Join us at InfoSec Jupyterthon 2022

Credit to Author: Microsoft 365 Defender Threat Intelligence Team| Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2022 18:00:00 +0000

Join our community of analysts and engineers at the third annual InfoSec Jupyterthon 2022, an online event taking place on December 2 and 3, 2022.

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Vulnerable SDK components lead to supply chain risks in IoT and OT environments

Credit to Author: Katie McCafferty| Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2022 17:00:00 +0000

As vulnerabilities in network components, architecture files, and developer tools have become an increasingly popular attack vector to leverage access into secure networks and devices, Microsoft identified such a vulnerable component and found evidence of a supply chain risk that might affect millions of organizations and devices.

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DEV-0569 finds new ways to deliver Royal ransomware, various payloads

Credit to Author: Microsoft 365 Defender Threat Intelligence Team| Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2022 17:00:00 +0000

DEV-0569’s recent activity shows their reliance on malvertising and phishing in delivering malicious payloads. The group’s changes and updates in delivery and payload led to distribution of info stealers and Royal ransomware.

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Token tactics: How to prevent, detect, and respond to cloud token theft

Credit to Author: Paul Oliveria| Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2022 16:00:00 +0000

As organizations increase their coverage of multifactor authentication (MFA), threat actors have begun to move to more sophisticated techniques to allow them to compromise corporate resources without needing to satisfy MFA. Recently, the Microsoft Detection and Response Team (DART) has seen an increase in attackers utilizing token theft for this purpose.

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2022 holiday DDoS protection guide

Credit to Author: Paul Oliveria| Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2022 18:00:00 +0000

The holiday season is an exciting time for many people as they get to relax, connect with friends and family, and celebrate traditions. Organizations also have much to rejoice about during the holidays (for example, more sales for retailers and more players for gaming companies). Unfortunately, cyber attackers also look forward to this time of year to celebrate an emerging holiday tradition—distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.

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Microsoft threat intelligence presented at CyberWarCon 2022 

Credit to Author: Microsoft 365 Defender Threat Intelligence Team| Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2022 17:00:00 +0000

At CyberWarCon 2022, Microsoft and LinkedIn analysts presented several sessions detailing analysis across multiple sets of actors and related activity.

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Stopping C2 communications in human-operated ransomware through network protection

Credit to Author: Katie McCafferty| Date: Thu, 03 Nov 2022 16:00:00 +0000

Providing advanced protection against increasingly sophisticated human-operated ransomware, Microsoft Defender for Endpoint’s network protection leverages threat intelligence and machine learning to block command-and-control (C2) communications.

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Raspberry Robin worm part of larger ecosystem facilitating pre-ransomware activity

Credit to Author: Paul Oliveria| Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2022 16:00:00 +0000

Microsoft has discovered recent activity indicating that the Raspberry Robin worm is part of a complex and interconnected malware ecosystem, with links to other malware families and alternate infection methods beyond its original USB drive spread.

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