ICYM: 4 lessons for securing codebases from secrets exfiltration

Last month we hosted a webinar dedicated to discussing the issue of codebase security. As trends like secrets and credential exfiltration continue to be of concern within systems like GitHub, threats, such as cryptojacking and supply side attacks, have become more of a problem. This makes understanding key aspects of codebase security very important. That’s why we pulled out 4 lessons from our recent session that developers and security engineers must know.


SQL Injections: Is There a Way for Real-Time Tracking and Prevention?

SQL injection (SQLi) is one of the most common code-injection techniques used to get information from one’s database. Generally speaking, this is malicious code placing in one’s database via a page input, most often a registration form. SQL injection usually occurs when you ask a user for input, like their username/user ID, and instead of a name/id, the user gives you an SQL statement that you will unknowingly run on your database.


US offers $10 million reward in hunt for state-sponsored ransomware attackers

The United States Department of State is offering a reward of up to $10 million for information leading to the identification of anyone, working for a foreign government, who participates in a cybercriminal attack against American critical infrastructure. The news of the reward comes at the same time as the White House announced it was setting up a ransomware task force following a series of high-profile attacks in the United States.

Protect Your Retail Supply Chain Against Cyber Attacks

The consumer goods and retail industry stores customer data in various digital platforms across multiple third-party vendors. This environment is perfect for cybercriminals to look for weak points to gain access to valuable customer data. Oftentimes, cybersecurity teams are focused too much on securing their own organization from the outside. As hacker techniques become more widespread and sophisticated, organizations must be able to see not only their own security posture but also their third parties’ from the viewpoint of the hackers’. What do hackers see and where are the weak points?

Growing Threat of DDoS Attacks by Extortionist Threat Actors

Kroll experts have noticed an increase in distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks by cybercriminals seeking to turn a profit in two distinct incident types. First, many ransomware operators are now threatening and conducting DDoS attacks as an additional pressure tactic during the ransom negotiation process. Second, also known as ransom denial of service (RDoS), attackers threaten DDoS attacks that will take down an organization’s public-facing services unless a ransom is paid.


What is LDAP Injection? Various types with examples and attack prevention

LDAP is a way for organisations to store user credentials and use them later. It provides access control as well as mechanisms to read and modify data. If the LDAP server isn’t properly configured or secured with another layer of protection, then it could be vulnerable to an attack called LDAP injection. However, you can only protect your applications if you: 1) know what LDAP is and 2) understand what can go wrong with it.


What are Advanced Persistent Threats (APT attacks)

An Advanced Persistent Threat is a sophisticated (rarely) multi-staged attack carried out by skilled and well-organised threat actors such as organised cybercrime syndicates and nation-state actors. The majority of the times, Advanced Persistent Threats (APT) are nothing more than a fancy name with much more media frenzy around the topic of cyber attacks.

Kaseya Ransomware Attack: How Did It Affect the MSSPs And What To Do To Prevent The Risk?

Kaseya #Ransomware Attack A #cybercrime organization with Russian origins called #REvil claims to have infected 1 million systems across 17 countries. It is now demanding $ 70 million in bitcoins in exchange for a "universal decryptor" that will return users’ access. Hackers targeted the US IT company #Kaseya, and then used that company’s software to infiltrate the victims’ systems, using a zero-day vulnerability.