Weekly Intelligence Bulletin – Week 6

8. February 19

QuoScient’s Weekly Intelligence Bulletin for the week of 31 January – 07 February 2019 is now available for download in the Media Center!

Find a summary below.

Current Threat
Industry Impacted: Information Technology
Researchers discovered a recent campaign dropping a new Trojan named SpeakUp that exploits known Remote Code Execution (RCE) vulnerabilities to target Linux servers in East Asia and Latin America.

Industry Impacted: ANY
Researchers discovered multiple critical vulnerabilities in Microsoft’s built-in Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) clients and other open-source RDP (FreeRDP and rdesktop) clients used in Linux and Mac.

Threat Actor Activity
Industry Impacted: Consumer Discretionary, Industrial, Information Technology
This week, multiple reporting attributed recent cyber incidents to Chinese espionage groups. Although between the sources there is disagreement about the exact attribution, in some incidents researchers and governments referred to the actors as adversaries operating from China and linked to Chinese intelligence services.

The total market capitalization reached a low of EUR 97 billion on 7 February, a decline of 1.7 percent from the end of the previous week.

Chancellor Merkel said Germany will set conditions before foreign companies, especially Chinese companies such as Huawei, can participate in the development of Germany’s 5G network.

12 February- February Patch Tuesday
15 February- Munich Security Conference