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ICS honeypots attract sophisticated snoops. — Research Saturday
Sept. 22, 2018
US National Cyber Strategy. New sanctions. GCHQ beefs up Russia unit. Cryptocurrency heist. Hacking Senatorial Gmail. Crime and punishment.
Sept. 21, 2018
Magecart is back. Bad apps booted from Google Play. OilRig taken seriously. Election influence operations. Sending in the National Guard. ICO fines Equifax for last year's breach.
Sept. 20, 2018
State Department cybersecurity issues. Iron Group's pseudoransomware. Bristol Airport's deliberate recovery. State of cryptojacking. Facebook offers campaigns help. US cyber strategy. Mirai masters.
Sept. 19, 2018
Tracking Pegasus. OilRig spearphishing. IP theft from universities. Peekaboo bug in surveillance cameras. WannaMine won't be EternalBlue's last ride. Preventing data abuse.
Sept. 18, 2018
Ransomware and cryptojacking are all the rage. Iran seeks IP, North Korea seeks a quick buck. More on EU content moderation. Alleged Russian hacking of WADA, Spiez Laboratory. Propaganda overreach?
Sept. 17, 2018
Android device eavesdropping investigation. — Research Saturday
Sept. 15, 2018
Magecart continues its way. Evil cursor attacks. Seasonal trends in Trojans. More Novichok disinformation. Pyongyand denounces a "smear campaign." Wait and see on pipeline fires.
Sept. 14, 2018
Domestic Kitten spyware. Crypto wallet shenanigans. Firmware issues enable cold boot attacks. BlueBorne bugs are still out and about. Tech support scams. Election security.
Sept. 13, 2018
Executive Order mandates election interference sanctions. British Airways regulatory exposure. Patch Tuesday notes. EU passes copyright law. Russia says no to Novichok. WhatsApp scam.
Sept. 12, 2018
Trend Micro answers spying allegations. Magecart blamed for British Airways breach. Tor Browser exploit disclosed. Google vs. the right to be forgotten. Accused JPMorgan hacker extradited.
Sept. 11, 2018
Elections and information operations, but not necessarily the elections you expect. Apple purges dodgy security apps. Who are the Silence criminals? BA's breach. Cyber moonshots.
Sept. 10, 2018
Leafminer espionage digs the Middle East. — Research Saturday
Sept. 8, 2018
Russia does the info ops dance. An indictment of a Lazarus Groupie. FOIA shares too much. British Airways breaches. Silence makes some noise. Notes from the Billington Cybersecurity Summit.
Sept. 7, 2018
Cyberwar looms between Russia and the UK. Twitter and Facebook complete testimony, but inquiries continue. Unpatched MikroTik routers exploited. OilRig's new tricks.
Sept. 6, 2018
Sleeper malware. Hakai botnet spreads. SamSam is still with us. US DNI warns of election threats. Congressional panels interrogate Facebook and Twitter, but not Google.
Sept. 5, 2018
Tracking Stone Panda to the Tianjin Bureau. Ad-fraud and Tokelau. RansomWarrior decrypted. US Congress to grill Facebook, Google, and Twitter. Celebrity scams.
Sept. 4, 2018
ATM hacks on the rise. — Research Saturday
Sept. 1, 2018
Recruiting spies via LinkedIn. WindShift in the Gulf. GlobeImposter ransomware. Blocking Telegram is harder than it looks. Policy notes from the Five Eyes.
Aug. 31, 2018
Twitter bots in Swedish politics. A different approach to influence operations. Hotel guest PII for sale. Medical device vulnerabilities. Charges in the case of the Satori botnet.
Aug. 30, 2018
Unpatched Apache Struts installations being exploited in the wild. Windows local privilege escalation flaw. Similarities among spyware. Stalkerware hack. Criminal threats to the grid. Breaches.
Aug. 29, 2018
Social media struggle with their social role. Election hacking concerns remain high. Australia's new government shuffles cybersecurity responsibilities.
Aug. 28, 2018
Moscow HUMINT drought? Spying on the Patriarch. Ottoman hacktivism. Iranian information operations. ISIS in cyberspace. RtPOS malware discovered.
Aug. 27, 2018
Cyber espionage coming from Chinese University. — Research Saturday
Aug. 25, 2018
More action against Iranian influence operations. Tehran's cyberespionage against universities. Counter-value targeting in cyber deterrence. Sino-Australian trade war? Law and order.
Aug. 24, 2018
If you're running a red team, let someone know it's a drill. Apache patches Struts. Another exposed AWS bucket. Remcos abused by hackers. DPRK goes after Macs. Dark Tequila runs in Mexico.
Aug. 23, 2018
Facebook takes down "inauthentic" Russian and Iranian fronts. Twitter blocks Iranian false-flags, and FireEye explains why they think it's Tehran. Triout Android spyware described. Hacking back?
Aug. 22, 2018
Fancy Bear bogus sites taken down. Some in the US Congress think they want hack-back laws. Cyber and sanctions. Operation Red Signature. Doxing Chinese Intelligence. Buggy medical devices.
Aug. 21, 2018
Beers with Talos — Live from the RiRa at Black Hat
DarkHotel is back. So is Necurs, and it's distributing a modular malware dropper. Industrial espionage follows international trade. Election meddling. The use and abuse of data.
Aug. 20, 2018
Stealthy ad fraud campaign evades detection. — Research Saturday
Aug. 18, 2018
Election risks—hacking and influence. Chinese industrial espionage spike. Misconfigured project management. Necurs appears briefly. Bogus Fortnite downloads. What they heard in the banya.
Aug. 17, 2018
Hacking Old Man River. Nation-state cyber conflict: objectives and norms of behavior. Australia's new cyber laws. ATM campaign. Lawsuits, and the Dread Pirate Robert asks for pardon.
Aug. 16, 2018
Notes on patching. Foreshadow speculative execution vulnerability. Influence operations. The FBI's new cyber chief. Are stickers a temptation to thieves, hackers, and customs officers?
Aug. 15, 2018
Cryptowars notes. DDoS in Finland. Bears aren't under the beds; they're in the routers. Smart city attack surfaces. Sanction notes. Training through puzzle-solving .
Aug. 14, 2018
Spyware for states and spouses. Election hacking demos. New ransomware strains, and a clipper for Android. Airline Wi-Fi is not only irritating, but insecure as well.
Aug. 13, 2018
Thrip espionage group lives off the land. — Research Saturday
Aug. 11, 2018
DPRK RAT in the wild. Vulnerable WPA2 4-way handshake implementations. Black Hat notes. Sanctions and retaliation. RoK to reorganize Cyber Command. PGA and ransomware.
Aug. 10, 2018
State-sponsored ransomware campaigns coming? DarkHydrus and Phishery. Hitting ATMs for alt-coin. US sanctions Russia. IBM looks at artificially intelligent malware. Black Hat notes.
Aug. 9, 2018
Payment processors probed with BGP exploits for redirection attacks. WhatsApp vulnerable to manipulation? Deterrence and retaliation. Anonymous vs. QAnon. Notes from Black Hat.
Aug. 8, 2018
TSMC recovers from WannaCry infection. OpenEMR fixes 30 bugs. UK will ask Russia to extradite two GRU operators for Novichok attacks. Twitterbots flourish.
Aug. 7, 2018
More data exposures, from banks and a major CRM provider. Ransomware strikes back. The irresistibility of data. An unhackable wallet gets hacked…maybe. Spreading goodwill through Akido?
Aug. 6, 2018
Cortana voice assistant lets you in. — Research Saturday
Aug. 4, 2018
Russian threats and threats to Russia. Cryptojacking wave spreads out from Brazil. Recovering from malware in Alaska and Atlanta. Notes on automotive cybersecurity.
Aug. 3, 2018
RASPITE noses around the US power grid. Cisco will buy Duo Security. Sandworm afflicts lab investigating Novichok attack. Influence ops can be no-lose proposition.Crytpojacking and malspam.
Aug. 2, 2018
Reddit Hacked. Ukrainians nabbed. Facebook boots "inauthentic" accounts for malign influence. Pegasus spyware found in Amnesty phone. Yale's old breach. Google and censorship.
Aug. 1, 2018
Data-centric security. — Special Edition
Infrastructure security, especially power, finance, and elections. Preparation pays off. Proofpoint warns of new AZORult malware. Check Point tracks Master134 malvertising. Crime news.
July 31, 2018
NetSpectre proof-of-concept. Election hacking, in the US and Australia. Cyber industrial espionage. Cyber threats to power grids. Hacking JPay.
July 30, 2018
BabaYaga strangely symbiotic Wordpress malware — Research Saturday
July 28, 2018
Fancy Bear sniffs around Senatorial staffs. US NSC considers Russian election interference. Chinese and Iranian cyberespionage. Malware loaders. Smart home bugs. Stealing WiFi.
July 27, 2018
LifeLock closes proof-of-concept hole. US-CERT warns of active campaigns against ERP applications. Ad blockers may function as spyware. Parasite HTTP RAT. Underminer EK. NSA's IG scowls.
July 26, 2018
Leafminer wants to learn from the best, and that's not good. Shipper hacked. Old malware resurfaces in improved form. Russian grid and election threats. What insurance covers.
July 25, 2018
Warnings of Russian cyber threat to power grids. Phishing rises. Patch gets patched. SingHealth breach. Satori botnet. Bluetooth MitM. Evil maids?
July 24, 2018
SingHealth breach hits Singapore. Manufacturers afflicted with third-party data exposure. Aspen Security Forum takes cyber threats seriously. Ecuador may withdraw asylum from Assange.
July 23, 2018
Measuring the spearphishing threat — Research Saturday
July 21, 2018
Cyberespionage and influence operations. Big botnet assembled in less than a day. Monetizing stolen paycards through online games. Amazon nudges developers. Report on Huawei. Phishing notes.
July 20, 2018
Fancy Bear's Roman Holiday. RAT phishing in Ukraine. AWS S3 bucket leaks robocaller data. Bug or abuse? NIST to withdraw outdated cybersecurity publications. Content moderation.
July 19, 2018
Magnibur ransomware spreads. LabCorp discloses suspicious incident on its networks. Spectre, Meltdown notes. Oracle patches. Helsinki summit backing and filling and backing.
July 18, 2018
Trump-Putin summit. East Asian cyberespionage campaigns. Vulnerable DVRs. Concern about census security.
July 17, 2018
DNI warns of cyber threats. Russo-US summit. Mueller investigation and indictments. Huawei agonists. Congress reconsiders ZTE reinstatement. Kaspersky receives no emergency ban relief.
July 16, 2018
A new approach to mission critical systems — Research Saturday
July 14, 2018
Fancy Bear indictments. VPNFilter found in Ukrainian water-treatment chlorine plant. Comment spam. Speculative execution side-channel attacks. MDM exploits in India.
July 13, 2018
Timehop refines its breach disclosure. Speculative execution side-channel attacks described. Tech manuals offered for sale on the dark web. Twitter versus bots.
July 12, 2018
Ticketmaster paycard breach is part of a very large skimmer campaign. Chinese cyberespionage and censorship. Smartphone privacy issues. Data misuse litigation. Affirming the consequent.
July 11, 2018
More Elon Musk impersonators in social media. Cryptocurrency raided. Spearphishing in Palestine. BlackTech espionage group. Apple upgrades. Polar Flow fitness app and oversharing.
July 10, 2018
Malware infections down during World Cup matches. UK-Russia tensions. Australian National University hacked. Data breach notes. Calls for cooperation. Tell it to the Marines.
July 9, 2018
No Distribute Scanners help sell malware
July 7, 2018
When catphishing, it pays to know what bait they'll take. Permission hogs are often misers. Cyber comes to the NTC. Natural intelligence screening for artificial intelligence. The Thermanator.
July 6, 2018
Catphish and Charming Kittens. Data-sharing receives more scrutiny. European copyright law won't be fast-tracked. ZTE gets some relief. Juggalos and Juggalettes defeat facial recognition tools.
July 5, 2018
Hybrid warfare. Inveterate DDoS against ProtonMail. Security concerns about Chinese companies. Retail breaches. Agencies scrutinize Facebook data abuse. Infrasound weapons?
July 3, 2018
Adidas data breach. Facebook on data abuse. Investigation of Exactis data exposure continues. Algonquin College hacked. Tenable's IPO. US-Russia summit will talk election influence ops.
July 2, 2018
VPNFilter malware could brick devices worldwide — Research Saturday
June 30, 2018
Data breaches and data exposure. Privacy legislation. Improperly collected phone call records destroyed.
June 29, 2018
Ukraine accuses Russia of preparing a cyber campaign. China eyes Tibetan diaspora. A decryptor for Thanatos ransomware. Nudging away from privacy. Dark web undercover.
June 28, 2018
Separating fools from money. — Hacking Humans
DDoS attack on ProtonMail. Rancor cyberespionage campaign. PythonBot serves ads and a cryptominer. EU joint cyber response unit forming. Arrests in BEC campaign. Reality Winner's plea.
June 27, 2018
Romania, UK, warn of Russian cyber ops. International norms of cyber conflict. Bronze Butler's USB drives. Too-smart batteries not smart enough. Industry notes. Game cheater gets jail time.
June 26, 2018
Nation-state cyberespionage and cybercrime. Cryptocurrency fraud and theft give alt-coins a rocky ride. Sino-US trade conflict update. GDPR data extortion. Spammy protection racket.
June 25, 2018
LG smartphone keyboard vulnerabilities — Research Saturday
June 23, 2018
Phishing plays small ball with depressing success. Chinese cyberespionage up. US IC, JCS, worries about innovation. Guilty plea in US espionage case. Ex-Knesset member suspected of spying. Supreme Court decides location privacy case.
June 22, 2018
Malicious apps, a clever botnet, and cryptojacking. Patch notes. EU copyright regulations. Congress still doesn't like the cut of ZTE's or Huawei's jib. Tesla sues a former employee.
June 21, 2018
Playing on Kindness — Hacking Humans
Satellite communications suffer from Thrip(s). Zacinlo rootkit poses as a VPN. Insecure Firebase apps. EU copyright legislation. Kardon Loader. Bithumb robbed. #Opicarus2018. Bitcoin Baron jailed.
June 20, 2018
Charges in Vault 7 case. Olympic Destroyer appears to be back. Liberty Life hack. Does Tesla have a rogue insider? US Senate hits at ZTE. Guilty plea in OPM hack-related fraud. Motive: blackmail.
June 19, 2018
Date extortion attempt against Liberty Life. Rex Mundi, Black Hand arrests. Hidden Cobra's back. Clipboard hijacking hits cryptocurrency wallets. ZTE, Huawei security fears. Pulp fiction.
June 18, 2018
Cyber bank heists — Research Saturday
June 16, 2018
MysteryBot developed from LokiBot. Satan rebranded as DBGer. Snooping on iOS got harder, but maybe not impossible. IG report on the FBI is out, not damning but not good, either.
June 15, 2018
Chinese espionage in Central Asia. Dixons Carphone data exposure. Lazy State speculative execution bug. Pyongyang is expected to come roaring back into cyberspace. Unlucky 13. Chinese espionage in Central Asia. Dixons Carphone data exposure. Lazy State sp
June 14, 2018
Hacking Humans — Gaming pro athletes online.
Cable-tapping for a new century. Lazarus Group update. BabaYaga's cannibalistic malware. Patch Tuesday notes. Cryptojacking. World Cup surveillance. Beware of strangers bearing gifts with USB connections.
June 13, 2018
Don't get cozy with Cozy Bear. Code-signing issues stem from muddled documentation. Devices ship with inadvertent backdoor. Matryosha attack. Operation WireWire versus BEC scammers.
June 12, 2018
SWIFT fraud (behind a wiper). Coinrail ICO robbery. Chinese espionage. G7 agrees to a coordinated response to hostile cyber operations. Malwaretech faces new charges.
June 11, 2018
Winnti Umbrella Chinese threat group — Research Saturday
June 9, 2018
Adobe patches a zero-day being exploited in the wild. Chinese cyber espionage, and the risks of data-sharing. Facebook default settings glitch. Industry notes.
June 8, 2018
New criminal campaigns out and about. Fancy Bear changes style, but not management. VPNFilter hits more devices. CloudPets overshare, but maybe more benignly than Google and Facebook.
June 7, 2018
Hacking Humans — A flood of misinformation and fake news
Espionage, influence, summits, and elections. What counts as a luxury? An iCloud warrant raises cryptowars speculation. Microsoft's GitHub acquisition. Facebook's coziness with Shanghai?
June 6, 2018
DPRK hackers quieter in the run-up to the Kim-Trump summit. Russian EW. Cryptocurrencies and crime. Law firm social engineering. Dodgy World Cup Wi-Fi. Bad AI, a time-traveler's poly.
June 5, 2018
Microsoft buys GitHub for $7.5 billion. VPNFilter tries to reconstitute itself. Ransomware and DDoS notes. USA Really seems to be latest in Russian disinformation.
