Targeted Phishing Attacks Strike High-Ranking Company Executives

An evolving phishing campaign observed at least since May 2020 has been found to target high-ranking company executives across manufacturing, real estate, finance, government, and technological sectors with the goal of obtaining sensitive information. The campaign hinges on a social engineering trick that involves sending emails to potential victims containing fake Office 365 password expiration […]

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Vulnerability Researchers Hit by North Korean Hackers

Google Warns Social Engineering Attacks Have Been Backdooring Researchers’ SystemsNorth Korean hackers have been “targeting security researchers working on vulnerability research and development at different companies and organizations” to trick them into installing backdoored software that gives attackers remote access to their system, warns Google’s Threat Analysis Group. Source: Bank Info Security

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vCISO Shares Most Common Risks Faced by Companies With Small Security Teams

Most companies with small security teams face the same issues. They have inadequate budgets, inadequate staff, and inadequate skills to face today’s onslaught of sophisticated cyberthreats. Many of these companies turn to virtual CISOs (vCISOs) to provide security expertise and guidance. vCISOs are typically former CISOs with years of experience building and managing information security […]

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Security researchers targeted by North Korean hackers

Over the past few months, hackers have been trying to surreptitiously backdoor the computer systems of a number of security researchers working on vulnerability research and development at different companies and organizations, the Google Threat Analysis Group (TAG) has revealed on Monday. The hackers’ tactics The hackers, who Google TAG believes are backed by the […]

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Automating the SOC: 'Start Small'

Nat Smith of Gartner on Applying Technology, Retaining SOC AnalystsWhen deploying automation in their security operations centers, organizations should start with “small and simple things,” advises Nat Smith of Gartner, who also offers tips on retaining skilled SOC analysts. Source: Bank Info Security

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