InfoSec News Nuggets 01/13/2023

Microsoft retracts its report on Mac ransomware  Microsoft published on Jan. 5 — and then redacted on Jan. 6 — a report that detailed four ransomware families hitting macOS devices. When it comes to cybersecurity threats such as ransomware, most systems affected are usually Windows or Linux, so the news made a splash because it was about macOS devices. But Patrick Wardle, founder of the Objective-See Foundation, pointed out on Twitter that the report had no citations and closely aligned…
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InfoSec News Nuggets 08/10/2021

ITG18: Operational Security Errors Continue to Plague Sizable Iranian Threat Group IBM Security X-Force threat intelligence researchers continue to track the infrastructure and activity of a suspected Iranian threat group ITG18. This group’s tactics, techniques and procedures(TTPs) overlap with groups known as Charming Kitten, Phosphorus and TA453. Since our initial report on the group’s training videos in May 2020, X-Force has uncovered additional operational security errors by this group. Our continued analysis led to the discovery of a malicious tool…
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