Posts By: National CSIRT-CY
In a report this week, Microsoft said that it disrupted operations of a nation-state threat group that was using its Azure cloud infrastructure for cyber attacks. Microsoft refers to the actor by the name Gadolinium and says that it’s been active for about a decade targeting organizations in the maritime and health industry; more recently,… Read more »
icrosoft has confirmed that a bug in Windows 10 version 1607 and Windows Server 2016 is causing the Group Policy Editor to display errors. In our September 2020 Windows health report, we reported that Windows 10 1607 and Windows Server 2016 users were experiencing errors when opening the the Security Options MMC in the group policy editor.
Microsoft has warned that attackers are actively using the Windows Server Zerologon exploits in attacks and advises all Windows administrators to install the necessary security updates. As part of the August 2020 Patch Tuesday security updates, Microsoft fixed a critical 10/10 rated security vulnerability known as ‘CVE-2020-1472 | Netlogon Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability’. This vulnerability has been named… Read more »
QNAP NAS devices are being targeted in attacks by the AgeLocker ransomware, which encrypts the device’s data, and in some cases, steal files from the victim. AgeLocker is ransomware that utilizes an encryption algorithm called Age (Actually Good Encryption) designed to replace GPG for encrypting files, backups, and streams. In July 2020, we reported about a new ransomware… Read more »