BF-SIRT Newsletter 2017-44

This weeks top stories is that the Reaper IoT Botnet is not fully mobilized according to report, and that Heathrow Airport Security Plans was found on memory stick on a street in London.

European Union member states have drafted a diplomatic document which states serious cyber-attacks by a foreign nation could be construed as an act of war.

If you are looking for some in-depth reading, Sophos has released its 2018 Malware Forecast report concluding that ransomware-as-a-service will see the insidious malware spread rapidly beyond personal computers in the year ahead. Proofpoint researchers uncovered a long-running malvertising campaign and has a nice write up and threat actor profile: KovCoreG, The Kovter Saga.

Top 5 Security Links
Reaper IoT Botnet Not Fully Mobilised, Says Report
Heathrow Airport Security Plans Found on Memory Stick
EU to Declare Cyber-Attacks “Act of War”
Threat Actor Profile: Kovcoreg, The Kovter Saga
Sophos: 2018 Malware Forecast Report