Hacktivism, protestware, and information operations in a hybrid war. Brazi-based cyber gangs active in extortion. Steganography opens a backdoor. A free decryptor for Diavol ransomware.
The widely expected, intense Russian cyber campaign has yet to appear. "Protestware" as a dangerous turn in hacktivism. Information operations and the persistence of independent channels of news. Social media as an opsec problem.Lapsus$ may have hit Microsoft. A second Brazilian gang tries its hand at extortion. A snakey backdoor afflicts French organizations. AD Bryan Vorndran of the FBI Cyber Division on what the agency brings to the table in the cyberspace. Rick Howard considers infrastructure as code. Emsisoft offers a free decryptor for Diavol ransomware.
Mar 13- Mar 19 Ukraine – Russia the silent cyber conflict (Security Affairs)
Banks on alert for Russian reprisal cyberattacks on Swift (Ars Technica)
Activists are targeting Russians with open-source “protestware” (MIT Technology Review)
Cyber warfare gets real for satellite operators (SpaceNews)
More Conti ransomware source code leaked on Twitter out of revenge (BleepingComputer)
Why Russia’s anti-war movement matters (Atlantic Council)
Telegram Thrives Amid Russia’s Media Crackdown (Wall Street Journal)
Hacking group that went after NVIDIA may have also attacked Microsoft (Windows Central)
Microsoft Allegedly Breached by LAPSUS Group (Cyber Kendra)
TransUnion cyber attack – hackers demand R225 million ransom (Business Tech).
TransUnion Confirms Data Breach at South Africa Business (SecurityWeek)
Emsisoft releases free decryptor for the victims of the Diavol ransomware (Security Affairs)