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News

− Chinese phishing actors consistently targeting EU diplomats

The China-aligned group tracked as TA416 (aka Mustang Panda) has been consistently targeting European diplomats since August 2020, with the most recent activity involving refreshed lures to coincide with the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/chinese-phishing-actors-consistently-targeting-eu-diplomats/

− Incidents Handling and Cybercrime Investigations

The European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) explores how CSIRTs, law enforcement agencies and the judiciary cooperate and how they can train together to better tackle cyber incidents and respond to cybercrime.

https://www.enisa.europa.eu/news/enisa-news/incidents-handling-and-cybercrime-investigations

− Conti Ransomware Group Diaries, Part I: Evasion

A Ukrainian security researcher this week leaked several years of internal chat logs and other sensitive data tied to Conti, the chat logs offer a fascinating glimpse into the challenges of running a sprawling criminal enterprise with more than 100 salaried employees.

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2022/03/conti-ransomware-group-diaries-part-iv-cryptocrime/

Vulnerabilities

− Critical Bugs Expose Hundreds of Thousands of Medical Devices and ATMs

Researchers from the health care security firm CyberMDX found the seven easily exploited vulnerabilities in the IoT remote access tool PTC Axeda, which is particularly popular in medical equipment. The researchers estimate that the number of vulnerable devices are in the hundred of thousands.

https://www.cisa.gov/uscert/ics/advisories/icsa-22-067-01

− Google: Russian Hackers Target Ukrainians, European Allies via Phishing Attacks

A broad range of threat actors, including Fancy Bear, Ghostwriter, and Mustang Panda, have launched phishing campaigns against Ukraine, Poland, and other European entities amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

https://thehackernews.com/2022/03/google-russian-hackers-target.html

− FBI: Ransomware gang breached 52 US critical infrastructure orgs

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) says the Ragnar Locker ransomware gang has breached the networks of at least 52 organizations from multiple US critical infrastructure sectors.

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/fbi-ransomware-gang-breached-52-us-critical-infrastructure-orgs/

Community News

− Women Returning to the Cyber Workforce

Returner Programmes or Returnships are professional initiatives that provide a supported, phased, paid scheme to individuals helping them to re-enter the workforce.

https://cyberireland.ie/bring-women-back-to-the-cyber-industry/

Director of Operations, National Cyber Security Centre

The Director of Operations will lead the Operations Team, including managing the national response to Cyber Security Incidents, cyber threat intelligence and national monitoring systems. They will play a lead role in developing national cyber security policy and contribute to the development of security policy more generally.

https://publicjobs.ie/en/index.php?option=com_jobsearch&view=jobdetails&Itemid=263&cid=150627&campaignId=2253503

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