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Friday20 May 2022

Security Talk (124)

News, and Disucssions centered on Security

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The Open Source community has been one that many leverage to help build their applications. It has become a great place to find applications packages that make building out a larger application or eco systems less time consuming. We see…
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Not that long ago, a Ukrainian security researcher published a vast number of internal chats from the Ransomware group Conti. On top of that treasure trove of information the same researcher also published the source code for the Conti Ransomware.…
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Some needs to let Gordan Freeman know that the Xen aliens are attacking Lambda, time to grab a crowbar and go to work. Ok, so there are no invaders from a border dimension coming and the Lambda in question is…
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It looks like there has been another round of malware identified on the Google Play sore and, you guessed it, the majority is focused on banks and other financial institutions. The combination of apps found totals around 515,000 downloads. 500,000…
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For some reason, malware, attacker tools, and even the threat groups themselves tend to be viewed and talked about as static objects (outside of the security and threat analytics world). Malware is just Malware, the same with Ransomware strains. Once…
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Imagine you are standing at a charging station charging your shiny new EV. You smugly look at all the antiquated gas-powered cars as they pay large amounts of money to keep their old, polluting, conveyances functional. Suddenly your charging station…
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Over the weekend news surfaced that indicated users of Trezor hardware crypto wallets had received emails claiming Trezor had been breached and urging the user to reset their PIN as soon as possible. The emails turned out to be a…
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The FBI, on March 29th, released a Private Industry Notification with vague details on a potential Phishing campaign targeting election officials in at least nine US states. The information in the advisory gives very broad information without really saying much.…
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Just when you might have thought things were calming down with Lapsus$, they bounce back from a “vacation” and dump what they are claiming is 70GB of data from IT group Globant. The leak comes after police in London announced…
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Google pushed out a n Out-of-band patch for Chrome due to a high-severity on Friday (March 25th, 2022). The patch was pushed out quickly as the vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2022-1096 is being actively exploited in the wild. CVE-2022-1096 is a…
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Lat week we reported on the quick change in Okta’s stance on a January security incident that turned out to be much larger and have the volatile hacking group Lapsus$ behind it. The original disclosure was that a single third-party…
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On the 22nd of March Okta finally confirmed that they were breached in January for a period of 5 days. The breach, according to information now disclosed, happened due to the compromise of an account of a support engineer. The…
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Once again Google has been caught with their hands in the personal data collection cookie jar. It seems that their Messages and Phone Dialer Apps were sending information about your calls and messages without giving the user any chance to…
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Microsoft has finally acknowledged the attack and theft of source code by the Lapsus$ group (tracked as DEV-0537). According to the announcement, a single user account was compromised to gain limited access to their systems and source code. The public…
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Earlier today we covered the leak of Microsoft source code by the Lapsus$ group. The group leaked a portion of the data they claim to have stolen in the form of a 37GB dump. This dump has added to the…
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Yesterday we reported that the source code stealing group, Lapsus$, claimed they have breached and stollen source code from Microsoft. They made the announcement on their Telegram account by posting a screenshot of the projects they claimed to have access…

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