The unprovoked attack on Ukraine by Russia made headlines globally as shockwaves of panic across citizens of all nations fear of a global escalation that could lead into something our world has not seen for at least 7 decades. As fear of the unknown sets in, a war that is being fought in the shadows could have its implications cascaded across nations and can be a catalyst to these events, the ongoing cyberwar amongst nations sets turmoil among critical infrastructure sectors, organizations regardless of size or revenue adding more pressure on SecOps teams and fear in organizations.
If you are dealing with foreign entities, we urge to monitor for incoming traffic as large-scale botnet attacks and sophisticated malwares are now going for a complete denial of service or compromising systems to a point of no return. We also urge all to keep a look out for IoCs in relation to destructive malwares such as WhisperGate and HermeticWiper, which has been extensively used to target Ukrainian organizations, areas of strategic importance and allies of Ukraine.
Oil and Gas, Manufacturing, water and wastewater facilities and supply chains are to come under immense pressure of cyberattacks, as they play a strategically critical role and could cascade its damages to the citizens’ financial situation and safety. Sectrio has identified vital points of compromise form the latest threat report. Most successful cyberattacks were a result of unpatched vulnerabilities, lack of visibility on connected devices in the network and outated versions of protocols and equipment.
It is also appreciated if a look out for data dumps and malwares rolled out to the public on the darkweb to amplify chaos or to cover the tracks of APT actors, doing this will also increase the brazen cyberthreats form un-identified threat actors. This is also a lead cause of emerging cyber clusters of hackers and threat actors. We also urge to reduce burnout among SecOps teams early on.
We Urge all to stay safe and secure in the coming weeks.
Segments under this list must be on high alert in the coming weeks:
- Financial Services
- Critical Infrastructure
- Water and wastewater treatment facilities
- Supply chains
- Energy Sector
- Oil and gas
- Utility entities
- Maritime agencies
- Government Agencies