RSA 2022: Omdia Research Take Aways
The RSA conference in San Francisco always feels like drinking from a fire hose but especially this year at the first in-person RSA since the pandemic began.
Critical ManageEngine ADAudit Plus Vulnerability Allows Network Takeover, Mass Data Exfiltration
An unauthenticated remote code execution vulnerability found in Zoho’s compliance tool could leave organizations exposed to an information disclosure catastrophe, new analysis shows.
Zero-Days Aren't Going Away Anytime Soon & What Leaders Need to Know
There were a record number of zero-day attacks last year, but some basic cyber-hygiene strategies can help keep your organization more safe.
China lured graduate jobseekers into digital espionage
Student translators were targeted by front company for Beijing-backed hacking group APT40.
North Korea-Backed Hacking Collective Lazarus Group Suspected to be Behind Recent Harmony Bridge Attack
The notorious North Korea-backed hacking collective Lazarus Group is suspected to be behind the recent $100 million altcoin theft from Harmony Horizon Bridge. Last week Harmony confirmed that its Horizon Bridge, a platform that allows users to move crypt
A conversation with Andrew Clarke, Global Head of Channel and Strategic Alliances at One Identity
The COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing work-from-home revolution has thrust identity management to the top of corporate agendas. As such, security professionals can no longer be satisfied with securing their perimeters, they now have to account for countless
Walmart Denies Being Hit by Yanlouwang Ransomware Attack
The American retailer Walmart has denied being hit with a ransomware attack by the Yanlouwang gang after hackers claimed to encrypt thousands of computers. According to BleepingComputer, Walmart said that their “Information Security team is monitor
YTStealer Malware Found to Steal Accounts From Creators
YTStealer, a new information-stealing malware, is targeting YouTube content creators and attempting to steal their authentication tokens and hijack their channels. Focusing on one goal has given YTStealer’s authors the capacity to make its token-st
Cybersecurity leaders are anticipating mass resignations within the year
A new survey from Bridewell, a cybersecurity services company, found that 95% of respondents are experiencing factors that would make them likely to leave in the next 12 months. Of the 521 critical national infrastructure decision makers who were surveye
YouTube content creator credentials are under siege by YTStealer malware
Researchers unearth suspected credential-stealer service targeting YouTubers.
Patch Now: Linux Container-Escape Flaw in Azure Service Fabric
Microsoft is urging organizations that don't have automatic updates enabled to update to the latest version of Linux Server Fabric to thwart the "FabricScape" cloud bug.
ZuoRAT Hijacks SOHO Routers From Cisco, Netgear
The malware has been in circulation since 2020, with sophisticated, advanced malicious actors taking advantage of the vulnerabilities in SOHO routers as the work-from-home population expands rapidly.
Broken Authentication Vuln Threatens Amazon Photos Android App
The now-patched bug allows an attacker to gain full access to a user's Amazon files.
How to Master the Kill Chain Before Your Attackers Do
In the always-changing world of cyberattacks, preparedness is key.
What's Your AppSec Personality?
It's time to decide which role to play to best serve your organization's security needs: an auditor, a lawyer, or a developer.
Cyberattacks via Unpatched Systems Cost Orgs More Than Phishing
External attacks focused on vulnerabilities are still the most common ways that companies are successfully attacked, according to incident data.
Shifting the Cybersecurity Paradigm From Severity-Focused to Risk-Centric
Embrace cyber-risk modeling and ask security teams to pinpoint the risks that matter and prioritize remediation efforts.
European Cybersecurity Blogger Awards 2022 Winners Announced
Hosted by Eskenzi PR and sponsored by KnowBe4 and Qualys, the European Cybersecurity Blogger Awards has announced this year’s winners and runners-up. The awards returned as an in-person event on the first evening of Infosecurity Europe (21st of June 2022
5 Surprising Cyberattacks AI Stopped This Year
See how these novel, sophisticated, or creative threats used techniques such as living off the land to evade detection from traditional defensive measures — but were busted by AI.