June 4, 2018
Islamic State propaganda persistence — Research Saturday
June 2, 2018
Lazarus Group updates. Cybercrime's GDP. New Zealand a Chinese espionage target? ZTE and Huawei criticized. BND will continue to monitor Frankfurt hub. Google's knowledge panels.
June 1, 2018
Kaspersky loses court challenge to US Government ban. Cryptomix ransomware. US Departments of Commerce, Homeland Security, and Energy plan resiliency. A packrat at CIA? Reboot your routers.
May 31, 2018
Hacking Humans - Social engineering works because we're human.
More North Korean malware identified. EOS scanned for misconfigurations by parties unknown. Canadian banks won't pay extortion. Stay away from Joker's Stash. Crime and punishment.
May 30, 2018
Rebooting routers against VPNFilter. Canadian banks compromised? Cobalt gang is back. 51% attacks on blockchains. "Courvoisier" sentenced. NATO looks at Russia's weaponized jokes.
May 29, 2018
UPnProxy infiltrates home routers — Research Saturday
May 26, 2018
VPNFilter takedown. Low-cost Android phones with preloaded adware. Alexa's selective attention. BMW patches connected cars. Cryptocurrency crimes. New swatting charges. GDPR is here.
May 25, 2018
VPNFilter and battlespace preparation. XENOTIME may be back, and after industrial systems. GDPR updates. Following Presidential Tweets.
May 24, 2018
Variant 4 and other chipset vulnerabilities. Confucius and Patchwork. Turla goes two-stage. Misconfigured not-for-profit bucket. ZTE's fraying lifeline. Facebook and the EU. Brain Food.
May 23, 2018
Speculative Store Bypass. GPON-based botnet. Customer data exposures. Roaming Mantis gets more capable. Nation-state threats.
May 22, 2018
DPRK's Sun Team works from three apps in Google Play. PII for sale in Zheijiang. SPEI theft. Jihadist content in social media. SEA charges. DDoS-for-hire sentencing. ZipperDown bug.
May 21, 2018
Threat actors hijack Lojack — Research Saturday
May 19, 2018
Something Wicked this way comes. Automating wallet pilferage. Office 365 phsihing scams. DPRK hackers remain active. Recognizing alt-coin investment frauds.
May 18, 2018
Competing for terrorist mindshare. ICS threat group update. AnonPlus vandalizes US state sites. GDPR's disclosure timeline. Congressional hearings. DarkOverlord collared.
May 17, 2018
Spyware campaigns: phishing and watering holes. Signal patches (fast). DHS cyber strategy. Russian election hacking. Cyber Investing Summit. Do smart people pick better passwords?
May 16, 2018
Email client vulnerabilities. Sanctions and trade policy. FinFisher in Turkey. myPersonality data scandal. Patch news. High school phishing.
May 15, 2018
Unauthorized banking transfers in Mexico? A lifeline for ZTE. Iranian cyber op-tempo rises. Russian troll farm's ad buys. Reining in apps. Cell tracking. Anonymous is back.
May 14, 2018
Three pillars of Artificial Intelligence — Research Saturday
May 12, 2018
Vigilantes and hacktivists. Point-of-sale malware source code leaks. Malicious extensions and apps. US Federal indictments: spying and hacking. Robo-caller gets record fine.
May 11, 2018
Cyber conflict between Iran and the US widely expected. ALLENITE threat group is after US, UK power grids. Jack-in-the-Box vulnerability. Signal's memory. Is ZTE going down?
May 10, 2018
Subborn IoT botnets. Razzle-dazzle HTML phishing lure. Fancy Bear's false flag. Busy Yahoo boys. Crooks turn from Tor to Telegram. Kaspersky and contractors. Patch notes. SB 315 vetoed.
May 9, 2018
Greek and Turkish hacktivists swap defacements. Process Doppelgänging in the wild. GDRP is coming (like winter, for you Game of Thrones fans.) Profiling infosec enthusiasts.
May 8, 2018
2018 RSAC Outlook - Special Edition
Winnti Umbrella covers multiple threat actors. DPRK off-shores cyber ops. ZooPark is in its fourth generation. GPON router bugs exploited in the wild. Russian Twitterbots. Block the EU?
May 7, 2018
BlackTDS and ThreadKit offered in criminal markets — Research Saturday
May 5, 2018
In the shredder or off the truck? Battlespace prep for a supply chain campaign? NG-Spectre found in Intel chips. No domain fronting for you. Kitty mines monero. NSA, US Cyber Command under new management.
May 4, 2018
Lojack for Laptops backdoor? World Cup cybersecurity. Schneider Electric patch. Reward points for sale. Medical device vulnerabilities. PPD-20 revision?
May 3, 2018
New nation-state actors in cyberspace. SiliVaccine AV said to incorporate pirated code. Credential stuffing and password reuse. GravityRAT evades sandboxes. GDPR approaches.
May 2, 2018
Payment system hack investigated. Patch weaponization. Medical zero-days for sale. Responsible disclosure. Bad bots attack. Car hacking. Trends in phishbait.
May 1, 2018
Bank hack in Mexico. FacexWorm goes cryptomining. SamSam's volume discount. Influence ops. Researchers confirm that teams use teamwork.
April 30, 2018
New MacOS backdoor linked to OceanLotus — Research Saturday
April 28, 2018
Crimeware kits, ransomware, and source code breaches. The Internet conduces to organic radicalization. Russia in Finland. Snooper's Charter notes. Crypt armistice or just key escrow?
April 27, 2018
Some fix fast, others not at all. Ransomware campaign's demands are non-negotiable (for most victims—Russians get a hometown discount). Content filtering. Jamming in Syria.
April 26, 2018
DPRK plays offense and defense. PyRoMine and EternalRomance. Russian disinformation on Syrian massacre. Alt-coin heist may be misdirection. Nakasone confirmed at NSA. Webstresser takedown.
