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10841022296?profile=RESIZE_400xThere has been a very disturbing trend of criminal hackers targeting healthcare providers and directly at hospitals.  The NHS system in the UK was recently attacked, numerous healthcare and hospitals in the US and now in Australia.  What was once a “white collar crime” of only attacking financial institutions, these cyber-attacks are compromising the health and safety of people around the globe.  Health insurer Medibank Private says it has been hit by a cyber-attack. 

 

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This past week, the Australian telecoms company Optus is coming under fire for a breach of customer data.  Optus’ initial press release regarding this breach went out on 21 September 2022, informing customers that services were not affected and that they were investigating a possible breach [1].  Optus has subsequently release further updates, including informing customers that they will be contacted if their data was compromised.  In addition, Optus will be offering the Equifax Protect servi

9704153466?profile=RESIZE_400xActivity Summary - Week Ending 15 October 2021:

  • Red Sky Alliance identified 37, 307 connections from new IP’s checking in with our Sinkholes
  • Analysts identified 1,873 new IP addresses participating in various botnets
  • Sality remains the top Malware Variant at 33,705 times seen
  • AtomSilo targeting Confluence
  • FamousSparrow and Hotels
  • BloodyStealer
  • Another .edu Hit in the UK
  • Pointing a Finger at China
  • Spanish Melia Hotels hacked
  • Afghan Telcom Roshan

Link to full report: IR-21-288-001_weekly_288.pdf

9621574087?profile=RESIZE_400xThe Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) has signaled its commitment to cybersecurity by announcing a dedicated new group that will promote best practices and shared standards.  The announcement came after the first-ever in-person meeting of the Quad, which comprises the US, India, Japan, and Australia in an alliance of democratic nations designed to counter Chinese aggression.

A White House briefing on the leaders’ summit detailed multiple areas of cooperation between the four nations, from C