Snyk uncovers malicious code activities in open source supply chain security on the npm registry

Open source helps developers build faster. But who’s making sure these open source dependencies (sometimes years out of development) stay secure? In a recent npm security research activity, Snyk uncovered a total of 8 npm packages which matched a specific malicious code vector of attack. This specific attack vector of the malicious packages included packages which had pre/post install scripts, which allowed them to run arbitrary commands when installed.


Three New Supply Chain Attack Methods You Should Be Aware Of

Another day, another supply chain attack. No sooner did we recover from the SolarWinds breach, than we found ourselves reeling from a new ClickStudio attack. That’s why we’ve decided to launch this new series, fondly named The Source, to provide you with the latest news and updates on supply chain security. On this installment of ‘The Source’, get to know the red hot supply chain attack methods du jour.


Why Your Brand Protection Relies on Threat Intelligence?

Your brand is the image your customers have of your business; this is precisely what makes your brand into such a valuable asset. It’s no surprise that brand presence is increasingly shifting into the digital realm. And while digital transformation brings with it a whole new world of possibilities, the digitization of the brand also introduces new risks.


Cloud Threats Memo: Beware Outsourced Cyber Attacks and Compromised Credentials

The trove of 1.3 million RDP credentials leaked recently is yet again proof that, In the underground economy, initial access brokerage is a flourishing market. Cybercriminals are outsourcing the initial access stage of the attack, so they can better focus on the execution and act more quickly.


The Winds of Change - What SolarWinds Teaches Us

In December 2020, the world discovered that the SolarWinds’ Orion Platform had been compromised by cybercriminals, potentially affecting thousands of businesses the world over. Security groups such as the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) provided advice and guidance to security teams and IT companies on what actions they should take to minimize the impact on them and their customers.


8 Utmost eCommerce Security Threats and Solutions of 2021

Last year, during the Magecart attacks saga, I was constantly flooded by calls from e-entrepreneurs – all sounding worried and anxious. The attacks were brazen, and the digital trust was taking a beating. After the initial shock waned, the entire conversation shifted gears. I still remember having long discussions with my clients about eCommerce security threats and their solutions. It now focused solely on building a reliable security system.


The rise and fall of the Emotet botnet

A botnet is a network of hijacked computers and devices infected with malware and controlled remotely by cybercriminals. This network is then used to send spam and launch Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. It can also be rented out to other cybercriminals. The Emotet botnet has been a thorn in the side of security teams for many years and has infected hundreds of thousands of devices since 2014.


What is Social Engineering? Examples and 12 Prevention tips

Social Engineering, in the context of cybersecurity, is the use of deception to convince individuals into relinquishing their personal information online. This information is then exploited in cyberattacks. Most social engineering campaigns target employees because they could be manipulated into gateways to an organization’s sensitive data. The success of these campaigns relies on a lack of cybersecurity awareness training in the workplace.


White House launches plan to protect US critical infrastructure against cyber attacks

The White House is reportedly moving swiftly forward with a plan to harden the security of the US power grid against hacking attacks. According to Bloomberg, the Biden administration has a plan to dramatically improve how power utilities defend themselves against attacks from countries considered to be adversaries in cyberspace – such as Russia, Iran, North Korea, and China.