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Ransomware as a Decoy

8467395687?profile=RESIZE_400x Attacks involving million-dollar ransom demands attract headlines, but the payout is no longer the sole financial incentive for attackers. The exfiltration of critical data is a key motivator that can be used to extort victims into paying even larger fees to recover assets.  Data, including intellectual property such as research and patents, is often targeted by organized groups or as part…

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UK Financial Services Hit Hard During 2020

8467393284?profile=RESIZE_400x Financial services firms in the UK were hit hard in 2020, with 70% experiencing a successful cyber-attack and most of these blaming COVID-related conditions for the incident, according to Keeper Security.  The password security firm commissioned the Ponemon Institute to poll over 370 UK IT security leaders in the sector, as part of a larger global study.  It revealed that the rapid…

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MS Warning & Password Monitoring

8467359093?profile=RESIZE_400x The president of Microsoft, Brad Smith, provided a warning of increasing cyber-threats to society as technology plays a more powerful role in our lives.  This warning delivered during his recent talk at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2021.  Smith delineated the potential enormous benefits and advancements that technologies offer, including in areas like; sustainability, the…

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8466315484?profile=RESIZE_400x Activity Summary - Week Ending 22 January 2021:

  • Keylogged: imports1@fairdealfurniture.biz - Mombasa Kenya
  • Red Sky Alliance observed 29 unique email accounts compromised with Keyloggers
  • Analysts identified 19,902 connections from new unique IP Addresses
  • 1,957 new IP addresses participating in various Botnets
  • Ursnif (Gozi) banking…
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Jokers Stash - Going out of Business?

8439801081?profile=RESIZE_400x Red Sky Alliance has long reported on the underground carding site – Joker’s Stash (JS).  Well several research firms have identified that JS is ‘goiong out of business.’  Joker’s Stash is reportedly (or was…) the largest underground forum/shop for selling stolen credit card and identity data.  JS is reporting they are closing its shop by the middle of February 2021.  This news was…

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OSAMiner, A Plague on macOS

8429845491?profile=RESIZE_400x A cryptocurrency mining campaign targeting macOS is using malware that has evolved into a complex variant giving researchers a lot of trouble analyzing it.  The malware is tracked as OSAMiner and has been in the wild since at least 2015.  Analyzing it has been difficult because payloads are exported as run-only AppleScript files, which makes decompiling them into source code…

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8427732881?profile=RESIZE_400x Hackers recently posted confidential documents regarding Covid-19 medicines and vaccines on the internet after a data breach late last year at the European Medicines Agency (EMA).   Timelines related to evaluating and approving Covid medicines and vaccines haven’t been affected, the EMA said in a statement on Tuesday. The agency said it remains fully functional and that law enforcement…

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8426125299?profile=RESIZE_400x Activity Summary - Week Ending 15 January 2021:

  • 46 unique email accounts were seen compromised with Keyloggers
  • Red Sky Alliance identified 43,555 connections from new unique IP addresses
  • Analysts identified 2,201 new IP addresses participating in various Botnets
  • German - Strang 1&1 Ionos SE in the Top 10 C2 compromised Servers
  • Solar…
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  • There were two segments, they did not let me off the hot seat for an hour. Here is the second one: https://youtu.be/pG9NYaDWHno
  • Security & Compliance Weekly had me on their panel this morning. If you missed it you can view it on https://youtu.be/ae65-tAjM90
  • Check out the new (01 04 2021) Indicator Black List in the Indicators Channel.
  • T-Mobile has experienced their fourth major breach in three years...

    "Fool me once, shame on you..."
  • 2020 has been a challenging year for all of us is coming to an end. All of us at Red Sky Alliance want to wish our members, clients and friends the best of luck for the new year. Happy New Year.
  • The holiday season is here and most of us will be at home and sitting in our home offices. All of us at Red Sky Alliance wish our members Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and best wishes for the new year.
  • Want to learn more about the current SolarWinds attacks? Check us out on tomorrow's Threat Brief to learn more...
  • We have members on our portal from many countries. I welcome the submission of articles of interest to their industry segments and countries. I will be happy to review them for posting.
  • 12 07 2020 Keylogger, Sinkhole and Botnet Tracker Black Lists - in Indicators Channel.
  • December 2020 issue of Phish & Ships in the Transportation Section. Check it out.
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