Why Continuous Security Testing is a Must for Organizations Today

The global cybersecurity market is flourishing. Experts at Gartner predict that the end-user spending for the information security and risk management market will grow from $172.5 billion in 2022 to $267.3 billion in 2026. One big area of spending includes the art of putting cybersecurity defenses under pressure, commonly known as security testing.…
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Experts Uncover 85 Apps with 13 Million Downloads Involved in Ad Fraud Scheme

As many as 75 apps on Google Play and 10 on Apple App Store have been discovered engaging in ad fraud as part of an ongoing campaign that commenced in 2019. The latest iteration, dubbed Scylla by Online fraud-prevention firm HUMAN Security, follows similar attack waves in August 2019 and late 2020 that go by the codename Poseidon and Charybdis, respectively.…
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New NullMixer Malware Campaign Stealing Users’ Payment Data and Credentials

Cybercriminals are continuing to prey on users searching for cracked software by directing them to fraudulent websites hosting weaponized installers that deploy malware called NullMixer on compromised systems. “When a user extracts and executes NullMixer, it drops a number of malware files to the compromised machine,” cybersecurity firm Kaspersky said in a Monday report.…
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Hacker Behind Optus Breach Releases 10,200 Customer Records in Extortion Scheme

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) on Monday disclosed it’s working to gather “crucial evidence” and that it’s collaborating with overseas law enforcement authorities following the hack of telecom provider Optus. “Operation Hurricane has been launched to identify the criminals behind the alleged breach and to help shield Australians from identity fraud,” the AFP said in a statement.…
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North Korea’s Lazarus Hackers Targeting macOS Users Interested in Crypto Jobs

The infamous Lazarus Group has continued its pattern of leveraging unsolicited job opportunities to deploy malware targeting Apple’s macOS operating system. In the latest variant of the campaign observed by cybersecurity company SentinelOne last week, decoy documents advertising positions for the Singapore-based cryptocurrency exchange firm Crypto.com.…
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BlackCat Ransomware Attackers Spotted Fine-Tuning Their Malware Arsenal

The BlackCat ransomware crew has been spotted fine-tuning their malware arsenal to fly under the radar and expand their reach. “Among some of the more notable developments has been the use of a new version of the Exmatter data exfiltration tool, and the use of Eamfo, information-stealing malware that is designed to steal credentials stored by Veeam backup software,” researchers from Symantec said in a new report.…
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Researchers Identify 3 Hacktivist Groups Supporting Russian Interests

At least three alleged hacktivist groups working in support of Russian interests are likely doing so in collaboration with state-sponsored cyber threat actors, according to Mandiant. The Google-owned threat intelligence and incident response firm said with moderate confidence that “moderators of the purported hacktivist Telegram channels ‘XakNet Team,’ ‘Infoccentr,’ and ‘CyberArmyofRussia_Reborn’ are coordinating their operations with Russian Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU)-sponsored cyber threat actors.” Mandiant’s assessment is based on evidence that the leakage of data stolen from Ukrainian organizations occurred within 24 hours of malicious wiper incidents undertaken by the Russian nation-state group tracked as APT28 (aka Fancy Bear, Sofacy, or Strontium).…
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Ukraine Arrests Cybercrime Group for Selling Data of 30 Million Accounts

Ukrainian law enforcement authorities on Friday disclosed that it had “neutralized” a hacking group operating from the city of Lviv that it said acted on behalf of Russian interests. The group specialized in the sales of 30 million accounts belonging to citizens from Ukraine and the European Union on the dark web and netted a profit of $372,000 (14 million UAH) through electronic payment systems like YooMoney, Qiwi, and WebMoney that are outlawed in the country.…
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