Weekly: Nobelium Attacks, VMWare Exploits, and the Biden Administration’s Letter on Ransomware

June 4, 2021 Digital Shadows

ShadowTalk hosts Sean, Alec, Charles, and Digital Shadows CISO, Rick Holland, bring you the latest in threat intelligence. This week they cover:

  • Alec dives into Nobelium - who are they and what happened in the latest attack?
  • Charles takes us through VMWare exploits - how does it compare to earlier vulnerabilities?
  • Rick discusses the Biden Administration’s open letter to business leaders on the state of ransomware
  • Plus, check out our latest content including thoughts on the 2021 Verizon DBIR

Get this week’s intelligence summary at: https://resources.digitalshadows.com/digitalshadows/weekly-intelligence-summary-04-june

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

Nobelium: https://www.techrepublic.com/article/solarwinds-hackers-resurface-to-attack-government-agencies-and-think-tanks/

VMWare: https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/05/vulnerability-in-vmware-product-has-severity-rating-of-9-8-out-of-10/

https://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2021-0010.html

President’s Note on Ransomware Threats: https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/20796934-memo-what-we-urge-you-to-do-to-protect-against-the-threat-of-ransomware

Cyber Attacks: The Problem with Attribution and Response Blog: https://www.digitalshadows.com/blog-and-research/cyber-attacks-the-challenge-of-attribution-and-response/

Verizon DBIR Perspective Blog: https://www.digitalshadows.com/blog-and-research/the-top-three-cybercrime-takeaways-from-the-2021-verizon-dbir/

Ransomware and Law Firms Blog: https://www.digitalshadows.com/blog-and-research/ransomware-and-the-legal-services-sector/

Jeff Stone Podcast: https://resources.digitalshadows.com/threat-intelligence-podcast-shadowtalk/special-jeff-stone-discusses-his-origin-story-interviewing-cybercriminals-and-more

Also, don’t forget to reach out to - shadowtalk@digitalshadows.com

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