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Weekly Cyber Threat Report, December 5 – 9, 2022

Welcome to CyberIntelMag’s weekly roundup! A place where you can find the most important stories in the cybersecurity world from the past week.

The Good News

This week’s good news includes four individuals being arrested for plotting an IRS tax refund scam, Android’s December security update addressing 81 weaknesses, Apple rolling out enhanced security measures for iCloud backups, FERC chairman seeking upgradation of cybersecurity requirements, and much more.


The Bad News

This week’s bad news includes Google Play distributing over 2 million Android malware apps, Linux devices being hijacked via PRoot isolated filesystems, hackers being helped by a SiriusXM flaw to remotely unlock ans start connected vehicles, the second-largest Russian bank being affected by a DDoS attack, WAFs of multiple vendors being bypassed via a generic attack technique, New Zealand government being impacted by a cyberattack on IT services provider, new “Fantasy” wiper being employed by Iranian cybercriminals for supply chain attacks, and much more.

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CIM Team

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