Afternoon Dessert - 2022-07-27

Welcome to another Afternoon Dessert breakout:

4 Steps the Financial Industry Can Take to Cope With Their Growing Attack Surface
The financial services industry has always been at the forefront of technology adoption, but the 2020 pandemic accelerated the widespread of mobile banking apps, chat-based customer service, and other digital tools. Adobe's 2022 FIS Trends Report, for instance, found that more than half of the financial services and insurance firms surveyed experienced a notable increase in digital/mobile
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DDoS Attack Trends in 2022: Ultrashort, Powerful, Multivector Attacks
The political situation in Europe and the rest of the world has degraded dramatically in 2022. This has affected the nature, intensity, and geography of DDoS attacks, which have become actively used for political purposes. Find out more in this summary of G-Core Lab's latest DDoS Trends report. [...]
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GitHub introduces 2FA and quality of life improvements for npm
GitHub has announced the general availability of three significant improvements to npm (Node Package Manager), aiming to make using the software more secure and manageable. [...]
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These 28+ Android Apps with 10 Million Downloads from the Play Store Contain Malware
As many as 30 malicious Android apps with cumulative downloads of nearly 10 million have been found on the Google Play Store distributing adware. "All of them were built into various programs, including image-editing software, virtual keyboards, system tools and utilities, calling apps, wallpaper collection apps, and others," Dr.Web said in a Tuesday write-up. While masquerading as innocuous
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Microsoft: Windows, Adobe zero-days used to deploy Subzero malware
Microsoft has linked a threat group it tracks as Knotweed to a cyber mercenary outfit (aka private-sector offensive actor) named DSIRF, targeting European and Central American entities using a malware toolset dubbed Subzero. [...]
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Spain arrests suspected hackers who sabotaged radiation alert system
The Spanish police have announced the arrest of two hackers believed to be responsible for cyberattacks on the country's radioactivity alert network (RAR), which took place between March and June 2021. [...]
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Microsoft Edge now improves performance by compressing disk cache
Microsoft says Microsoft Edge users will notice improved performance and a smaller disk footprint because the web browser now automatically compresses disk caches. [...]
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New ‘Robin Banks’ phishing service targets BofA, Citi, and Wells Fargo
A new phishing as a service (PhaaS) platform named 'Robin Banks' has been launched, offering ready-made phishing kits targeting the customers of well-known banks and online services. [...]
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