IconBurst attack grabs data from multiple web apps (Supply Chain attack)

IconBurst: NPM software supply chain attack grabs data from apps, websites ReversingLabs researchers recently discovered evidence of a widespread software supply chain attack involving malicious Javascript packages offered via the NPM package manager. Researchers at ReversingLabs identified more than two dozen NPM packages, dating back six months, that contain obfuscated Javascript designed to steal form …

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Password Stuffing

Robert Half client accounts (Password Stuffing)

Staffing Firm Robert Half Says Hackers Targeted Over 1,000 Customer Accounts   HR consulting firm Robert Half has started informing customers that their personal and financial information might have been compromised after hackers targeted their accounts. Information provided by the company to the Maine Attorney General shows that threat actors targeted Robert Half between …

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Spokane Residential Health District (Phishing)

Spokane Residential Health District (Phishing)

SRHD Apologizes and Commits to Corrective Actions Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD) confirmed personal data may have been disclosed after the discovery of an unauthorized breach of personal health information via a phishing email, occurring on February 24, 2022.

BEC phishing campaign 

Microsoft issues warning on BEC phishing campaign 

From cookie theft to BEC: Attackers use AiTM phishing sites as entry point to further financial fraud  A large-scale phishing campaign that used adversary-in-the-middle (AiTM) phishing sites stole passwords, hijacked a user’s sign-in session, and skipped the authentication process even if the user had enabled multifactor authentication (MFA). The attackers then used the stolen credentials …

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SQL Injection

SQL Injection

What is SQL Injection? SQL Injection is a web security vulnerability that allows an attack to interfere with the queries that an application makes to its database. It generally allows an attacker to view data that they are not normally able to retrieve. This might include data belonging to other users, or any other data …

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Log4j Vulnerability


Log4j Vulnerability Explained Vulnerability The Log4j vulnerability allows malicious attackers to execute code remotely on any targeted computer. What is Log4j: Log4j an open source software, a logging library for Java, is widely used by businesses and web portals. Earlier this month, this open source software was in the news for its vulnerabilities. Impact Being …

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The Cycle of Cybersecurity: Gap Analysis, Risk Assessment, Remediation, Certification, and Maintenance

One of Careful Security’s many services is a review of a network’s security posture. For example, we recently worked with a company building semiconductor chips and needed to ensure International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) compliance. Here are the steps we took in establishing an industry-recognized cybersecurity posture. Risk Assessment The first piece of initiating …

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Careful Security

Securing your Database

During a customary search for vulnerable databases, the team at Comparitech discovered a vulnerable and unprotected MongoDB database belonging to FarFaira, a website designed to promote literacy for children as young as 2 years old. The information on this database includes user sign-in information, email addresses, and social media tokens. Attack Outline While the Comparitech …

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