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Tuesday05 July 2022

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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 really Amazon’s Lambda Serverless function in AWS while the threat is a bit of crypto mining malware that appears to have been specifically written for Lambda in Google’s Go.

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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 of these downloads are being attributed to a new trojan dubbed Octo and appears to be distributed via fake apps uploaded to the Google Play store.

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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 they get named, they are that way forever. However, that is the farthest thing from reality. Threat Groups evolve their tactics, toolsets, and they even have DevOps around their malware/ransomware.

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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. There is no information in the notification on which states were targeted and the phishing campaign sounds a lot like ones that are sent out to millions of people every day.

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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 the arrest and release of seven individuals with possible ties to the group, including the possible leader of the organization.

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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 contractor account had an unsuccessful attempt to compromise Okta’s systems. Okta states that they turned over information around the incident to Sitel, the third-party that provides customer support. Once this was done, Okta basically washed their hands of it and sat back waiting to hear what Sitel found.

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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 compromised user was not an Okta employee but belonged to a third party engineer working for Sitel. This event was downplayed by Okta as they claimed only the account was impacted and no clients were known to be exposed at the time.

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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 opt-out of this data collection. They also perform this data collection without any user notification at all.

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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 confirmation which Microsoft published late Tuesday (March 22, 2022) not only includes details about the attack on Microsoft, but also some detailed information about the TTPs (tactics, techniques, and procedures) used by the group.

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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 source code they have stolen and released from companies like NVIDIA and Samsung. Lapsus$ has a pattern of compromising an organization, stealing data and then demanding money to not release the information, only to release the information anyway.

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