April 25, 2018
Ransomware in Ukraine's Energy Ministry. Energetic Bear infrastructure. Anonymous Twitter accounts equal bots? Orangeworm in x-ray, MRI machines. Sanction notes. Election security.
April 24, 2018
ISIS coordinates online inspiration campaign with terror attacks. APT10 spearphishing. IE zero day. Twitter won't sell Kaspersky ads. UK sentence in Crackas with Attitude case.
April 23, 2018
InnaputRAT exfiltrates victim data — Research Saturday
April 21, 2018
RSA wraps up. Staging offensive cyber operations. (Information ops, too.) Business email compromise affects maritime shipping sectors. Sanctions bit Chinese device giants.
April 20, 2018
Dispatches from RSA 2018. Russia continues to test the Five Eyes' patience and resolve. Trustjacking, Stresspaint, and an exposed AWS bucket.
April 19, 2018
More cyber battlespace preparation. Hacking as the continuation of war by other means. Ongoing social media privacy concerns. Tech glitch extends tax deadline. Notes from RSA.
April 18, 2018
Russia versus routers. Desert Scorpion swept out of Google Play. ZTE faces sanctions. RSA notes, and a Sandbox winner.
April 17, 2018
Info ops follow airstrikes, to be followed by sanctions. Expect cyberattacks and reprisals, with a chance of kompromat.
April 16, 2018
Energetic Dragonfly and DYMALLOY Bear 2.0 — Research Saturday
April 14, 2018
Operation Parliament seems to have got what it came for. EITest finally sinkholed. Facebook testimony on Capitol Hill. Estonia reports. Swatting case teaches nothing?
April 13, 2018
Zuckerberg testimony. Supply chain cyber threat to satellites. DPRK destructive malware. "Early bird" code injection. GCHQ vs. ISIS. Germany blames compromise on Russia. Salisbury attack update.
April 12, 2018
Mark Zuckerberg testifies about Facebook, big data, and influence. Patch Tuesday notes. Deterrence or open conflict in cyberspace?
April 11, 2018
Facebook comes to Washington. Research ethics? IoT threats. Switch bug exploited in the wild. Criminal misdirection. Russia and the West, again. And what do cybercriminals earn?
April 10, 2018
Hacktivists may be warning Russia and Iran against interfering in US elections. Britain on alert for Russian moves against infrastructure. Facebook preps for Congress. Ransomware updates.
April 9, 2018
Crypto crumple zones — Research Saturday
April 7, 2018
Multibreach via chat app. OceanLotus notes. Mirai vs. Banks. Energetic Bear vs. Switches. Russia warns Britain against provocation. DataTribe finalists.
April 6, 2018
Facebook agonistes. Really agonizing. Ad-supported apps like them some data. Sino-US trade tensions and Chinese cyber espionage. Russian wet work and disinformation. Western reprisals.
April 5, 2018
Facebook boots Russian trolls for being trolls. Zuckerberg will testify before Congress. Different continents, different privacy protections. YouTube shootings. Pipeline hacks. Panera Bread's incident response.
April 4, 2018
Magento brute-forcing. Android IM spyware. njRAT updated. Panera breach. Pipeline operator hacked. Cyber tensions. Cambridge Analytica named in class action suit.
April 3, 2018
Department stores suffer a paycard breach. Atlanta still working on SamSam recovery. Ransomware in India. SWIFT fraud attempt. Facebook's troubles. Kremlin doxed. Reality Winner case update.
April 2, 2018
Chasing FlawedAMMYY — Research Saturday
March 31, 2018
Under Armour fitness app breached. Warning shot from WannaCry. Lazarus Group update. Aadhaar security questions. Ransomware and city governments. FBI agent charged in leak case.
March 30, 2018
Russia retaliates against the US with tit-for-tat PNGs, consular closure. Assange has no more Internet (until he behaves). Fauxpersky and WannaCry seen in the wild. Facebook works on privacy.
March 29, 2018
Tensions over Salisbury nerve agent attack remain high. BranchScope raises concerns about side-channel attacks. Facebook data scandal updates. Atlanta and Baltimore recover from hacks.
March 28, 2018
Blockchains that bind us — Special Edition
Phishing from the library. Facebook and Cambridge Analytica updates. Bots as propaganda readers. SamSam still plagues Atlanta. Aadhaar leaky? Many nations expel Russian diplomats.
March 27, 2018
Persona non grata, Ivan Ivanovich. Grid threat worries. Data scandal updates. Malware notes. Reaction to Iranian indictments. Alleged Carbanak kingpin collared.
March 26, 2018
Code comments cause SAML conundrum — Research Saturday
March 24, 2018
US indicts Iranian hackers. Guccifer 2.0 is a GRU Bear. Atlanta hit with ransomware. Equifax breach cost consumers plenty. Facebook's troubles persist, as do Cambridge Analytica's.
March 23, 2018
Kaspersky burned a JSOC op? Facebook affair: apps, legal fallout, regulatory inspiration, apologies and resolution to sin no more. Tariffs against IP theft. Best Buy shows Huawei the highway.
March 22, 2018
Preparing for grid attacks. Notes on breaches, crime, and punishment. And Facebook's no-good, bad, awful week.
March 21, 2018
Power grid threats coming through the router. Cambridge Analytica and Facebook face tough questions.
March 20, 2018
Power grid hacking fears running high. Social media problems. Election DDoS reported in Russia. FTC and SEC cyber enforcement actions. NSA hoarder case update.
March 19, 2018
Cryptojacking injections heat up - Research Saturday
March 17, 2018
NATO-Russian cyber tensions high. They're also high between Saudi Arabia and Iran. Updates on AMD vulnerability report. Another exposed AWS S3 bucket?
March 16, 2018
Chip vulnerability disclosure controversial. Black market and point-of-sale malware. SEC charges ex-Equifax exec with breach-related insider trading. Tensions over Salisbury nerve agent attack.
