Cybersecurity Weekly: Hackers dodge MFA, CISA adds vulnerabilities, Phishing attacks exploit AWS

August 22, 2022 by Ryan Miner

Hackers are dodging MFA, BlackByte returns to Twitter, and CISA adds seven vulnerabilities to exploited bugs list. All these and more in this week’s edition of Cybersecurity Weekly.

1. Hackers are finding ways around multi-factor authentication. Here’s what to watch for

MFA provides a significant barrier against cyberattacks succeeding – but it isn’t infallible.
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2. BlackByte ransomware gang returns with Twitter presence, tiered pricing

Version 2.0 of the ransomware group’s operation borrows extortion tactics from the LockBit 3.0 group.
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3. CISA adds 7 vulnerabilities to list of bugs exploited by hackers

The ‘Known Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog’ is a list of vulnerabilities shared by CISA that are known to be actively exploited in cyberattacks and must be patched by Federal Civilian Executive Branch (FCEB) agencies.
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4. How phishing attacks are exploiting Amazon Web Services

By using a legitimate service like AWS to create phishing pages, attackers can bypass traditional security scanners.
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5. Reasons why healthcare industry is the biggest target for cyberattacks

Every day, there is a greater risk of healthcare data security owing to the revolutionary implementation of digitization in the healthcare sector. As per the recent stats, In 2021, an average of 1.95 healthcare data breaches of 500 or more records were reported daily.
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Posted: August 22, 2022
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