Weekly Intelligence Bulletin – Week 52

27. December 19

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Incident Industry Impacted: Financials

The Bank of England (BoE), UK’s central bank, confirmed on 18 December that an unnamed third party supplier sold audio feeds of certain BoE press conferences to external clients, potentially giving these clients an advantage before the press conferences were broadcast more broadly.


Threat Actor Industry Impacted: Any

On 19 and 20 December, QuoINT detected two new samples of the Cobalt Group reconnaissance backdoor CobInt. We cannot confidently attribute this activity to the Cobalt Group, even though researchers have exclusively linked the malware to Cobalt since the malware was first discovered.



31 December – New Year’s Eve