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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
Marriott suffers data breach. Dunkin Donuts credential stuffing attack. Urban Massage database exposed, unsecured. Fancy Bear paws at German government targets. SamSam cost. 2018-11-30
Reconnaissance and degradation. Hybrid war in Eastern Europe and Southwest Asia. Eternal Silence infects unpatched systems. Dell customers reset passwords. SamSam indictments. 2018-11-29
DNSpionage. Cobalt Dickens’ unwelcome return. iOS spyware may be more widespread than believed. Governments move toward content moderation. Small towns, big problems. 2018-11-28
Rotexy Trojan gets worse. Bad apps in Google Play. Backdoor for crypto-wallets. Facebook goes before Parliament. Pegasus spyware versus journalists. Russian hybrid war. Too-smart devices. 2018-11-27
A quick look at the state of spam. Phishing for power grids. Industrial espionage. Free and command economy versions of social control. Lessons from JTF Ares. 2018-11-26
Perils of paycards, as Cyber Weekend approacheth. Tessa88 is identified. Many more people than before have now heard of High Tail Hall. 2018-11-21
Nation-state cyber campaigns: North Korean, Iranian, Russian, and unknown. Social media outages. 2018-11-20
CISA is now officially an agency. Cozy Bear is back. Gmail spoofing issue opens social engineering possibilities. Speculation about “cyber 9/11s.” 2018-11-19
Doubling down on Cobalt Group activity — Research Saturday 2018-11-17
GPS jamming. Bank phishing. Exposed server. Censorship, East, West, and South. Is there a sealed indictment of Julian Assange? 2018-11-16
RATs and the long game. New ransomware, Learning from other espionage services. Advance-fee scams continue to infest Twitter. Fancy Bear says it can’t be sued. 2018-11-15
When BGP hijacking isn’t hijacking at all. The White Company’s Operation Shaheen. SWAuTistic pleads guilty. NPPD will become CISA. 2018-11-14
GPS jamming. Jihadist account hijacking. ISIS on Wickr? Magecart exposed. Cathay Pacific breach. Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace. 2018-11-13
Regulation in the U.S. — CyberWire X 2018-11-13
Establishing international norms in cyberspace — Research Saturday 2018-11-10
Critical infrastructure resiliency. Lazarus Group’s FASTcash robberies. China’s ongoing industrial espionage. Trolls aside, Russian observers think the US elections were A-OK. 2018-11-09
Post hack ergo propter hack: DHS calls Russian claims “noisy garbage.” Responsible and irresponsible disclosure. FCC wants an end to robocalls. USPS Informed Delivery abused. Post Canada—whoa. 2018-11-08
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