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Fake Fortnite app scams infect gamers — Research Saturday 2019-03-02
Qbot spreads. Bug hunting makes a millionaire. US Cyber Command shows what “persistent engagement” looks like. Huawei agonistes. There’s no Momo, really. 2019-03-01
Third-parties can misconfigure, too. Coinhive goes out of business. Intel decides 5G project with Chinese partner is too hard. Bronze Union. Clearing Facebook data. Proper disposal of lawful intercept tools. 2019-02-28
Router vulnerabilities. Hacking around the Hanoi summit. DDoSing an election. Brushing back a troll farm. Crytpojacking an embassy. 2019-02-27
Sino-Australian, Sino-American cyber tensions. Threat trends. Bare-metal cloud issues addressed. USB-C and memory attacks, Credential stuffing in tax season. Twitter hijacking. 2019-02-26
Another warning of DNS hijacking. B0r0nt0k ransomware is out and about, and in too many servers. Whitelisting a controversial CA. Blockchain security. Bots get on the consular calendar. 2019-02-25
Rosneft suspicions shift from espionage to business email compromise — Research Saturday 2019-02-23
Influence operations in Ukraine’s elections. Australian hacks look more like China’s work. Huawei and the 5G future. Objectionable content in comments. DrainerNot. No more soldier-selfies in Russia. 2019-02-22
Hybrid war and tactical influence operations. Separ lives off the land. NoRelationship attacks get past email filters. Responsible disclosure. Man-in-the-room bug. Ship hacking. Password managers. 2019-02-21
Fancy Bear phishes in think tanks. Lazarus Group takes a swipe at Russian organizations. New decryptor for GandCrab. Citizen Lab and Novalpina discuss NSO Group. Ryuk’s lousy help desk. 2019-02-20
International cyber conflict: India and Pakistan; Australia and China. Rietspoof malware. Microsoft ejects cyptojackers from its store. NCSC may go easy on Huawei. Parliament criticizes Facebook. 2019-02-19
Seedworm digs Middle East intelligence — Research Saturday 2019-02-16
GandCrab notes. Make tests, not bans, says GSMA. Content moderation. Takedown of inauthentic accounts. Influence operations. Happy birthday, GCHQ. 2019-02-15
Former Air Force counterintelligence specialist indicted on charges of spying for Iran. Where’s the stolen Equifax data? Two alleged Apophis Squad clowns indicted. 2019-02-14
China says it had nothing to do with the Parliament hack in Australia. Notes on Patch Tuesday. Shlayer and GreyEnergy malware analyzed. Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day—act accordingly. 2019-02-13
VFEmail attacked, infrastructure wiped. EU considers a response to APT10. US Executive Order on AI is out. GPS jamming threat. Stryker hack. Shadow IT in the Corps. 2019-02-12
Cryptojackers gone wild. Attempted hack of Australia’s Parliament investigated. Huawei security concerns continue. Russia tests Internet autarky. Prosecutors investigate alleged blackmail. 2019-02-11
Trends and tips for cloud security — Research Saturday 2019-02-09
Australia’s Federal Parliament has a cyber incident. DHS warns of third-party spying. Legit privacy app tampered with. Credit Union phishing. Bezos vs. Pecker. FaceTime bounty. Seal scat. 2019-02-08
Social engineering and the power of brands. Insecure check-ins? APT10 is quiet but not gone. MacOS Keychain bug. Assessment of Chinese device manufacturers continues. 2019-02-07
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