Posts for category: Global Weekly Executive Summaries

MILITARY POWER: NORTH KOREA Cyberwarfare Profile

(By: Anthony Eich on November 4, 2021) Executive Summary The North Korean dictatorship, headed by Kim Jong-un, is behind some of the most nefarious cyberwarfare operations active on the ...

Advanced Persistent Threat “Naikon” Deploys New Malware

By: Anthony Eich Executive Summary Well known Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) group “Naikon” has made headlines again recently for an attack that has been in the wild unnoticed for two ...

VPN Vulnerabilities Being Exploited by Russian APT

By: Anthony Eich Executive Summary Popular virtual private network (VPN) provider, Fortinet, has made headlines recently as its servers running FortiOS have been systematically compromised ...

Chinese APT Hafnium Attacking Microsoft Exchange Servers

By: Anthony Eich Executive Summary Volexity, a U.S. based cybersecurity company released information regarding an active hack from a Chinese government backed Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) ...

North Korean Hackers Charged By U.S. Department of Justice in Global Crime Spree

By: Anthony Eich Executive Summary Three members of an elite hacker group within the military intelligence ranks of the North Korean government have been indicted by the United States ...

Take Down: Emotet Botnet

By: Anthony Eich Executive Summary Emotet is the name of a major botnet that was recently disrupted after over six years of malicious activity spreading some of the most prolific malware ...

The Sunburst Effect: The erosion of trust in the digital supply chain

By: Anthony Eich Executive Summary The recent, wide-spread, cyber-attack that was a result of an infected software update from Texas based technology company SolarWinds— also known as ...

Russian Intelligence Officers Charged with Multiple Cyber Crimes

Executive Summary: The United States charged six Russian Intelligence Officers on Monday, October 19th, 2020, who are associated with the Russian Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) unit 74455. ...

Member of The Dark Overlord Hacker Group Caught and Charged For Cybercrime

Executive Summary: The Dark Overlord hacking group is known for hacking multiple organizations in the United States and the United Kingdom (U.K.) in demand for ransom. It is unknown how many people ...

Security of the United States 2020 Electoral System and Process

Executive Summary: With the presidential election coming up people are skeptical about the security of the election system and the persistent foreign threat. President Donald Trump continues to ...