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Cyber Threat Report: Cyber Security News for 03/03/22

Ukraine Asks ICANN to Delete All Russian Domains
In response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the request has been made to disable country code top-level domains associated with Russia. Read More

Russian-Based Phishing Attacks Increased 8-fold Since Feb 27
Over the past few days, a sudden and significant uptick in Russian-based phishing attacks and credential harvesting has been targeting the U.S. and European entities. Read More

Conti Ransomware Source Code Leaked
A hacker who claims to be Ukrainian has leaked the source code of the notorious Conti ransomware after the cybercrime gang expressed its support for Russia. Read More

Microsoft Accounts Targeted by Russian-Themed Credential Harvesting
Malicious emails warning Microsoft users of “unusual sign-on activity” from Russia are looking to capitalizing on the Ukrainian crisis. Read More

Schneider Relay Flaws Can Allow Hackers to Disable Electrical Network Protections
Vulnerabilities in some of Schneider Electric’s Easergy relays can allow hackers to disable protections for electrical networks. The vendor has since released patches that should address the security flaws. Read More

Google Donating $15 Million to Ukraine Relief Efforts, Blocking RT YouTube Channels in Europe
The tech giant said Google.org and Google employees are contributing $15 million in donations to aid relief efforts in Ukraine, with $5 million coming from the company's employee matching campaign and another $5 million coming from grants. Read More

Apple Pauses All Product Sales in Russia, Stops Exports & Limits Apple Pay
Apple announced that it is pausing all product sales in Russia in light of the country's decision to invade Ukraine. RT News and Sputnik News are no longer available for download from the App Store outside Russia. Read More

Meta to Demote Content From Russian Media on Facebook & Instagram Platforms
Meta is taking a range of actions to limit news spread by Russian state-backed media outlets. It plans to demote content from Russian state-backed media outlets on Facebook and Instagram as part of a wide range of efforts taken in light of the recent invasion of Ukraine. Read More

Ransomware Anatomy: Dual Cyberattacks on Provider Call for Vulnerability Review
A new Sophos report on the anatomy of simultaneous ransomware attacks against a healthcare provider organization spotlights vulnerability management considerations and variances into attack methods used by different threat groups. Read More

Senate Approves Cyber Incident Reporting Rule for Critical Infrastructure, FISMA Reform
Legislation would require critical infrastructure entities to report to the federal government when they are hacked, update the government’s information security hierarchy and codify the government’s primary cloud security certification program. Read More

Ransomware Group Leaks Nvidia Information After Cyberattack on Chip Maker
Employee credentials and proprietary information for the U.S. chip maker was leaked online Tuesday after a breach. Read More

Headline Privacy & IT Security Compliance News

Firstly, JANUS Associates supports the countless citizens and refugees at the epicenter of the crisis happening in Ukraine, especially those facing the awful attacks. 

Has the cyberwar already begun? The numerous discussions on public-private and government partnerships combating cyberattacks seems to indicate so, as the war in Ukraine is stress-testing all aspects of life everywhere. On Monday, the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) made its official recruitment of allied volunteer hackers, and on Wednesday, Ukraine asked ICANN to delete all Russian domains.

With the looming threat of increased conflict in Ukraine, organizations around the world need to immediately increase their cyber security readiness. IT security and compliance teams have noted seeing an increase in phishing attacks and cyber probes, and the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has issued warnings about potential Russian cyberattacks. Stay vigilant.

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