March 15, 2018
AMD investigates report of processor flaws. A look at OceanLotus. Patch Tuesday. Russo-British tensions high. MuddyWater threatens researchers.
March 14, 2018
May hands Putin an ultimatum (and cyber conflict is expected). HenBox spies on Uyghurs. Vixen Panda creeps in UK targets by backdoors. Changes at US State Department, CIA. SINET ITSEF notes.
March 13, 2018
Iran grows more capable and assertive in cyberspace. Bots have nothing on humans when it comes to peddling disinformation. Chinese influence ops. Fancy Bear, Slingshot updates.
March 12, 2018
Dark Caracal APT steals out of Lebanon — Research Saturday
March 10, 2018
Cyber reconnaissance. Vulnerability database misdirection. Cryptoming attempts. New Memcrash DDoS. Policy changes in the US coming as agencies report?
March 9, 2018
A Memcrash kill-switch. Shadow Brokers' leaked "Territorial Dispute" tools. Dutch DDoS, Indian hacks. FBI and backdoors. Notes from SINET ITSEF.
March 8, 2018
Patchable vulnerabilities in Apache Struts and Exim. CombJack malware. DPRK vs. UN Panel of Experts. Cyberwar and legal limits. Espionage Act prosecution. Infowars turn grimly kinetic.
March 7, 2018
Cyber espionage in Central and Eastern Europe. Cyber deterrence. Notes from Matrosskaya Tishina. Exabeam describes what crooks can get from your browser.
March 6, 2018
Humanitarian organizations targeted. Memcrash extortion. Spring Break bug. Equifax breach update. Russian influence operations (and American "yelling and hollering").
March 5, 2018
Lebal malware phishes for victims — Research Saturday
March 3, 2018
Memcrashing no longer just a theoretical possibility. Fancy Bear's pawprints in German networks and other peoples' embassies. Deterrence in cyberspace. High-profile fraud victims.
March 2, 2018
Fancy Bear finds Berlin just right. RedDrop Android blackmail malware. Another AWS S3 exposure. FTC settles; SEC investigates. Blockchain radix malorum?
March 1, 2018
Memcrash and amplification attacks. SAML vulnerabilities. Thanatos ransomware. Petya returns (so does Marcher). Deterrence and election security.
Feb. 28, 2018
Cryptojacking through an AWS S3 bucket. Threats, risk, and unintentional mistakes. Crime and punishment. Industry notes. Alien hackers?
Feb. 27, 2018
Olympic hacking—false flags and attack infrastructure. Cryptojacking. Smartphone security bans. Heraldic animals of hacking.
Feb. 26, 2018
Phishing for holiday winnings — Research Saturday
Feb. 24, 2018
Mirai variant establishes proxies. Buggy smart contracts. Banking glitch. Studies from Verizon, Thales. FTC addresses credential stuffing.
Feb. 23, 2018
Code signing certificates for sale. Impact of cybercrime on the world economy. Reaper out from under Lazarus's shadow. Catphishing. Cyber intelligence against terror. Ransomware and other hacks.
Feb. 22, 2018
SWIFT phishbait. DPRK hacking gets better; GRU hacking looks east. Coldroot RAT. Cryptojacking. Election cybersecurity.
Feb. 21, 2018
SWIFT fraud in India. DPRK hacking updates. Notes on Russian influence ops, both indictments and continuing activity. Alleged Florida gunman may have been an Internet known wolf.
Feb. 20, 2018
The uncanny HEX men — Research Saturday
Feb. 17, 2018
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.
Feb. 16, 2018
Olympic Destroyer took its time, compromised the IT supply chain. NotPetya attribution. Coin scams. Coin miners. Botnets old and new.
Feb. 15, 2018
Olympic Destroyer updates. Cyber forecasts from the US Intelligence Community. Patch notes. Cryptojacking and coinming. Ad blockers (also an incentive to coin mining).
Feb. 14, 2018
Patch Tuesday notes. Skype DLL hijacking vulnerability. Olympic Destroyer malware described. Lazarus Group newly active. BitGrail heist? Cyber Valentine.
Feb. 13, 2018
Olympic hacking, cryptojacking and other illicit coin mining. Ransomware updates. The curious case of an alleged kompromat buy. Bots turn to ticket scalping.
Feb. 12, 2018
IcedID banking trojan — Research Saturday
Feb. 10, 2018
Trends in phishing. Olympic hacking. Cryptojacking spreads. Litecoin gains black market share. Influence operations. Can Strava be exploited by bicycle thieves?
Feb. 9, 2018
Operation Shadow Web rolls up carding gang. Fancy Bear sightings. DPRK buying zero-days? Cryptojacking ICS. Huawei, ZTE get Congressional razzing. Jita scams.
Feb. 8, 2018
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.
Feb. 7, 2018
More Eternal exploits found more troublesome. Cryptominer updates. NIST SP 800-171. Paycard skimmers. Tsunami false alarm.
Feb. 6, 2018
DPRK exploiting Flash Player zero-day. ISIS wants hacking help. JenX DDoS, Scrareby ransomware updates. Crime and punishment.
Feb. 5, 2018
Advanced adware with nation-state tactics — Research Saturday
Feb. 3, 2018
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.
Feb. 2, 2018
ISIS war on families. Cryptomining botnets. The weaponization of Spectre and Meltdown. Phishig with bogus emails spoofing Google, Microsoft. Apps that know too much.
Feb. 1, 2018
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.
Jan. 31, 2018
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.
Jan. 30, 2018
Coincheck cryptocurrency heist. ICO phishing. Jackpotting comes to America. Dridex and FriedEx. Transduction attack threat to IoT sensors. Jihadist steganography. Oversharing with Strava?
