Commentaries and Analyses

Big Game Hunting: Now in Russia

Rustam Mirkasymov and Oleg Skulkin of Group-IB write: The email raised no suspicions. An employee of a Russian medical company boldly clicked on the link and downloaded the attached ZIP archive. The message with the subject “Bill due” looked like it had been sent by the Finance Department of a large Russian media holding,...

A bit more on Nathan Wyatt’s sentencing and what happens next

Because I had no idea how some things work when a convicted defendant is a foreign national who is supposed to pay restitution, and because  I found some elements of Nathan Wyatt’s sentence confusing, I followed up with the U.S. Department of Justice on  his sentence (see my previous post about his guilty plea...

US cybersecurity agency issues super-rare emergency directive to patch Windows Server flaw ASAP

Robbie Harb reports: Uncle Sam’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has taken the unusual step of issuing an emergency directive that gives US government agencies a four-day deadline to roll out a Windows Server patch. The directive, issued on September 18, demanded that executive agencies to take “immediate and emergency action” to patch CVE-2020-1472, the...