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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Geopolitical and Cybersecurity Weekly – 8 June 2020

COVID-19 Cybersecurity Update A recent interview with a member of the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) revealed that state-sponsored groups have focused on exploiting COVID-19 fears to deliver malware and steal data. Before the lockdown, aviation was the main priority for CISA, but healthcare and the supply chain for food are now facing …

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Geopolitical and Cybersecurity Weekly – 26 May 2020

COVID-19 Cybersecurity Update The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has warned users about scam coronavirus (COVID-19) contact tracing texts. There has been an increasing number of SMiShing messages asking users to click a malicious link. The FTC claims that clicking the link will download software onto the device, enabling scammers access to personal and financial …

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Geopolitical and Cybersecurity Weekly – 27 April 2020

COVID-19 cybersecurity update In the face of the continuing coronavirus pandemic, individual cybercriminals and groups have re-geared their operations to use coronavirus lures. Recent research revealed a 148 per cent month-on-month increase in ransomware attacks from February to March, alongside a spike in attacks on financial institutions. Over a dozen state-sponsored threat groups have been …

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Misinformation, disinformation and the COVID-19 infodemic

The global coronavirus pandemic has spread rapidly, triggering a deluge of disinformation and misinformation. It is worth defining the two terms before progressing because they are often confused and conflated. Disinformation refers to content that is intentionally false and designed to cause harm. Misinformation is inaccurate or misleading content shared by someone that believes it …

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Cyjax Geopolitical Podcast – January 2020 – The Blog

Check out the podcast on our YouTube channel – here. Iran Iran dominated the headlines at the beginning of January after a US drone strike killed Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani. In the immediate aftermath of the strike, the media, numerous cybersecurity vendors, and even various governments warned of swift retaliation from Iran: World War …

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