Welcome to the May 2023 Threat Highlights
This report provides you a comprehensive overview of the latest cybersecurity news, threat landscape, and relevant advice.
In this edition, we cover...
The dangers of newly introduced top-level domains, bypassed vulnerabilities in Outlook, actively exploited vulnerabilities in common WordPress plugins, the growing infostealer marketplace, and the state of hacktivist groups. We also take a closer look at the ransomware landscape and identify several newcomers.
1. Newly introduced top-level domains
The report highlights the dangers associated with newly introduced top-level domains and how they can be exploited by cybercriminals to launch phishing attacks and other malicious activities.
2. Bypassed vulnerabilities in Microsoft Outlook
The report discusses a recent vulnerability in Microsoft Outlook that was patched but could still be bypassed due to a bug in the HTML platform. This vulnerability could allow attackers to execute malicious code on affected systems.
3. Actively exploited vulnerabilities in common WordPress plugins
The report identifies several actively exploited vulnerabilities in common WordPress plugins, including a high-severity reflected cross-site scripting (XSS) flaw in the Advanced Custom Fields plugin.
4. The growing infostealer marketplace
The report provides an update on the state of the growing infostealer marketplace and how it is being used by cybercriminals to steal sensitive information from individuals and organizations.
5. The state of hacktivist groups
The report provides a brief update on the state of so-called hacktivist groups and their activities, including recent attacks against government agencies and corporations.
6. The current state of ransomware
Finally, the report takes a closer look at the current state of ransomware and identifies several newcomers to this growing threat landscape.
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