Weekly Intelligence Bulletin – Week 23

7. June 19

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Find a summary below.

Current Threats Industry Impacted: ANY
Researchers at Intezer discovered a new malware dubbed HiddenWasp, which targets Linux systems, and is apparently a second-stage used in targeted attacks for remotely controlling already compromised systems. At the time of the researcher’s reporting from the end of May, HiddenWasp samples effectively evaded detection by Anti-Virus products listed on VirusTotal.

Vulnerabilities Industry Impacted: ANY, Information Technology
A researcher published details of a vulnerability in the Network Level Authentication (NLA) feature of Microsoft Windows Remote Desktop Protocol that could allow an attacker to bypass the lock screen on remote sessions.

China and Russia are expanding their economic cooperation as they announced new business ventures over the previous week. Although closer cyber cooperation between the two countries is unlikely in the short-term, it is possible over the longer term if they continue extending their political, military, and economic cooperation.

06 June – St. Petersburg International Economic Forum
08 June – G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting
09 June – Kazakhstan Presidential Election
09 June – Africa Internet Summit in Uganda
13 June – Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit