Lapsus$ Data Kidnappers Claim Snatches From Microsoft, OktaLapsus$ shared screenshots of internal Okta systems and 40Gb of purportedly stolen Microsoft data on Bing, Bing Maps and Cortana.
‘Spam Nation’ Villain Vrublevsky Charged With FraudPavel Vrublevsky, founder of the Russian payment technology firm ChronoPay and the antagonist in my 2014 book "Spam Nation," was arrested in Moscow this month and charged with fraud. Russian authorities allege Vrublevsky operated several fraudulent SMS-based payment schemes, and facilitated money laundering for Hydra, the largest Russian darknet market. But according to information obtained by KrebsOnSecurity, it is equally likely Vrublevsky was arrested thanks to his propensity for carefully documenting the links between Russia's state security services and the cybercriminal underground.
Russia Lays Groundwork for Cyberattacks on US Infrastructure – White House"Evolving intelligence" shows Russia amping up for cyber-war in response to Ukraine-related sanctions, the White House said -- but researchers warn that many orgs are not prepared.
FIDO: Here’s Another Knife to Help Murder PasswordsAfter years of promising a passwordless future – really, any day now! – FIDO is proposing tweaks to WebAuthn that could put us out of password misery. Experts aren’t so sure.
Serpent Backdoor Slithers into Orgs Using Chocolatey InstallerAn unusual attack using an open-source Python package installer called Chocolatey, steganography and Scheduled Tasks is stealthily delivering spyware to companies.
Social engineering attacks to dominate Web3, the metaverseResearchers offer their thoughts on the most prevalent threats faced by emerging technologies.
Okta says breach evidence posted by Lapsus$ hackers linked to January 'security incident'Okta claims there is no proof of current malicious activity on its networks.
Browser-in-the-Browser Attack Makes Phishing Nearly InvisibleCan we trust web browsers to protect us, even if they say “https?” Not with the novel BitB attack, which fakes popup SSO windows to phish away credentials for Google, Facebook and Microsoft, et al.
Facestealer Trojan Hidden in Google Play Plunders Facebook AccountsThe trojanized Craftsart Cartoon Photo Tools app is available in the official Android app store, but it's actually spyware capable of stealing any and all information from victims' social-media accounts.
Conti Ransomware V. 3, Including Decryptor, LeakedThe latest is a fresher version of the ransomware pro-Ukraine researcher ContiLeaks already released, but it’s reportedly clunkier code.
Bridgestone Hit as Ransomware Torches Toyota Supply ChainA ransomware attack struck Bridgestone Americas, weeks after another Toyota supplier experienced the same and a third reported some kind of cyber hit.
Ukraine warns of InvisiMole attacks tied to state-sponsored Russian hackersInvisiMole has been collaborating with the Gamaredon APT for years.
New Conti ransomware source code leakedThe individual responsible is targeting Conti after the group announced its loyalty to Russia during the invasion of Ukraine.
Suspected DarkHotel APT resurgence targets luxury Chinese hotelsHospitality firms in Macao, China, are bearing the brunt of targeted cyberattacks.
Sandworm: A tale of disruption told anew
As the war rages, the APT group with a long résumé of disruptive cyberattacks enters the spotlight again
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Not using a password manager? Here’s why you should be…
Experts recommend password managers for convenience and enhanced online safety, yet few of us use them
In a competitive field, passwords are one of the worst things about the internet. Long and complex passwords are more secure but difficult to remember, leaving many people using weak and easy-to-guess credentials. One study by the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) revealed how millions are using their pet’s name, football team names, ‘password’ and “123456” to access online services.
But this leaves you wide open to attack: cybercriminals can crack weak passwords in seconds using automated tools. “A hacker needs roughly two seconds to crack an 11-character password made up of numbers,” says Alex Balan, director of security research at security company Bitdefender. If the password is more complex, containing numbers, symbols and uppercase and lowercase letters, the time needed to break it jumps to 400 years.Continue reading...
Agencies Warn on Satellite Hacks & GPS Jamming Affecting Airplanes, Critical InfrastructureThe Russian invasion of Ukraine has coincided with the jamming of airplane navigation systems and hacks on the SATCOM networks that empower critical infrastructure.
DarkHotel APT Targets Wynn, Macao Hotels to Rip Off Guest DataA DarkHotel phishing campaign breached luxe hotel networks, including Wynn Palace and the Grand Coloane Resort in Macao, a new report says.
Sandworm APT Hunts for ASUS Routers with Cyclops Blink BotnetThe Russian-speaking APT behind the NotPetya attacks and the Ukrainian power grid takedown could be setting up for additional sinister attacks, researchers said.
Week in security with Tony Anscombe
ESET Research finds another data wiper in Ukraine – Securing data centers against threats – A cultural divide between the military and Silicon Valley
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