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The uncanny HEX men — Research Saturday 2018-02-17
The complexities of Olympic Destroyer. More blame for Russia in the matter of NotPetya. Congress mulls election security. New York cyber milestone. Ed Snowden as phishbait. 2018-02-16
Olympic Destroyer took its time, compromised the IT supply chain. NotPetya attribution. Coin scams. Coin miners. Botnets old and new. 2018-02-15
Olympic Destroyer updates. Cyber forecasts from the US Intelligence Community. Patch notes. Cryptojacking and coinming. Ad blockers (also an incentive to coin mining). 2018-02-14
Patch Tuesday notes. Skype DLL hijacking vulnerability. Olympic Destroyer malware described. Lazarus Group newly active. BitGrail heist? Cyber Valentine. 2018-02-13
Olympic hacking, cryptojacking and other illicit coin mining. Ransomware updates. The curious case of an alleged kompromat buy. Bots turn to ticket scalping. 2018-02-12
IcedID banking trojan — Research Saturday 2018-02-10
Trends in phishing. Olympic hacking. Cryptojacking spreads. Litecoin gains black market share. Influence operations. Can Strava be exploited by bicycle thieves? 2018-02-09
Operation Shadow Web rolls up carding gang. Fancy Bear sightings. DPRK buying zero-days? Cryptojacking ICS. Huawei, ZTE get Congressional razzing. Jita scams. 2018-02-08
Dutch DDoS arrest. Pyongyang is interested in cryptocurrency. So is the US SEC (in a different way). Uber explains its breach disclosure. New wrinkle in the "Microsoft" Help Desk scam. 2018-02-07
More Eternal exploits found more troublesome. Cryptominer updates. NIST SP 800-171. Paycard skimmers. Tsunami false alarm. 2018-02-06
DPRK exploiting Flash Player zero-day. ISIS wants hacking help. JenX DDoS, Scrareby ransomware updates. Crime and punishment. 2018-02-05
Advanced adware with nation-state tactics — Research Saturday 2018-02-03
JenX botnet and DDoS-for-hire. RoK CERT warns of Flash Player zero-day. Cryptocurrency mining and scamming. ICS security trends. Twitter cleared in terror trial. The Nunes Memo is out. 2018-02-02
ISIS war on families. Cryptomining botnets. The weaponization of Spectre and Meltdown. Phishig with bogus emails spoofing Google, Microsoft. Apps that know too much. 2018-02-01
Phishing campaign targets Israeli scientists. Low-level contract phishing in China's hinterlands? Apps with privacy flaws. Cisco patches ASA products. Cryptocurrency speculation and fraud. 2018-01-31
Netherlands financial sector recovers from DDoS. Lizard Squad, Mirai, and coin mining. IOTA wallets emptied. Snooper's Charter loses in court. US House may release surveillance memos. Strava OPSEC. 2018-01-30
Coincheck cryptocurrency heist. ICO phishing. Jackpotting comes to America. Dridex and FriedEx. Transduction attack threat to IoT sensors. Jihadist steganography. Oversharing with Strava? 2018-01-29
Targeting Olympic organizations — Research Saturday 2018-01-27
Lebal's layered approach to infection. Crytominers are becoming a big problem. Tracking influence ops. Dutch intelligence spotted Cozy Bear early. Exploiting password recovery. 2018-01-26
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