Late last year, a group of threat actors managed to obtain “verified publisher” status through the Microsoft Cloud Partner Program (MCPP). This allowed them to surpass levels of brand impersonation ordinarily seen in phishing campaigns, as they distributed malicious applications bolstered by a verified blue badge only ever given to trusted vendors and service providers…

We’ve recently seen substantial layoffs across the tech sector, to the tune of around 140,000 redundancies made by big names such as Amazon, Salesforce, Microsoft, and Tesla. As the recession bites, falling stock prices and further contraction in the market, together with merger and acquisition activity, are expected to force businesses to reduce head count…

More information has become available on “PurpleUrchin,” a malicious campaign in which a threat group called Automated Libra is using DevOps and continuous integration/continuous deployment (CI/CD) practices to mine cryptocurrency on cloud platforms using free trial accounts. The campaign began in August 2019 and has mainly targeted platforms such as GitHub, Heroku, and ToggleBox. Security…

Referred to as #AttachMe and mentioned in Oracle’s July 2022 Critical Patch Update, the vulnerability could have exposed sensitive data to attackers knowing the victim’s Oracle Cloud Identifier (OCID). “OCI customers could have been targeted by an attacker with knowledge of #AttachMe. Any unattached storage volume, or attached storage volumes allowing multi-attachment, could have been…

The new investment round was led by Pelion Venture Partners, with existing investors Kleiner Perkins and Upfront Ventures also participating. Founded in 2019 by Crowdstrike and Microsoft alums, the Los Angeles-based company emerged from stealth in February 2020 to provide data security tools designed to prevent leaks, breaches, and compliance issues. Open Raven says its…

Thousands of customer-facing Android and iOS mobile apps — including banking apps — have been found to contain hardcoded Amazon Web Services (AWS) credentials that would allow cyberattackers to steal sensitive information from corporate clouds. Symantec researchers uncovered 1,859 business apps that use hardcoded AWS credentials, specifically access tokens. Of these, three-quarters (77%) contain valid…

The round was led by OurCrowd, with participation from existing investors Boston Seed Capital, Gutbrain Ventures, and PBJ Capital. Founded in 2017, the Burlington, MA-based Sotero provides a data-focused security platform that allows for the centralized management of data instances, applications, and security point solutions. Sotero’s cloud-native, zero trust solution provides auditability, visibility, governance, and…