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French media recover from DDoS. XaverAd infests Android ecosystem. Zero-days patched, but exploited in the wild. Mother's day giftcard hacking. Telephonic harassment. 2017-05-11
NSA says it warned France of election influence ops. Deterrence and retaliatory capability. SLocky ransomware rising. Patch Tuesday. FBI Director Comey dismissed. 2017-05-10
Metadata signs point to St. Petersburg in l'affaire Macron. UK, Germany, US expect more Russian election influence ops. New IoT botnet appears. US FCC sustains DDoS. Microsoft fixes MsMpEngine. SS7 weakness and 2FA. 2017-05-09
Election cyber-influence campaign in France. (Will UK and Germany follow?) AMT bug to be fixed. HandBrake compromised. Kazuar upgrade for Snake. Ransomware black market. 2017-05-08
Influence operations and elections, and the difficulty of doing anything about them. Dynamite phishing investigation. Snake hisses at Macs. Fatboy at your (criminal) service. 2017-05-05
Phishing with a big worm (and other lures). Botnet mining cryptocurrency. Blackmoon upgraded. Aadhaar troubles in India. Passwords, security questions, and Grand Moff Tarkin's CISO. 2017-05-04
Shamoon update. Sabre discloses possible breach to SEC. Mobile device and VPN threats and vulnerabilities. Information operations and cyberespionage. 2017-05-03
IBM, Apple, and Intel all fix vulnerabilities and block threats. Neustar's DDoS report. Updates on the DarkOverlord and (separately) LizardSquad. Info ops and what they're after. 2017-05-02
NSA changes collection policy in a privacy-friendly direction. Latest Vault7 leaks look anodyne. Election influence concerns in Europe and the US. Blocking social media. DarkOverlord returns with extortion caper. 2017-05-01
OilRig fingered as Iranian state-sponsored group behind attempted hacks of Israeli targets. Shamoon still under the same management. Botnet wars in the IoT. Countermessaging, hopes of missile hacks, and more.  2017-04-28
Fancy Bear in France (and in Germany, too). Israel debates Cyber Authority's charter. Sudan says its using Electronic Jihad against ISIS. Verizon, Symantec threat reports out. Adware campaigns. 2017-04-27
Elections, influence operations, and hacking. How clever phishing succeeds. Chipotle's point-of-sale breach. Hacking in Fast and Furious 8. 2017-04-26
Fancy Bear spotted in France, Denmark, and maybe Bulgaria. Tensions mount around North Korean weapon programs. Power grid fragility. Milkydoor in the PlayStore. AV misunderstanding. Kelihos indictment. Ashley Madison blackmail. 2017-04-25
Nation-state tensions in cyberspace over North Korean threats and presumably Russian cyberespionage. Locky returns. More pharma spam. Seleznev gets 27 years for carding. 2017-04-24
States and gangs. Insider threats and mole hunts. The misguided vigilante behind BrikerBot. Hollywood hacks. Not a Nigerian prince this time, just the Director General of the National Intelligence Agency. 2017-04-21
Trojanized apps in the PlayStore. How cybergangs talk, cooperate, and improve their game. More troubles reported for Tanium.  A Chicago lawsuit brings privacy issues to the fore. 2017-04-20
Vigilantes in the IoT. Bad actors find a friend in the ShadowBrokers. BankBot is back in the PlayStore. Pixel-tracking for target recon. A very big Oracle patch. 2017-04-19
Karmen in the black market. Homograph vulnerabilities. Vault 7 and ShadowBrokers updates. Hacks and missiles. Competing for botnets. 2017-04-18
Missiles and malware? ShadowBrokers' leaks examined. Syrian info ops. ISIS recruits women for martyrdom. Ransomware, medical device vulnerability updates. Troubled unicorn? 2017-04-17
ShadowBrokers frustrated with the peoples. Callisto Group was active against UK Foreign Office. US DCI denounces WikiLeaks as a hostile intelligence service. Surveillance vendors said willing to deal with pariah regimes. Weaponized memes. 2017-04-14
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