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K-12 school districts in New Mexico, Ohio crippled by cyberattacks

This week, the Cl0p ransomware group’s leak site displayed sensitive information from students, faculty members, and parents from Fort Sumner Municipal Schools. The leak included scans of driver’s licenses and more.

Dridex Infection Chain Case Studies

Recently, during December 2021, Unit 42 researchers received various Dridex samples, which were exploiting XLL and XLM 4.0 in combination with Discord and OneDrive to download the final payload.

46% of organizations still store passwords in shared documents

That’s despite an overwhelming 93% of respondents that require password management training, with 63% holding training more than once per year, according to a survey conducted by Pulse on behalf of Hitachi ID.

Ransomware gangs rely more on weaponizing vulnerabilities

Security researchers are warning that external remote access services continue to be the main vector for ransomware gangs to breach company networks but there's a notable uptick in exploiting vulnerabilities.

Russian Sberbank says it’s facing massive waves of DDoS attacks

Russia's banking and financial services company Sberbank is being targeted in a wave of unprecedented hacker attacks. Earlier this month, the bank fought off the largest distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack in its history.

7.6% increase in vulnerabilities tied to ransomware: Q1 Ransomware Report 2022

The report uncovered 22 new vulnerabilities tied to ransomware (bringing the total to 310) and connected Conti, a prolific ransomware group that sided with the Russian government following the invasion of Ukraine, to 19 of those new vulnerabilities.

Protecting Android users from 0-Day attacks

Consistent with findings from CitizenLab, Google TAG assesses that government-backed actors purchasing these exploits are located (at least) in Egypt, Armenia, Greece, Madagascar, Côte d’Ivoire, Serbia, Spain, and Indonesia.

Small businesses under fire from password stealers

In tracking the Trojan PSW attacks for 219 countries, territories and unions, Kaspersky found some of the largest increases in Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Hungary, Mexico, Russia, Serbia and the U.S.

Cyberattacks and misinformation activity against Ukraine continues say security researchers

Even before Russia's invasion of Ukraine started, in January, the country and its government's websites were subject to defacement and tampering, with Russian hackers accused of being behind the attack.

Researchers Spot Supply Chain Attack Targeting GitLab CI Pipelines

Security researchers at SentinelLabs are calling attention to a software chain supply attack targeting Rust developers with malware aimed directly at infecting GitLab Continuous Integration (CI) pipelines.

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