Showing posts with label Microsoft. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Microsoft. Show all posts

Monday, August 16, 2021

Morse Code Used by Hackers in Phishing Attacks

#Hackers Spotted Using Morse Code in #Phishing Attacks to Evade Detection
| #TpromoCom #CyberSecurity #CyberCrime | Microsoft has disclosed details of an evasive year-long social engineering campaign wherein the operators kept changing their obfuscation and encryption mechanisms every 37 days on average, including relying on Morse code, in an attempt to cover their tracks and surreptitiously harvest user credentials. https://bit.ly/3yNfWed

The phishing attacks take the form of invoice-themed lures mimicking financial-related business transactions, with the emails containing an HTML file ("XLS.HTML"). 

The ultimate objective is to... (read more)

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Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Microsoft cyber-attack turns into global crisis


Microsoft cyber-attack turns into global crisis | #TpromoCom #CyberSecurity #CyberAttack | In this edition, we tell you more about the vast cyber-attack on Microsoft Exchange. What started as an alleged state-sponsored attack is quickly becoming a global crisis, claiming at least 60,000 victims worldwide, mainly small and medium-sized businesses (france24). http://bit.ly/2OycsKS

Several days ago, Microsoft was targeted by a massive cyber-attack. Allegedly, it all began as a Chinese state-sponsored espionage attack against specific individuals using vulnerabilities in its email software. But now, it has escalated into a devastating global hacking scheme as criminal groups rush to compromise victims before they have time to secure their systems.

We ask Adrien Gendre, associate director at Vade Secure, to tell us more about the attack and what the hackers are hunting for. (read more)






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Friday, March 5, 2021

Exchange Server Attacks Spread After Disclosure of Flaws

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Exchange Server Attacks Spread After Disclosure of Flaws | #TpromoCom #Microsoft #Hacker #Hackers | Forecast Calls for Backdoored Email as Well as Installing Ransomware, Cryptominers http://bit.ly/3sQrY34

And if some U.S. federal agencies haven't been busy enough with the SolarWinds crisis, there's a new urgent immediate task at hand: looking for signs their Exchange servers may have been compromised. 

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency issued an emergency directive on Wednesday ordering agencies to scour for forensics clues that servers may have been compromised (read more

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Monday, December 28, 2020

Hackers Tapped Microsoft Resellers To Gain Access, Report Says


Hackers Tapped Microsoft Resellers To Gain Access, Report Says | #TpromoCom #Hackers #NetworkSecurity #Security | The suspected Russian hackers who penetrated important U.S. government networks by hijacking the system information technology vendor SolarWinds Corp. used to update customers’ software also used Microsoft resellers’ systems to break into their clients’ systems, Reuters reported, citing investigators.


"The lesson here for security integrators and alarm dealers is, 'if you're hanging a video surveillance, access control system, or some other security-related silo onto a client's network, be aware that you could unwittingly provide the jumping-on point for a hostile force,' such as Iran, Russia, or China," says Al Colombo, a 45-year security professional and trade journalist. 

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