At a glance.
- Leading European metals producer hit with malware.
- Australian Defence network sustains ransomware attack.
- Trends in cyber threats through the first three quarters of 2022.
- CISA sees a complex threat environment, but no specific threat to US elections.
- Cooperative defense in cyberspace.
- Cyber phases of Russia's hybrid war.
- Former UK Prime Minister Truss's phone may have been compromised.
Leading European metals producer hit with malware.
Aurubis, Europe's largest copper smelting company, sustained a cyberattack last week, Reuters reports. SecurityWeek notes that the incident looks like a ransomware attack, although that hasn't yet been confirmed. The company believes it was targeted as part of a larger campaign against the metals sector. It responded by shutting down certain IT systems and isolating them from the Internet. Its core industrial processes have continued to function. "The production and environmental protection facilities at the smelter sites are running, and incoming and outgoing goods are also being maintained manually," Aurubis said. "Transitional solutions are being implemented to make the company's full services available to business partners again starting next week. Customers and suppliers can still reach their Aurubis contacts by phone."