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− China's Mustang Panda Hackers Exploit TP-Link Routers for Persistent Attacks

The Chinese nation-state actor known as Mustang Panda has been linked to a new set of sophisticated and targeted attacks aimed at European foreign affairs entities since January 2023. An analysis of these intrusions, per Check Point researchers Itay Cohen and Radoslaw Madej, has revealed a custom firmware implant designed explicitly for TP-Link routers.

− Australia asks Twitter how it will mod content without staff, gets ghosted

Now the minister responsible has threatened regulation Australia’s communications minister Michelle Rowland has revealed that Twitter's Australian outpost has not responded to months-old correspondence about the slimmed-down social network's ability to meet its requirements under the nation's Online Safety Act.

− Russian hackers exfiltrated data from from Capita over a week before outage

Mr Beaumont wrote an article that documented how Capita failed to disclose key details to stakeholders — and directly evidenced a Russian based double extortion (ransomware) group were serving stolen Capita customer data. Off the back of that piece, Capita still failed to issue any update to markets or investors, failed to acknowledge ransomware, failed to acknowledge the link to Black Basta, ignored the problem for a week, and then tried to pretend to press that data leaked by the ransomware group may be “public domain”. Black Basta’s data was obviously not public domain data, and it is sadly very clear Capita have a serious situation they are failing to disclose properly, or attempting to wordsmith around.


− Critical Infrastructure Organizations Warned of BianLian Ransomware Attacks

CISA, FBI, and ACSC warn critical infrastructure organizations of the BianLian ransomware group’s attacks.

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− 4 Countries Join Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE).

The Estonia-based centre is a multinational cyber defence hub with a total membership of 38 nations from across the world, both NATO and non-NATO members, with member states ranging geographically from Iceland to Australia. It allows members to work together and to pool knowledge to combat the threat of cyber-crime and enhance cyber defence.

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