Daily NCSC-FI news followup 2020-09-04

FBI: Thousands of orgs targeted by RDoS extortion campaign

www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/fbi-thousands-of-orgs-targeted-by-rdos-extortion-campaign/ The FBI recommended US companies that received such ransom notes from the criminal gang behind this ongoing RDoS campaign not to pay the criminals’ ransom.

Warner Music Group finds hackers compromised its online stores

www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/warner-music-group-finds-hackers-compromised-its-online-stores/ Warner Music Group (WMG), the third-largest global music recording company, has disclosed a data breach affecting customers’ personal and financial information after several of its US-based e-commerce stores were hacked in April 2020 in what looks like a Magecart attack.

Microsoft Defender can ironically be used to download malware

www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-defender-can-ironically-be-used-to-download-malware/ Legitimate operating system files that can be abused for malicious purposes are known as living-off-the-land binaries or LOLBINs. In a recent Microsoft Defender update, the command-line MpCmdRun.exe tool has been updated to include the ability to download files from a remote location, which could be abused by attackers.

Miami-Dade school district is targeted by 14 denial-of-service attacks in its first three days of virtual learning, leaving students and teachers unable to log in for classes

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8690629/Miami-Dade-school-district-targeted-14-cyber-attacks-three-days-virtual-learning.html

Australia to embed intelligence officers within some private companies

uk.reuters.com/article/uk-australia-security/australia-to-embed-intelligence-officers-within-some-private-companies-cyber-chief-idUKKBN25S3TQ Citing estimates that cyber attacks on businesses and households are costing about A$29 billion (16.03 billion pounds) or 1.5% of the country’s Gross Domestic Product, Australia said last month it would spend A$1.66 billion over the next 10 years to strengthen companies’ cyber defences.

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