The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features cybercrime deterrence lessons learned from the disruption of the Emotet botnet operation. Also featured: An update on attacks tied to Microsoft Exchange flaw exploits; a discussion of the need to update business continuity plans.
Serious vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange have been exploited by at least 10 APT groups that have been collectively been hitting thousands of companies over the last three months, including prior to when Microsoft was first alerted to the flaws and issued a patch, security researchers warn.
Police say they have disrupted Sky ECC - a global encrypted communications network allegedly used by numerous criminals to plan their operations - and made numerous arrests. Authorities say starting in February, they "unlocked" 3 million messages exchanged daily by the service's 170,000 users.
Computer security researchers have acquired an enormous list of compromised email servers from the perpetrators of the mass Microsoft Exchange compromises. But a big question looms: How bad is this situation going to get?
Microsoft is warning users of its Azure cloud platform that hackers are using several "living off the land" attack techniques to evade security measures, escalate privileges and deploy cryptominers. The software giant released a threat detection and mitigation strategy for the platform.
Russian hackers apparently weren't the only ones targeting SolarWinds customers. An attack last year by the Spiral hacking group, believed to be based in China, against one organization used malware that targeted a vulnerability in SolarWinds' Orion software, according to the Secureworks Counter Threat Unit.
Cybersecurity entrepreneur John McAfee, who already faces tax evasion charges, has now been indicted for allegedly using his vast social media following to run cryptocurrency pump-and-dump schemes as well as promote virtual currencies to investors without revealing his stake in them, federal prosecutors say.
A Microsoft-themed phishing campaign is using phony Google reCAPTCHA in an attempt to steal credentials from senior employees of various organizations, a new report by security firm Zcaler says. The company says it prevented more than 2,500 phishing emails tied to the campaign.
Supermicro and Pulse Secure have each issued advisories warning users that some of their products are vulnerable to an updated version of Trickbot malware that features a bootkit module, nicknamed Trickboot, which can search for UEFI/BIOS firmware vulnerabilities.
An aviation IT company that says it serves 90% of the world's airlines has been breached in what appears to be a coordinated supply chain attack. Customers of at least four companies - Malaysia Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Finnair Airlines and Air New Zealand - may have been affected by the incident.
This edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of key takeaways from the breaches tied to flaws in the Accellion File Transfer appliance. Also featured: Equifax CISO Jamil Farshchi on transforming supply chain security, plus an analysis of how "work from anywhere" is affecting cybersecurity.
The Russian carding and fraud discussion forum Maza has been breached, and hackers have leaked what appear to be legitimate members' details, including email addresses and forum credentials, threat-intelligence firms report. The breach and data leak follows a recent wave of attacks against cybercrime forums.
Qualys has confirmed that its Accellion File Transfer Appliance software was breached by zero-day-wielding attackers after stolen customer data appeared on the Clop ransomware gang's data leaks site. The security firm's public breach notification comes more than two months after the firm first learned it had been...