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?
Feb 27, 2023Ravie Lakshmanan The Dutch police announced the arrest of three individuals in connection with a "large-scale" criminal operation involving data theft, extortion, and money laundering. The suspects include two 21-year-old men from Zandvoort and Rotterdam and an 18-year-old man without a permanent residence. The arrests were made on January 23, 2023. It's estimated … [Read more...] about Dutch Police Arrest 3 Hackers Involved in Massive Data Theft and Extortion Scheme
American video game publisher Rockstar Games on Monday revealed it was a victim of a "network intrusion" that allowed an unauthorized party to illegally download early footage for the Grand Theft Auto VI. "At this time, we do not anticipate any disruption to our live game services nor any long-term effect on the development of our ongoing projects," the company said in a notice … [Read more...] about Rockstar Games Confirms Hacker Stole Early Grand Theft Auto VI Footage
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
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
Companies are increasingly relying on cloud-based infrastructure, especially as more of their employees are working remotely — and may continue to do so. Public, private and hybrid clouds allow access to data and other assets, no matter where an employee is located — but they also create opportunities for cyberattackers to exploit. In recent months, the CrowdStrike® Services … [Read more...] about CrowdStrike Observes an Increase in IaaS API Key Theft