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Buhtrap gets into the spying game. US cyber operations against Iran considered: there are both strategic and Constitutional issues. Election security. Water bills. And again with the WannaCry. 2019-07-12
Magecart is getting interested in exposed databases. Agent Smith may be in your Android app store. Tracking FinSpy. A contractor gets spearphished. 2019-07-11
Zoom addresses concerns about call joining and cameras. ICS vulnerabilities addressed. Patch Tuesday notes. Tracing a disinformation campaign. 2019-07-10
Security issues with Zoom for Macs. Astaroth fileless malware reported in Brazil. GoBotKR distributed by torrent. ICO hits British Airways with a record fine. State attacks and state defenses. 2019-07-09
Another ransomware victim pays extortionists. Business email compromise. Government impostor scams. ShadowBrokers still airborne. Exploit supply chain. Silence suspected in bank heists. 2019-07-08
Warnings of Outlook exploitation, with a possible Iranian connection. GPS jamming in the Eastern Med. Satellite vulnerabilities. 505 errors. TA505’s new tactics. Content moderation updates. 2019-07-03
US-Iranian tension expressed in cyberspace. OceanLotus and Ratsnif. Ransomware in Georgia, again. Going low-tech to protect the grid. Magecart update. Cryptowars and agency equities. 2019-07-02
Huawei spits the hook? CISA warns about the risk of Iranian cyberattack. Power grid security. Cryptocurrency and fraud. Content moderation. Senators like Hack the Pentagon. 2019-07-01
Giving everyone a stake in the success of Open Source implementation — Research Saturday 2019-06-29
Regin in Yandex? Golang is out and busy. So is the ShadowGate crew. The ICO wants an explanation from the Metropolitan Police. Trackers in news sites. Phishing those who seek “Verification.” 2019-06-28
Washington and Tehran confront one another in cyberspace. Dominion National investigates data incident. Facebook on info ops (and identity). Labor market notes. Skids on skids. 2019-06-27
Militia said to be target of US cyberattack. Myanmar shuts down networks. Spam campaign. Supply chain issues for Huawei gear. Election security. Recovering from ransomware by paying up? 2019-06-26
Operation Soft Cell targets mobile networks. DC and Tehran trade barbs. Critical infrastructure concerns. Maryland’s Cyber Defense Initiative. 2019-06-25
Notes on a reported US cyberattack against Iran. A look at “Secondary Infektion.” And some cases of cyber stalking. 2019-06-24
Middleboxes may be meddling with TLS connections — Research Saturday 2019-06-22
US-Iranian tensions find expression in cyberspace as Refined Kitten returns. Facebook tries friction against abuse. Cryptominers in the wild. Lead generation for cyber criminals. 2019-06-21
Turla hijacks OilRig infrastructure. Bouncing Golf is no game. CISA panel recommends supply chain security reforms. AMCA driven toward bankruptcy by data breach. Florida town pays ransom. 2019-06-20
BlueKeep, again. Facebook’s cryptocurrency play. Updates on alleged or suspected electrical grid hacks. Catphishing and spying. Compromised social media accounts. 2019-06-19
Power grids, accidents, the challenge of forensics, and the nature of deterrence. BlueKeep considerations. Third- and fourth-party risks. 2019-06-18
Cyber deterrence? What grid failure looks like (and it needn’t come from a cyberattack). EU complains of Russian info ops. Twitter takes down inauthentic accounts. 2019-06-17
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