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Issue #57 - August 7, 2023

Law Enforcement Takes Down Phishing-as-a-Service Site

Source: Data Breach Today

An international law enforcement operation took down a phishing-as-a-service website that security researchers said was responsible for more than 150,000 phishing domains.




NIST Drafts Major Update to Its Widely Used Cybersecurity Framework

Source: National Institute of Standards and Technology

The world’s leading cybersecurity guidance is getting its first complete makeover since its release nearly a decade ago. After considering more than a year’s worth of community feedback, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released a draft version of the Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) 2.0, a new version of a tool it first released in 2014 to help organizations understand, reduce and communicate about cybersecurity risk.




Navigating the Ransomware Dilemma: To Pay or Not to Pay Ransom Demands?

Source: The Cyber Express

The ongoing deliberation regarding whether companies should make cyber ransom payments showcases compelling arguments from both perspectives. Ransom payments are swiftly becoming routine aftermath of cyber attacks. Whether companies should pay cyber ransom or not has continued to be a topic of intense debate among security experts.




Colorado Warns Ransomware Attack Caused Massive Data Breach

Source: Data Breach Today

The state of Colorado is warning residents that ransomware hackers in June made off with personal identifiable information it tracks through its Department of Education on current and past students as well as teachers.




Newly Sophisticated DDoS Attacks Surged in Q223

Source: OODA Loop

We recently contextualized two “ransomware hotspots” – with geopolitical strategic implications in the U.S. and in the Pacific Islands – as battlefields in the Global Cyber War. Ransomware extortions are also at a record high in 2023, with “Big Game Hunting” and geopolitics as drivers.



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