- In the spotlight: An unidentified threat actor has obtained data from various personal Outlook, MSN, and Hotmail email accounts by compromising a Microsoft customer support account. The incident highlights the risks of high-privilege accounts; future uses for the stolen data could include phishing campaigns, resale on cybercriminal markets and forums, or direct monetization and extortion.
- Also this week, the “Triton” malware was detected at a critical infrastructure facility, an IT outsourcing company experienced a potential network intrusion linked to a supply-chain attack, and a new trojan referred to as Hoplight has been attributed to the “Lazarus Group”.
- Looking ahead: Ideologically motivated threat actors connected to Catalan separatism will likely conduct hacktivist operations in the run-up to the Spanish general election, and it is realistically possible that a United Nations event on multilateralism will be targeted by cyber espionage groups.
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