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− AXA in France to Stop Reimbursing Ransom Payments

Insurer's move in France could drive cybersecurity improvements

https://apnews.com/article/europe-france-technology-business-caabb132033ef2aaee9f58902f3e8fba

− Half of Government Security Incidents Caused by Missing Patches

A new study commissioned by BAE Systems Applied Intelligence has revealed that cybersecurity is both a major driver of IT modernisation and a significant barrier to adoption. The way forward will require a delicate balancing act — to manage cyber risk effectively, but not in a way that leaves departments without the tools they need to innovate and collaborate.

https://www.baesystems.com/en/cybersecurity/feature/government-insights-turning-legacy-into-opportunity

− Verizon DBIR 2021: Ransomware, Web App and Phishing Attacks Dominate

Data breaches from 2020 show that not much has changed over the last year: businesses continue to struggle with the basics of securing web apps, cloud deployments and educating employees

https://www.verizon.com/business/resources/reports/dbir/

− Ransomware: How the NHS learned the lessons of WannaCry to protect hospitals from attack

The UK's National Health Service was a major victim of the WannaCry ransomware attack - but now a focus on patching and backups aims to stop hospitals being disrupted again.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/ransomware-how-the-nhs-learned-the-lessons-of-wannacry-to-protect-hospitals-from-attack/

− HSE services impacted by ransomware attack

The Health Service Executive says it has suffered a ransomware attack, prompting it to temporarily shut down its IT system.

https://www2.hse.ie/services/hospital-service-disruptions/hse-it-system-cyber-attack.html

Vulnerabilities

− US and Australia warn of escalating Avaddon ransomware attacks

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) are warning of an ongoing Avaddon ransomware campaign targeting organizations from an extensive array of sectors in the US and worldwide.

https://www.cyber.gov.au/sites/default/files/2021-05/2021-003%20Ongoing%20campaign%20using%20Avaddon%20Ransomware%20-%2020210508.pdf

− Microsoft: Threat actors target aviation orgs with new malware

Microsoft warns of an ongoing spear-phishing campaign targeting aerospace and travel organizations with multiple remote access trojans (RATs) deployed using a new and stealthy malware loader.

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/microsoft-threat-actors-target-aviation-orgs-with-new-malware/

Community News

− Active Cyber Defence (ACD) - the fourth year

The year four report covers 2020 and aims to highlight the achievements and efforts made by the Active Cyber Defence programme.

https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/report/acd-report-year-four

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