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04/18/2022
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Researchers identify a nasty niche of the Conti universe. A widespread Pegasus problem in one corner of Europe. And Texas gets rolling on regional SOCs. This is CyberScoop for April 18.

Conti's web may include spider-themed extortion group

Joint research by three cyber companies suggests that Conti — one of the most prolific and sophisticated ransomware operations going — may be surreptitiously running an extortion operation that uses no ransomware. A group emerged in August 2021 calling itself Karakurt — named after a venomous widow spider common to parts of Europe and Asia — that existed purely to steal victim data and extort them for payment by threatening to release the data. The research points out strong organizational and financial links between Conti and Karakurt, suggesting that it's a Conti operation or, at the very least, is condoned by and works with Conti on some level. AJ Vicens has more.


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Too many eyes on Catalonia

There has been steady coverage this year of how highly advanced spyware has become a pervasive threat to elected officials, journalists, academics and other people in the public eye. Monday morning saw a pair of in-depth reports that explained how pernicious the technology became for civil society groups in Catalonia, one of Spain’s autonomous regions. Pieces by the New Yorker and the nonprofit Citizen Lab describe how dozens of individuals’ phones were infiltrated with Pegasus or Candiru spyware. Read the Citizen Lab report.


Texas picks site for first regional SOC

Angelo State University in West Texas will be the site of the first of several regional security operations centers rolled out by the state's government. The SOC expected to provide network monitoring and incident-response services to local governments and other entities around the region, as well as opportunities for internships and other programs on the 11,000-student campus. The university's center for security studies is known for training civilian and military students in a rage of law-enforcement and intelligence fields. Benjamin Freed reports at StateScoop.


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