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News

− Europol ordered to erase data on those not linked to crime

The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS), an EU privacy and data protection independent supervisory authority, has ordered Europol to erase personal data on individuals that haven't been linked to criminal activity.

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/europol-ordered-to-erase-data-on-those-not-linked-to-crime/

− Russia arrests, dismantles REvil hacking group at U.S. request - FSB

Russia has conducted a special operation against ransomware crime group REvil at the request of the United States and has detained and charged the group's members, the FSB domestic intelligence service said on Friday.

https://www.reuters.com/technology/russia-arrests-dismantles-revil-hacking-group-us-request-report-2022-01-14/

MANAGED SERVICES REPORT: No Rest for the Wary.

Organizations are increasingly relying on external support from managed services. In order to gain a better understanding of the state of affairs in managed services security, MITRE Engenuity, MITRE’s tech foundation for the public good, commissioned Cybersecurity Insiders to run an extensive industry survey to answer essential questions:

https://info.mitre-engenuity.org/hubfs/ATTACK%20Evals/2021%20Managed%20Services%20Report.pdf

Organized Cybercrime Cases: What CISOs Need to Know

Jon Clay, VP of Threat Intelligence at Trend Micro, explores the latest Trend Micro Research covering Access as a Service (AaaS), an emerging business model selling all-access passes to other malicious actors.

https://www.trendmicro.com/en_us/ciso/22/a/organized-cybercrime-what-cisos-need-to-know.html

Vulnerabilities

− Patch Tuesday: Microsoft Calls Attention to 'Wormable' Windows Flaw

Microsoft’s first batch of patches for 2022 is a big one: 97 documented security flaws in the Windows ecosystem, some serious enough to cause remote code execution attacks.

https://www.securityweek.com/patch-tuesday-microsoft-calls-attention-wormable-windows-flaw

− FBI, NSA and CISA Warns of Russian Hackers Targeting Critical Infrastructure

Amid renewed tensions between the U.S. and Russia over Ukraine and Kazakhstan, American cybersecurity and intelligence agencies on Tuesday released a joint advisory on how to detect, respond to, and mitigate cyberattacks orchestrated by Russian state-sponsored actors.

https://www.cisa.gov/uscert/ncas/current-activity/2022/01/11/cisa-fbi-and-nsa-release-cybersecurity-advisory-russian-cyber

Community News

Jan 25th: Digital West 2022 – Cybersecurity and Trust

Dynamic free online event, hosted by GMIT, in partnership with the Mayo Local Enterprise Office (LEO), LyIT, SligoIT & CyberIreland.

https://cyberireland.ie/events/digital-west-cybersecurity-and-trust/

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