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Cyber Highlights

New Zloader Malware Campaign Targets Financial Institutions And Cryptocurrency Exchanges In Germany And Australia

Industry impacted: Financials

On 13 September, SentinelOne released a report on the latest malware campaign involving Zloader. By deactivating Windows Defender and relying on living-off-the-land binaries and scripts (LOLBAS) to avoid detection, the new infection chain displays a higher degree of stealth.

Microsoft September Patch Tuesday Addresses 66 Vulnerabilities, Including OMIGOD and A Disclosed Zero-Day Actively Exploited

In the September Microsoft Patch Tuesday release, the vendor released security fixes for 66 vulnerabilities impacting popular products. Of the 66 CVEs, four flaws are rated as Critical, with the remaining vulnerabilities rated as Important



Industry impacted: Financials, Government, Information Technology

  • Attackers Steal Credentials And Data Belonging To United Nations And NATO
  • Mēris Botnet Deploys a Massive DDoS Attack Setting the Record in Requests per Second
  • Japanese Optics Manufacturer Olympus Hit With Reported BlackMatter Ransomware
  • A New Banking Trojan Dubbed Maxtrilha Is Targeting European And South American Banks
  • Google Patches Two Actively Exploited Zero-Day Vulnerabilities in Chrome

Geo Highlights

Cybersecurity Policies and Investment Gain Momentum in Europe

Industry impacted: Information Technology

European nations are boosting their efforts to address cybersecurity threats through new policies, agencies, and renewed investment. Italy, Germany, and France, are among the European nations that have announced new plans to strengthen their cybersecurity defenses. Despite renewed frameworks addressing cybersecurity threats, digitization and new technologies provide additional opportunities for cybercriminals worldwide.


Industry impacted: Government

  • Presidents Biden and Xi Discuss Managing US-China Rivalry, China Sends Financial Aid to Afghanistan
  • North Korea Holds Annual Military Parade, Tests Cruise Missiles Shortly After
    German Public Prosecutor Searchers Ministries of Finance and of Justice in Fraud Probe
  • Former US Intelligence Community and Military Personnel Admit Providing “Hacking”-related Services to UAE
  • State of the Union Speech Addresses COVID-19, China, Semiconductors, and Cybersecurity