At a glance.
- Five Eyes (plus two) issue a LockBit advisory.
- Anonymous Sudan mounts nuisance-level DDoS attacks against US companies.
- AI-generated phishing attacks.
- France alleges Russian disinformation campaign.
- Russian hacktivists and privateers hit Swiss targets.
- KillNet says it's partnered with the less-well-known Devil Sec.
- The private cybersecurity industry's effect on the war in Ukraine.
- Patch Tuesday, June 2023.
Five Eyes (plus two) issue a LockBit advisory.
A Joint Cybersecurity Advisory, Understanding Ransomware Threat Actors: LockBit, was issued this morning by cooperating agencies in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The document says, "The LockBit RaaS and its affiliates have negatively impacted organizations, both large and small, across the world. In 2022, LockBit was the most active global ransomware group and RaaS provider in terms of the number of victims claimed on their data leak site." Ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) operations are especially pernicious, and LockBit has been among the more troublesome. The Advisory gives detailed and actionable information on how organizations can defend themselves against LockBit ransomware operators.