Research from cyber-intelligence outfit Prevailion suggests that TA505 has compromised more than 1,000 organizations. Organizations that include two U.S. state government networks, two U.S. airlines and one of the world’s top 25 banks.
New vulnerabilities put specific devices or systems at risk, US-CERT issues warnings about Dridex malware, and cybercriminals are charged and sentenced.
The U.S. government says it’s on high alert for cyberattacks from foreign countries in this election year. Yet private cybersecurity firms have often been the ones sounding the alarm, and in some cases, they are selling their services to the U.S. intelligence community.
“The killing of Soleimani is very different from previous U.S. strikes. This wasn’t a terrorist leader. The U.S. just took out a key government official in Iran. That is going to demand a government-level response from Iran,” said Karim Hijazi, the founder and CEO of private cyber and intelligence firm Prevailion.