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Detecting dating profile fraud — Research Saturday 2019-08-17
ECB sustains an intrusion into a third-party-hosted service. Norman quietly mines Monero. MetaMorph appears in a stealthy phishing campaign. Information operations. 2019-08-16
Huawei accused of abetting domestic surveillance in Africa. Cyber gangs adapt and evolve. Prosecutors indicate they’ll add charges to “erratic.” Bluetana detects card skimmers. 2019-08-15
Hacking the Czech Foreign Ministry. Microsoft patches new wormable bugs. More controversial human review of AI. Insecure links, exposed databases, and a California vanity plate. 2019-08-14
UN Security Council looks at North Korean cybercrime. Notes on PsiXBot and BITTER APT. The state of spearphishing. Election security. A final look back at Black Hat and Def Con. 2019-08-13
A look back at Black Hat and Def Con. Sometimes failures that look like accidents are accidents. Russia wants better content suppression from Google. Notes on intelligence services. 2019-08-12
Unpacking the Malvertising Ecosystem — Research Saturday 2019-08-10
Voting machine security. Airliner firmware. Attribution and deterrence in cyberwar. Monitoring social media. Broadcom buys Symantec’s enterprise security business. Policing, privacy, and an IoT OS. 2019-08-09
Hacking in the Gulf region. Vulnerability research into airliner avionics. Phishing and ransomware move to the cloud. EU data responsibilities. US bans five Chinese companies. 2019-08-08
Another speculative execution flaw. LokiBot evolves. APT41 moonlights. Scammers exploit tragedies. Black Hat notes. 2019-08-07
Fancy Bear is snuffling around corporate IoT devices. Machete takes its cuts at Venezuelan military targets. What Mr. Kim is buying. MegaCortex goes for automation. Vigilantes, misconfigurations, etc. 2019-08-06
Ransomware attacks in Mexico and Germany. Wipers in criminal service. Supervising Siri and Alexa. Mass shooters find inspiration and online expression. 2019-08-05
Package manager repository malware detection — Research Saturday 2019-08-03
Spearphishing utility companies. Bellingcat as gadfly, and target. Facebook takes down more coordinated inauthenticity. Card skimming. Tech regulation. Random acts of cruelty. 2019-08-02
Capital One investigation update. Don’t give up on the cloud. Exposed databases and backdoors. Cybercrime as high-stakes poker. Phishing the financials. Bots on holiday. 2019-08-01
Capital One breach update. CISA warns of avionics CAN bus vulnerabilities. More attacks on local Louisiana governments. Change at the SEC. Cyber summer school for NATO, EU diplomats. 2019-07-31
Capital One sustains a major data breach. Phishing in LinkedIn. VxWorks patches and mitigations. Brute-forcing NAS credentials. LAPD doxed? 2019-07-30
Bears sniff at Bellingcat. Magecart in spoofed domains. MyDoom is still active. Shipboard malware was Emotet. Hutchins sentenced. Digital assistants have big ears. Taxes owed on alt-coin gains. 2019-07-29
Special Edition - Cult of the Dead Cow author Joseph Menn extended interview 2019-07-28
Day to day app fraud in the Google Play store — Research Saturday 2019-07-27
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