Posts for category: Global Weekly Executive Summaries

Shikitega: New Malware Targets Linux Systems

Executive Summary Shikitega is the moniker given to a new malware payload that is designed to target Linux operating systems. The attack can take control of many different Linux distributions, not ...

iOS Critical Security Update 15.6.1

Co-Authored By: Johnathan Means Executive Summary On August 17, 2022, Apple Inc. released an update that patched two security holes that were potentially major vulnerabilities, one existing ...

MILITARY POWER: NORTH KOREA Cyberwarfare Profile

Executive Summary The North Korean dictatorship, headed by Kim Jong-un, is behind some of the most nefarious cyberwarfare operations active on the global stage. Since the ending of the Korean War ...

Advanced Persistent Threat “Naikon” Deploys New Malware

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 years. The threat ...

VPN Vulnerabilities Being Exploited by Russian APT

Executive Summary Popular virtual private network (VPN) provider, Fortinet, has made headlines recently as its servers running FortiOS have been systematically compromised by hackers seeking to ...

Chinese APT Hafnium Attacking Microsoft Exchange Servers

Executive Summary Volexity, a U.S. based cybersecurity company released information regarding an active hack from a Chinese government backed Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) hacking group known ...

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

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 known and causing massive ...

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

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 the Sunburst hack— has ...

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. ...