"This Week in Ransomware...mail bombing is back."

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The Week in Ransomware - May 17th 2024 - Mailbombing is back

  • This week was pretty quiet on the ransomware front, with most of the attention on the seizure of the BreachForums data theft forum. However, that does not mean there was nothing of interest released this week about ransomware.

  • Microsoft passwordless

Microsoft to start enforcing Azure multi-factor authentication in July

  • Starting in July, Microsoft will begin gradually enforcing multi-factor authentication (MFA) for all users signing into Azure to administer resources.

  • SEC Securities and Exchanges Commission

SEC: Financial orgs have 30 days to send data breach notifications

  • The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has adopted amendments to Regulation S-P that require certain financial institutions to disclose data breach incidents to impacted individuals within 30 days of discovery.

  • Police arrest

US arrests suspects behind $73M ‘pig butchering’ laundering scheme

  • ​The U.S. Department of Justice charged two suspects for allegedly leading a crime ring that laundered at least $73 million from cryptocurrency investment scams, also known as "pig butchering."

  • Medical Health Hospital Patient

WebTPA data breach impacts 2.4 million insurance policyholders

  • The WebTPA Employer Services (WebTPA) data breach disclosed earlier this month is impacting close to 2.5 million individuals, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services notes.

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    • MAY 17, 2024
    • 07:14 AM
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  • North Korean hackers

US woman allegedly aided North Korean IT workers infiltrate 300 firms

  • ​The U.S. Justice Department charged five individuals today, a U.S. Citizen woman, a Ukrainian man, and three foreign nationals, for their involvement in cyber schemes that generated revenue for North Korea's nuclear weapons program.

  • Cyberattack ddos network cybersecurity

Norway recommends replacing SSL VPN to prevent breaches

  • The Norwegian National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) recommends replacing SSLVPN/WebVPN solutions with alternatives due to the repeated exploitation of related vulnerabilities in edge network devices to breach corporate networks.

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    • MAY 16, 2024
    • 02:11 PM
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  • Outlook

Microsoft shares temp fix for Outlook encrypted email reply issues

  • ​Microsoft has shared a temporary fix for a known issue preventing Microsoft 365 customers from replying to encrypted emails using the Outlook Desktop client.

  • Data Breach

MediSecure e-script firm hit by ‘large-scale’ ransomware data breach

  • Electronic prescription provider MediSecure in Australia has shut down its website and phone lines following a ransomware attack believed to originate from a third-party vendor.

  • Faceless Hacker Moon

Russian hackers use new Lunar malware to breach a European govt's agencies

  • Security researchers discovered two previously unseen backdoors dubbed LunarWeb and LunarMail that were used to compromise a European government's diplomatic institutions abroad.

  • Windows Server

Microsoft: Windows Server 2019 updates fail with 0x800f0982 errors

  • ​Microsoft has acknowledged a new known issue causing this month's KB5037765 security update for Windows Server 2019 to fail to install with 0x800f0982 errors.

  • How to manage the security risks of generative AI tools

How to manage the security risks of generative AI tools

  • Growth in AI use is widespread, evolving, and showing no signs of slowing, and with it comes risks ranging from competitive and legal concerns to a slew of security implications. Here's how Nudge Security can help you discover and manage AI security risks.

  • North Korean hackers

Kimsuky hackers deploy new Linux backdoor in attacks on South Korea

  • The North Korean hacker group Kimsuki has been using a new Linux malware called Gomir that is a version of the GoBear backdoor delivered via trojanized software installers.

  • Visio

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    • MAY 16, 2024
    • 07:19 AM
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  • Google Chrome

Google fixes third actively exploited Chrome zero-day in a week

  • ​Google has released a new emergency Chrome security update to address the third zero-day vulnerability exploited in attacks within a week.

  • Android

Android to add new anti-theft and data protection features

  • ​Google is introducing multiple anti-theft and data protection features later this year, some available only for Android 15+ devices, while others will roll out to billions of devices running Android 10 and later.

  • Android

Android 15, Google Play Protect get new anti-malware and anti-fraud features

  • Today, Google announced new security features coming to Android 15 and Google Play Protect that will help block scams, fraud, and malware apps on users' devices.

  • Nissan

Nissan North America data breach impacts over 53,000 employees

  • Nissan North America (Nissan) suffered a data breach last year when a threat actor targeted the company's external VPN and shut down systems to receive a ransom.



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