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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
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
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