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Initial access brokers selling remote access to compromised networks are on the rise. A new report reveals that access to around 576 corporate networks worldwide is being sold on hacker forums. The top targeted networks include organizations in the manufacturing and professional services sectors.
Besides this, stolen credentials databases are flourishing on underground markets. It is believed that each of these databases includes millions of credential sets that can be used for credential-stuffing attacks. These valuable sets of credentials are sold at prices of up to $120,000.
In a security update, the maintainers of the SQLite database engine fixed a 22-year-old DoS flaw that could have allowed attackers to crash or take control of the software.
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Access to compromised networks on sale
According to a new report, access to around 576 corporate networks worldwide for a total cumulative price of $4 million is being sold on underground forums. Cybercriminals purchasing access to these networks can launch credential theft or ransomware attacks. The top targeted organizations include those in the manufacturing and professional services sectors.
Chegg fails to report data breaches
Education tech giant Chegg is under fire for failing to report its 40 million users and employees about four data breaches that occurred in the past four years. As per the FTC, the compromised data include the social security numbers, financial details, dates of birth, and medical information of individuals.
Stolen credentials on sale
Valuable sets of stolen credentials that can be used for credential-stuffing attacks have been put on sale on underground forums. Each database can include millions of credentials sets and is sold at prices of up to $120,000. The primary reason for the boost in the stolen credentials is due to many websites failing to comply with the policy and storing passwords in plain text.
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MotW flaw patched
An unofficial patch has been issued for an actively exploited security flaw in Microsoft Windows that makes it possible for files signed with malformed signatures to bypass Mark-of-the-Web (MotW) protections. The fix arrives after the reporting of the Magniber ransomware campaign abusing the flaw.
22-year-old DoS flaw patched
The maintainers of the SQLite database engines have patched a high-severity flaw that was left unaddressed for around 22 years. The denial of service vulnerability could allow attackers to crash or control programs that rely on the software. It is tracked as CVE-2022-35737 and has a CVSS score of 7.5
Posted on: November 01, 2022
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