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Title: Predecessor to DarkSide ransomware game could make waves in coming weeks
Description: Major U.S. government agencies released a warning this week that the BlackMatter ransomware could strike major organizations or public sector targets. An advisory from the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, the FBI and the National Security Agency stated that BlackMatter is likely a predecessor to DarkSide, the ransomware group known for attacking the Colonial Pipeline earlier this year. The advisory warns businesses that they should implement multi-factor authentication and enact stronger credential rules to prepare for potential BlackMatter attacks. According to the report, the ransomware has already targeted two large food cooperatives in the U.S.
Snort SIDs: 58237, 58238
Title: Multiple vulnerabilities in ZTE MF971R LTE router
Snort SID: 57749 - 57752, 57798, 57799, 57802, 57803, 57829