Midnight Blizzard

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Midnight Blizzard, a Russia-linked Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) group, has emerged as a significant cybersecurity concern with its global hacking activities. The group, known for its malicious intent, has targeted major organizations worldwide, including tech giants Microsoft and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). Its sophisticated methods involve the use of commercially available residential proxy networks, often sourced through dubious means, making it a formidable threat actor in the digital landscape. In a series of high-profile cyberattacks, Midnight Blizzard first breached HPE's systems, as reported by Security Affairs. This was followed by a widespread campaign targeting various organizations globally, as warned by Microsoft. The threat actor's tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) have shown an alarming level of sophistication and persistence, highlighting the need for robust cybersecurity measures across all sectors. The most notable incident occurred when Midnight Blizzard infiltrated Microsoft's systems undetected for several months. The intrusion, disclosed by Microsoft in January, had remained undiscovered since the previous November. Despite Microsoft's Security Foundations Initiative (SFI), the threat group managed to breach their systems again, demonstrating the persistent nature of the threat posed by Midnight Blizzard. These incidents underscore the urgency for organizations to strengthen their security infrastructure and remain vigilant against such advanced threat actors.
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APT28, also known as "Forest Blizzard," "Fancybear," or "Strontium," is a threat actor linked to the Russian GRU. This group has been involved in various cyber espionage activities targeting multiple countries and organizations. In October 2023, the French National Agency for the Security of Informa
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CERT-EU
3 months ago
Weak or Misconfigured Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Methods
Securityaffairs
2 months ago
Security Affairs newsletter Round 465 by Pierluigi Paganini
Securityaffairs
6 months ago
APT29 group exploited WinRAR 0day in attacks against embassies
DARKReading
a year ago
Threat Actor Names Proliferate, Adding Confusion
BankInfoSecurity
4 months ago
Microsoft: Russian Hackers Had Access to Executives' Emails
InfoSecurity-magazine
2 months ago
Report Slams Microsoft Security Failures in Government Email Breach
DARKReading
3 months ago
JetBrains TeamCity Mass Exploitation Underway, Rogue Accounts Thrive
BankInfoSecurity
13 hours ago
Check Point Alert: Attackers Targeting Poorly Secured VPNs
Malwarebytes
4 months ago
Hewlett Packard Enterprise also searched by Cozy Bear | Malwarebytes
CERT-EU
9 months ago
Microsoft Warns of New Phishing Campaign Targeting Corporations via Teams Messages | #hacking | #cybersecurity | #infosec | #comptia | #pentest | #ransomware | National Cyber Security Consulting
CERT-EU
3 months ago
Cyber Security Today for Monday, March 11, 2024 – Breaking Bad in Cyber Security | #hacking | #cybersecurity | #infosec | #comptia | #pentest | #ransomware | National Cyber Security Consulting
CERT-EU
3 months ago
Russian cyber spies infiltrated Microsoft’s systems, accessed source code
CERT-EU
3 months ago
There’s nothing new about the battle for identity in cyberspace
Securityaffairs
3 months ago
Security Affairs newsletter Round 461 by Pierluigi Paganini
CERT-EU
a year ago
Novel Graphican backdoor leveraged in Chinese APT attacks against foreign ministries
CERT-EU
10 months ago
Russia's 'Midnight Blizzard' Hackers Launch Flurry of Microsoft Teams Attacks
CERT-EU
3 months ago
Microsoft officially announces its under attack by hackers being paid by Russia | #hacking | #cybersecurity | #infosec | #comptia | #pentest | #hacker | National Cyber Security Consulting
CERT-EU
4 months ago
Microsoft says Russian hacking group accessed email accounts of senior leaders | #hacking | #cybersecurity | #infosec | #comptia | #pentest | #hacker | National Cyber Security Consulting
InfoSecurity-magazine
4 months ago
Microsoft Provides Defense Guidance After Nation-State Compromise
Securityaffairs
4 months ago
Security Affairs newsletter Round 456 by Pierluigi Paganini