Week in review: Kali Linux 2022.1 released, attackers leveraging Microsoft Teams to spread malware

Week in review

Here’s an overview of some of last week’s most interesting news, articles and interviews:

Kali Linux 2022.1 released: New tools, kali-linux-everything, visual changes
Offensive Security has released Kali Linux 2022.1, the latest version of its popular open source penetration testing platform.

DDoS attacks knock Ukrainian government, bank websites offline
Unknown attackers have mounted disruptive distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against several Ukrainian government organizations and state-owned banks.

Attackers use Microsoft Teams as launchpad for malware
Hackers are starting to realize that Microsoft Teams is a great means of spreading tentacles throughout an organization’s systems; since the start of the year, Avanan has been seeing hackers increasingly dropping malware in Teams conversation.

Open banking innovation: A race between developers and cybercriminals
In this interview with Help Net Security, Karl Mattson, CISO at Noname Security, explains the wide usage of open banking and how it can easily be exploited if adequate security measures are not implemented.

Online fraud skyrocketing: Gaming, streaming, social media, travel and ecommerce hit the most
An Arkose Labs report is warning UK commerce that it faces its most challenging year ever. Experts analyzed over 150 billion transaction requests across 254 countries and territories in 2021 over 12 months to discover that there has been an 85% increase in login attacks and fake consumer account creation at businesses.

Qualys Context XDR: Bringing context to an organization’s security efforts
In this interview with Help Net Security, Jim Wojno, Senior Director of XDR at Qualys, explains the advantages of using Qualys Context XDR and how it can provide clarity through context.

The importance of implementing security scanning in the software development lifecycle
Veracode published a research that finds most applications are now scanned around three times a week, compared to just two or three times a year a decade ago. This represents a 20x increase in average scan cadence between 2010 and 2021.

How QR code ease of use has broaden the attack surface
In this interview with Help Net Security, Neil Clauson,…