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Weekly Top Ten Cybersecurity Stories – 8.26.2022

WEEKLY TOP TEN | AUGUST 26, 2022 17:25 GMT

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. Palo Alto Warns of 1100% Uptick in Phishing Abusing SaaS Platforms to Evade Detection
    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/phishing-attacks-abusing-saas-platforms-see-a-massive-1-100-percent-growth/

  2. “Oktapus” Phishing Campaign Hits 130+ Companies, Steal 9,900 Credentials
    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/twilio-hackers-hit-over-130-orgs-in-massive-okta-phishing-attack/

  3. Cybereason Alerts of HavanaCrypt Campaign Masquerading as Google Updater
    https://www.cybereason.com/blog/threat-alert-havanacrypt-ransomware-masquerading-as-google-update

  4. Cisco Patches AsyncOS CVE-2022-20871 Vulnerability Allowing for Privilege Escalation
    https://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/134580/security/cisco-secure-web-appliance-flaw.html

  5. FBI Warns of Increasing Use of Residential IP Proxies To Complicate Detection While Performing Credential Stuffing Attacks
    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/fbi-warns-of-residential-proxies-used-in-credential-stuffing-attacks/

  6. “DirtyCred” Linux Vulnerability Discovered by Security Researchers, Called “As Nasty As Dirty Pipe”
    https://thehackernews.com/2022/08/as-nasty-as-dirty-pipe-8-year-old-linux.html

  7. Cozy Bear APT Using Dormant Accounts to Bypass MFA and Harvest Emails
    https://www.zdnet.com/article/hackers-are-using-this-sneaky-trick-to-exploit-dormant-microsoft-cloud-accounts-and-bypass-multi-factor-authentication/

  8. Researchers Discover Escanor RAT Targeting IoT and Devices within Banking Industry
    https://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/134697/malware/escanor-malware-ms-docs.html

  9. XCSSET macOS Malware Updates to Better Target Monterey Distro
    https://thehackernews.com/2022/08/xcsset-malware-updates-with-python-3-to.html

  10. CISA Adds PAN-OS CVE-2022-0028 Denial of Service Vulnerability to Known Exploited Vulnerability Catalog
    https://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/134749/security/palo-alto-networks-pan-os-flaw-2.html

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