Weekly: CWT pays ransom, data leaked for 900+ Pulse Secure Servers, EU issues first cyber sanctions

August 7, 2020 Digital Shadows

In this week’s episode, Viktoria is joined by Kim, Dylan and Demelza to discuss:

  • Ransomware negotiations between CWT and cyberattackers
  • Impact and severity of passwords leaked for 900+ pulse secure enterprise servers to criminal forum
  • The Ghostwriter/disinformation campaign overview: series of disinformation campaigns, aligned to Russian security interests - activity and attribution
  • EU issues first sanctions against Russian and Chinese cyber actors: Impact, effectiveness and reasoning behind this

Get this week’s intelligence summary at https://resources.digitalshadows.com/digitalshadows/weekly-intelligence-summary-07-august-2020

***Resources from this week’s podcast***

CWT: https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-cyber-cwt-ransom/payment-sent-travel-giant-cwt-pays-4-5-million-ransom-to-cyber-criminals-idUKKCN24W26P

Pulse Secure VPN: https://www.zdnet.com/article/hacker-leaks-passwords-for-900-enterprise-vpn-servers/#ftag=RSSbaffb68

EU Sanctions: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/foreign-secretary-welcomes-first-eu-sanctions-against-malicious-cyber-actors


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