Weekly Intelligence Snapshot – Week 24, 2023



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<div><h2>Cyber Highlights</h2>

Current threat

UNC3886: The Chinese State-Sponsored Group Exploited VMware ESXi Zero-day to Backdoor Windows and Linux Systems

Industries impacted: Communication Services, Government, Information Technology

Chinese cyber espionage group, UNC3886, has been deploying a novel malware on systems that traditionally do not support Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) solutions such as network appliances, SAN arrays, and VMware ESXi hosts. The group primarily targets defense, technology, and telecommunication organizations located in the US and APAC regions. The attack campaign has been ongoing since late 2022 and has shown the group’s extensive capabilities and understanding of the underlying technology of the targeted appliances. UNC3886 has been adept at avoiding detection by EDR solutions through various techniques, including credential harvesting, exploiting vulnerabilities, deploying backdoors, and tampering with logging services on the impacted systems.


Microsoft June Patch Tuesday Addresses 78 Flaws, 0 Zero-Day Vulnerabilities

Microsoft released its monthly Patch Tuesday security update, which includes fixes for 78 flaws, none of which are zero-days. Impacted products include Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Exchange Server, and Microsoft SharePoint. Other vendors who have also released important security updates this Patch Tuesday include Google, Fortinet, VMware, and MOVEit.


Industries impacted: Financials, Government, Information Technology

New ENISA Supply Chain Cybersecurity Guidance Stresses Collaboration, Information Sharing, and Effective Policies
Launch Of Google’s New “.Zip” TLDs Leads to Possible Information Leaks
A New Golang-Based InfoStealer Dubbed Skuld Exploiting Windows Systems Worldwide
Cadet Blizzard: A Novel Russian State-Sponsored Threat Actor That Conducts Focused Destructive Attacks and Espionage Operations
Newly Discovered Pikabot Distributed Through QakBot
Pro-Russia Hacktivist Threatens Massive Attacks Against Global Banking System

Geo Highlights

Germany Releases Its First National Security Strategy

Industries impacted: Energy, Government, Information Technology

QuoIntelligence analyzes Germany’s first ever national security strategy, outlining its perception of the current threat landscape and the country’s posture to address security challenges.


Industries impacted: Consumer Discretionary, Consumer Staples, Financials, Government

US – China Tensions: Cuba to Reportedly Host Chinese Base
Green Activist Increases: Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan Faces Pro-Climate Protests Against Investment Policies
EU General Product Safety Regulation Enters into Force to Enhance Safety Regardless of Origin
France Discovers Russian Disinformation Campaign Involving Russian Threat Actors

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