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The Cyber Bulletin:

August 2023

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This monthly cyber recap, curated by our Cybersecurity Team, lists recent significant cybersecurity events, news, and breaches to keep you in-the-know on current cyber-incidents and provide recommendations.

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Microsoft Thwarts Chinese Cyber Attack Targeting Western European Governments 

A cyber attack by a nation-state activity group in China targeted two dozen organizations, including some government agencies, in an attempt to acquire confidential data. The breach was detected a month later. Microsoft notified all compromised and targeted organizations directly. In addition to Western European targets, the hackers were also able to access some email accounts of U.S. government officials.

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Double exposure of businessman shows modern technology as concept


A Few More Reasons Why RDP is Insecure (Surprise!)

A vulnerability in Remote Desktop Protocol's (RDP) gateway can allow attackers to gain access and control over a system and trick users into downloading harmful files or click on system notifications made to look legitimate. These security concerns could threaten compliance.

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Digitally generated lock on circuit board in blue room


U.S. preparing Cyber Trust Mark for more secure smart devices

In an effort to make smart products more secure and improve transparency to consumers, a new cybersecurity certification and label program will launch next year. The U.S. Cyber Trust Mark will label smart devices who meet established cybersecurity criteria from NIST with a distinct shield logo. Major companies have already announced their participation, including Amazon, Google, LG Electronics USA, and Samsung Electronics.

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Close up Laptop Computer on Top of Office Table of a Businessman with Empty White Screen, Emphasizing Copy Space.


Pioneering hacker Kevin Mitnick, FBI-wanted felon turned security guru, dead at 59

Kevin Mitnick, famous computer hacker in the 1980s-1990s, passed away at the age of 59 from pancreatic cancer. His career evolved from being a convicted felon to a white-hat hacker, author, and cybersecurity consultant.

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