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Cyber Highlights

Current Threat

CISA Issues Warning About Vulnerabilities Exploited By PRC State-Sponsored Threat Actors

Industries impacted: Government, Information Technology, Utilities

Cybersecurity And Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has issued an advisory regarding the top vulnerabilities used since 2020 by state-sponsored groups operating in the interest of People’s Republic of China (PRC). According to CISA, exploitation is used to facilitate the theft of intellectual property and obtaining access to sensitive networks.


Microsoft October Patch Tuesday Addresses 84 Flaws, Including an Actively Exploited Zero Day

Microsoft fixed 84 vulnerabilities as part of its monthly Patch Tuesday update, including 13 critically rated vulnerabilities. Impacted products include Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Server, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Edge. Two of the vulnerabilities are considered zero-day vulnerabilities, with one being actively exploited in the wild. Other major companies such as Apple, Cisco, Fortinet, Google, SAP, and VMware have all released important security updates for various products this month.


Industry impacted: Information Technology

  • VMware Reports On Emotet Attack Pattern Evolution
  • Recent IcedID Campaigns Show Change In Trends
  • Intel Alder Lake UEFI Firmware Source Code Leaked
  • Fortinet Confirms Zero-Day Vulnerability Exploited in One Attack
  • New Phishing-as-a-Service Platform Caffeine Discovered
  • Investigation Exposes German IT Company’s Ties With Russian Intelligence Services

Geo Highlights

Global Instability Resulting in Growing Protests and Strikes, Risks Turning into Civil Unrest

Industries impacted:Consumer Discretionary, Energy, Government, Industrials, Information Technology, Materials, Utilities

Inflation, energy prices, and general instability are resulting in growing demonstrations and strikes. As general discontent grows, the possibility of increased civil unrest, including violent civil unrest worldwide grows too. QuoIntelligence analyzes the implications this might have for organizations.


Industries impacted: Energy, Government, Information Technology

  • Joe Biden Signs Executive Order Limiting Access of US Intelligence to EU’s Data
  • US Publish New Export Controls Tightening Access To China’s Chips
  • Iran Intends To Boost its Energy Exports to Central Asia While Expanding Its Uranium Enrichment Program
  • The Energy Crisis Triggers Tensions Among EU Members While Contributing to the Reaching of a Maritime Agreement Between Lebanon and Israel
  • EU Regulators Raise Criticism On Proposal To Make Platforms Pay For Telecom Infrastructure
  • The Biden Administration’s National Security Strategy Focuses on China as the US First Competitor And Plans to Invest In Strategic Sectors


Community Area


  • 17 October- Gartner IT Symposium
  • 19 October- ISACA Conference Europe
  • 19 October- APEC Finance Ministers Meeting
  • 20 October- EU Council Summit

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  • 7 October – Cross Analysis of PlugX Deployment in Terms of Defence Implications

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  • 11 October – Global Energy Crisis: Impact of the Ukraine War
    The war in Ukraine, together with the Western response to Russia’s actions, has exacerbated the energy crisis. QuoIntelligence assesses the impact on the European energy sector.

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