Threat Source Newsletter (Jan. 20, 2022)

Newsletter compiled by Jon Munshaw.

Good afternoon, Talos readers.  
Even though we’re nearly a month into 2022, we’re still not quite ready to move on from 2021. That’s why next week, we’ll be going live on social media to talk about some of the top cybersecurity stories from the past year.
Liz Waddell from Talos Incident Response and Matt Olney from our threat intelligence team will be joining Hazel Burton from Cisco Secure to talk about everything from Log4j to supply chain attacks. You can find this stream live on any of Cisco Secure’s social media platforms or the Talos YouTube page.
Cybersecurity week in review
In the latest round of cyber incidents in Ukraine, attackers hijacked many government-run websites and some agencies even lost important data. Microsoft was the first security research team to discover the attack, who dubbed it “WhisperGate.”Security experts and government leaders are struggling with how to address these cyber attacks. Given the sensitivity around Ukraine and Russia currently, it’s unclear if these could be constituted as an act of war or anything that could lead to kinetic warfare.Russian authorities arrested several alleged members of the REvil ransomware group at the request of U.S. authorities. It also seized multiple millions of

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