Weekly Intelligence Bulletin – Week 38

1. October 19

QuoScient’s Weekly Intelligence Bulletin for the week of 12 September – 19 September 2019 is now available! Please contact our sales team at sales@quoscient.io to subscribe today.

Find a summary below. 

CYBER

Current Threat Industry Impacted: ANY

Since last week, the Emotet botnet has initiated a widespread malspam campaign targeting users with malicious emails in multiple languages. Researchers observed instances of Trickbot being dropped as second-stage payload.
Researchers at AdaptiveMobile Security discovered critical vulnerabilities dubbed “Simjacker”, which allow remote attackers to send a malicious SMS containing spyware-like code to vulnerable mobile devices and spy on victims. The researchers reportedly observed attacks in the wild over the last two years by a private company working with governments to monitor individuals in at least Colombia, Peru, and Mexico. 

GEOPOLITICS

On 14 September, several drones and cruise missiles launched attacks on Saudi Aramco’s Abqaiq oil processing facility and Khurais oil field in Saudia Arabia, which reportedly resulted in the loss of five percent of global oil supplies. 

OUTLOOK

23 September – Nato Exercise Trident Jackal 19: table-top exercise to prepare against insurgents, including in cyber domain
25 September – Join QuoScient at out joint event with VMRay, DCSO Deutsche Cyber-Sicherheitsorganisation, and secunet Security Networks AG in Essen. To register, email media@quoscient.io.

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