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News

− Canadian province health care system disrupted by cyberattack

The Canadian provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador have suffered a cyberattack that has led to severe disruption to healthcare providers and hospitals.

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/canadian-province-health-care-system-disrupted-by-cyberattack/

− BlackMatter ransomware moves victims to LockBit after shutdown

With the BlackMatter ransomware operation shutting down, existing affiliates are moving their victims to the competing LockBit ransomware site for continued extortion.

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/blackmatter-ransomware-moves-victims-to-lockbit-after-shutdown/

− Ukraine Identifies Russian FSB Officers Hacking As Gamaredon Group

Ukraine's premier law enforcement and counterintelligence agency on Thursday disclosed the real identities of five individuals allegedly involved in cyberattacks attributed to a cyber-espionage group named Gamaredon, linking the members to Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB).

https://ssu.gov.ua/en/novyny/sbu-vstanovyla-khakeriv-fsb-yaki-zdiisnyly-ponad-5-tys-kiberatak-na-derzhavni-orhany-ukrainy

Vulnerabilities

− MITRE shares list of most dangerous hardware weaknesses

MITRE shared a list of the topmost dangerous programming, design, and architecture security flaws plaguing hardware this year.

http://cwe.mitre.org/scoring/lists/2021_CWE_MIHW.html

− CISA orders federal agencies to fix hundreds of exploited security flaws

CISA has issued this year's first binding operational directive (BOD) ordering federal civilian agencies to mitigate security vulnerabilities exploited in the wild within an aggressive timeline.

https://cyber.dhs.gov/bod/22-01/

− Lockean multi-ransomware affiliates linked to attacks on French orgs

Details about the tools and tactics used by a ransomware affiliate group, now tracked as Lockean, have emerged today in a report from France's Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT).

https://www.cert.ssi.gouv.fr/cti/CERTFR-2021-CTI-009/

− Microsoft warns of rise in password sprays targeting cloud accounts

The Microsoft Detection and Response Team (DART) says it detected an increase in password spray attacks targeting privileged cloud accounts and high-profile identities such as C-level executives.

https://www.microsoft.com/security/blog/2021/10/26/protect-your-business-from-password-sprays-with-microsoft-dart-recommendations/

Community News

− Cyber Defence The Current State of National and International Co-Operation

For Cyber Security Month 2020, the Irish Defence Forces held a panel discussion focusing on Cyber Defence and the current state of cooperation in the Cyber Domain at a national and international level.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myUwOWK42Sk&t=117s

− IRISSCERT Cyber Crime Conference (IRISSCON) 2021

The IRISSCERT Cyber Crime Conference (IRISSCON) will be held this year on Thursday the 18th of November 2021 in the The Aviva Stadium, Landsdowne Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland. This is an all-day conference which focuses on providing attendees with an overview of the current cyber threats facing businesses in Ireland and throughout the world and what they can do to help deal with those threats. Experts on various aspects of cyber crime and cyber security share their thoughts and experiences with attendees, while attendees will also have the opportunity to network with like minded individuals.

https://www.iriss.ie/IRISSCON.html

− Online Access: The Frustration of Passwords

In a world where we rely on passwords more and more, it’s important to choose a strong one to keep your data safe. But how do we know we’ve chosen the right one, and who can advise us on selecting passwords?

https://cyber.dhs.gov/bod/22-01/

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