Jan. 29, 2018
Targeting Olympic organizations — Research Saturday
Jan. 27, 2018
Lebal's layered approach to infection. Crytominers are becoming a big problem. Tracking influence ops. Dutch intelligence spotted Cozy Bear early. Exploiting password recovery.
Jan. 26, 2018
2018 forecast — CyberWire Special Edition
Patriotic hacktivism. HNS botnet spreads P2P. Electron vulnerabilities found, mitigated, Criminals target ICOs. Ransomware-as-a-service. Cryptowars. Fancy Bear doxes luge.
Jan. 25, 2018
Satori variants. Hacking in Anatolia. Lazarus Group improves its tradecraft. Tindr vulnerabilties. UK's new office to combat disinformation. Pirated pdfs hold malware.
Jan. 24, 2018
ISIS messaging. Intel will roll out new Spectre/Meltdown patches. Identities for sale on the dark web. IDN spoofing. SpriteCoin ransomware, with a malware chaser. Three Sonic games may be trouble.
Jan. 23, 2018
Evrial and the Clipboard threat. SamSam ransomware recovery. Olympic hacking? Russian bots. Crime and punishment. Speculated origins of Bitcoin.
Jan. 22, 2018
Fancy Bear Duping Doping Domains — Research Saturday
Jan. 20, 2018
AllScripts works to remediate ransomware in medical apps. Group 123 hits ROK targets. Triton/Trisis zero-day. Dark Caracal espionage op. Section 702 renewed. GhostTeam ejected from Play Store.
Jan. 19, 2018
Big healthcare data breach. False civil defense alerts. Davos will take up cyber next week (among other topics). Exobot on the block. Satori in your wallet? Ponzi scheme or pump-and-dump?
Jan. 18, 2018
Section 702 update. Kaspersky reports on Skygofree—dangerous Android spyware. Recorded Future on DPRK spearphishing. Healthcare hacks. Bogus patches. VR game could expose users.
Jan. 17, 2018
New Mirai variant forming. Meltdown and Spectre remediation updates. Notes on Russian hacking. Charges in swatting death.
Jan. 16, 2018
Shake Your MoneyTaker — Research Saturday
Jan. 13, 2018
Spectre and Meltdown patches may be messy, but not as performance-killing as feared. AMT exploit. Mobile ICS apps. Monero mining. Badness in the Play Store. Huawei ban? Droning while drunk.
Jan. 12, 2018
Aadhaar updates. Fancy Bear doxes the Olympics. WhatsApp snooping vulnerability discussed. Spectre and Meltdown patching. US House reauthorizes Section 702. Bitcoin isn't Bitcoin Cash.
Jan. 11, 2018
Turla returns. Moscow interested in Mexican elections? FakeBank mobile Trojan hits Russian banks. Phishing the Olympics. Patch Tuesday. Bad flashlights, nice doggie.
Jan. 10, 2018
Spectre and Meltdown mitigations. Psiphon and Iran's unrest. Olympic phishing. Mobil pop-up redirection. Alt-coin speculation.
Jan. 9, 2018
Korean-language phishing targets interest in the Winter Olympics. Unrest continues in Iran. Meltdown and Spectre updates. Aadhaar security. Admiral Rogers will retire this spring from NSA.
Jan. 8, 2018
TRISIS Malware: Fail-safe fail — Research Saturday
Jan. 6, 2018
Meltdown and Spectre, risks and mitigations. Aadhaar compromised. Blockchain bubbles.
Jan. 5, 2018
Meltdown and Spectre arose from engineering for speed—most chips are affected. Bogus security apps kicked out of Google Play. Iran's Internet crackdown. Indications of a guilty plea in NSA leak case.
Jan. 4, 2018
Iranian dissent takes to Tor. Iran cracks down on Internet services (and Infy gets busy). Kernel memory issue in Intel processors. macOS bug published. "Trackmageddon." Curating YouTube. Condolences to a SWATTING victim's family.
Jan. 3, 2018
ISIS claims responsibility for bombing in Russia. Iranian unrest involves Telegram, Instagram. Proposed FERC reporting standards. YouTube gone bad, and an arrest in a horrific swatting prank.
Jan. 2, 2018
Hunting the Sowbug — Research Saturday
Dec. 30, 2017
The German Cybersecurity Market with Gerald Hahn
Dec. 29, 2017
The CISO's changing role with Andrew Wild
Dec. 28, 2017
"Hacked Again" author Scott Schober
Dec. 27, 2017
Active defense and “hacking back" with Johnathan Braverman from Cymmetria
Dec. 26, 2017
Keyboys back in town — Research Saturday
Dec. 23, 2017
Updates on Triton ICS malware attack. DPRK and WannaCry. Cryptocurrency crime and an alt-coin market correction. Fancy Bear sightings.
Dec. 22, 2017
More data found exposed in an AWS S3 bucket. EtherDelta's DNS impersonation issue. DPRK says it doesn't hack. FISA Section 702 nears sunset. Wassenaar updated. Kaspersky says its due process rights have been violated.
Dec. 21, 2017
Pyongyang's snarling through cyberspace, and what others are doing about it. Coppersmith espionage campaign in the Middle East. GDPR approaches. Giving your kid a smartphone?
Dec. 20, 2017
North Korea officially blamed for WannaCry. US National Security Strategy and cyber. Hex Men are up to no good. Cryptocurrency crimes. Cyberespionage. Misconfigured printers. Bad passwords.
Dec. 19, 2017
Zealot and Monero mining. Bitfinex DDoS. Triton/Trisis shows risks of committing safety and control to the same systems. Bitcoin crime. M&A news. Hair of the dog.
Dec. 18, 2017
The unique culture of the Middle Eastern and North African underground — Research Saturday
Dec. 16, 2017
Internet shut down in Ethiopia. TRITON ICS malware updates. Security products patched. Cryptocurrency capers.
