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Cyber Highlights

Current threat

New Infection Chain Used Likely By Mustang Panda Delivering PlugX

Industry impacted: Government

On 21 November, QuoIntelligence observed a researcher posting on Twitter information related to an alleged sample of the Mustang Panda malware family. The analysis of this phishing attachment indicates that it is likely used by the Mustang Panda activity group to target government entities in Myanmar. The RAR archive includes legitimate PDF documents as well as a legitimate executable used to sideload a malicious DLL file. While DLL sideloading is a technique used consistently by Mustang Panda, the method of delivery shows a departure from practices observed in campaigns we analyzed earlier this year.


Industries impacted: Consumer Staples, Energy, Government, Health Care, Industrials, Materials

  • New Vulnerabilities Patched in F5 BIG-IP and BIG-IQ, Exploits Available And Weaponized
  • DEV-0569: Royal Ransomware Delivery Through Malvertising Campaign
  • Increasing Cybersecurity Risks For Offshore Oil and Gas Infrastructures
  • Mustang Panda Spear-Phishing Campaign Targets Governments Worldwide
  • Nighthawk: Pentest Tool Likely to Be Leveraged by Threat Actors
  • Aurora Stealer Becoming Prevalent Ecrime Threat, Poorly Detected
  • Ransomware Attacks on Critical Infrastructure Foreseen as Trend in 2023

Geo Highlights

Increased Scrutiny Over Foreign IT Providers Under GDPR Compliance and EU Competition Rules

Industries impacted: Government, Health Care, Information Technology

EU Countries are increasing oversight on foreign providers as the EU tries to boost its own domestic industry to increase EU digital sovereignty. Nevertheless, increased oversight on major foreign IT providers also present challenges to EU organizations, which face increased regulatory risk and limited alternatives.


Industries impacted: Consumer Discretionary, Government, Information Technology

  • New Interoperable Europe Act To Digitalize And Improve Public Services For Citizens And Businesses
  • Renewed Tensions In South China Sea Amid US Vice President’s Visit to Philippines
  • Iran Moves Forward With Nuclear Program Bringing More Instability In The Middle East
  • Investigation on IKEA: Due Diligence Risk Increases as Oversight on Retail Provider Rises

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