Ukrainian cyber defenders say they've identified a cyberespionage campaign active since mid-2022 that gained unauthorized access to "several dozen" computers. A government spokesperson said Tuesday the campaign targets government agencies and media organizations.
Pretexting incidents, a social engineering technique that manipulates victims into divulging information, have nearly doubled, representing 50% of all social engineering attacks, according to Verizon's 2023 Data Breach Investigations Report, which analyzed more than 16,312 security incidents.
Criminals are continuing to wield stolen credentials, compromise attacks, ransomware and social engineering to earn an illicit payday, according to Verizon's latest annual analysis of data breaches and how they happened, which finds that post-ransomware cleanup costs are rising.
Microsoft says an affiliate of the Russian-speaking Clop ransomware gang is behind a rash of attacks exploiting a recently patched vulnerability in Progress Software's MOVEit application. Known victims include British payroll provider Zellis, which says eight corporate customers were affected.
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In this episode of "Cybersecurity Insights," Lonnie Price of Peraton discusses the importance of partnerships between the public and private sectors to help Ukrainians with the war effort. He also shares how we can become better educated and more efficient as cyber defenders.
A Chinese espionage threat group is using a novel backdoor to bypass popular Indonesian antivirus tool Smadav. Targets include European embassies in Southeast and East Asia. Smadav treats processes with no windows as suspect. The APT gets around that by opening a window not visible to users.
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A flurry of legal complaints and a lawsuit have been filed against the city of Oakland, California, after it fell victim to a ransomware attack. The Play group claimed credit for the attack and posted some of stolen information, which includes personal details, ID numbers and health information.
A Long Island, New York-based life sciences company has reported to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that clinical test information of nearly 2.5 million individuals was compromised in a ransomware attack in April involving data exfiltration.
This week: Amazon settled privacy and cybersecurity investigations with the U.S. FTC, SAS received a $3 million extortion demand and apparently Ukrainian hacktivists penetrated Russia's Skolkovo Foundation. Plus, breaches at Onix Group and Toyota and a warning about Salesforce "ghost sites."
Hackers have exploited a critical zero-day vulnerability in Progress Software's managed file transfer offering in several customer environments. Progress warned of a critical SQL injection vulnerability in MOVEit Transfer that allows for "escalated privileges and potential unauthorized access."
In the days between May 26 and June 1, Tornado Cash validators regained control, Tron patched a bug that could be exploited for $500 million, Binance said it will delist privacy coins in four European countries, Coinbase settled insider trading charges and Hong Kong police joined the metaverse.
Former members of the defunct Conti ransomware group are continuing to ply their trade under a variety of other guises, including Royal and Black Basta. Thanks to their agile and innovative approaches, post-Conti operations are "stronger than ever," one ransomware expert reports.
Cisco plans to make its third tuck-in cybersecurity acquisition of 2023 to protect email, cloud office applications and enterprise communications through natural language understanding. Cisco will take advantage of Armorblox's predictive and generative AI to help customers bolster their security.