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Not that long ago, a Ukrainian security researcher published a vast number of internal chats from the Ransomware group Conti. On top of that treasure trove of information the same researcher also published the source code for the Conti Ransomware. The leak of information came after the Conti group pledged their full support of the Russian invasion of Ukraine and vowed to target anyone they felt was waging cyber-war on Russia. The message was later toned down, but the effect still lingers and was one of the moves that started an interesting threat group war.

Published in Security Talk

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has given an insight into how modern warfare is carried out on a strategic level. We have seen how Russia used malware and specific cyber attacks to interrupt communications and to potentially wipe critical data. We have seen new methods to disrupt this these attacks. We have also seen a new shift in modern warfare, the rise of the cyber partisan. In typical wars commanders on both side account for local resistance and partisan groups that can have an impact on battles and logistics. These are usually small groups of armed civilians (sometimes with government support), but now they have moved behind the keyboard.

Published in Security Talk

Google-LogoIn other “hacking news” two days ago Google announced that it would begin spreading FUD…. I mean warning users about the possibility that their computer systems and Gmail accounts could be under attack by “State-Sponsored” individuals. The new came after recent discoveries that Stuxnet was a US sponsored attack and the widely held belief that Flame is also a state-sponsored bit of malware.

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