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Cyber Highlights

Current Threat

Microsoft Researchers Unveil Octo Tempest’s Global Extortion and Encryption Rampage

Industries impacted: Communication Services, Consumer Discretionary, Financials, Industrials, Information Technology, Utilities

Microsoft’s security researchers released an analysis of an advanced and financially motivated English-speaking threat actor targeting various sectors with social engineering and ransomware attacks. Based on observed incidents, the following sectors have been affected: gaming, hospitality, retail, MSPs, manufacturing, technology, financial, and natural resources.


Industries impacted: Communication Services, Consumer Discretionary, Consumer Staples, Energy, Financials, Government, Health Care, Industrials, Information Technology, Materials, Real Estate, Utilities

  • A New Lazarus Campaign Delivered Through Unpatched Legitimate Software
  • Researchers Reveal New Campaign Using Ghostpulse Loader To Infect Victims With Malicious MSIX Executables
  • New Hunters International Ransomware Emerge As A Possible Rebrand of Hive
  • Novel EleKtra-Leak Cryptojacking Campaign Targets AWS IAM Credentials Exposed on GitHub
  • F5 Raises Alarm Over Active Exploits Against BIG-IP Vulnerabilities
  • Germany’s BSI 2023 Report: Ransomware Proliferation, and Rising Vulnerabilities

Geo Highlights

Updates on Hamas – Israel Crisis: Cease-Fire Unlikely, Growing Tensions in Middle East

Industries impacted: Financials, Government

QuoIntelligence continues providing updates on new developments on the conflict between Hamas and Israel, as fighting intensifies and a cease-fire seems unlikely in the short term.


Industry impacted: Information Technology

  • US Issues Executive Order on Responsible Artificial Intelligence
  • Tightened Customs Controls Stall German Tech Exports to China
  • Third Global Gathering to Counter Ransomware: Countries Urged Not To Pay for Ransoms

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