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Number of exploited zero-days up more than 50%

Number of exploited zero-days up more than 50%

Figures from Google show that last year there were 97 actively exploited zero-day vulnerabilities. In 2022, the number was still 62 vulnerabilities. With this, the upward trend has returned. A year ago, the figures still showed a positive trend downward. According to Google data, the year 2021 m... Read more

date23 days ago
VMware zero-day exploited since at least late 2021

VMware zero-day exploited since at least late 2021

A Chinese hacker group has been exploiting a zero-day in the vCenter Server since at least late 2021. The hackers managed to deploy backdoors on ESXi hosts through the vulnerability and leak data from organisations in critical sectors. Mandiant revealed that the perpetrator behind the cyber camp... Read more

date3 months ago
Mandiant’s X account hacked

Mandiant’s X account hacked

A hacker gained access to the X account of Google subsidiary Mandiant to use it for a crypto scam. Mandiant has since regained control of the X account. After gaining access, the hacker gave the Mandiant account the name @phantomsolw, and then posted a message on the social media platform promot... Read more

date4 months ago
AI tools aid cybercrime: hackers are experimenting in numerous ways

AI tools aid cybercrime: hackers are experimenting in numerous ways

Research by Mandiant shows that cybercriminals are eager to turn to AI, even if its usefulness is limited for now. Fake photos, audio and coding help for malware are among the possibilities, with varying degrees of success for the hackers in question. In late April, RSA CEO Rohit Ghai said that ... Read more

date8 months ago
Huge increase in USB malware in first half of 2023

Huge increase in USB malware in first half of 2023

Research team Mandiant has seen that attacks via USB malware have experienced a threefold growth. These attacks aim to use a malicious piece of software to make off with classified information. Mandiant, which is part of Google Cloud, highlights two espionage campaigns in a blog post. First, the... Read more

date9 months ago
Hackers attack security researchers via LinkedIn

Hackers attack security researchers via LinkedIn

North Korean state hackers are behind a new phishing campaign targeting security researchers. This was discovered by researchers at Mandiant. According to the security provider, North Korean hackers UNC2970 have been conducting a campaign targeting security researchers since last June. With the ... Read more

date1 year ago
Threat intelligence data not used enough in security decisions

Threat intelligence data not used enough in security decisions

More than three-quarters of companies make security decisions without properly using information from their threat intelligence systems. This is according to researchers from Mandiant in a recent study. This is despite the fact that companies are often satisfied with the amount of threat intelligen... Read more

date1 year ago
Mandiant Threat Intelligence integrates with SentinelOne XDR

Mandiant Threat Intelligence integrates with SentinelOne XDR

SentinelOne launched an integration of Mandiant Threat Intelligence and Singularity XDR. The integration allows Mandiant to stream threat intelligence to SentinelOne's XDR platform, providing security professionals with additional information on vulnerabilities and threats. SentinelOne develops ... Read more

date1 year ago
Caffeine platform makes Phishing-as-a-Service child’s play

Caffeine platform makes Phishing-as-a-Service child’s play

Researchers from security firm Mandiant uncovered a new Phishing-as-a-Service (PhaaS) solution. The so-called Caffeine platform helps non-technical cybercriminals launch phishing campaigns. According to the security vendor, Caffeine allows almost anyone to launch phishing campaigns. The platform... Read more

date2 years ago
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