Trend Micro : This Week in Security News – March 18, 2022

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Navigating New Frontiers: Trend Micro 2021 Annual Cybersecurity Report

Trend Micro looks back at the most significant security issues that emerged in 2021, with insights and recommendations to help organizations bolster their defenses. The digital migrations and transformations that had enabled organizations to continue their operations amid the Covid-19 pandemic continued to usher in significant shifts in the threat landscape in 2021.

US Has ‘Significant’ Cyber Vulnerabilities, But A Sweeping Russian Cyberattack Is Unlikely

Even as the Russian army drops bombs and mortar shells on civilians in hospitals and neighborhoods and its invasion of Ukraine nears its fourth week, no known nightmare cyber scenario – a widespread power outage, a poisoned water system, a crippled supply chain – has come to pass in Ukraine, the US or elsewhere. The general consensus among the nearly 20 experts who spoke with CNN is that while Russia is well positioned to launch catastrophic cyberattacks on the US, it is not likely to do so.

New RURansom Wiper Targets Russia

Trend Micro analyzes RURansom, a malware variant discovered to be targeting Russia. Originally suspected to be a ransomware because of its name, analysis reveals RURansom to be a wiper due to its irreversible destruction of encrypted files.

Ukraine Secret Service Arrests Hacker Helping Russian Invaders

The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) said it has detained a “hacker” who offered technical assistance to the invading Russian troops by providing mobile communication services inside the Ukrainian territory.

New Nokoyawa Ransomware Possibly Related to Hive

In March 2022, Trend Micro came across evidence that another, relatively unknown, ransomware known as Nokoyawa is likely connected with Hive, as the two families share some striking similarities in their attack chain, from the tools used to the order in which they execute various steps.

Russian Cyclops Blink Botnet Launches…