A week in security (July 22 – 28)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2019 15:50:58 +0000

The latest cybersecurity news for the week of July 22–28. We look at Phobos ransomware, stalkerware’s similarities to parental monitoring apps, and the investigation into Malaysian Airlines Flight 17.

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Businesses: It’s time to implement an anti-phishing plan

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2019 16:54:28 +0000

If your organization doesn’t have an anti-phishing plan in place, it’s time to start thinking about one. Here’s what to tell your employees and customers about phishing attacks.

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Microsoft's multi-factor authentication service flakes out – again

Credit to Author: Gregg Keizer| Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2018 14:02:00 -0800

Just one day after Microsoft came clean with an explanation of a Nov. 19 outage that blocked users of Office 365 from logging into their accounts using Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), today the service again went on the fritz.

“Starting at 14:25 UTC on 27 Nov 2018, customers using Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) may experience intermittent issues signing into Azure resources, such as Azure Active Directory, when MFA is required by policy,” read the Azure status dashboard. Two and a half hours later, the dashboard reported that after resolving a problem with an earlier DNS (Domain Name Service) issue, engineers rebooted the services. “They observed a decrease in the failure rate after the reboot cycles,” the dashboard concluded.

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Stop Office 365 Credential Theft with an Artificial Eye

Credit to Author: Chris Taylor| Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2018 13:00:44 +0000

We all know that email remains by far the number one threat vector facing organizations today. Trend Micro blocked more than 20.4 billion threat in the first half of 2018 alone, nearly 83% of which were email borne. But there’s more: corporate email accounts have also become a key target for attackers in their own…

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