Robin's Newsletter - Volume 5

Volume 5 of Robin’s Newsletter covers the year 2022.

May 2022

May 2022


Vol. 5, Iss. 20
Robin’s Newsletter #204
Vol. 5, Iss. 20

Costa Rica declares state of emergency over ransomware incidents. Civil penalties proposed for Colonial Pipeline over safety breaches.


Vol. 5, Iss. 19
Robin’s Newsletter #203
Vol. 5, Iss. 19

Mandiant identified stealthy APT actor targeting M&A teams in large corporates. Heroku mishandles breach of customer paswords, environment secrets. $1.6 billion of cryptocurrency has been stolen so far this year.


Vol. 5, Iss. 18
Robin’s Newsletter #202
Vol. 5, Iss. 18

Conti ransomware gang targets Costa Rica following election. Timeline of Russian cyberatacks against Ukraine. Facebook doesn't know where your data flows.

April 2022

April 2022


Vol. 5, Iss. 17
Robin’s Newsletter #201
Vol. 5, Iss. 17

Okta breach affected two customers. Russian invasion leaves it 'fair game' for cyberattacks. Java’s ‘psychic signatures’ and conceptualising cybercrimes.


Vol. 5, Iss. 16
Robin’s Newsletter #200
Vol. 5, Iss. 16

Industroyer2: Cyberattack on Ukraine power grid averted. $600 million crypto-heist linked to North Korea's Lazarus group. RaidForums seized by UA authorities.


Vol. 5, Iss. 15
Robin’s Newsletter #199
Vol. 5, Iss. 15

Russian 'Cyclops Blink' botnet disrupted by the US. The value of Mailchimp distribution lists. Fundemental security metrics.


Vol. 5, Iss. 14
Robin’s Newsletter #198
Vol. 5, Iss. 14

Okta says it made a mistake. Wiper malware used against Viasat modems during Russian invasion of Ukraine. DCMS' cyber survey stats.

March 2022

March 2022


Vol. 5, Iss. 13
Robin’s Newsletter #197
Vol. 5, Iss. 13

The rise, and fall?, of Lapsus$ as Okta confirm breach. US CNI cyberattack warning. Build capabilities, not plans for resilience.


Vol. 5, Iss. 12
Robin’s Newsletter #196
Vol. 5, Iss. 12

Russia/Ukraine roundup. Mysterious incident affecting satcom terminals. Ransomware group adds wiper capability. Law firm gets GDPR fine for not patching.


Vol. 5, Iss. 11
Robin’s Newsletter #195
Vol. 5, Iss. 11

Conti's involvement in crypto 'rug pulls'. Unintended consequences of isolating Russia from the Internet.


Vol. 5, Iss. 10
Robin’s Newsletter #194
Vol. 5, Iss. 10

The 'pandemonium' of modern warfare.

February 2022

February 2022


Vol. 5, Iss. 9
Robin’s Newsletter #193
Vol. 5, Iss. 9

Russia invades Ukraine.


Vol. 5, Iss. 8
Robin’s Newsletter #192
Vol. 5, Iss. 8

DDoS attacks on Ukraine MoD and banks. French signal jamming. New version of 27002 security control framework.


Vol. 5, Iss. 7
Robin’s Newsletter #191
Vol. 5, Iss. 7

Slovenian TV disruption. 500 ecommerce sites compromised by MageCart. 2021 was a bumper year for cyber M&A.


Vol. 5, Iss. 6
Robin’s Newsletter #190
Vol. 5, Iss. 6

News Corp targeted in 'advanced persistent' attack. US launches Cyber Safety Review Board. One guy knocks North Korea off the 'net.

January 2022

January 2022


Vol. 5, Iss. 5
Robin’s Newsletter #189
Vol. 5, Iss. 5

Activists ransomware Belarus' state-woned railway company. New UK cyber strategy for government. Let's Encrypt re-issuing 2M certs.


Vol. 5, Iss. 4
Robin’s Newsletter #188
Vol. 5, Iss. 4

UK government advertising campaign against E2EE. Merck win 'act of war' cyber insurance lawsuit. More Russian action against cyber crims.


Vol. 5, Iss. 3
Robin’s Newsletter #187
Vol. 5, Iss. 3

Russian authorities scoop up members of REvil. Google Analytics and GDPR. Using a cyberattack to accelerate dgitial transformation.


Vol. 5, Iss. 2
Robin’s Newsletter #186
Vol. 5, Iss. 2

Potential FTC legal action over Log4shell. Phishing using Google Docs. New UK Information Commissioner. Reframing cybersecurity.


Vol. 5, Iss. 1
Robin’s Newsletter #185 — 2022 Forecast
Vol. 5, Iss. 1

What does 2022 hold for cyber and the world?