Recent Cyber Events No 12/ September 2021

The 12th instalment in the series designed for military and national security decision makers focuses on a global ransomware attack against Coop, one of the major supermarket chains in Sweden, through software from Kaseya, The Pegasus spyware controversy, which revealed the extent to which controversial spyware technologies are being used to digitally surveillance targets across the globe, Cyberattack against South African ports, North Korea hacking South Korea’s Nuclear Institute and Aerospace Company and Reactions to China’s compromise of Microsoft Exchange.

In 2020 the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE) launched a series of reports that highlight how threats, vulnerabilities and incidents in cyberspace can affect military organisations and their operations.

The primary audience for this series includes military decision makers at different levels of command. The selection of relevant news articles stems from the significance of the events from the perspective of the military, utilizing the CCDCOE’s multidisciplinary expertise and 360° approach to cyber defence.

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