Cybersecurity Weekly: LAUSD data leak, hackers help Iranian protesters, North Korean LinkedIn imposters

October 2, 2022 by Ryan Miner

Hackers need less time than you’d expect to find weaknesses, LAUSD school system data leaks, and hackers help Iranian protesters using Telegram, Signal. All these and more in this week’s edition of Cybersecurity Weekly.

1. Most attackers need less than 10 hours to find weaknesses

Vulnerable configurations, software flaws, and exposed Web services allow hackers to find exploitable weaknesses in companies’ perimeters in just hours, not days.
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2. Ransomware gang leaks data stolen from LAUSD school system

The Vice Society Ransomware gang published data and documents Sunday morning that were stolen from the Los Angeles Unified School District during a cyberattack earlier this month.
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3. Security teams lack the skills to manage cloud environments, most IT pros say

An IBM survey found that 53% of cybersecurity professionals say compliance in the cloud has become too difficult.
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4. Hackers use Telegram, Signal, dark web to help Iranian protesters

Protesters against the Iran regime are getting a boost to aid their efforts from hacking groups who are using Telegram, Signal and the dark web to get around government restrictions.
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5. Microsoft warns of North Korean crew posing as LinkedIn recruiters

Microsoft has claimed a North Korean crew poses as LinkedIn recruiters to distribute poisoned versions of open source software packages.
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Posted: October 2, 2022
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