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− Weaponized Cybercrime: What Organizations Can Learn From The Conflict In Ukraine

On February 24th, 2022, Russia launched a full-scale military invasion of Ukraine with attacks on land, sea, air. What has been less visible but nonetheless a critical element of the conflict is the battle being waged in cyberspace.

https://blog.checkpoint.com/2022/09/08/weaponized-cybercrime-what-organizations-can-learn-from-the-conflict-in-ukraine/

− Cyber Security in Healthcare: The Cost and Impact on Patient Safety and Care.

The purpose of this research is to understand the cybersecurity threats targeting healthcare organisation and the cost of responding to attacks that can endanger patient safety and care delivery

https://www.proofpoint.com/sites/default/files/threat-reports/pfpt-us-tr-cyber-insecurity-healthcare-ponemon-report.pdf

− Google: Former Conti cybercrime gang members now targeting Ukraine

Google says some former Conti ransomware gang members, now part of a threat group tracked as UAC-0098, are targeting Ukrainian organizations and European non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

https://blog.google/threat-analysis-group/initial-access-broker-repurposing-techniques-in-targeted-attacks-against-ukraine/

− Ukraine dismantles more bot farms spreading Russian disinformation

The Cyber Department of the Ukrainian Security Service (SSU) dismantled two more bot farms that spread Russian disinformation on social networks and messaging platforms via thousands of fake accounts.

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/ukraine-dismantles-more-bot-farms-spreading-russian-disinformation/

Vulnerabilities

− Chinese Hackers Target Government Officials in Europe, South America and Middle East

A Chinese hacking group has been attributed to a new campaign aimed at infecting government officials in Europe, the Middle East, and South America with a modular malware known as PlugX. Cybersecurity firm Secureworks said it identified the intrusions in June and July 2022, once again demonstrating the adversary's continued focus on espionage against governments around the world.

https://www.secureworks.com/blog/bronze-president-targets-government-officials

Community News

Toys behaving badly: How parents can protect their family from IoT threats

The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the way we live and work. From smart pacemakers to fitness trackers, voice assistants to smart doorbells, the technology is making us healthier, safer, more productive and entertained.

https://www.welivesecurity.com/2022/09/08/toys-behaving-badly-how-parents-protect-family-iot-threats/

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