Latest News Articles


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− 84% of CNI Orgs Experienced Cyber-Attacks in the Last Year

93% of orgs that experienced attacks admitted at least one was successful.

https://www.bridewellconsulting.com/majority-of-cni-organisations-experience-successful-cyber-attacks-despite-strong-confidence-in-security

− Cyber attacks hit two French hospitals in one week

Two French hospitals have been hit by ransomware attacks in less than a week, forcing the healthcare facilities to transfer patients to other locations. According to local media, the attacks did not impact the hospitals’ ability to care for Covid-19 patients or virus vaccinations.

https://www.france24.com/en/europe/20210216-cyber-attacks-hit-two-french-hospitals-in-one-week

− Attacks Targeting Accellion Product Linked to FIN11 Cybercrime Group

The hacking group behind the recent cyber-attack targeting Accellion’s FTA file transfer service appears to be linked to a threat actor known as FIN11, security researchers with FireEye’s Mandiant division reveal.

https://www.fireeye.com/blog/threat-research/2021/02/accellion-fta-exploited-for-data-theft-and-extortion.html

Vulnerabilities

− Recently fixed Windows zero-day actively exploited since mid-2020

Microsoft says that a high-severity Windows zero-day vulnerability patched during the February 2021 Patch Tuesday was exploited in the wild since at least the summer of 2020 according to its telemetry data.

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/recently-fixed-windows-zero-day-actively-exploited-since-mid-2020/

− VMware fixes critical RCE bug in all default vCenter installs

VMware has addressed a critical remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability in the vCenter Server virtual infrastructure management platform that may allow attackers to potentially take control of affected systems.

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/vmware-fixes-critical-rce-bug-in-all-default-vcenter-installs/ https://www.ncsc.gov.ie/pdfs/RCE_VMWare.pdf

Community News

− New Partnership Launched to Improve Cyber-Resilience in Scotland

CyberScotland partnership has already launched an online resource for individuals and organizations.

https://www.cyberscotland.com/

− Cyber Security Skills Report 2021

A Cyber Security Skills Survey was conducted with Cyber Ireland members to provide a better understanding of the current cyber security labour market in Ireland. The report is available here:

https://www.cyberireland.ie/cyber-security-skills-report-2021/

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