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Chip maker Advantech hit by Conti ransomware gang

The IIoT chip maker Advantech was hit by the Conti ransomware, the gang is now demanding over $13 million ransom from the company. The Conti ransomware gang hit infected the systems of industrial automation and Industrial IoT (IIoT) chip maker Advantech and is demanding over $13 million ransom (roughly 750 BTC) to avoid leaking stolen […]
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Office 365 phishing campaign leverages Oracle and Amazon cloud services

Experts warn of a new sophisticated phishing scheme for stealing Office 365 credentials from small and medium-sized businesses in the U.S. The new sophisticated phishing scheme was implemented by threat actors for stealing Office 365 credentials, it leverages both cloud services from Oracle and Amazon for their infrastructure. The campaign has been active for more […]
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Hundreds of C-level executives credentials available for $100 to $1500 per account

A credible threat actor is offering access to the email accounts of hundreds of C-level executives for $100 to $1500 per account. Access to the email accounts of hundreds of C-level executives is available on the Exploit.in for $100 to $1500 per account. Exploit.in is a popular closed-access underground forum for Russian-speaking hackers, and it […]
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Drupal emergency updates fix critical arbitrary PHP code execution

Drupal has released emergency security updates to fix a critical flaw with known exploits that could allow for arbitrary PHP code execution. Drupal has released emergency security updates to address a critical vulnerability with known exploits that could be exploited to achieve arbitrary PHP code execution on some CMS versions. The Drupal project uses the PEAR […]
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North Korean hackers allegedly behind cyberattacks on AstraZeneca

The Reuters agency revealed in an exclusive that the COVID vaccine maker AstraZeneca was targeted by alleged North Korea-linked hackers. According to a report published by Reuters, suspected North Korea-linked hackers targeted AstraZeneca, one of the companies that are developing a COVID vaccine. The attack attempts took place in recent weeks, two people with knowledge […]
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[Heads-Up] A Hacker Is Selling Access To The Email Accounts Of Hundreds Of C-Level Executives

ZDNet’s Zero Day column just reported one of the best reasons why you should step your users through new-school security awareness training yet:
“A threat actor is currently selling passwords for the email accounts of hundreds of C-level executives at companies across the world. The data is being sold on a closed-access underground forum for Russian-speaking hackers named Exploit.in, ZDNet has learned this week.  The threat actor is selling email and password combinations for Office 365 and Microsoft accounts, which he claims are owned by high-level executives occupying functions such as:
CEO – chief executive officer
COO – chief operating officer
CFO – chief financial officer or chief financial controller
CMO – chief marketing officer
CTOs – chief technology officer
President
Vice president
Executive Assistant
Finance Manager
Accountant
Director
Finance Director
Financial Controller
Accounts Payable
Access to any of these accounts is sold for prices ranging from $100 to $1,500, depending on the company size and user’s role. A source in the cyber-security community who agreed to contact the seller to obtain samples has confirmed the validity of the data and obtained valid credentials for two accounts, the CEO of a US medium-sized software company and the CFO of an EU-based retail store chain.The source, which requested that ZDNet not use its name, is in the process of notifying the two companies, but also two other companies for which the seller published account passwords as public proof that they had valid data to sell. These were login details for an executive at a UK business management consulting agency and for the president of a US apparel and accessories maker.
I don’t have to tell you the risks that this brings related to CEO Fraud, also known as Business Email Compromise. ZDNet has the full story:
https://www.zdnet.com/article/a-hacker-is-selling-access-to-the-email-accounts-of-hundreds-of-c-level-executives/