Lunch Time Nibbles - 2022-08-02

Welcome to another Lunch Time breakout:

LockBit Ransomware Abuses Windows Defender to Deploy Cobalt Strike Payload
A threat actor associated with the LockBit 3.0 ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) operation has been observed abusing the Windows Defender command-line tool to decrypt and load Cobalt Strike payloads.  According to a report published by SentinelOne last week, the incident occurred after obtaining initial access via the Log4Shell vulnerability against an unpatched VMware Horizon Server. "Once initial
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New 'ParseThru' Parameter Smuggling Vulnerability Affects Golang-based Applications
Security researchers have discovered a new vulnerability called ParseThru affecting Golang-based applications that could be abused to gain unauthorized access to cloud-based applications. "The newly discovered vulnerability allows a threat actor to bypass validations under certain conditions, as a result of the use of unsafe URL parsing methods built in the language," Israeli cybersecurity firm
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What is ransomware and how can you defend your business from it?
Ransomware is a kind of malware used by cybercriminals to stop users from accessing their systems or files; the cybercriminals then threaten to leak, destroy or withhold sensitive information unless a ransom is paid. Ransomware attacks can target either the data held on computer systems (known as locker ransomware) or devices (crypto-ransomware). In both instances, once a ransom is paid, threat
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