Bluepurple Pulse: week ending August 21st
Hollywood and cyber continue to converge..
Welcome to the weekly highlights and analysis of the blueteamsec subreddit (and my wider reading).
Operationally this week the impact to DigitalOcean customers resulting from Mailchimp security incident became clear. Mailchimp also released their own notice on it about the targeting of crypto companies. Other than that we have been chasing APT in Europe..
In the high-level this week:
How Russia Took Over Ukraine’s Internet in Occupied Territories - how Russia diverts the Internet traffic for the areas it seizes - the modern war planners guide.
Alleged Russian Money Launderer Extradited from the Netherlands to U.S - related to Ryuk ransomware attacks and a Russian citizen - Those involved in the conspiracy laundered at least $70 million in ransom proceeds.
Arrest of suspected developer of Tornado Cash - Bitcoin mixer developer (which provides enhanced anonymisation) was arrested.
Ransomware Now Threatens the Global South - interesting piece from RUSI here where they state increased targeti…
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