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Ransomware updates. ShadowPad backdoor may have got into the supply chain from a Chinese APT group. Apple Secure Enclave decryption key released. Profexor and Fancy Bear. Misconfigured AWS S3 exposes voter data. Countering extremism online. FBI continues 2017-08-18
Email brute-forcing. Aadhaar woes. Leaked Equation Group exploits remain a problem. Hijacked Chrome extensions. Pulse wave DDoS. FBI interviews "Profexor." Extremism and vigilantism. OurMine hacks HBO Twitter, Facebook. 2017-08-17
NIST SP 800-53 updated. Attack on Scotland Parliament's email system. Consequences of Equation Group leaks. "Mr. Smith" and HBO. Attacks of note: Trickbot, OLE exploits, NetSarang backdoor. Extremist inspiration. BEC. 2017-08-16
Lazarus Group is back, phishing in English. Extremist content online. Google cleans up SonicSpy. Arrests for HBO hacking are unrelated to "Mr. Smith." Marcus Hutchins is out on. DJI drones get a security makeover. Help desk scams. 2017-08-15
Charlottesville hacking. Operation #LeakTheAnalyst. Dissatisfied customer calls ShadowBrokers a "ripoff." More HBO leaks. Google purging SonicSpy. Collusion attacks. Marcus Hutchins in court. 2017-08-14
HBO offered Mr. Smith a bug bounty, but no takers. Fancy Bear's in hotel Wi-Fi. DNC leak argument resumes. Locky and Mamba ransomware are back. ISIS on eBay. NotPetya arrest. WikiLeaks dumps more from Vault7. 2017-08-11
Kenyan elections, not hacked? Someone's poking into DPRK systems. DDoS in Ukraine. Pseudoransomware protection. Spyware in Play Store. HBO hack. 2017-08-10
Patches, passwords, wipers, and pseudoransomware. New fronts in hybrid war? KONNI, OnionDog, and Israbye. 2017-08-09
Power grid risks. Update on the Mandiant employee hack. "Mr. Smith" holds HBO for ransom. Shipping industry looks for GPS backup. DHL sees a NotPetya windfall. Google patches ten Android remote-code execution vulnerabilities. NIST issues a Cybersecurity W 2017-08-08
US Army bans DJI COTS drones. Amazon will scan AWS customers' S3 buckets for public accessibility. Recommendations for election security. Marcus Huchins pleads not guilty to Kronos-related charges. 2017-08-07
MalwareTech arrested over Kronos banking Trojan. "Bateleur" in the wild. Long DDoS hits Chinese telco. Russian influence operations no longer novel? FBI investigates HBO hack. 2017-08-04
WikiLeaks dumps Dumbo dox. HBO's hack gets bigger. Group IB outs the United Islamic Cyber Force. Cerber goes after Bitcoin. Lawsuits over NotPetya; more companies warn. Election fraud in Venezuela. 2017-08-03
Following up on security scrambles in Sweden and Ukraine. #LeakTheAnalyst. Blu Product phones booted by Amazon. BitCoin's hard fork. The Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2017. 2017-08-02
HBO hacked. Operation #LeakTheAnalyst targets individual security researchers. Election hacking notes. UK's Home Secretary opposes strong encryption. Russia bans VPNs. Bitcoin, crime, and punishment. 2017-08-01
Black Hat 2017 - Research and Investment - CyberWire Special Edition 2017-08-01
Investigation into ShadowBrokers focuses on former insiders. Threat analyst doxed. Trickbot and NotPetya updates. Sweden's big breach. DPRK hacks online gaming for revenue. 2017-07-31
WikiLeaks and the ShadowBrokers are both back. Catphishing the French elections. Pyongyang's Bitcoin miners. Malware notes, industry news, and a rundown of the Pwnie Awards. 2017-07-28
"Mia Ash" is an Iranian catphish. WikiLeaks dumps UMBRAGE from Vault7. Germany braces for hacking by Russia, China, and Iran. Google kicks unwelcome intercept tool Lipizzan out of the PlayStore. WhatsApp scammers phish for banking credentials. Anti-drone 2017-07-27
Counterattackers' advantage? Juche no competition for cat videos, next-day delivery. CopyKitten crude but effective. FBI investigated Fruitfly Mac malware. Adobe will retire Flash in 2020. BSides notes. 2017-07-26
Google Groups oversharing. E-discovery don'ts. Energetic Bear may be back. The CopyKittens seem to be Persian cats. Ethereum hacks (and white hats). 2017-07-25
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