building greater resiliency and integrating this into all aspects of business operations. This will require organizations of all levels to review how they are responding to a larger scale of sophisticated threats. To build on the efforts of 2021, CISOs need to address how they can implement […]

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Sophos 2022 Threat Report: Malware, Mobile, Machine learning and more!

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Cybercrime underground flooded with offers for initial access to shipping and logistics orgs

Experts warn of the availability in the cybercrime underground of offers for initial access to networks of players in global supply chains. Researchers from threat intelligence firm Intel 471 published an analysis of current cybercrime underground trends online, warning that initial access brokers are offering credentials or other forms of access to shipping and logistics organizations.  These organizations […]

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The 9th edition of the ENISA Threat Landscape (ETL) report is out!

The Europen Agency for cybersecurity ENISA releases its ENISA Threat Landscape 2021 (ETL) report, which is the annual analysis on the state of the cybersecurity threat landscape. This edition reports events and analyses related to the period between April 2020 up to July 2021. The bad news is the cybersecurity threats are on the rise, and ransomware attacks […]

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Cheating on Tests

Interesting story of test-takers in India using Bluetooth-connected flip-flops to communicate with accomplices while taking a test. What’s interesting is how this cheating was discovered. It’s not that someone noticed the communication devices. It’s that the proctors noticed that cheating test takers were acting hinky. Cheating on Tests: How To Do It, Detect It, and Prevent It

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Supply Chain Emerging as Cloud Security Threat

Misconfigurations in software development environments and poor security hygiene in the supply chain can impact cloud infrastructure and offer opportunities for malicious actors to control unwitting victims’ software development processes. These were the results of a report from Palo Alto Networks’ security specialist Unit 42, which conducted a red team exercise with a large SaaS provider. […]

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“Back to basics” as courier scammers skip fake fees and missed deliveries

These scams can take many different forms, including: A fake gift sent by an online “friend” is delayed by customs charges. This is a common ruse used by romance scammers, who sucker you into an online friendship, for example by stealing other people’s profile data from online data sites, courting you online, and then “sending” you a […]

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Threats Grow as Digital Wallets Gain Popularity

The pandemic, as well as users’ personal preferences, have helped enable the rapid emergence of digital payment applications and digital wallets, which compete with credit cards and cash as preferred payment options. The growing popularity of digital wallets such as Google Pay, Samsung Pay and Apple Pay is making them a bigger target for malicious […]

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Men, Executives Pose Higher Cybersecurity Risk

When it comes to online behaviors, women are far safer than men, according to a wide-ranging survey from SecurityAdvisor. Despite the fact that women made up 42% of the sample data, they account for 48% of the top safe users and only 26% of risky users. Men, on the other hand, account for 74% of risky […]

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Samsung can remotely disable their TVs worldwide using TV Block

Samsung says that it can disable any of its Samsung TV sets remotely using TV Block, a feature built into all television products sold worldwide. This was revealed by the South Korean multinational in a press release issued earlier this month in response to the July South African riots that led to large-scale looting, which also impacted Samsung warehouses […]

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Threat actors in January attempted to poison the water at a US facility

Threat actors in January attempted to poison the water at a US facility, a circumstance that highlights the importance of cybersecurity for water and wastewater utilities. The news that a threat actor in January attempted to poison the water at a facility… Cyber Threats and Nuclear Weapons “The technology controlling United States nuclear weapons predates […]

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Alarming Cybersecurity Stats: What You Need To Know For 2021

The year 2020 broke all records when it came to data lost in breaches and sheer numbers of cyber-attacks on companies, government, and individuals. In addition, the sophistication of threats increased from the application of emerging technologies such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, and 5G,  and especially from greater tactical cooperation among hacker groups and […]

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The FBI Is Now Securing Networks Without Their Owners’ Permission

In January, we learned about a Chinese espionage campaign that exploited four zero-days in Microsoft Exchange. One of the characteristics of the campaign, in the later days when the Chinese probably realized that the vulnerabilities would soon be fixed, was to install a web shell in compromised networks that would give them subsequent remote access. Even if the vulnerabilities […]

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FireEye: 650 new threat groups were tracked in 2020

FireEye published its M-Trend 2021 report based on the data collected during the investigation, 650 new threat groups were tracked in 2020 FireEye published its annual report, titled M-Trend 2021, which is based on the data collected during the investigation on security incidents it managed. Most of the incidents investigated by Mandiant (59%) in 2020 […]

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