Hackers have turned to ‘fast flux’ techniques to evade security solutions

When law enforcement agencies take down a botnet or a major spam or phishing operation, it usually involves disabling servers and hosting services. To counter these measures, criminals have started turning towards a new technique called “fast flux”. This is according to a new report from cybersecurity firm Unit 42, which explains that fast flux increases criminal infrastructure resilience by …

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SolarWinds hackers also used brute force password techniques to breach victims

While the majority of victims of the SolarWinds supply chain attack were breached through the compromised Orion update, some had their perimeters breached via brute force password techniques. According to a recently updated advisory from the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the SolarWinds attackers didn’t always rely on the poisoned Orion update as the initial access vector. “CISA …

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