Kaspersky Reveals Phishing Emails That Employees Find Most Confusing
Results from phishing simulation campaigns highlight the five most effective types of phishing email.
The Top Mobile Security Threats of 2022
Whether you are ordering food online, booking a doctor’s appointment, or checking your balance, you are doing it through your phone. For many years we believed that we had a valid reason to trust our phone with sensitive information. Today, we have
Evilnum Hackers Return With New Activity Targeting International Migration Campaigns
The Evilnum hacking group have been targeting European organisations that are involved in international migration, showing renewed signs of malicious activity within the group. Evilnum is an advanced persistent threat (APT) that has been active since at
Appointment of four new executives ignites Illusive’s international expansion
Today, Illusive has announced the appointment of four new executive hires since the launch of Illusive SpotlightTM, which has driven great interest and adoption of the solution. Illusive has appointed Kristen Twining as VP of Sales – Americas, and
Ransomware Suspected in Wiltshire Farm Foods Attack
Wiltshire Farm Foods, a leading producer of frozen ready meals in the UK, has revealed that its systems are currently down after experiencing a serious cyber-attack. The producer said on Sunday that it is “currently experiencing severe difficulties
A wide range of routers are under attack by new, unusually sophisticated malware
Router-stalking ZuoRAT is likely the work of a sophisticated nation-state, researchers say.
Facebook Business Pages Targeted via Chatbot in Data-Harvesting Campaign
The clever, interactive phishing campaign is a sign of increasingly complex social-engineering attacks, researchers warn.
Google Analytics Continues to Lose SEO Visibility as Bans Continue
Google Analytics has been found to be in violation of GDPR privacy laws by Italy — the third country to ban it.
'Raccoon Stealer' Scurries Back on the Scene After Hiatus
Researchers this week said they had observed criminals using a new and improved version of the prolific malware, barely three months after its authors announced they were quitting.
China-Backed APT Pwns Building-Automation Systems with ProxyLogon
The previously unknown state-sponsored group is compromising industrial targets with the ShadowPad malware before burrowing deeper into networks.
RSA 2022: Omdia Research Take Aways
The RSA conference in San Francisco always feels like drinking from a fire hose but especially this year at the first in-person RSA since the pandemic began.
Atlassian Confluence Exploits Peak at 100K Daily
Swarms of breach attempts against the Atlassian Confluence vulnerability are likely to continue for years, researchers say, averaging 20,000 attempts daily as of this week.
Can Zero-Knowledge Cryptography Solve Our Password Problems?
Creating temporary keys that are not stored in central repositories and time out automatically could improve security for even small businesses.
A WAF Is Not a Free Lunch: Teaching the Shift-Left Security Mindset
Developers need to think like WAF operators for security. Start with secure coding and think of Web application firewalls not as a prophylactic but as part of the secure coding test process.
Ransomware Volume Nearly Doubles 2021 Totals in a Single Quarter
Like a hydra, every time one ransomware gang drops out (REvil or Conti), plenty more step up to fill the void (Black Basta).
5 Cyber Security Tips for Smart Buildings
In the recent past, there have been a lot of stories of companies succumbing to IT cybersecurity threats. Property owners are incorporating and relying on smart building technologies more and more, and it has become even more important to think about cyb
How to Find New Attack Primitives in Microsoft Azure
Abuse primitives have a longer shelf life than bugs and zero-days and are cheaper to maintain. They're also much harder for defenders to detect and block.
Cybersecurity is complex – but it doesn’t need to be costly or complicated
The pandemic tested the business resilience of every organisation. Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) had to maximise their digital footprint to keep operational, service their customers and survive. Just as companies are starting to return to som
New Vulnerability Database Catalogs Cloud Security Issues
Researchers have created a new community website for reporting and tracking security issues in cloud platforms and services — plus fixes for them where available.
