Cyber Security

Identity-based threats on SaaS applications are a growing concern among security professionals, although few have the capabilities to detect and respond to them. According to the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), 90% of all cyberattacks begin with phishing, an identity-based threat. Throw in attacks that use stolen credentials, over-provisioned accounts, and insider threats,
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Jul 15, 2024NewsroomSaaS Security / Vulnerability A threat actor that was previously observed using an open-source network mapping tool has greatly expanded their operations to infect over 1,500 victims. Sysdig, which is tracking the cluster under the name CRYSTALRAY, said the activities have witnessed a tenfold surge, adding it includes “mass scanning, exploiting multiple vulnerabilities,
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Jul 15, 2024NewsroomSupply Chain Attack / Cyber Threat Cybersecurity researchers said they discovered an accidentally leaked GitHub token that could have granted elevated access to the GitHub repositories of the Python language, Python Package Index (PyPI), and the Python Software Foundation (PSF) repositories. JFrog, which found the GitHub Personal Access Token, said the secret was
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Jul 11, 2024The Hacker NewsCompliance / Identity Management Today, all organizations are exposed to the threat of cyber breaches, irrespective of their scale. Historically, larger companies were frequent targets due to their substantial resources, sensitive data, and regulatory responsibilities, whereas smaller entities often underestimated their attractiveness to hackers. However, this assumption is precarious, as cybercriminals
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Jul 11, 2024NewsroomCyber Espionage / Network Security The China-linked advanced persistent threat (APT) group codenamed APT41 is suspected to be using an “advanced and upgraded version” of a known malware called StealthVector to deliver a previously undocumented backdoor dubbed MoonWalk. The new variant of StealthVector – which is also referred to as DUSTPAN – has
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Jul 12, 2024NewsroomVulnerability / Software Security A critical security issue has been disclosed in the Exim mail transfer agent that could enable threat actors to deliver malicious attachments to target users’ inboxes. The vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2024-39929, has a CVSS score of 9.1 out of 10.0. It has been addressed in version 4.98. “Exim through
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American telecom service provider AT&T has confirmed that threat actors managed to access data belonging to “nearly all” of its wireless customers as well as customers of mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) using AT&T’s wireless network. “Threat actors unlawfully accessed an AT&T workspace on a third-party cloud platform and, between April 14 and April 25,
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Jul 12, 2024NewsroomCyber Crime / Online Safety Two Russian-born Australian citizens have been arrested and charged in the country for spying on behalf of Russia as part of a “complex” law enforcement operation codenamed BURGAZADA. This includes a 40-year-old woman, an Australian Defence Force (ADF) Army Private, and her husband, a 62-year-old self-employed laborer. Media
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Jul 12, 2024NewsroomMalware / Cyber Attack Cybersecurity researchers have shed light on a short-lived DarkGate malware campaign that leveraged Samba file shares to initiate the infections. Palo Alto Networks Unit 42 said the activity spanned the months of March and April 2024, with the infection chains using servers running public-facing Samba file shares hosting Visual
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Jul 12, 2024The Hacker NewsDigital Security / Online Safety In today’s digital age, passwords serve as the keys to our most sensitive information, from social media accounts to banking and business systems. This immense power brings with it significant responsibility—and vulnerability. Most people don’t realize their credentials have been compromised until the damage is done.
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Jul 11, 2024NewsroomVulnerability / Enterprise Security Palo Alto Networks has released security updates to address five security flaws impacting its products, including a critical bug that could lead to an authentication bypass. Cataloged as CVE-2024-5910 (CVSS score: 9.3), the vulnerability has been described as a case of missing authentication in its Expedition migration tool that
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Jul 11, 2024NewsroomCyber Attack / Vulnerability Multiple threat actors have been observed exploiting a recently disclosed security flaw in PHP to deliver remote access trojans, cryptocurrency miners, and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) botnets. The vulnerability in question is CVE-2024-4577 (CVSS score: 9.8), which allows an attacker to remotely execute malicious commands on Windows systems using Chinese
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Jul 10, 2024The Hacker NewsIoT Security / Firmware Security The Problem The “2024 Attack Intelligence Report” from the staff at Rapid7 [1] is a well-researched, well-written report that is worthy of careful study. Some key takeaways are: 53% of the over 30 new vulnerabilities that were widely exploited in 2023 and at the start of
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Jul 10, 2024NewsroomData Breach / Malware A now-patched security flaw in Veeam Backup & Replication software is being exploited by a nascent ransomware operation known as EstateRansomware. Singapore-headquartered Group-IB, which discovered the threat actor in early April 2024, said the modus operandi involved the exploitation of CVE-2023-27532 (CVSS score: 7.5) to carry out the malicious
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Jul 10, 2024NewsroomOnline Scam / Blockchain Cryptocurrency analysts have shed light on an online marketplace called HuiOne Guarantee that’s widely used by cybercriminals in Southeast Asia, particularly those linked to pig butchering scams. “Merchants on the platform offer technology, data, and money laundering services, and have engaged in transactions totaling at least $11 billion,” Elliptic
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Jul 09, 2024NewsroomCI/CD Security / Server Security Cybersecurity researchers have found that it’s possible for attackers to weaponize improperly configured Jenkins Script Console instances to further criminal activities such as cryptocurrency mining. “Misconfigurations such as improperly set up authentication mechanisms expose the ‘/script’ endpoint to attackers,” Trend Micro’s Shubham Singh and Sunil Bharti said in
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Jul 09, 2024NewsroomVulnerability / Network Security Cybersecurity researchers have discovered a security vulnerability in the RADIUS network authentication protocol called BlastRADIUS that could be exploited by an attacker to stage Mallory-in-the-middle (MitM) attacks and bypass integrity checks under certain circumstances. “The RADIUS protocol allows certain Access-Request messages to have no integrity or authentication checks,” InkBridge
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Jul 09, 2024NewsroomCyber Espionage / Threat Intelligence Cybersecurity agencies from Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, the U.K., and the U.S. have released a joint advisory about a China-linked cyber espionage group called APT40, warning about its ability to co-opt exploits for newly disclosed security flaws within hours or days of public release.
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