Bluepurple Pulse: week ending August 7th
Russia experiences cyber karma ..
Welcome to the weekly highlights and analysis of the blueteamsec subreddit (and my wider reading).
Operationally this week periods of high alert around the US visit to Taiwan, but nothing material seems to of come of it yet. We have seen an uptick in ransomware activity from a range of actors based on CIRT inbounds. Aside from that the world continues to turn…
In the high-level this week:
Japan, U.S. agree on 'rules-based order' in 1st economic 2-plus-2 talks - Tokyo will establish a new research and development hub for advanced semiconductors this year. Chip production could begin in Japan in 2025.
White House’s U.S. Digital Service found Thousands of lives depend on a transplant network in need of ‘vast restructuring’ - “We request you take immediate steps to secure the national Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network system from cyber-attacks,” - pretty strong ‘tell’ and not ask there also terrifying implications on human life.
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