//Blogs - 04 October 2019

AusCERT Week in Review for 4th October 2019

AusCERT Week in Review
04 October 2019

This week the ANU publicly released their report on the Nov 2018 breach of
their administrative systems. This report is unique in that, as per the
report's Forward, "provides details on the attack including the methods
used by the attacker" and "this publicly available report is the first of
its kind in Australia following a cyber attack on a public institution".

Members are encouraged to review the report to understand some of the
threats also faced by them and where possible incorporate the valuable
lessons learned.

 


 

New Checkm8 jailbreak released for all iOS devices running A5 to A11 chips
Date: 27 September
Author: ZDNet

A security researcher has released today a new jailbreak that impacts
all iOS devices running on A5 to A11 chipsets -- chips included in all
Apple products released between 2011 and 2017, spanning eight generations
of devices, from iPhone 4S to iPhone 8 and X.


Victorian hospitals targeted in ransomware attack
Date: 1 October
Author: ABC News

The Victorian Government is investigating the scale of a ransomware
attack by "sophisticated cyber criminals" on some of the state's major
regional hospitals that has forced healthcare providers to go offline.


Critical Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Patched in Exim Email Server
Date: 1 October

A Critical vulnerability recently addressed in the popular open-source
email server Exim could lead to remote code execution.

 

Inside a massive cyber hack that risks compromising future leaders around the globe
Date: 2 October

Without anyone clicking on a link, a massive cyber attack of unprecedented
sophistication gained access to private information of potentially
high-ranking officials across the globe.

Thanks to the release of a 5,000-word report into the incident, the public
can see for the fist time how sophisticated and extensive the attack on
the ANU was.

 

ANU hackers built 'shadow ecosystem' to stay hidden for six weeks
Date: 3 October