Cyber Insurance: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
The past decade has seen cybersecurity barge its way into the mainstream. A meteoric rise in attack rates during COVID-19, major incidents such as the Colonial Pipeline attack, and an increasingly tense geopolitical landscape have all contributed to cybe
Google Warns of New Spyware Targeting iOS and Android Users
More news concerning the notorious spyware group NSO Group Technologies was released last week in discussions with European legislators. At least five EU countries have been using its powerful Pegasus surveillance malware raising questions about how comm
$100m Stolen from California Based Cryptocurrency Firm by Unidentified Hackers
An unidentified hacker group has stolen more than $100million from Californian cryptocurrency firm Harmony. Last Thursday, the company made the announcement via Twitter. They said that they had identified a theft occurring on the Horizon bridge amounting
Cybersecurity Experts Warn of Emerging Threat of “Black Basta” Ransomware
The ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) Black Basta has struck 50 victims in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Australia, and New Zealand within two months of its emergence in the cybersecurity landscape. The speed at which it has accumulated victims in such a shor
Global Police Operation Cracks Down on Widespread Criminal Activity
Police from South America and Europe have teamed up to take action against an organised crime group involved in human trafficking for sexual exploitation. Between the 20th and 23rd June, the police swooped on 14 locations, arrested 10 and interviewed eig
NIST Finalizes macOS Security Guidance
NIST SP800-219 introduces the macOS Security Compliance Project (mSCP) to assist organizations with creating security baselines and defining controls to protect macOS endpoints.
Pro-Russia threat group Killnet is pummeling Lithuania with DDoS attacks
DDoSes aim to punish Baltic country's blockade of shipments to Kaliningrad.
Federal, State Agencies' Aid Programs Face Synthetic Identity Fraud
Balancing public service with fraud prevention requires rule revisions and public trust.
LockBit 3.0 Debuts With Ransomware Bug Bounty Program
LockBit 3.0 promises to 'Make Ransomware Great Again!' with a side of cybercrime crowdsourcing.
Shadow IT Spurs 1 in 3 Cyberattacks
Cerby platform emerges from stealth mode to let users automate security for applications outside of the standard IT purview.
Thrive Acquires DSM
DSM is now the third acquisition by Thrive in Florida in the past six months.
It's a Race to Secure the Software Supply Chain — Have You Already Stumbled?
If you haven't properly addressed the issue, you're already behind. But even if you've had a false start, it's never too late to get back up.
Basic home office hacks: 8 things you need to elevate your workspace
We've got some 101-level tips on essential gear for your home office.
Threat Intelligence Services Are Universally Valued by IT Staff
Most of those surveyed are concerned about AI-based attacks and deepfakes, but suggest that their organization is ready.
Why We're Getting Vulnerability Management Wrong
Security is wasting time and resources patching low or no risk bugs. In this post, we examine why security practitioners need to rethink vulnerability management.
APT Groups Swarming on VMware Servers with Log4Shell
CISA tells organizations running VMware servers without Log4Shell mitigations to assume compromise.
Only 3% of Open Source Software Bugs Are Actually Attackable, Researchers Say
A new study says 97% of open source vulnerabilities linked to software supply chain risks are not attackable — but is "attackability" the best method for prioritizing bugs?
7 Steps to Stronger SaaS Security
Continuous monitoring is key to keeping up with software-as-a-service changes, but that's not all you'll need to get better visibility into your SaaS security.
A conversation with Jim Dolce, CEO of Lookout
Jim is a veteran of cybersecurity. He has founded four successful companies, held senior positions at both Juniper and Akamai technologies, and now serves as CEO of Lookout. Lookout was founded in 2007 as an endpoint security service, but the acquisitio
The Cybersecurity Talent Shortage Is a Myth
We have a tech innovation problem, not a staff retention (or recruitment) problem.
Without Conti on the Scene, LockBit 2.0 Leads Ransomware Attacks
Analysts say an 18% drop in ransomware attacks seen in May is likely fleeting, as Conti actors regroup.
Chinese APT Group Likely Using Ransomware Attacks as Cover for IP Theft
Bronze Starlight’s use of multiple ransomware families and its victim-targeting suggest there’s more to the group’s activities than just financial gain, security vendor says.
