Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Snort rule update for Oct. 5, 2021

Cisco Talos shared the newest rule update for SNORTⓇ this afternoon. 

Tuesday's release includes new protection against the BlackMatter ransomware attack. Japanese technology company Olympus recently suffered an attack from this group, suffering outages across its European, Middle East and Africa computer networks. BlackMatter also recently infected a large grain co-op in Iowa, with the group demanding a $5.9 million ransom payment. 

Here's a full breakdown of Thursday's rule update:

Shared object rulesModified shared object rulesNew rulesModified rules

There were no changes made to the snort.conf in this release.

Cisco Talos' rule release: 

Talos has added and modified multiple rules in the file-other, malware-other, malware-tools, protocol-other and server-webapp rule sets to provide coverage for emerging threats from these technologies.

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