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Cyber Highlights


Shared Access Signature Token Misuse Leads To Exposure Of Internal Microsoft Data

Industry impacted: Information Technology

On 18 September Wiz Research detected an exposure of Microsoft internal data resulting from a misconfiguration of a SAS (Shared Access Signature) token. While no customer data was exposed, Microsoft internal data included a disk backup of two employees’ workstations containing secrets, private keys, passwords, and 30,000 internal Microsoft Teams messages. QuoIntelligence analyzes Microsoft post-mortem analysis of the incident and provides recommendations given the potentially very severe implications of sharing a SAS token with misconfigured permissions.


Industries impacted: Communication Services, Consumer Discretionary, Financials, Government, Health Care, Information Technology

  • APT33 Targets Multiple Sectors With Password Spray Attacks Across the Globe
  • UNC3944 Leverages SMS Phishing Campaigns To Obtain Credentials For Access To Victims’ Organizations
  • BlackCat Ransomware Group Targets Azure Storage With New Sphynx Encryptor
  • Bumblebee Loader Malware Resurfaces in New Campaign With Updated Loader
  • Novel Cloud-Native Cryptojacking Operation Dubbed AMBERSQUID Targets Uncommon AWS Services

Geo Highlights

Azerbaijan – Armenia Conflict: Implications for EU Ties with Azerbaijan Given Trade Relations for Energy Supply

Industries impacted: Energy, Government

Azerbaijan’s military campaign in Nagorno-Karabakh led to its declaration of victory and a ceasefire recognizing its control over the region, raising concerns about ethnic cleansing. This complicates the EU’s relationship with Azerbaijan given the EU’s efforts to strengthen ties with the country to ensure energy supply.


Industries impacted: Communication Services, Government, Information Technology

  • China Confirms NSA Intrusions into Huawei Servers as Diplomatic Tensions Continue
  • EU Reaches Provisional Agreement Against Greenwashing and Boosts Consumer Information on Product Durability

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