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Ukraine Cyber Attacks: A Case of Hacktivism?

Also: Executive Order Updates; Illicit Cryptocurrency Trends
Ukraine Cyber Attacks: A Case of Hacktivism?

The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of whether the cyberattacks that hit Ukraine's government agencies last week are attributable to any group or nation-state along with updates to the cybersecurity executive order and illicit cryptocurrency trends.

In this report, you'll hear (click on player beneath image to listen):

  • ISMG's Mathew Schwartz discuss the cyberattacks that hit Ukraine's government agencies last week, including an attempt to deface at least 70 Ukrainian government websites and the deployment of wiper malware on some government systems, and whether they can be attributed to any particular criminal group or nation-state;
  • Carole House, the director of cybersecurity and secure digital innovation for the National Security Council at the White House, outline the progress made so far with U.S. President Joe Biden's executive order on cybersecurity, which seeks to improve the state of national cybersecurity and increase protection of government networks;
  • AnnaLou Tirol of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network describe illicit cryptocurrency trends to be aware of.

The ISMG Security Report appears on this and other ISMG websites on Fridays. Don't miss the Jan. 7 and Jan. 14 editions, which respectively discuss the recent surge in Russian cyber interference in Ukrainian government and civilian networks and how ransomware gatecrashes the Apache Log4j attack party.

Theme music for the ISMG Security Report is by Ithaca Audio under a Creative Commons license.

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