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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
Apps on third-party Android store carry unwelcome code — Research Saturday 2019-06-15
Xenotime is now interested in the power grid. Vulnerable Exim servers under attack. Mr. Assange goes to court. Credential-stuffing attacks on gamers. And that Ms Katie Jones? Not a real person. 2019-06-14
Telegram recovers from DDoS. Fishwrap campaign breaks old news. Ransomware hits ACSO plants. Congress considers hacking back, again. That ol’ devil limbic system. 2019-06-13
Shifting techniques in cybercrime. Miscreants take note: “the aperture” will henceforth be wider for US Cyber Command and offensive ops. What Radiohead did. 2019-06-12
Russia’s sovereign Internet. Huawei updates. CBP discloses exposure of images collected at a border crossing. Gmail features used for social engineering. M&A notes. Top bugs found by bounty hunters. 2019-06-11
An espionage campaign succeeds without zero-days. Spam serves up old Office exploit. Disinformation makes it into YouTube. The Huawei Affair. Raytheon to be acquired. 2019-06-10
Xwo scans for default credentials and exposed web services — Research Saturday 2019-06-08
Recruiting spies at university? GoldBrute botnet and RDP vulnerabilities. MuddyWater update. RIG delivers Buran. Achilles claims to sell access. NRC’s IG reports on cyber. Antitrust for Big Tech. 2019-06-07
BlueKeep proofs-of-concept. BeiTaAd plug-in is a serious Android pest. Cyber espionage against the EU’s Moscow embassy. Influence operations. A motive for GPS spoofing? 2019-06-06
AMCA breach extends to LabCorp. Still no EternalBlue in Baltimore ransomware attack. Frankenstein malware. Real hacking isn’t like the movies. Huawei’s no-spy deal. US Data Strategy. Patch BlueKeep. 2019-06-05
Iranian brute-forcing tool leaked. Third-party data breach touches medical testing company. Ransomware news and updates. An antitrust look at Silicon Valley? 2019-06-04
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