IT Security Weekend Catch Up – August 7, 2022

Afraid of missing important security news during the week? We’re here to help! Every week we put together a curated list of all important security news in one place, for your reading pleasure. Enjoy!

For the less technical

  1. EU missile maker MBDA confirms data theft extortion, denies breach
  2. Fewer ransomware victims pay, as median ransom falls in Q2 2022
  3. BlackCat ransomware claims attack on European gas pipeline
  4. Semiconductor manufacturer Semikron hit by LV ransomware attack
  5. Luxembourg energy companies struggling with alleged ransomware attack, data breach
  6. Hacktivists deface Chinese government website to welcome Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan
  7. AFP charges man with creating global spyware tool

For the more technical

  1. Cisco Quarterly Report: Incident Response Trends in Q2 2022
  2. Hijacking email with Cloudflare Email Routing
  3. Unauthenticated remote code execution in a wide range of DrayTek Vigor routers
  4. Cisco Small Business RV Series routers vulnerabilities
  5. “ParseThru” – exploiting HTTP parameter smuggling in Golang
  6. Ransomware in PyPI: Sonatype spots ‘requests’ typosquats
  7. How leaked Twitter API keys can be used to build a bot army
  8. GitLab plans to delete dormant projects in free accounts
  9. Why are McDonald’s Self Service Kiosks so hackable?
  10. A different type of scam
  11. IBM report: Consumers pay the price as data breach costs reach all-time high
  12. DDoS attacks in Q2 2022
  13. Deception at a scale
  14. 2021 Top Malware Strains
  15. Attackers leveraging Dark Utilities “C2aaS” platform in malware campaigns
  16. Living off Windows Defender – LockBit ransomware sideloads Cobalt Strike through Microsoft security tool
  17. SolidBit ransomware enters the RaaS scene and takes aim at gamers and social media users with new variant
  18. Wolf in sheep’s clothing: how malware tricks users and antivirus
  19. Flying in the clouds: APT31 renews its attacks on Russian companies through cloud storage
  20. Woody RAT: A new feature-rich malware spotted in the wild
  21. How dozens of pro-Russian groups are using cryptocurrency donations to fund the war in Ukraine
  22. Pro-China information campaign used fake websites to spread propaganda
  23. Manjusaka: A Chinese sibling of Sliver and Cobalt Strike

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