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    The Role of Space Systems in the U.S. Cybersecurity Strategy

    The rising frequency and sophistication of cyber threats from state and non-state actors presents significant risk to U.S. national security and commerce.

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    Observations on New Trigona Ransomware

    Arete research reveals new information about the emerging threat of Trigona ransomware.

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    Financial Services Sector Ransomware Highlights

    In this report, we will dive deeper into the financial services sector, which represents 4.7% of all events in our observation period—from May 2019 through May 2022.

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    Avaddon Ransomware Hits AXA

    BY ARETE CYBER THREAT INTELLIGENCE TEAM  EXECUTIVE SUMMARY From September 2020 to May 2021, the Arete Incident Response (IR) practice responded to nine Avaddon ransomware engagements across varying industry sectors, including the professional…

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    Colonial Pipeline Breached by Darkside Ransomware Group

    On Saturday May 8, US Colonial Pipeline announced that they were victim of a ransomware attack that affected their network on Friday May 7. US Colonial Pipeline is said to be the largest fuel pipeline in the United States and the main source of…

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    Healthcare Company Takes Proactive Measures to Improve Security Maturity

    A CIO saw a cyber incident as an opportunity to measure and get a baseline of the company's cyber hygiene and devise a plan for hardening infrastructure and reaching a higher level of security maturity.

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    Codecov Bash Uploader Supply Chain Attack

    By Arete Cyber Threat Intelligence Team EXECUTIVE SUMMARY  On April 15, Codecov announced a compromise to its Bash Uploader (a software application used in some of its products), whereby a threat actor was able to send sensitive information from…

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    DasH into the Future of Cybercrime

    We are seeing a trend where threat actors, who historically would have gained unauthorized access to a firms’ network to propagate ransomware, have shifted to DasH.

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    Don’t Drink from That! Gootloader Watering Hole Leads to REvil Attack

    By Arete Forensics Team REvil, more commonly referred to as Sodinokibi, is one of the most prolific ransomware threat groups currently active in the cyber extortion space. In the past year alone, Arete has responded to countless incidents where…

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    Darkside Ransomware: Caviar Taste on Your Big-Game Budget

      By Arete Cyber Threat Intelligence Team EXECUTIVE SUMMARY By all appearances, the proprietors of Darkside ransomware mean business. Big business. With their sights set on organizations with US$4M+ in revenue, they’re all about high-value,…

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    Good Europol Hunting: How Do You Like Them Apples, Emotet?

    On January 27, 2021, Europol announced that it had led a coordinated takedown of the Emotet infrastructure in collaboration with law enforcement authorities in the Netherlands, Germany, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Lithuania,…

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    Egregor: The Ghost of Soviet Bears Past Haunts On

    By Adam Brown and Harold Rodriguez, Arete Cyber Threat Intelligence Team Ransomware variants come. Ransomware variants go. And while Egregor may have only recently surfaced, it is by no means a fly-by-night operation. In fact, one could argue that…

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