Aug 16, 2023The Hacker News At a little overt halfway through 2023, credential theft is still a major thorn in the side of IT teams. The heart of the problem is the value of data to cybercriminals and the evolution of the techniques they use to get hold of it. The 2023 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) revealed that 83% of breaches involved external actors, … [Read more...] about What’s the State of Credential theft in 2023?
Jun 26, 2023Ravie LakshmananCyber Threat / Password Security Microsoft has disclosed that it's detected a spike in credential-stealing attacks conducted by the Russian state-affiliated hacker group known as Midnight Blizzard. The intrusions, which made use of residential proxy services to obfuscate the source IP address of the attacks, target governments, IT service … [Read more...] about Microsoft Warns of Widescale Credential Stealing Attacks by Russian Hackers
Credential theft is clearly still a problem. Even after years of warnings, changing password requirements, and multiple forms of authentication, password stealing remains a top attack method used by cyber criminals. The latest report from the Ponemon Institute shares that 54% of security incidents were caused by credential theft, followed by ransomware and DDoS attacks. 59% of … [Read more...] about Credential Theft Is (Still) A Top Attack Method
Within our Elastic Security research group, a strong area of focus is implementing detection mechanisms for capabilities we understand adversaries are currently exploiting within environments. We’ll often wait to see the impact that bringing these capabilities to market will have from a detection standpoint. This allows our researchers to explore different detection strategies … [Read more...] about Detect Credential Access with Elastic Security
A threat actor with ties to North Korea has been linked to a prolific wave of credential theft campaigns targeting research, education, government, media and other organizations, with two of the attacks also attempting to distribute malware that could be used for intelligence gathering. Enterprise security firm Proofpoint attributed the infiltrations to a group it tracks as … [Read more...] about North Korean Hackers Found Behind a Range of Credential Theft Campaigns
Microsoft on Thursday disclosed an "extensive series of credential phishing campaigns" that takes advantage of a custom phishing kit that stitched together components from at least five different widely circulated ones with the goal of siphoning user login information. The tech giant's Microsoft 365 Defender Threat Intelligence Team, which detected the first instances of the … [Read more...] about Microsoft Warns of TodayZoo Phishing Kit Used in Extensive Credential Stealing Attacks
An Android malware that was observed abusing accessibility services in the device to hijack user credentials from European banking applications has morphed into an entirely new botnet as part of a renewed campaign that began in May 2021. Italy's CERT-AGID, in late January, disclosed details about Oscorp, a mobile malware developed to attack multiple financial targets with the … [Read more...] about UBEL is the New Oscorp — Android Credential Stealing Malware Active in the Wild