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Ex-employee backdoor. Stealthy DDoS. Anubis dropper looks for motion. Influence operations. Privacy actions. The curious case of the espionage arrest in Russia. 2019-01-22
Luring IoT botnets to the honeypot — Research Saturday 2019-01-19
Collection #1 and the threat of credential stuffing. Cryptojacker disables some cloud security tools. Don’t chat with strange bots. Facbebook shutters more Russian coordinated inauthenticity. 2019-01-18
Cyber espionage vs. the RoK MoD. Fancy Bear’s old Lojax tricks. US rumored to be prepping another case against Huawei. Database exposure in Oklahoma. Yes Men prank Post. 2019-01-17
SEC, DoJ, issue civil and criminal complaints against EDGAR hackers. Lazarus Group in Chile? Iran’s Ashiyane Forum. Cryptomix ransomware. Money laundering through Fortnite. Fake WaPo edition. 2019-01-16
Web hosts fix account takeover issues. Passenger Name Record exposure proof-of-concept. Swatting isn’t funny. Chinese manufacturers and suspicions of espinonage. 2019-01-15
Polish espionage case. Ryuk tactics, and some thoughts on its attribution. Access-control system zero-days. Lawsuit may bring clarity to cyber insurance war exclusion clauses. 2019-01-14
Magecart payment card theft analysis — Research Saturday 2019-01-12
Iran linked to DNS hijacking campaign. Smart doorbells not smart enough about security. Fuze cards are convenient for crooks, too. Huawei espionage arrest in Poland. Russian sympathy for NSA. 2019-01-11
TA505’s new tools. ISIS turns to emerging chat apps. Reddit asks for password resets. The EU’s right to be forgotten gets some court-imposed limits. The tweets Kaspersky flagged to NSA. 2019-01-10
ICEPick-3PC in the wild. Influence ops warning in Israel. Hackerangriff and a lone hacktivist. OXO and Magecart. The Dark Overlord wants you. Oversharing. Internet autarky. Kaspersky helped NSA? 2019-01-09
German police have a suspect in #hackerangriff. Cyber espionage awareness campaign. Cyber cold war in the offing? US political operators learn from Russian trolls. WikiLeaks on the record. 2019-01-08
German doxing incident remains under investigation. Marriott breach update. Dark Overlord watch. Can cryptocurrency become less burdensome in terms of energy consumption? 2019-01-07
NOKKI, Reaper and DOGCALL target Russians and Cambodians — Research Saturday 2019-01-05
Doxing in Germany. How Lojax works. Spyware found in apps downloaded from Google Play. ISIS hijacks dormant Twitter accounts. Update on Moscow spy case. Chromecast hacking endgame. 2019-01-04
2019’s first noteworthy breach. Update on the Tribune Publishing hack. reCAPTCHA defeated in proof-of-concept. Dark Overlord should avail itself of the right to remain silent. 2019-01-03
Stop the presses—the presses were stopped by ransomware. Video security system found vulnerable to oversharing. Changes in US DoD leadership. An arrest in Moscow, a court ruling in Baltimore.  2019-01-02
Apple Device Enrollment Program vulnerabilities explored — Research Saturday 2018-12-22
Operation Cloudhopper and industrial espionage. Anonymous social network Blind server left exposed. Reputation jacking. Alexa shares too much, by accident. Hitman scam is back. 2018-12-21
003 Risk and regulation in the financial sector — CyberWire X 2018-12-21
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