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Is Russia Ready To Turn Out Our Lights?

By Bob Weiss

CISA issued a bulletin last week (see below) about Russian capabilities to attack the US energy sector.  I have been warning about this danger since 2016, when I read Ted Koppel’s book Lights Out.  The timeframe of the current alert (2011 to 2018) coincides with the Obama/Biden Administration, interestingly enough.  Not the Trump administration though (huh).  ...

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Weekend Update

A quick Saturday digest of cybersecurity news articles from other sources.


Broadcom Software Discloses APT Actors Deploying Daxin Malware in Global Espionage Campaign

Original release date: February 28, 2022

Broadcom Software—an industry member of CISA’s Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative (JCDC)—uncovers an advanced persistent threat (APT) campaign against select governments and other critical infrastructure targets in a publication titled Daxin: Stealthy Backdoor Designed ...

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Wiper Malware Used in Ukraine Cyber-War

Remember NotPetya?  This was a campaign by the Sandworm APT in Russia the last time Russia invaded the Ukraine.  It deleted hard drives around the world before it was through.  There is a new variant call the HermeticWiper being deployed against Ukrainian business targets that has the same danger of spilling over into the rest of the world.  Here are a couple ...

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Weekend Update

A quick Saturday digest of cybersecurity news articles from other sources.


NASA’s Perseverance Rover Lands on Mars

The technically complex landing marks the fifth successful U.S. bid to reach the Martian surface


Its Not Just SolarWinds: France Reveals Three-Year Long Supply Chain Attack

News of the SolarWinds data breach, where its software management updates were hacked, rocked the cyber world. And now comes news ...

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Be Alert to Carjacking

Could you become the victim of a carjacking?  Usually when I am discussing hijacking, it is in the context of email hijacking, web account hijacking, or web server hijacking, but I believe this is important to share in it’s entirety.  This post by the Ramey County (Minnesota) Sherriff’s Department is if of important information about the procedures, tactics, and techniques of carjacking ...

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Weekend Update

A quick Saturday digest of cybersecurity news articles from other sources.


Ticketmaster Hacked Competitor to Steal Data and Analytics, Fined Millions

From SecureWorld.  What’s that saying in business? “If you can’t beat ’em… hack ’em.” Newly released court documents show that some executives and employees at Ticketmaster did exactly that. What were they targeting? Access to a competitor’s proprietary data and analytics relating to concert ticket pre-sales. Ticketmaster ...

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