Dec. 15, 2017
Hacktivism threatened over embassy move. Significant probe of an industrial plant. That was no BGP error. TV blues.
Dec. 14, 2017
A look back at Patch Tuesday. Classic games on Android serve malware. Cryptocurrency speculation. Info ops updates. Phony hitmen. Guilty pleas in Mirai case.
Dec. 13, 2017
Catphishing for spies. Banking Trojans. Spider ransomware. CoinHive comes to Starbucks. SEC stops another ICO. BrickerBot retired?
Dec. 12, 2017
Al Qaeda tries its hand at inspiration. MoneyTaker cyber bank robbers. Dark web database holds a billion credentials. Bitcoin speculation and Bitcoin fraud.
Dec. 11, 2017
Stealthy Zberp Banking Trojan — Research Saturday
Dec. 9, 2017
Iranian reconnaissance of critical infrastructure? Leaky banking apps. Microsoft's emergency patch. Ghosts of the Caliphate threaten, but have yet to deliver. New horizons in biometrics.
Dec. 8, 2017
Hamas calls for intifada; hacktivism expected. Ethiopian government surveillance ops. Crime and cryptocurrency. Keylogger in the wild. Fixes to MacOS, Android app development tools. Uber hack and bug bounties.
Dec. 7, 2017
Satori botnet is awake (and it's not engaged in enlightenment). State-sponsored spyware campaigns. ISIS threatens cyberattacks.
Dec. 6, 2017
Andromeda takedown (with an arrest in Belarus). Mirai is back; Reaper still threatens. PayPal phishing. Tech support scam evolves. Cryptowars notes. SEC goes after an ICO.
Dec. 5, 2017
Nghia Hoang Pho charged with mishandling classified NSA material. A review of other recent leaks. Kaspersky under fire in the UK. More Uber executives depart.
Dec. 4, 2017
Staying ahead of Fast Flux Networks — Research Saturday
Dec. 2, 2017
Flynn pleads guilty in Mueller probe. Misconfigured AWS S3 buckets, again. Election trolling and spy versus oligarch. Black Friday fraud down. Crime and punishment.
Dec. 1, 2017
Breaches, extortion, and insider threats. Credit bureaus and GDPR. HP addresses spyware allegations. When is a snack bag more than a snack bag?
Nov. 30, 2017
Building your cyber security career — CyberWire Special Edition
Another misconfigured AWS S3 bucket, this one with US Army INSCOM files. Apple fixes a major issue in MacOS. Influence ops and autarky. Boyusec disbanded.
Nov. 29, 2017
Who's the third man in the Shadow Brokers leaks? ISIS diaspora means more ISIS online. Monero miner identified. Tizi backdoored apps booted from Google Play. Scarab ransomware. M&A notes. Indictments in IP theft.
Nov. 28, 2017
Breach disclosure: fast and slow. Mirai's minor comeback. Anti-ISIS Hacktivsts strike Amaq. North Koreans studying blockchain. Alleged Game of Thrones hacker indicted.
Nov. 27, 2017
Waiting for Terdot, a sneaky banking Trojan — Research Saturday
Nov. 25, 2017
The Right to Be Forgotten with Yale Law School's Tiffany Li
Nov. 22, 2017
Cyberspace in Peace and War author Martin C. Libicki
Nov. 21, 2017
PwC Principal Jocelyn Aqua on Earning Consumer Trust and Business
Nov. 20, 2017
Dark Net Pricing with Flashpoint's Liv Rowley — Research Saturday
Nov. 18, 2017
AWS S3 misconfigurations. Kaspersky's report on the Equation Group affair. Cybercrime notes. DPRK cyber campaigns. The VEP reviews continue positive. Amazon Key has issues.
Nov. 17, 2017
Revisions to the US VEP (and comparisons to China's). DPRK hacking. Laurel mole hunt. BlueBorne is back. Snakes in the Play Store. Can you sound like a child?
Nov. 16, 2017
Hidden Cobra's RATs. IoT bugs. Patch Tuesday notes. Backdoored smartphones. Russian trolling, propaganda. DPRK short wave hacked?
Nov. 15, 2017
Influence operations in Catalonia? IcedID banking Trojan. The Shadow Brokers: an intelligence service or a bunch of moles? Patch notes.
Nov. 14, 2017
Vault 8 and false-flag allegations. Mole hunting. Equifax breach costs. ISIS returns to WordPress defacements. RoK domestic political influence scandal.
Nov. 13, 2017
Taiwan Bank Heist and Lazurus Group with BAE's Adrian Nish — Research Saturday
Nov. 11, 2017
Macro-less malware. Metacriminals and botnet herders. Hacking ships and airliners. Cryptocurrency glitch. Congratulations to the SINET 16.
Nov. 9, 2017
Fancy Bear's new moves. OceanLotus and Sowbug cyber espionage groups active. Notes from CyCon, and a look at industry news.
Nov. 8, 2017
Stolen Paradise Papers aren't making people or companies look good. Off-year election security. Trollhunting. Notes on the future of cyber conflict from CyCon 2017.
Nov. 7, 2017
The Paradise Papers, tax avoidance, and quiet investments. Kaspersky affair updates. Retaliation against influence operations?
Nov. 6, 2017
Exploring Phishing Kits with Duo Security's Jordan Wright — Research Saturday
Nov. 4, 2017
BadRabbit misdirection? Fancy Bear's wish list. AWS misconfigurations. Data breach notes.
Nov. 3, 2017
The Manhattan terror suspect claims allegiance to ISIS, but ISIS hasn't claimed him. Crimeware notes. Patching news. Crypto wars update. What the Senate learned about info ops.
Nov. 2, 2017
Ransomware old and ransomware new, but can you distinguish it from a wiper? Influence operations hearings on Capitol Hill.
Nov. 1, 2017