Brief #39: iOS Trojan Steals FaceID, Akira Attacks & More

Week's focus: iOS Trojan GoldPickaxe targeting APAC, Akira ransomware exploits Cisco vulnerability. Plus, Exchange Server risk and state-sponsored attacks.

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This week, the cybersecurity landscape continues to evolve at an unprecedented pace, with new threats emerging that challenge even the most robust defenses. From sophisticated malware to intricate vulnerabilities and covert state-sponsored activities, it's clear that staying ahead requires constant vigilance.

Before we delve into the latest developments that have caught the industry's attention, let's quickly revisit a piece from last week. If you haven't already, I highly recommend checking out our discussion on how to ditch fear tactics and secure board buy-in on cybersecurity. It's for anyone looking to navigate the complex dynamics of organizational support in cybersecurity efforts.

Now, onto this week's Brief:

First iOS Trojan Targets Facial Recognition to Breach Bank Accounts

Akira Ransomware Exploiting Cisco ASA/FTD Vulnerability

Critical Exchange Server Vulnerability CVE-2024-21410 Exploited in the Wild

Russia-aligned Hackers Escalate Espionage with Embassy Attacks and CISA Warns of New Vulnerability

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