A new loader variant for wiper campaigns. Sanctions, hacktivism, and disinformation. Conti’s toxic branding. Happy birthday, US Cyber Command.
There’s a new loader identified in wiper campaigns. President Putin complains of sanctions and cyberattacks, and vows to increase Russia's cybersecurity. Coordinated inauthenticity at scale. Killnet crows large over Italian operations. Conti's dissolution doesn't mean its operators' disappearance. Rick Howard looks at software defined perimeters. Dinah Davis from Arctic Wolf on how ransomware groups are upping their game to nation state levels. And happy birthday, US Cyber Command...but we're not necessarily wishing you a moonshot for your birthday present.
Putin complains about barrage of cyberattacks (Military Times)
Russia keeps getting hacked (Mashable)
Russian government procured powerful botnet to shift social media trending topics (The Record by Recorded Future)
Russian Hackers Claim Responsibility for Attacks on Italian Government Websites (Wall Street Journal)
Anonymous Declares Cyber-War on Pro-Russian Hacker Gang Killnet (Infosecurity Magazine)
Notorious cybercrime gang Conti 'shuts down,' but its influence and talent are still out there (The Record by Recorded Future)
US Cyber Command’s birthday (US Cyber Command)
Cyber pros are fed up with talk about a cyber-Manhattan Project (Washington Post)