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Geopolitics and Cybersecurity Weekly Brief – 12 October 2020

Executive Summary Cyber threat actors are expected to increase their attacks as the 2020 US Presidential Election approaches. In its first HTA annual report, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) disclosed that unknown threat actors targeted the US Census network throughout 2019. The DHS expects state-sponsored attackers from China, Russia, Iran and North Korea […]

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Geopolitics and Cybersecurity Weekly Brief – 28 September 2020

Executive Summary  This week government departments and industry bodies continued to warn about the ZeroLogon vulnerability (CVE-2020-1472). In the US, federal departments were given until 21 September to apply patches. Servers that could not be secured were taken offline and removed from government networks. Three days later, Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center (MSTIC) warned attackers were actively leveraging Windows Server ZeroLogon exploits.

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Black Lives Matter protest in London around Churchill's statue

The far-right, Black Lives Matter and domestic terrorism

New research from the United Nations’ Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (UN-CTED) has shown a 320% increase in the number of acts of violence linked to extreme right-wing groups in the last five years. A “greater exchange of views between like-minded individuals” online has provided fertile ground for “extreme right-wing groups to improve their tactics, develop

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COVID-19 Critical Infrastructure Cyber Threat Brief

The full Cyber Threat Brief for Critical Infrastructure can be downloaded here. There has been a significant uptick in cyberattacks exploiting fear of the coronavirus to compromise victims. Notably, however, there has not been a surge in the total number of attacks. Instead, existing cybercriminal operations have been rethemed with COVID-19 lures. Attackers have not

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