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News

− A New Variant of FlawedGrace Spreading Through Mass Email Campaigns

Cybersecurity researchers on Tuesday took the wraps off a mass volume email attack staged by a prolific cybercriminal gang affecting a wide range of industries, with one of its region-specific operations notably targeting Germany and Austria. Enterprise security firm Proofpoint tied the malware campaign with high confidence to TA505.

https://thehackernews.com/2021/10/a-new-variant-of-flawedgrace-spreading.html

Vulnerabilities

− Microsoft now defends nonprofits against nation-state attacks

Microsoft announced today a new security program for nonprofits to provide them with protection against nation-state attacks that have increasingly targeting them in recent years.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/nonprofits/data-security

− CISA says BlackMatter ransomware group behind recent attacks on agriculture companies, advises on mitigations

New Cooperative and Crystal Valley were both hit with ransomware over the last two months. The mitigation measures recommended by CISA are comprehensive, and defend against most ransomware risks.

https://us-cert.cisa.gov/ncas/alerts/aa21-291a

− Employee offboarding: Why companies must close a crucial gap in their security strategy

There are various ways a departing employee could put your organization at risk of a data breach. How do you offboard employees the right way and ensure your data remains safe?

https://www.welivesecurity.com/2021/10/14/employee-offboarding-companies-close-crucial-gap-security/

Community News

− 26th Oct. Cyber Defence: The current state of national and international cooperation

For Cyber Security Month this October, the Irish Defence Forces are hosting a panel discussion focusing on Cyber Defence and the current state of cooperation in the Cyber Domain at a national and international level.

https://cyberireland.ie/events/cyber-defence-current-state-national-international-cooperation/

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