Weekly Intelligence Snapshot – Week 1

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			<div><p><strong>Cyber</strong></p>

Threat Actor

Industry impacted: Consumer Discretionary, Health Care, Industrials, Utilities

Researchers discovered a new ransomware family dubbed Babuk Locker in targeted campaigns, which were reportedly deployed with success against at least four organizations. At least one targeted organization has reportedly paid the ransom extortion to regain access to their files.

 

Rollups

Industry impacted: Communication Services, Financials, Information Technology, Utilities

  • T-Mobile Suffers Data Breach, Exposed User Call Information
  • Avaddon Ransomware Hits Belgium Financial Consultancy Company Finalyse
  • Microsoft Detected Internal Account Exploited to View Source Code
  • Underground Threat Actor Attacks Wind Turbines
  • Supply Chain Attack Targeting Stock Investment App
  • Adobe Flash Reaches End of Life
  • APT27: Recent Incidents Suggest A Potential Expanded Focus on Financial Gain
  • WhatsApp Policy Changes Raise Concern Over App’s Privacy

Geopolitics

Industry impacted: Communication Services, Consumer Discretionary, Energy, Financials, Government, Health Care, Industrials, Information Technology

  • The EU and China concluded negotiations on the Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI), an investment agreement that ensures better access to each other’s markets, improved competition conditions, investment protection, and more. Before Europe and China ratify the agreement, it remains to be seen to which extent the incoming US administration and continued geopolitical tensions involving China might jeopardize the agreement.
  • Tensions with Iran continued to rise in the last days of Trump’s Presidency as Iran has announced that it will resume uranium enrichement to 20 percent purity. While Iran is seeking to negotiate with the US on lifting sanctions on Iranian companies, the latest developments increase uncertainty and heighten security and cybersecurity risks in the Middle East, the US, and Europe.

Rollups
Industry impacted: Communication Services, Government, Health Care, Information Technology

  • US Department of Justice Fines Ticketmaster Over Intrusions into Rival’s Computer Systems
  • Singapore Police to Access Data from COVID App ‘Trace Together’ For Criminal Investigation Purposes
  • US Government Agencies Release Joint Statement Claiming SolarWinds Compromise is “Russian in Origin”
  • Kim Jong-un Admits Failure to Implement Current Five-Year Development Plan, Expected to Adopt New Plan During Worker’s Party’s Congress
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