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Issue #63 - September 18, 2023

Passkey support is finally available in 1Password

Source: Engadget

1Password, the popular password manager, is finally rolling out support for passkeys, the company announced in a blog post on Wednesday. The login technology, which does not require links or two-factor authentication codes, has been available to 1Password users in beta form since June.




Financially Motivated Hacks by Chinese-Speaking Actors Surge

Source: Data Breach Today

Chinese-speaking hackers associated with criminal activity have redoubled efforts to target compatriots with malware to remotely control victim computers, pointing to a worrying surge in financially driven activity in the Sino cyber underworld.




FBI, CISA Issue Joint Warning on 'Snatch' Ransomware-as-a-Service

Source: Dark Reading

Cybersecurity advisories from the FBI and the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) are usually a good indication that a particular threat merits priority attention from organizations in the crosshairs. That would appear to be the case with "Snatch," a ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) operation that has been active since at least 2018 and is the subject of an alert this week from the two agencies.




Feds Warn Health Sector of Lazarus Group Attacks

Source: Data Breach Today

Federal authorities are warning of "significant risk" for potential attacks on healthcare and public health sector entities by the North Korean-state sponsored Lazarus Group involving exploitation of a critical vulnerability in 24 ManageEngine IT management tools from Zoho.




Financially Motivated UNC3944 Threat Actor Shifts Focus to Ransomware Attacks

Source: The Hacker News

The financially motivated threat actor known as UNC3944 is pivoting to ransomware deployment as part of an expansion to its monetization strategies, Mandiant has revealed. “UNC3944 has demonstrated a stronger focus on stealing large amounts of sensitive data for extortion purposes and they appear to understand Western business practices, possibly due to the geographical composition of the group," the threat intelligence firm said.



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