Editor’s note: There is a lot going on in the world of IT, from emerging technologies to digital transformation and new cybersecurity threats. However, we can’t possibly cover it all, so we’ll bring you This Week in IT, a curated summary of IT and enterprise technology news stories each week.
Microsoft investigating threat actor consent phishing campaign
Microsoft says it is investigating a consent phishing campaign involving threat actors fraudulently impersonating legitimate companies when enrolling in the Microsoft Cloud Partner Program.
According to a Microsoft Security Response Center blog post, the actor used fraudulent partner accounts to add a verified publisher to OAuth app registrations they created in Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). The applications created by the threat actors were then used in a consent phishing campaign that tricked users into granting permissions to the fraudulent apps.
Victims were primarily based in the U.K. and Ireland. Microsoft says all fraudulent applications have been disabled and impacted customers have been notified.
Read Microsoft’s blog for more information. Cybersecurity firm Proofpoint, which says it notified Microsoft about the attacks, also has a blog about the incident.
Google FI warns customers of data breach
Google FI, Google’s U.S.-based telecommunications and mobile internet service, told customers this week that personal data was exposed by a data breach at one of its primary network providers, and some customers have been impacted by SIM swapping attacks, according to reports.
Bleeping Computer reports that Google sent notices of a data breach to Google Fi customers, informing them that the incident exposed their phone numbers, SIM card serial numbers, account status, account activation date and mobile service plan details. However, other sensitive information such as full names, email addresses, payment information, SSNs, tax and government IDs, passwords or SMS and call content was not accessed.
Read Bleeping Computer’s story for more information.
New Gmail user interface
Google is rolling out a new user interface and customizable integrated view for Gmail that brings apps like Gmail, Chat and Meet in one unified location. The new Gmail look will become the standard experience, with no option to revert to the original user interface, the company says.
The rollout began last week and is expected to be completed Feb. 3.
Read Google’s Workspace Updates blog for more information.
New AV products at ISE
Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) took place in Barcelona, Spain, and in conjunction with the large tradeshow, winners of the 8th annual Top New Technologies (TNT) [email protected] were announced by TechDecisions’ sister publications Commercial Integrator and CE Pro.
The awards span several categories, including conferencing tools, cameras, interactive whiteboards, microphones, digital signage, video walls, automation software, audio processors and more.
Read about the TNT Award winners here.
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