Bluepurple Pulse: week ending July 10th
China moves to information ops on cyber firms...
Welcome to the weekly highlights and analysis of the blueteamsec subreddit (and my wider reading).
Operationally this week the most amusing thing was the information operation attempt by China who were trying to pump the FOXACID reporting they released (old alleged western capability). They e-mailed our CIRT team address with a bunch of random gmail addresses to reach out to learn more about it.
In the high-level this week:
NATO have announced a rapid response force - We will significantly strengthen our cyber defences through enhanced civil-military cooperation. We will also expand partnership with industry. Allies have decided, on a voluntary basis and using national assets, to build and exercise a virtual rapid response cyber capability to respond to significant malicious cyber activities.
Chinese hackers kept up hiring drive despite FBI indictment - Hainan Tengyuan, a Chinese technology company, was actively recruiting English language translators in March according to job adverts …