Five Eyes Warn of Russian Cyber Attacks Against Critical Infrastructure

The cybersecurity agencies of the United States, Britain, Australia, Canada and New Zealand – which together form the Five Eyes intelligence-sharing alliance – released a joint Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA) warning organisations that Russia may be targeting Critical Infrastructure within Ukraine and beyond her borders. There has been “an increased malicious cyber activity from Russian state-sponsored […]

U.S. Warns of APT Hackers Targeting ICS/SCADA Systems with Specialized Malware

The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has released a report warning of nation-state actors deploying specialized malware to maintain access to industrial control systems (ICS), supervisory control, and data acquisition (SCADA) devices. The custom-made tools are specifically designed to single out Schneider Electric programmable logic controllers (PLCs), OMRON Sysmac NEX PLCs, and Open […]

Russia-Ukraine Malicious Cyber Activity

The Ukrainian government confirmed yesterday afternoon that another large-scale cyber attack is taking place; this is less than a week since websites were last targeted in a similar attack. “We’ve not seen something [like this] that’s taken it to a completely different level,” an official told the BBC. This large-scale cyber attack preceded Russia’s invasion […]

Russia-Ukraine Tensions Escalate​

The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is encouraging increased cyber security awareness in a new “Shields Up” advisory released last week as tensions escalate between Ukraine and Russia. Russia has threatened new invasions against Ukraine as an escalation of the Russo-Ukrainian War that began in 2014. The cyber security implications of these threats have already been […]

Commonly Exploited Vulnerabilities

Priority: High   Executive Summary: In a series of coordinated cyber attacks beginning on the 14th January 2022, orchestrated by Russian state-sponsored actors, more than 70 Ukrainian government websites have been defaced or rendered inaccessible. Russian threat actors have used spear-phishing, brute-force and exploited known vulnerabilities to gain access to target networks by compromising third-party […]

CVE-2021 20038..42: SonicWall SMA 100 Multiple Vulnerabilities (FIXED)

Priority: High Executive Summary: SonicWall has verified and patched vulnerabilities of critical and medium severity (CVSS 5.3-9.8) in SMA 100 series appliances, which include SMA 200, 210, 400, 410 and 500v products. SMA 100 series appliances with WAF enabled are also impacted by the majority of these vulnerabilities. A critical severity vulnerability (CVSS 9.8) in […]

ITC Secure and Cassava Technologies announce joint venture to expand industry leading security operations and Microsoft cloud security expertise in Africa

Joint venture between ITC Secure and Cassava Technologies heralds the creation of a world class Security Operations Centre (SOC) to deliver security services in Africa and cyber best practice. London, UK – December 15, 2021 – ITC Secure (ITC), a leading advisory-led cyber security services company and a Microsoft Gold cyber security partner, and Cassava […]

Sunburst – More heat than light

By now it is unlikely that anybody working in the cyber security industry is unfamiliar with the SolarWinds breach and code compromise, now known as the Sunburst hack. To recap; FireEye, on discovering that some of their intellectual property in the form of their offensive and red-teaming tools had somehow become available in the shadier […]

Solarwinds Supply Chain Attack (Sunburst Malware)

Priority: Critical Executive Summary: A highly sophisticated attack using a trojanised version of SolarWinds’ Orion software has been discovered, affecting both private and public organisations globally.1 The attack is believed to have started as early as Spring 2020 and is still ongoing, making this an imminent threat to any organisation using SolarWinds Orion. The attackers […]