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How a Trust Center Solves Your Security Questionnaire Problem

How a Trust Center Solves Your Security Questionnaire Problem

Jul 24, 2024 Cybersecurity / Enterprise Security
Security questionnaires aren't just an inconvenience — they're a recurring problem for security and sales teams. They bleed time from organizations, filling the schedules of professionals with monotonous, automatable work. But what if there were a way to reduce or even altogether eliminate security questionnaires? The root problem isn't a lack of great questionnaire products — it's the questionnaires themselves. At SafeBase, we don't just talk about transparency — it's core to everything we do, from how we build our products to how we communicate about them. In the spirit of transparency, in this piece we're going to talk about our Trust Center platform at length:  Why we're believers in Trust Centers > security questionnaires How a Trust Center reduces and eliminates questionnaires How to demonstrate the ROI of investing in a Trust Center Let's dive in. Why a trust center first approach helps Solving the questionnaire problem means going beyond the questionnaire with a
Telegram App Flaw Exploited to Spread Malware Hidden in Videos

Telegram App Flaw Exploited to Spread Malware Hidden in Videos

Jul 24, 2024 Zero-Day / Malware
A zero-day security flaw in Telegram's mobile app for Android called EvilVideo made it possible for attackers to malicious files disguised as harmless-looking videos. The exploit appeared for sale for an unknown price in an underground forum on June 6, 2024, ESET said. Following responsible disclosure on June 26, the issue was addressed by Telegram in version 10.14.5 released on July 11. "Attackers could share malicious Android payloads via Telegram channels, groups, and chat, and make them appear as multimedia files," security researcher Lukáš Štefanko said in a report. It's believed that the payload is concocted using Telegram's application programming interface ( API ), which allows for programmatic uploads of multimedia files to chats and channels. In doing so, it enables an attacker to camouflage a malicious APK file as a 30-second video.  Users who click on the video are displayed an actual warning message stating the video cannot be played and urges t
How to Reduce SaaS Spend and Risk Without Impacting Productivity

How to Reduce SaaS Spend and Risk Without Impacting Productivity

Jul 24, 2024 SaaS Management / IT Governance
There is one simple driver behind the modern explosion in SaaS adoption: productivity. We have reached an era where purpose-built tools exist for almost every aspect of modern business and it's incredibly easy (and tempting) for your workforce to adopt these tools without going through the formal IT approval and procurement process. But this trend has also increased the attack surface—and with it, the security and governance headaches that are still viewed as 100% the responsibility of IT and security teams. IT security leaders need scalable solutions for SaaS discovery and managing this ever-expanding attack surface. At the same time, their finance counterparts are seeking to cut technology spend (rather than salaries or headcount)—especially the low-hanging fruit of underutilized or over-deployed SaaS licenses, which Gartner estimates to be about  25% of all SaaS subscriptions . But, the key question is - where can you reduce your SaaS attack surface (and spend) without impactin
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Why a Threat Campaign Targeting Snowflake Customers isn't Exactly a Special Snowflake

websiteNudge SecuritySaaS Security / Supply Chain
An active threat campaign targeting Snowflake customers underscores an all-too-common attack pattern of exploiting users' cloud and SaaS identities and gaps in MFA coverage.
Patchwork Hackers Target Bhutan with Advanced Brute Ratel C4 Tool

Patchwork Hackers Target Bhutan with Advanced Brute Ratel C4 Tool

Jul 24, 2024 Cyber Espionage / Threat Intelligence
The threat actor known as Patchwork has been linked to a cyber attack targeting entities with ties to Bhutan to deliver the Brute Ratel C4 framework and an updated version of a backdoor called PGoShell. The development marks the first time the adversary has been observed using the red teaming software, the Knownsec 404 Team said in an analysis published last week. The activity cluster, also called APT-C-09, Dropping Elephant, Operation Hangover, Viceroy Tiger, and Zinc Emerson, is a state-sponsored actor likely of Indian origin. Known for conducting spear-phishing and watering hole attacks against China and Pakistan, the hacking crew is believed to be active since at least 2009, according to data shared by Chinese cybersecurity firm QiAnXin. Last July, Knownsec 404 disclosed details of an espionage campaign aimed at universities and research organizations in China that leveraged a .NET-based implant codenamed EyeShell to fetch and execute commands from an attacker-controlled
CrowdStrike Explains Friday Incident Crashing Millions of Windows Devices

CrowdStrike Explains Friday Incident Crashing Millions of Windows Devices

Jul 24, 2024 Software Update / IT Outage
Cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike on Wednesday blamed an issue in its validation system for causing millions of Windows devices to crash as part of a widespread outage late last week. "On Friday, July 19, 2024 at 04:09 UTC, as part of regular operations, CrowdStrike released a content configuration update for the Windows sensor to gather telemetry on possible novel threat techniques," the company said in its Preliminary Post Incident Review (PIR). "These updates are a regular part of the dynamic protection mechanisms of the Falcon platform. The problematic Rapid Response Content configuration update resulted in a Windows system crash." The incident impacted Windows hosts running sensor version 7.11 and above that was online between July 19, 2024, 04:09 UTC and 05:27 UTC and received the update. Apple macOS and Linux systems were not affected. CrowdStrike said it delivers security content configuration updates in two ways, one via Sensor Content that's shippe
Microsoft Defender Flaw Exploited to Deliver ACR, Lumma, and Meduza Stealers

