Nestled deep in most networks is such a popular destination for attackers that network security, endpoint security, and cloud security vendors make it their prime directive to catch bad activities before attackers reach this enticing target. The place all attacks seem to be worming their way toward is Active...
Protecting Active Directory has become increasingly complex with pervasive access and a multitude of objects with varying levels of privilege and domain control. Monitoring and keeping this environment secure has become a significant challenge and comes with dire consequences when that control is lost to an attacker....
Microsoft removed 18 apps from its Azure cloud platform that were being used by hackers as part of their command-and-control infrastructure. The threat group, called Gadolinium, was abusing the infrastructure to launch phishing email attacks, Microsoft researchers say.
Hackers compromised the network of Saudi Arabia's Virgin Mobile KSA, gained email system access and offered stolen data for sale on the dark web. According to a source with knowledge of the attack, the incident - remediated late last week - is one of a string of attacks against organizations in the Middle East.
Could your organization withstand an attack by the master hacking operation known as "Fxmsp"? Hollywood loves to portray hackers as having ninja-like skills. But Fxmsp often favored the simplest tools for the job, because they so often worked. Defenders: Take note.
CISA issued a warning to organizations running Pulse Secure VPN servers that their networks may still be vulnerable to hacking even if they applied patches for a previous flaw. Attackers are now using stolen Active Directory credentials to access networks.
The United Nations did not reveal hacks last year that compromised dozens of servers and domains and may have exposed sensitive data, including information related to human rights abuses, according to The New Humanitarian news agency.
Active Directory Mismanagement exposes 90% of businesses to breaches.
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By design, Active Directory (AD) will readily exchange information with any member system
it manages. Attackers can also leverage this access to extract information on the entire domain quickly. Security teams may not realize that attacks on AD are occurring because the activities will appear as if AD is providing...
Adopting the policies in NIST 800-171 brings multiple security-related benefits, including best practices for data access policies, reduced risk of data breaches and insider threats, and a scalable approach to protecting sensitive data.
Doppelpaymer ransomware, despite ongoing rumors, is not being spread via the Teams collaboration platform or BlueKeep remote desktop protocol flaws, Microsoft says. But it warns that the damaging crypto-locking code is being spread via stolen Active Directory administrator credentials.
With widespread use of Active Directory across industries and organizations of all sizes, it is frequently a target for bad actors who can use a cracking dictionary or exposed credentials to gain unauthorized access to an employee's account.
Many organizations use Active Directory as their domain network management tool of choice. But security experts warn that without locking down and regularly auditing AD, the ease of use that it provides to network administrators can also be tapped by hackers. Start here for essential defenses.