Pantropic Newsletter #18

Posted July 5, 2023

by Sarah



Pantropic Newsletter #18 (March 2023)




Hackers Compromised Two Large Data Centers in Asia and Leaked Major Tech Giants’ Login Credentials


Hackers have breached two large data centers in Asia, Shanghai and Singapore-based, and leaked login credentials of major tech giants. These login credentials consisting of usernames and passwords were made publicly accessible on the dark web for anyone to access. This cyber attack highlights the persistent security risks faced by tech companies and the need for improved and tighter cybersecurity measures.

(Source: CPO Magazine)




Massive adversary-in-the-middle phishing campaign bypasses MFA and mimics Microsoft Office


A new phishing campaign which can circumvent multi-factor authentication (MFA) and simulate Office 365 login pages has emerged. Social engineering tactics are employed by the attackers to trick victims to disclose their login credentials which are then used to access their email accounts. Users must always be on the lookout for unusual login attempts and take preventative measures to safeguard their accounts.

(Source: Tech Republic)




2023 Cybersecurity Maturity Report Reveals Organizational Unpreparedness for Cyberattacks


Remain ahead of the curve in the constantly evolving world of cybersecurity and read through the report findings. This paper reveals the latest trends, challenges, and best practices in the industry based on extensive research and interview with experts while providing emphasis on the value of proactive risk management.

(Source: The Hacker News)




Ransomware gangs harass victims to ‘bypass’ backups


Ransomware gangs are becoming more creative in extorting money from victims as well as harassing them to forgo their backups. Since more organizations are now prioritizing having robust backup and disaster recovery plans, it’s now more challenging for attackers to demand ransom payments. The article details the various methods used by ransomware syndicates and what businesses can do to protect themselves from the shifting threat landscape.

(Source: Computer Weekly)




Microsoft fixes Outlook zero-day used by Russian hackers since April 2022


A patch has been released for a zero-day vulnerability in Outlook which has affected all versions of Outlook for Windows and allowed attackers to execute arbitrary code in the context of the user. Even after the issue has been resolved, users are encouraged to keep their software updated and be on the lookout for possible assaults. This event underscores the need for timely security upgrades and continual threat monitoring.

(Source: Bleeping Computer)










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