Weekly Intelligence Bulletin – Week 45

8. November 19

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Reported Incidents

Industry Impacted: Consumer Discretionary, Information Technology

On 4 November, a targeted ransomware attack was confirmed to have hit the networks of at least two companies in Spain – Cadena SER, one of Spain’s largest radio stations, and Everis, a major IT services and consulting provider.


Threat Actor Activity

Industry Impacted: Financials

QuoINT is currently investigating a new spear phishing campaign attributed to Cobalt group targeting financial institutions in Costa Rica.




Shortly after the US imposed additional sanctions on Iran, Iran announced it will continue resuming uranium enrichment. As tensions between the US and Iran continue worsening with no sign of improvements, Saudi Arabia, a close US ally and repeatedly targeted by Iranian attacks, will likely increase national security measures, e.g. by increasing surveillance methods, which could also impact foreign companies operating in the country.




8 November – Chancellor Merkel and US Secretary Pompeo to meet in Berlin, Germany

12 November – Paris Peace Forum to be held in Paris, France

13 November – Presidents Erdogan and Trump to meet in Washington, D.C.

13 November – BRICS Summit 2019 to be held in Brasilia, Brazil