Lunch Time Nibbles - 2022-08-17

Welcome to another Lunch Time breakout:

Malicious Browser Extensions Targeted Over a Million Users So Far This Year
More than 1.31 million users attempted to install malicious or unwanted web browser extensions at least once, new findings from cybersecurity firm Kaspersky show. "From January 2020 to June 2022, more than 4.3 million unique users were attacked by adware hiding in browser extensions, which is approximately 70% of all users affected by malicious and unwanted add-ons," the company said. As many as
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Researchers Link Multi-Year Mass Credential Theft Campaign to Chinese Hackers
A Chinese state-sponsored threat activity group named RedAlpha has been attributed to a multi-year mass credential theft campaign aimed at global humanitarian, think tank, and government organizations. "In this activity, RedAlpha very likely sought to gain access to email accounts and other online communications of targeted individuals and organizations," Recorded Future disclosed in a new
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Lean Security 101: 3 Tips for Building Your Framework
Cobalt, Lazarus, MageCart, Evil, Revil — cybercrime syndicates spring up so fast it's hard to keep track. Until…they infiltrate your system. But you know what's even more overwhelming than rampant cybercrime? Building your organization's security framework.  CIS, NIST, PCI DSS, HIPAA, HITrust, and the list goes on. Even if you had the resources to implement every relevant industry standard and
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Google fixes fifth Chrome zero-day bug exploited this year
Google has released a security update for Chrome browser that addresses close to a dozen vulnerabilities, including a zero-day flaw that is being exploited in the wild. [...]
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New Google Chrome Zero-Day Vulnerability Being Exploited in the Wild
Google on Tuesday rolled out patches for Chrome browser for desktops to contain an actively exploited high-severity zero-day flaw in the wild. Tracked as CVE-2022-2856, the issue has been described as a case of insufficient validation of untrusted input in Intents. Security researchers Ashley Shen and Christian Resell of Google Threat Analysis Group have been credited with reporting the flaw on
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Researchers Link Multi-Year Mass Credential Theft Campaign to Chinese Hackers
A Chinese state-sponsored threat activity group named RedAlpha has been attributed to a multi-year mass credential theft campaign aimed at global humanitarian, think tank, and government organizations. "In this activity, RedAlpha very likely sought to gain access to email accounts and other online communications of targeted individuals and organizations," Recorded Future disclosed in a new
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