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Microsoft: Attackers Used OAuth Apps to Hack Exchange Online

Microsoft has unveiled a recent cybersecurity attack that allowed the threat actors to compromise Exchange Online. The attacker abused unsecured administrator accounts to gain access to the cloud tenants and created malicious OAuth applications to reconfigure the victim’s email server to send phishing emails. OAuth is an open-standard authorization protocol that enables users to share…

Malicious OAuth app enables attackers to send spam through corporate

Microsoft investigated a new kind of attack where malicious OAuth applications were deployed on compromised cloud tenants before being used for mass spamming. Image: Feng Yu/Adobe StockIn this attack, as reported by Microsoft, threat actors start their operation by compromising particular cloud tenant users, as these users need to have sufficient privileges to create applications…

Check Point scales Singapore base to bolster cyber headcount

Credit: Dreamstime Check Point Software Technologies has expanded its Singapore office to house more than 100 staff in Singapore and another 750 employees across 16 countries in Asia Pacific.Apart from accommodating a growing team, the expanded Asia Pacific headquarters will see more focus on training for staff enrolled in the vendor’s Young Professionals Program.According to…

Australia’s telecom giant Optus avoids ransom demand as attacker reverses

Dive Brief: The threat actor behind last week’s cyberattack against Optus reportedly rescinded their $1 million ransom demand and claims to have deleted the data stolen from Australia’s second-largest wireless provider, the Guardian reported.  The alleged cybercriminal leaked records on 10,000 individuals and threatened to release more before backing off of the ransom demand. One…

The rise of LockBit 3

Cybercrime has reached epidemic proportions. Even though LockBit 3.0 has amassed dozens of victims, it has largely flown under the radar while the most recent exploits of the Lapsus$ group have received a lot of attention, especially after the Uber and GTA VI breaches. According to new analysis from NCC Group‘s Global Threat Intelligence Team,…

Optus cyber attack a ‘huge wake-up call’

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