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Notes from the CISA Summit. New DDoS vector reported. Medical images exposed online. Huawei and US sanctions. Engaging ISIS in cyberspace. 2019-09-19
Tortoiseshell threat-actor active in the Middle East. Simjacker less dangerous than thought? Decentralizing cyber attack. The Ortis affair. Mr. Snowden’s book deal. 2019-09-18
More updates on the Royal Canadian Mounted Police counterintelligence case. Australian elections and China’s interests. ISIS howls to the lone wolves. Ed Snowden would prefer Paris to Moscow. 2019-09-17
Espionage and counter-espionage in at least three of the FIve Eyes. New sanctions against North Korea. Password managers and flashlights. 2019-09-16
Bluetooth blues: KNOB attack explained. — Research Saturday 2019-09-14
CRASHOVERRIDE tried to be worse than it was. InnfiRAT scouts for wallets. Simjacker exploited in the Middle East. SINET 16 are out. Pentesting scope. Back up your files, Mayor. 2019-09-13
The StingRays that were n DC. Old-school file formats and attack code. Ransomware becomes spyware. Joker apps ejected from the Play store. Multifaceted deterrence. Advice on BEC. 2019-09-12
Cobalt Dickens, coming to a university library near you. UNICEF data exposure. Election security notes. Operation reWired arrests 281 alleged BEC scammers. 2019-09-11
US National Security Advisor to be replaced. Stealth Falcon’s new backdoor. DDoS, social engineering investigations proceed. Exfiltrating an agent. Patch Tuesday notes. 2019-09-10
BEC attack pulls millions from car parts company. Wikipedia DDoS. NERC and FERC on grid hacking. Trolling Pyongyang. Mike Hammer goes to the DMV. 2019-09-09
VOIP phone system harbors decade-old vulnerability. — Research Saturday 2019-09-07
China hacks to track. Turning the enemy’s weapons against them? Notes from the Billington CyberSecurity Summit. Anti-trust investigations for Facebook and, probably, Google. 2019-09-06
Scraped data found gurgling around in an unsecured third-party database. Ransomware and election security. Spy in your pocket? (Probably not.) Guilty plea in the Satori case. 2019-09-05
Ransomware, Bitcoin, underwriters, and the bandit economy. OTA provisioning could lead to subtle phishing. Alleged spammers indicted. ZAO flashes and flickers out, for now. 2019-09-04
Stuxnet’s story. Watering hole was designed to attract China’s Muslim minority. USBAnywhere affects some Supermicro servers. Twitter’s CEO has his Twitter stream hijacked. 2019-09-03
Emotet's updated business model — Research Saturday 2019-08-31
Watering hole for iPhones. Dental record service hit with ransomware. Huawei reportedly under investigation for IP theft. “erratic” faces cryptojacking charges. Farewell to a Bletchley Wren. 2019-08-30
Cyberattacks and intelligence trade-offs. TrickBot’s new interests. Fancy Bear versus machine learning. Facebook looks for more ad transparency. Retadup take-down. 2019-08-29
LYCEUM active against Middle Eastern energy-sector targets. LinkedIn used to recruit spies. Autonomous car expert indicted. Imperva exposure. VPN software patches. AI writes. 2019-08-28
Hostinger resets passwords after an intrusion. Social media fraud. Notes on RATs and ransomware. Free decryptor for Syrk. Hedge funds go bananas. 2019-08-27
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