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Winnti and other Chinese espionage activity. Volume I of the US Senate report on election meddling is out. Ransomware from Sabine, Louisiana, to Johannesburg, South Africa. 2019-07-26
News about Russian and Chinese government threat actors. Powerful crimeware active in Brazil. BlueKeep really needs to be patched. Messenger Kids issues. Dispatches from the cryptowars. 2019-07-25
Lancaster University breached. Kazakhstan is testing out HTTPS interception. The UK postpones its decision on Huawei’s 5G gear. The FTC is requiring Facebook to set up a privacy committee. 2019-07-24
Venezuela blames power failure on exotic sabotage, again. Huawei may have built North Korea’s 3G wireless networks. Were record privacy fines high enough? Logic bombing the customer. 2019-07-23
FSB contractor hacked. Pegasus now able to rummage clouds? Iranian cyber ops spike. Fraudulent student profiles. Judgement in Equifax FTC case. NSA hoarder gets nine years. 2019-07-22
Special Edition — The Fifth Domain coauthor Richard A. Clarke 2019-07-21
Nansh0u not your normal cryptominer — Research Saturday 2019-07-20
Following K3chang. Bulgaria’s tax agency breach. An alternative currency gets some incipient regulatory scrutiny. Why towns are hit with ransomware. A hair-care hack. 2019-07-19
TrickBot’s new tricks. Poisoning the ad supply chain. Clouds get schooled. Novel phishing tackle, but stale bait. Cyberwar powers. Election interference. FaceApp fears. Bad macro suspect arrested. 2019-07-18
Telco data breach. Firmware supply chain problems. Hacking BLE. Census security. Continuity of operations. Decryptor for GandCrab, NSPM 13. Bulgaria’s tax hack. 2019-07-17
GandCrab hoods may be back with new ransomware. Video-on issues. Broadcom-Symantec talks are off, for now. Treason or just business? Robo-calls. A decryptor for Ims0rry ransomware. 2019-07-16
Voting machine woes. Router exploits trouble Brazil, Bitpoint alt-coin exchange investigates theft. Facebook fined $5 billion. Power failures probably unrelated to cyberattacks. Amazon Prime phishing. 2019-07-15
Opportunistic botnets round up vulnerable routers — Research Saturday 2019-07-13
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
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