Security experts told ISMG they were concerned Microsoft could suffer future cyberattacks and threats to its customers after a Russian state hacking group managed to evade detection for several weeks while targeting accounts associated with the company’s top executives.
Russian state hackers obtained access to the inboxes of senior Microsoft executives for at least six weeks, the computing giant disclosed late Friday afternoon. "There is no evidence that the threat actor had any access to customer environments, production systems, source code, or AI systems."
The appearance of Naz.api - a massive collection of online credentials harvested by information-stealing malware that contains 71 million unique email addresses - illustrates the scale at which such data is being collected, shared and sold, security experts warn.
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Mobile password managers are different from computer-based password managers due to different constraints found in the mobile operating system, said Ankit Gangwal, assistant professor at the International Institute of Information Technology. He shed light on the risks introduced by AutoSpill.
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Microsoft said Iranian state hackers are using a newly developed backdoor to target organizations in the American defense industrial base. The Iranian state threat actor that Microsoft tracks as Peach Sandstorm employed a custom backdoor named FalseFont.
Okta finalized an agreement to acquire Spera Security, saying the purchase will expand its ability to track risky accounts and access misconfigurations. Spera, a Tel Aviv startup, touts itself as a tool for giving security teams "real-time visibility into their entire identity surface."
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Okta has paused product development and internal projects for 90 days to beef up its security architecture and operations for applications, hardware and third-party vendors. Okta will move to strengthen its cyber posture, including a security action plan and engaging with third-party cyber firms.
Identity and authentication giant Okta said the attacker behind its September data breach stole usernames and contact details for all users of its primary customer support system and warned customers to beware potential follow-on phishing and social engineering attacks.
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