Okta: Breach Affected All Customer Support Users

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2023 19:41:14 +0000

When KrebsOnSecurity broke the news on Oct. 20, 2023 that identity and authentication giant Okta had suffered a breach in its customer support department, Okta said the intrusion allowed hackers to steal sensitive data from fewer than one percent of its 18,000+ customers. But today, Okta revised that impact statement, saying the attackers also stole the name and email address for nearly all of its customer support users.

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Don’t Let Zombie Zoom Links Drag You Down

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Mon, 02 Oct 2023 15:43:34 +0000

Many organizations — including quite a few Fortune 500 firms — have exposed web links that allow anyone to initiate a Zoom video conference meeting as a valid employee. These company-specific Zoom links, which include a permanent user ID number and an embedded passcode, can work indefinitely and expose an organization’s employees, customers or partners to phishing and other social engineering attacks.

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LastPass: ‘Horse Gone Barn Bolted’ is Strong Password

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Fri, 22 Sep 2023 23:41:09 +0000

The password manager service LastPass is now forcing some of its users to pick longer master passwords. LastPass says the changes are needed to ensure all customers are protected by their latest security improvements. But critics say the move is little more than a public relations stunt that will do nothing to help countless early adopters whose password vaults were exposed in a 2022 breach at LastPass.

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FBI Hacker Dropped Stolen Airbus Data on 9/11

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2023 00:22:05 +0000

In December 2022, KrebsOnSecurity broke the news that a cybercriminal using the handle “USDoD” had infiltrated the FBI’s vetted information sharing network InfraGard, and was selling the contact information for all 80,000 members. The FBI responded by reverifying all InfraGard members and by seizing the cybercrime forum where the data was being sold. But on Sept. 11, 2023, USDoD resurfaced after a lengthy absence to leak sensitive employee data stolen from the aerospace giant Airbus, while promising to visit the same treatment on top U.S. defense contractors.

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Experts Fear Crooks are Cracking Keys Stolen in LastPass Breach

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Wed, 06 Sep 2023 00:21:07 +0000

In November 2022, the password manager service LastPass disclosed a breach in which hackers stole password vaults containing both encrypted and plaintext data for more than 25 million users. Since then, a steady trickle of six-figure cryptocurrency heists targeting security-conscious people throughout the tech industry has led some security experts to conclude that crooks likely have succeeded at cracking open some of the stolen LastPass vaults.

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Why is .US Being Used to Phish So Many of Us?

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Fri, 01 Sep 2023 15:38:11 +0000

Domain names ending in “.US” — the top-level domain for the United States — are among the most prevalent in phishing scams, new research shows. This is noteworthy because .US is overseen by the U.S. government, which is frequently the target of phishing domains ending in .US. Also, .US domains are only supposed to be available to U.S. citizens and to those who can demonstrate that they have a physical presence in the United States.

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U.S. Hacks QakBot, Quietly Removes Botnet Infections

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2023 18:35:25 +0000

The U.S. government today announced a coordinated crackdown against QakBot, a complex malware family used by multiple cybercrime groups to lay the groundwork for ransomware infections. The international law enforcement operation involved seizing control over the botnet’s online infrastructure, and quietly removing the Qakbot malware from tens of thousands of infected Microsoft Windows computer systems.

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Tourists Give Themselves Away by Looking Up. So Do Most Network Intruders.

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Tue, 22 Aug 2023 17:45:28 +0000

In large metropolitan areas, tourists are often easy to spot because they’re far more inclined than locals to gaze upward at the surrounding skyscrapers. Security experts say this same tourist dynamic is a dead giveaway in virtually all computer intrusions that lead to devastating attacks like ransomware, and that more organizations should set simple virtual tripwires that sound the alarm when authorized users and devices are spotted exhibiting this behavior.

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