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More on EKANS, the ransomware with an ICS kicker. Shipping company customer-facing IT disrupted in cyber incident. Coronavirus as phishbait. Election security, new DoD rules, and insider threats. 2020-02-03
Eric Haseltine on his book, "The Spy in Moscow Station." 2020-02-02
Tracking one of China's hidden hacking groups - Research Saturday 2020-02-01
The Winnti Group is interested in Hong Kong protestors. The UK, the US, and the EU all look for a cooperative way forward into 5G. DDoS for hire hits an independent Serbian media outlet. Ransomware may have hit a US defense contractor. EvilCorp is back. T 2020-01-31
Hacking the UN. Avast closes Jumpshot over privacy uproar. Facebook settles a biometric lawsuit. Data exposures, a LiveRamp compromise, and more newly aggressive ransomware. 2020-01-30
Ransomware in industrial control systems. Phone hacks, proved and unproved. Britain’s compromise decision on Huawei. Wawa cards in the Joker’s Stash. CardPlanet boss pleads guilty. 2020-01-29
Huawei will play in UK infrastructure, at least a little. Citizen Lab on KINGDOM, a Pegasus operator. Avast and sale of user data. Happy Data Privacy Day. 2020-01-28
A cyber espionage campaign is to use DNS hijacking. More observations on l’affaire Bezos. Operation Night Fury versus e-commerce hackers. Farewell to Clayton Christensen. 2020-01-27
Hank Thomas and Mike Doniger, getting the specs on the cyber SPAC 2020-01-26
Know Thine Enemy - Identifying North American Cyber Threats - Research Saturday 2020-01-25
PupyRAT is back. So is the Konni Group. Twitter storm over claims that MBS hacked Jeff Bezos. Anti-disinformaiton laws considered. Canada is ready to impose costs on cyber attackers. 2020-01-24
Phishing with a RAT in the Gulf. More on how Jeff Bezos was hacked. Microsoft discloses data exposure. Ransomware continues to dump data. Windows 7, already back from the great beyond. 2020-01-23
The UN takes up a case of spyware; it’s linked to an extrajudicial killing. Glenn Greenwald indicted on hacking charges in Brazil. NetWire and StarsLord are back. 2020-01-22
RATs, backdoors, and a remote code execution zero-day. Hoods breach Mitsubishi Electric. Telnet credentials dumped. 2020-01-21
Clever breaches demonstrate IoT security gaps - Research Saturday 2020-01-18
Hacks, and rumors of hacks. Burisma incident under investigation. SharePoint exploitation. How to spark a run on a bank. WeLinkInfo taken down. Phishbait update. 2020-01-17
Curveball proofs-of-concept. CISA warns chemical industry. Military families harassed online. Phishing the UN. Fleeceware in the Play Store. Moscow says there was no Burisma hack. 2020-01-16
Disclosure, patching, and warning. Norway takes on “out-of-control” data sharing by dating apps. Ransomware all-in on doxing. What to do about Huawei. 2020-01-15
Microsoft patches a vulnerability NSA disclosed. Fronting for APT40 in Hainan. Fancy Bear pawed at Burisma. The NSA Pensacola shooting and the debate over encryption. 2020-01-14
Cyber tensions and cyberwar. China’s influence ops against Taiwan apparently backfire. Maze gang goes for doxing. SIM swapping. FBI promises FISA Court it will do better. 2020-01-13
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