Johnson Controls Acquires Tempered Networks to Bring Zero Trust Cybersecurity to Connected Buildings
Johnson Controls will roll out the Tempered Networks platform across deployments of its OpenBlue AI-enabled platform.
ShiftLeft: Focus On 'Attackability' To Better Prioritize Vulnerabilities
ShiftLeft's Manish Gupta join Dark Reading's Terry Sweeney at Dark Reading News Desk during RSA Conference to talk about looking at vulnerability management through the lens of "attackability."
Pair of Brand-New Cybersecurity Bills Become Law
Bipartisan legislation allows cybersecurity experts to work across multiple agencies and provides federal support for local governments.
The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of the Presumption of Compromise
The concept might make us sharp and realistic, but it's not enough on its own.
Reinventing How Farming Equipment Is Remotely Controlled and Tracked
Farmers are incorporating high-tech solutions like IoT and drones to address new challenges facing agriculture.
Cyberattackers Abuse QuickBooks Cloud Service in 'Double-Spear' Campaign
Malicious invoices coming from the accounting software's legitimate domain are used to harvest phone numbers and carry out fraudulent credit-card transactions.
Palo Alto Networks Bolsters Its Cloud Native Security Offerings With Out-of-Band WAAS
Latest Prisma Cloud platform updates help organizations continuously monitor and secure web applications with maximum flexibility.
How APTs Are Achieving Persistence Through IoT, OT, and Network Devices
To prevent these attacks, businesses must have complete visibility into, and access and management over, disparate devices.
80% of Legacy MSSP Users Planning MDR Upgrade
False positives and staff shortages are inspiring a massive managed detection and response (MDR) services migration, research finds.
MetaMask Crypto-Wallet Theft Skates Past Microsoft 365 Security
The credential-phishing attack leverages social engineering and brand impersonation techniques to lead users to a spoofed MetaMask verification page.
Biden signs cyber bills into law
On Tuesday President Biden signed two pieces of legislation into law which were aimed at enhancing the cybersecurity capabilities of federal, state and local governments. The signing was preceded by an earlier law which increased the ability of the feder
Microsoft Office 365 Feature Could Help Ransomware Attackers Infiltrate Cloud Files
A “dangerous piece of functionality” has been discovered in Microsoft 365 suite that could be potentially abused by a malicious actor to ransom files stored on SharePoint and OneDrive and launch attacks on cloud infrastructure. The cloud rans
Chinese Hackers Distributing SMS Bomber Tool with Malware Hidden Inside
Israeli cybersecurity company Check point said in a report that they had found a threat cluster, tied to the hacking group Tropic Trooper, which had been spotted using a previously undocumented malware coded in Nim language. Tropic Trooper, also known by
Organizations Battling Phishing Malware, Viruses the Most
Organizations may not frequently encounter malware targeting cloud systems or networking equipment, but the array of malware they do encounter just occasionally is no less disruptive or damaging. That is where the focus needs to be.
Microsoft 365 Users in US Face Raging Spate of Attacks
A voicemail-themed phishing campaign is hitting specific industry verticals across the country, bent on scavenging credentials that can be used for a range of nefarious purposes.
Synopsys Completes Acquisition of WhiteHat Security
Addition of WhiteHat Security provides Synopsys with SaaS capabilities and dynamic application security testing (DAST) technology.
Aqua Security Collaborates With Center for Internet Security to Create Guide for Software Supply Chain Security
In addition, Aqua Security unveiled a new open source tool, Chain-Bench, for auditing the software supply chain to ensure compliance with the new CIS guidelines.
Neustar Security Services Launches Public UltraDNS Health Check Site
Open service generates free report detailing potential gaps in compliance, configuration, and security for a user’s multiple domain names.
Russia's APT28 Launches Nuke-Themed Follina Exploit Campaign
Researchers have spotted the threat group, also known as Fancy Bear and Sofacy, using the Windows MSDT vulnerability to distribute information stealers to users in Ukraine.
