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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
US indicts two Stone Panda operators amid ongoing international concern over Chinese IP theft. Suspicious customer support traffic on Twitter. Emergency IE patch. Influence experiment. 2018-12-20
Suspicion of Chinese hardware manufacturers continues. EU diplomatic cables leaked. Hiding out by dumbing down. Facebook data-sharing. NASA PII exposed. Parrot uses Alexa to advantage. 2018-12-19
Shamoon 3 and Charming Kitten. Czech CERT issues warning concerning Huawei, ZTE. Influence ops and a Facebook boycott. PewDiePie’s followers versus the Wall Street Journal. 2018-12-18
Huawei and the Five Eyes. Report on Russian trolling finds fluency in American. Boomstortion scammers turn to new threats. PewDiePie followers hack printers, again. 2018-12-17
The Sony hack and the perils of attribution — Research Saturday 2018-12-15
False flags and real flags. ISIS claims the Strasbourg killer as one of its soldiers. A bogus bomb threat circulates by email. 2018-12-14
Shamoon variant implicated in Saipem hack. Charming Kitten reappears. Sino-American tension over trade and industrial espionage. 2018-12-13
Operation Sharpshooter. Meng makes bail. Sino-American cyber tensions. Leadership crises in the UK and France. Congress doesn’t lay a glove on Google. 2018’s bad password practices. 2018-12-12
Audit finds no Chinese spy chips on motherboards. Huawei CFO hearings continue in Vancouver. Oilfield services firm’s servers attacked. Spyware and adware. Congressional hearings, reports. 2018-12-11
A bail hearing in Vancouver. The prospect of indictments in IP theft cases. Kubernetes vulnerabilities. Russia and Ukraine swap hacks? An advance fee scam asks for help getting out of jail. 2018-12-10
Operation Red Signature targets South Korean supply chain — Research Saturday 2018-12-08
Huawei legal and security updates. A shift to personalized spam in attacks on retailers. “Hollywood hacks” in Eastern European banks. 2018-12-07
Huawei CFO arrested in Canada, faces extradition to US. Anonymous claims that Chinese intelligence hacked Marriott. Russian hospital phished. SamSam indictments, warnings. Facebook agonistes. 2018-12-06
DDoS and BEC risks rising. Ukraine says it stopped Russian cyber campaign. EU looks to stopping disinformation. NRCC email compromise. Facebook emails released by Parliament. 2018-12-05
Fancy Bear in Czech government systems. Watering hole attacks. Quora breached. Marriott breach follow-up. Kubernetes privilege escalation flaw. Scams kicked out of Apple’s App Store. 2018-12-04
US Defense Department and UK’s MI6 aren’t buying Russian honey over cyber operations. Iranian influence operations. Marriott breach fallout. Court upholds Kaspersky ban. Ransom and sanctions. 2018-12-03
Settling in with GDPR — CyberWire-X 2018-12-03
Getting an education on Cobalt Dickens — Research Saturday 2018-12-01
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