A new loader variant for wiper campaigns. Sanctions, hacktivism, and disinformation. Conti’s toxic branding. Happy birthday, US Cyber Command.

There’s a new loader identified in wiper campaigns. President Putin complains of sanctions and cyberattacks, and vows to increase Russia’s cybersecurity. Coordinated inauthenticity at scale. Killnet crows large over Italian operations. Conti’s dissolution doesn’t mean its operators’ disappearance. Rick Howard looks at software defined perimeters. Dinah Davis from Arctic Wolf on how ransomware groups are upping their game to nation state levels. And happy birthday, US Cyber Command…but we’re not necessarily wishing you a moonshot for your birthday present.