Fresh Magecart Skimmer Attack Infrastructure Flagged by Analysts
Don't sleep on Magecart attacks, which security teams could miss by relying solely on automated crawlers and sandboxes, experts warn.
Getting a Better Handle on Identity Management in the Cloud
Treat identity management as a first-priority problem, not something to figure out later while you get your business up and running in the cloud.
Tanium Partners With ScreenMeet to Enable Employees to Securely Connect to Their Remote Desktops
partnership lets users access one-click ScreenMeet sessions from the Tanium platform.
Zscaler and AWS Expand Relationship
Zscaler also announced innovations built on Zscaler’s Zero Trust architecture and AWS.
Zscaler Launches Posture Control Solution
Enables DevOps and security teams to prioritize and remediate risks in cloud-native applications earlier in the development life cycle.
Zscaler Adds New AI/ML Capabilities for the Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange
Organizations can strengthen their network defense with a number of intelligent security innovations.
Evolving Beyond the Password: Vanquishing the Password
Using WebAuthn, physical keys, and biometrics, organizations can adopt more advanced passwordless MFA and true passwordless systems. (Part 2 of 2)
The Risk of Multichannel Phishing Is on the Horizon
The cybersecurity community is buzzing with concerns of multichannel phishing attacks, particularly on smishing and business text compromise, as hackers turn to mobile to launch attacks.
GitHub's MFA Plans Should Spur Rest of Industry to Raise the Bar
We as industry leaders should be building on what individual platforms like GitHub are doing in two critical ways: demanding third parties improve security and creating more interoperable architectures.
Ukrainian cybersecurity officials disclose two new hacking campaigns
Cybersecurity officials from the Computer Emergency Response Team of Ukraine (CERT-UA) exposed two new hacking campaigns against targets there this week. One utilized a phony tax collection document purportedly sent by the national tax agency and the oth
80% of Firms Suffered Identity-Related Breaches in Last 12 Months
With almost every business experiencing growth in human and machine identities, firms have made securing those identities a priority.
How to get started with machine learning and AI
We wrap our heads around the basics of AI/ML and show you how to get a model off the ground.
Risk Disconnect in the Cloud
New Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) and Google Cloud study shows many enterprises struggle to measure and manage risk in their cloud workloads.
Newly Discovered Magecart Infrastructure Reveals the Scale of Ongoing Campaign
Malwarebytes announced in a Tuesday analysis that two malware domains of the newly discovered Magecart skimming campaign, “scanalytic[.]org” and “js.staticounter[.]net” , are part of a broader infrastructure used to carry out intr
China-linked APT Flew Under Radar for Decade
Researchers at SentinelLabs announced on June 9th that they had identified a small but potent APT (Advanced Persistent Threat) with links to the Chinese state. Researchers say one of the tactics and techniques of Aoqin Dragon include using pornographic t
New Phishing Attack Infects Devices With Cobalt Strike
Security researchers have discovered a new malicious spam campaign that delivers the ‘Matanbuchus’ malware to drop Cobalt Strike beacons on compromised machines. Cobalt Strike is a penetration testing suite that is frequently used by threat a
Linux Foundation Announces Open Programmable Infrastructure Project to Drive Open Standards for New Class of Cloud Native Infrastructure
Data Processing and Infrastructure Processing Units – DPU and IPU – are changing the way enterprises deploy and manage compute resources across their networks.
7 Ways to Avoid Worst-Case Cyber Scenarios
In the wake of devastating attacks, here are some of the best techniques and policies a company can implement to protect its data.
VPNs Persist Despite Zero-Trust Fervor
Most organizations still rely on virtual private networks for secure remote access.
Mega says it can’t decrypt your files. New POC exploit shows otherwise
Fundamental flaws uncovered in Mega's encryption scheme show service can read your data.
China-Linked ToddyCat APT Pioneers Novel Spyware
ToddyCat's Samurai and Ninja tools are designed to give attackers persistent and deep access on compromised networks, security vendor says.
source : arstechnica, darkreading, itsecurityguru