Weekly Intelligence Bulletin – Week 46

15. November 19

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Cyber Threat Actor Industry Impacted: ANY

Researchers at IBM X-Force and Intezer detail a newly identified ransomware dubbed PureLocker, which originates from the Golden Chickens Malware-as-a-Service (MaaS) discovered by QuoINT in 2018. In October 2019, QuoINT became aware of the PureLocker ransomware strain, but we internally track it as TerraCrypt.


Vulnerabilities Industry Impacted: Information Technology

In this month’s Patch Tuesday, Microsoft released 74 security fixes for vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, Office, Internet Explorer, Edge, and more. Microsoft rates 13 of the 74 vulnerabilities as Critical remote code execution (RCE) flaws, including one in Internet Explorer currently exploited in the wild.





Over the previous year, numerous large-scale demonstrations have taken place across the world. As the Internet is an integral part of social movements today, such demonstrations can pose considerable cybersecurity challenges to individuals, governments, and businesses operating in the affected areas.




18 November – NATO Cyber Coalition Exercise to take place in Estonia
20 November – Meeting of NATO Foreign Ministers in Brussels, Belgium