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Cybersecurity Weekly: Zero-Trust security, Android banking malware and security nihilism

April 11, 2022 by Ryan Miner

An in-depth look at Zero-Trust security, Okta hack leads HHS to issue alert to healthcare organizations, and security nihilism putting companies — and their employees — at risk. All these and more in this week’s edition of Cybersecurity Weekly.

1. What Is Zero-Trust Security, And Should Your Business Adopt It? 

For organizations managing a hybrid workplace or e-commerce environment, zero-trust is the proposed answer to many of cybersecurity’s most significant problems today.
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2. New Android banking malware remotely takes control of devices.

A new Android banking malware named Octo has appeared in the wild, featuring remote access capabilities that allow malicious operators to perform on-device fraud.
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3. Lapsus$ breach of Okta prompts HHS alert for healthcare organizations

The Lapsus$ hack of authentication company Okta led to the compromise of multiple healthcare organizations, prompting The Department of Health and Human Services to warn the sector of the ongoing, potential threat the extortion group poses to the sector.
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4. Security Nihilism Is Putting Your Company — and Its Employees — at Risk

Some enterprise security tactics can backfire, pitting IT and security teams against the employees they’re trying to protect.
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5. Companies were slow to remove Russian spies’ malware, so FBI did it for them

The FBI remotely accessed and disinfected US-located devices running a powerful new strain of Russian state botnet malware, federal authorities said Wednesday. Those authorities added that the Kremlin was using the malware to wage stealthy hacks of its adversaries.
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Posted: April 11, 2022
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