Our US government just loves acronyms. Well, here’s a brand new one - RVWP. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Cybersecurity infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is telling organizations across all sectors and of all sizes they are often impacted by damaging ransomware incidents. Many of these incidents are perpetrated by ransomware threat actors using known vulnerabilities. By urgently fixing these vulnerabilities, organizations can significantly reduce their likelihood of experien
Red Sky Alliance would like to share a technical report through a recent joint Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA) as part of an ongoing #StopRansomware effort to publish advisories for network defenders that detail various ransomware variants and ransomware threat actors. These #StopRansomware advisories include recently and historically observed tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) and indicators of compromise (IOCs) to help organizations protect against ransomware.
Visit stopransomware.gov t
The US CISA Red Team Shares Key Findings to Improve Monitoring and Hardening of Networks - Actions to take today to harden your local environment:
- Establish a security baseline of normal network activity; tune network and host-based appliances to detect anomalous behavior.
- Conduct regular assessments to ensure appropriate procedures are created and can be followed by security staff and end users.
- Enforce phishing-resistant MFA to the greatest extent possible.
In 2022, the US Cybersecurity and
CISA Summary - Note: #StopRansomware is an CISA effort to publish advisories for network defenders that detail various ransomware variants and various ransomware threat actors. These #StopRansomware advisories detail historically and recently observed tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) and indicators of compromise (IOCs) to help organizations protect against ransomware. Visit stopransomware.gov to see all #StopRansomware advisories and to learn about other ransomware threats and no-cos
The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has published four Industrial Control Systems (ICS) advisories, calling out several security flaws affecting products from Siemens, GE Digital, and Contec. The most critical of the issues have been identified in Siemens SINEC INS that could lead to remote code execution via a path traversal flaw (CVE-2022-45092, CVSS score: 9.9) and command injection (CVE-2022-2068, CVSS score: 9.8). Also patched by Siemens is an authentication byp
Recently, victims of a recently uncovered form of ransomware are being warned not to pay the ransom demand simply because the ransomware is not able to decrypt files it just destroys them instead. Coded in Python, Cryptonite ransomware first appeared in October 2022 as part of a free-to-download open-source toolkit available to anyone with the skills required to deploy it in attacks against Microsoft Windows systems, with phishing attacks believed to be the most common means of delivery.
The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) are releasing this joint CSA to disseminate known Hive IOCs and TTPs identified through FBI investigations as recently as November 2022. FBI, CISA, and HHS encourage organizations to implement the recommendations in the Mitigations section of this CSA to reduce the likelihood and impact of ransomware incidents. Victims of ransomware operations should report the incident to thei
The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) are raising awareness of the potential threat posed by attempts to manipulate information or spread disinformation in the lead-up to and after the 2022 midterm elections. Foreign actors may intensify efforts to influence the outcomes of the 2022 midterm elections by circulating or amplifying reports of real or alleged malicious cyber activity on election infrastructure. Additionally, th
This joint CISA - Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA) is part of an ongoing #StopRansomware effort to publish advisories for network defenders that detail various ransomware variants and ransomware threat actors. These #StopRansomware advisories include recently and historically observed tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) and indicators of compromise (IOCs) to help organizations protect against ransomware. Visit stopransomware.gov to see all #StopRansomware advisories and to learn more about
Our bi-weekly Cyber Threats & Vulnerabilities Report is provided to our Red Sky Alliance Members to consolidate both prominent government and private cyber security reporting which include descriptions (TTPs), indicators of compromise (IoCs) and at times remediation directions.
Link to full report: IR-22-153-001_IntelSummary153.pdf
The US government is sounding the alarm after discovering new custom tools capable of full system compromise and disruption of ICS/SCADA devices and servers. Investigators reported that a custom-made, modular ICS attack framework can be used to disrupt and/or destruct devices in industrial environments.
A joint advisory from the Department of Energy, CISA, NSA, and the FBI warned that unidentified APT actors have created specialized tools capable of causing major damage to PLCs from Schneider El
Democratic lawmakers on the House Committee on Financial Services on 27 January 2022 outlined nine (9) provisions of the proposed America COMPETES Act of 2022 one of which has been criticized by the cryptocurrency community for potential privacy and due process concerns.
Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters, D-Calif., says the America Creating Opportunities for Manufacturing Pre-Eminence in Technology and Economic Strength or COMPETES Act will "strengthen the competitiveness of the US economy and
The US government has urged organizations to shore up defenses "now" in response to website defacements and destructive malware targeting Ukraine government websites and IT systems this week.
The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has published a new 'CISA Insights' document aimed at all US organizations, not just critical infrastructure operators. The checklist of actions is CISA's response to this week's cyberattacks on Ukraine's systems and websites, which the country
In 2010, Iran’s uranium enrichment centrifuges were attacked and rendered useless through a computer virus that became known as Stuxnet. It was the first case in which a hacker attack, coordinated by nations (presumably the US and Israel), hit a large military target in the “real world.” A worldwide race to create or acquire cyber weapons was then just taking shape.
Fast forward to last week (11 years later), Ukraine was hit by a massive cyber-attack that targeted government websites. Posted
There was an old 60’s movie called, The Spy who came in from the Cold. Well the FBI could be sidelined in new cybersecurity legislation and left out in the cyber security cold. In the view of America’s most powerful law enforcement agency, that could be a big problem.
In testimony to the US Congress, the current assistant director of the FBI’s Cyber Division, said that the Biden administration is “troubled” by legislation proposed by the US Senate and House Homeland Security committees requiri
Activity Summary - Week Ending on 12 November 2021:
- Red Sky Alliance identified 27,845 connections from new IP’s checking in with our Sinkholes
- Analysts identified 3,224 new IP addresses participating in various Botnets
- Sality remains the top Malware Variant at 24,282 Observation
- Chaos Ransomware
- Fake Ecommerce and Black Friday
- Robinhood Hit (Again)
- CISA 22-01
- Ukraine & Gamaredon SSU Arrests
- Pakistan and Russia
- Cyber Attack US Federal Indictments
- FIN7 still Kicking Around
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CISA issued Binding Operational Directive (BOD) 22-01, Reducing the Significant Risk of Known Exploited Vulnerabilities to evolve the approach to vulnerability management and keeping pace with threat activity. The directive establishes a CISA managed catalog of known exploited vulnerabilities and requires federal civilian agencies to identify and remediate these vulnerabilities on their information systems.
Although BOD 22-01 requires action from federal civilian agencies only, CISA strongly re
A recent bipartisan report by the US Senate’s Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee shows that key government agencies have made little progress in terms of cybersecurity over the past two years. A report published in 2019 found that eight federal agencies failed to meet even the basic cybersecurity standards and protocols. Two years later, cybersecurity at those agencies was again analyzed and the findings are as described in the new report “stark.”
The new report, titled “Feder
Several top US federal agencies on 14 October 2021 issued a joint advisory around potential cyber threats to the nation's water facilities.
Officials cite "ongoing malicious cyber activity by cyber threat actors targeting the information technology and operational technology networks, systems and devices" of US water and wastewater systems.
The advisory co-authored by the FBI, Cybersecurity, and Infrastructure Security Agenc
This joint Cybersecurity Advisory was developed by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the National Security Agency (NSA) to provide information on BlackMatter ransomware. Since July 2021, BlackMatter ransomware has targeted multiple US critical infrastructure entities, including two US Food and Agriculture Sector organizations. This advisory provides information on cyber actor tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) ob
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