A Mimecast-issued certificate used to authenticate some of the company’s products to Microsoft 365 Exchange Web Services had been “compromised by a sophisticated threat actor,” the email-protection company announced in mid-January. That caused speculation that the breach was related to SolarWinds, which the firm confirmed in an update this week
Spotify streaming music aficionados are in the crosshairs of yet another credential-stuffing cyberattack, just three months after the last one. The service has forced password resets for impacted users.
Cybercriminals carrying out credential-stuffing take advantage of people who reuse the same passwords across multiple online accounts. Attackers simply build automated scripts that systematically try stolen IDs and passwords (either gleaned from a breach of another company or website, or purchased online) against various types of accounts.
Cybersecurity researcher Veno Eivazian identified two security issues as part of a series of laboratory tests. One is a rate limiting bypass under a non-default configuration, which effectively defeats the plugin purpose. The other one is an unauthenticated reflected XSS.