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Ransomware Review – September 2021

This month saw the return of the REvil ransomware group (also known as Sodinokibi). The group’s infrastructure went offline in July, soon after their high-profile supply-chain attack targeting Kaseya. At the time, it was unclear if this was a voluntary decision or stemmed from a potential operation by law enforcement entities. However, the group’s infrastructure […]

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Geopolitical and Cybersecurity Weekly – 29 June 2020

COVID-19 Cybersecurity Update Coronavirus-themed attacks are decreasing, with a 24 per cent reduction in June compared to May. This is due to other news items gaining traction: Black Lives Matter is a case in point. It should be noted that these attack topics will not disappear as long as there is sufficient interest in the

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Geopolitical and Cybersecurity Weekly – 15 June 2020

COVID-19 Cybersecurity Update The FBI has reported on the most common types of fraud during the pandemic. The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) received nearly as many complaints in the first half of 2020 (about 320,000) as in the entirety of 2019 (about 400,000). Criminals continue to peddle counterfeit personal protective equipment (PPE) and fraudulent

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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 – 18 May 2020

COVID-19 Cybersecurity Update The Financial Times reports that Chinese threat actors are targeting coronavirus research in the United States. This comes at a time of escalating tensions between Washington and Beijing over the pandemic. The FBI and CISA are investigating the “targeting and compromise” of US research groups by China and its affiliates and warned

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Cyjax Geopolitical Podcast – February 2020 – The Blog

Check out the podcast on our YouTube channel – here. Coronavirus and social media Since our last podcast – in which we discussed the spread of false information regarding the outbreak, various malware’s use of the virus as a lure in its campaigns, and the disruption to global travel – coronavirus has spread to 118

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