SecureOps Cyber Spotlight – #4 Edition
Discover the best of the best in this week’s Cyber Spotlight, featuring four top articles and two of our own blog posts. We carefully hand-picked these pieces based on our strict criteria. Our ultimate goal with our new Cyber Spotlight is to deliver accessible, informative, and actionable content, empowering you to make informed decisions and strengthen your digital defenses.
We hope you enjoy our 4th Edition of the SecureOps Cyber Spotlight. And as always, you may reply with any questions, comments, or concerns, and we’ll have a consultant reach out to you.
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Rotterdam 2023, ISF World Congress
21st – 24th October 2023 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands
SecureOps is a Gold Sponsor at the upcoming ISF World Congress show next month in the Netherlands. We would love for you to join us for the show and to meet many of cybersecurity’s leading companies and thought leaders. In addition, exclusive to ISF Members, the ISF World Congress provides a confidential peer-group environment to discuss and find solutions to security challenges while gaining practical advice from peers and leading industry experts. In 2022, just under 1,000 global senior executives and cyber leaders came together for keynote presentations, workshops, and networking sessions – sharing knowledge, best practices, and thought leadership. It is an Excellent Show! Hope to see you there!
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Millions of Facebook Business Accounts Attacked by Python Malware
The article discusses how attackers are currently targeting millions of Facebook business accounts through malicious messages sent via Facebook Messenger. These messages originate from a botnet of fake and hijacked personal Facebook accounts. The primary objective is to spread info-stealing malware that can intercept browsing sessions and account cookies. Researchers report that this activity affects approximately 100,000 Facebook business accounts every week. Guardio Labs revealed in a blog post on Sept. 11. Guardio has dubbed the effort the “MrTonyScam,” based on the name of the administrator of a Telegram channel with which the stealer interacts.
Excellent Article to Learn the Details of the Attack; very comprehensive – Read More Here
How Cyberattacks Are Transforming Warfare
This article is an excellent read on how countries are leveraging cyber attacks to weaken their opposition and provides detailed examples. The article begins with a discussion about the emergence of cyber warfare. Cyber warfare presents a global and challenging battleground that requires constant defense. It all started with a high-profile incident in 2007 when hackers targeted Estonia’s government and commercial sector. Since then, cyberattacks have become an everyday occurrence, reshaping our perception of war and international conflict. The article delves into three significant cyberwarfare trends, aiming to shed light on their impact.
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SecureOps Blog Post – The 16 Major Types of Malware & Attacks – Defined
This blog post has been one of the most read of the over 100 blog posts on our website. The blog post discusses the different types of malware so as to better equip IT specialists and security professionals in their fight against various forms of malicious software. We’ll provide a comprehensive overview of the 16 most common types of malware and attacks and brief descriptions to help you identify them and address potential threats. The blog post is over 4,000 words, and for folks new to the cybersecurity industry should provide a good primer on cyber attacks.
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Bug Bounty Programs are Becoming Increasingly Effective
What is the Difference Between Bug Bounty and Vulnerability Management Programs?
This blog post is the 3rd in a series of bug bounty programs posts that discuss the pro’s and con’s of the programs as well as how they may fit in a cybersecurity defense strategy. A bug bounty program is a reward offered by an increasing number of organizations and software developers. Bug bounty hunters in the programs receive recognition and compensation for reporting bugs, especially unknown (Zero-Day) vulnerabilities or exploits that are critical and could be targeted by hackers to do significant damage. Bug Bounty programs are specifically geared to supplement vulnerability assessments and penetration tests by adding an ongoing practice of scouring software programs to find “unknown” vulnerabilities.
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