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Back Once Again

Those of you who have read more than one of these missives (thank you, thank you) may have noticed our fascination with the activities of the REvil ransomware group.  For those not up to speed, here is a REvil primer.  REvil (Ransomware Evil, see what they did there) is a Russian speaking cybercriminal gang that, as the name suggests, focus on encrypting, … Read more

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Elastic Fantastic

This week, Indonesia has had more than a few serious issues with its Cyber security.  After a month or so of communications and rectification, the Indonesian Government came clean, admitting that up to 13 Million records of travellers had been exposed to the public internet due to a poorly, or not at all, secured Elastic database, internet-facing, whoops.  The data exposed … Read more

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Poly

If you have been reading the security news, you will no doubt have seen the enormous crypto-asset heist from Chinese Blockchain outfit Poly. Initially relieving them of about $600 million worth of crypto goodies 2 weeks ago.  There have been many interesting reports of coins being returned, then not returned, reward and job offers. It … Read more

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SOS

Some of the unjustified and truly ancient at Tiberium HQ are so old that they know Morse Code. Several have actually passed tests in it and used it in either fear/anger or from the comfort of their floating Gin Palace.   Seems that Phishing/Hacking gangs or at least one of them have been using (amongst other techniques) none other than Morse Code to … Read more

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China Crisis – Christian 

This week has been fairly monumental in the somewhat shady world of Cyber Geopolitics. Can we get our heads around any of it? Let us see.   The UK, US and EU have accused China of being the initial party behind attacks on internet facing Microsoft Exchange servers which have affected 30,000 organisations globally.   In January this year, an alleged “Chinese-linked group (aka state … Read more

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I’ll be watching you

The 1983 song ‘Every Breath You Take’, written by Gordon Sumner, known professionally as Sting, so-called because he used to wear a black jumper with yellow stripes, is up there on our list of creepy tracks. It joins Tiffany’s ‘I Think We’re Alone Now‘ (a cover of Tommy James & The Shondells song) and everything … Read more

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The Swords of a Thousand Men

…and women, possibly children too, if you believe the papers. Even if you had spent the last 2 months trekking across the Mongolian Steppe avoiding what is left of the Horde you will surely have heard about the sublime breach of Government departments, large software companies, and possibly some big Internationals via a supply chain

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Damned Details

We all know about patch Tuesday, the regular and often dreaded patches from Microsoft and other large vendors. Many of these patches are automagically deployed without testing, certainly in smaller organisations, and in the case of the recent SolarWinds snafu, large enterprises, large software companies, and critical government departments.

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Happy New Year from all of us at Tiberium! As we plough headlong into 2021 with chaos everywhere, not least at the UK/European border and in the United States of America (curious isn’t it that the National Security machine of the USA didn’t anticipate a whiff of trouble at The Capitol or elsewhere from disturbed … Read more

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