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Weekly Top Ten Cybersecurity Stories – 8.5.2022


Our Threat Operations and Intelligence team compiles a daily digest of new cybersecurity threats from around the Internet. This top 10 has been culled from the 40+ unique stories we found relevant over the week, ranked by highest risk:

  1. Cisco Patches Several High-Severity Vulnerabilities Affecting Small Business VPN Routers
  2. LockBit 3.0 Utilizing Living Off the Land (LOLBIN) Technique to Bypass Defender and Load Cobalt Strike Beacons
  3. Threat Actor Abusing Atlassian Confluence Vulnerability to Deploy Cryptominer and Novel Backdoor
  4. GitHub Removes Over 35,000 Malware-laced Clones Masquerading as Common Repos
  5. Cyble Warns of Increasing Rate of “Stegomalware” Deploying in Low Detection Rate Files
  6. Sonatype Alerts to Malware and Ransomware-ridden Files Typosquatting on Several Python Requests
  7. VirusTotal Releases Report Discussing Malware Deception Trends
  8. Cisco Talos Discovers “Manjusaka” Variant of Cobalt Strike
  9. FCC Warns of Increasing Use of Smishing Attacks
  10. Huntress Researchers Disclose Initial Access Brokers (IABs) Increasingly Target MSPs
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