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Droppers
2022-11-30

In this modern world there is an app for everything. Easy access to a variety of free apps for our smartphones and tablets, with millions available on the Google Play Store*, gives cybercriminals an opportunity to find new ways of infiltrating our devices and getting hold of sensitive data. Since bad actors have established methods to get past the Google Play Store’s security scans put into place to protect its users, deceptively innocent looking applications containing malware known as droppers have entered the scene.

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Malicious Browser Extensions
Malicious Browser Extensions
2022-11-18

Browser Extensions can improve the convenience, productivity, and efficiency of browsers; however, they are not always secure as they look and can pose a significant challenge to cybersecurity. As a matter of fact, extensions can be easily downloaded with just one click, typically have full access to the contents of any web page the user loads and can handle sensitive data. This has made extensions a valuable target for threat actors.

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Cyber threat landscape: who is LockBit gang?
2022-11-03

The cyber threat landscape has undergone many shifts in the past year, from the involvement of ransomware cyber gangs in hacktivist activity during the war between Russia and Ukraine, to the disappearance from the scene of the most prolific ransomware groups. These include DarkSide, the hacker group behind the Colonial Pipeline attack, and REvil, One of the groups that has been active since 2019 and continues to grow regardless of the shifts in the cyber threat landscape is the LockBit gang.

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Killnet: the pro-Russia threat group targeting Western countries
2022-10-16

Many threat actors have taken side in support of either Russia or Ukraine since the beginning of the invasion in February 2022. One of these hacktivist groups is Killnet, which pledged its support to Russia. Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the group, initially founded as a cyber gang, rather than a hacktivist collective, declared that Killnet would now be used as a name to describe the groups’ hacktivist activity in support of Russia.

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5 key data breaches in 2022 | White Blue Ocean
5 key data breaches in 2022
2022-09-29

The number of data breaches affecting companies in different sectors across the world keeps rising in 2022, following the trend witnessed in the last few years. Read more about five key data breaches that have occurred in 2022.

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2022 CRIF Cyber Observatory  - First semester
2022 CRIF Cyber Observatory - First semester
2022-09-25

In the first half of 2022, over 850,000 alerts were sent, mainly related to data found on the dark web. The type of data found: email, password, username, postal address, phone number and other valuable data for hackers.

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Twitter data breach: exposed the data of 5.4 million accounts | White Blue Ocean
Twitter data breach: exposed the data of 5.4 million accounts
2022-09-15

In late July 2022, Twitter confirmed that it had suffered a data breach, after a threat actor appeared in a popular underground forum selling the data of 5.4 million Twitter users. Read more

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The role of Initial Access Brokers | White Blue Ocean
The role of Initial Access Brokers
2022-08-01

In the cybercriminal business model, initial access brokers have become a crucial figure, acting as middle-men between attackers and victims, by providing the attackers with access methods to enter victims’ networks.

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