Weekly Recap July 8 2022

  • By Patrick Ryan
  • Jul 08, 2022

Summer is in full swing, yet the online threats aren't dissipating in the slightest. The digital criminals are out in full force, as evidenced by the attacks that occurred this past week and throughout the entire month of June. Here's a quick look at some top breaches, attacks, and other online aggressions from the first week of July.

OpenSea Emails

A breach has occurred at OpenSea. The NFT trading platform suffered a significant digital attack in which hackers accessed emails. It appears the attack began from a rogue employee who downloaded the company's customer email database, then likely sold it on the dark web. OpenSea informed the customers of the data breach and warned of additional phishing attempts in the weeks and months ahead.

ZuoRAT Overtakes SOHO Routers

Owners of SOHO routers should know ZuoRAT can take over those devices. Such routers send wireless/wired routing through networks. These uniquely structured routers cater to small offices, such as those used by people who work from home. Cisco, Asus, and Netgear routers are vulnerable to malware that wreaks havoc in several stages. This multistage virus surmounts vulnerabilities to tap into local access networks, snag packets sent on the machine, and perform man-in-the-middle aggression by hijacking the DNS and HTTPS. It appears as though a nation-state might be responsible for the attack.

Leaky Access Tokens Show Amazon Customer Photos

Leaky access tokens are creating significant problems as the summer takes shape. Digital wrongdoers use Amazon users' authentication tokens to conceal and steal documents and pictures. Amazon shared the security shortcoming this past week and noted the Android app is not protecting user access appropriately.

Hackers used the expired tokens in unique ways that hinge on the subtleties of aggression. The access tokens begin by transitioning through the API. The HTTP request then moves the header with a user access token. In other words, the password went to apps through plaintext.

NPM Packages Taking Data From Forms and Apps

After considerable hard work, digital security researchers have pinpointed the nasty NPM packages that stole many data from apps and web-based forms. The supply chain attack focused on package managers. The threat began in winter 2021, using rogue modules to capture data types into web-based forms. It appears that at least two hacking groups in IconBurst and Reversing Labs worked in unison to execute the attack. If you have not yet updated your digital defenses against NPM packages, now is the time to do so.

Dragonbridge Campaign Tied to China Attacks Rare Earth Miners

Rare earth mining businesses are in the crosshairs of the Dragonbridge campaign tied to China. Dragonbridge has gone on the offensive against rare Earth mining companies in the United States, Australia, and Canada. Mandiant identified the attack as that of Dragonbridge, highlighting how the same group of hackers launched online offensives of a similar sort back in 2019

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