Microsoft Defender Flaw Exploited to Deliver ACR, Lumma, and Meduza Stealers

Jul 24, 2024 Malvertising / Threat Intelligence
A now-patched security flaw in the Microsoft Defender SmartScreen has been exploited as part of a new campaign designed to deliver information stealers such as ACR Stealer, Lumma , and Meduza . Fortinet FortiGuard Labs said it detected the stealer campaign targeting Spain, Thailand, and the U.S. using booby-trapped files that exploit CVE-2024-21412 (CVSS score: 8.1). The high-severity vulnerability allows an attacker to sidestep SmartScreen protection and drop malicious payloads. Microsoft addressed this issue as part of its monthly security updates released in February 2024. "Initially, attackers lure victims into clicking a crafted link to a URL file designed to download an LNK file," security researcher Cara Lin said . "The LNK file then downloads an executable file containing an [HTML Application] script." The HTA file serves as a conduit to decode and decrypt PowerShell code responsible for fetching a decoy PDF file and a shellcode injector that, in tur
AppSec Webinar: How to Turn Developers into Security Champions

AppSec Webinar: How to Turn Developers into Security Champions

Jul 18, 2024App Security / Security Awareness
Let's face it: AppSec and developers often feel like they're on opposing teams. You're battling endless vulnerabilities while they just want to ship code. Sound familiar? It's a common challenge, but there is a solution. Ever wish they proactively cared about security? The answer lies in a proven, but often overlooked, strategy: Security Champion Programs — a way to turn developers from adversaries into security advocates? Join our upcoming FREE webinar, " Turn Developers into Allies: The Power of Security Champion Programs, " to discover the secrets behind this game-changing approach. In this webinar, you'll learn: Overcoming the Resistance: Proven tactics to bridge the gap between developers and security, fostering a spirit of collaboration and trust. The Power of Effective Communication: Learn how to make security messaging resonate with developers, without the jargon overload. Creating a Culture of Champions: Discover how to build a Securi
CISA Adds Twilio Authy and IE Flaws to Exploited Vulnerabilities List

CISA Adds Twilio Authy and IE Flaws to Exploited Vulnerabilities List

Jul 24, 2024 Vulnerability / Software Security
The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has added two security flaws to its Known Exploited Vulnerabilities ( KEV ) catalog, based on evidence of active exploitation. The vulnerabilities are listed below - CVE-2012-4792 (CVSS score: 9.3) - Microsoft Internet Explorer Use-After-Free Vulnerability CVE-2024-39891 (CVSS score: 5.3) - Twilio Authy Information Disclosure Vulnerability CVE-2012-4792 is a decade-old use-after-free vulnerability in Internet Explorer that could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code via a specially crafted site. It's currently not clear if the flaw has been subjected to renewed exploitation attempts, although it was abused as part of watering hole attacks targeting the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and Capstone Turbine Corporation websites back in December 2012. On the other hand, CVE-2024-39891 refers to an information disclosure bug in an unauthenticated endpoint that could be exploited to "accept
Chinese Hackers Target Taiwan and U.S. NGO with MgBot and MACMA Malware

Chinese Hackers Target Taiwan and U.S. NGO with MgBot and MACMA Malware

Jul 23, 2024 Cyber Espionage / Chinese Hackers
Organizations in Taiwan and a U.S. non-governmental organization (NGO) based in China have been targeted by a Beijing-affiliated state-sponsored hacking group called Daggerfly using an upgraded set of malware tools. The campaign is a sign that the group "also engages in internal espionage," Symantec's Threat Hunter Team, part of Broadcom, said in a new report published today. "In the attack on this organization, the attackers exploited a vulnerability in an Apache HTTP server to deliver their MgBot malware." Daggerfly, also known by the names Bronze Highland and Evasive Panda, was previously observed using the MgBot modular malware framework in connection with an intelligence-gathering mission aimed at telecom service providers in Africa. It's known to be operational since 2012. "Daggerfly appears to be capable of responding to exposure by quickly updating its toolset to continue its espionage activities with minimal disruption," the compan
New ICS Malware 'FrostyGoop' Targeting Critical Infrastructure

New ICS Malware 'FrostyGoop' Targeting Critical Infrastructure

Jul 23, 2024 ICS Malware / Critical Infrastructure
Cybersecurity researchers have discovered what they say is the ninth Industrial Control Systems (ICS)-focused malware that has been used in a disruptive cyber attack targeting an energy company in the Ukrainian city of Lviv earlier this January. Industrial cybersecurity firm Dragos has dubbed the malware FrostyGoop , describing it as the first malware strain to directly use Modbus TCP communications to sabotage operational technology (OT) networks. It was discovered by the company in April 2024. "FrostyGoop is an ICS-specific malware written in Golang that can interact directly with Industrial Control Systems (ICS) using Modbus TCP over port 502," researchers Kyle O'Meara, Magpie (Mark) Graham, and Carolyn Ahlers said in a technical report shared with The Hacker News. It's believed that the malware, mainly designed to target Windows systems, has been used to target ENCO controllers with TCP port 502 exposed to the internet. It has not been tied to any previously
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