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The CyberWire

More signal, less noise—we distill the day’s critical cyber security news into a concise daily briefing.

info_outline Clever breaches demonstrate IoT security gaps - Research Saturday 01/18/2020
info_outline Hacks, and rumors of hacks. Burisma incident under investigation. SharePoint exploitation. How to spark a run on a bank. WeLinkInfo taken down. Phishbait update. 01/17/2020
info_outline Curveball proofs-of-concept. CISA warns chemical industry. Military families harassed online. Phishing the UN. Fleeceware in the Play Store. Moscow says there was no Burisma hack. 01/16/2020
info_outline Disclosure, patching, and warning. Norway takes on “out-of-control” data sharing by dating apps. Ransomware all-in on doxing. What to do about Huawei. 01/15/2020
info_outline Microsoft patches a vulnerability NSA disclosed. Fronting for APT40 in Hainan. Fancy Bear pawed at Burisma. The NSA Pensacola shooting and the debate over encryption. 01/14/2020
info_outline Cyber tensions and cyberwar. China’s influence ops against Taiwan apparently backfire. Maze gang goes for doxing. SIM swapping. FBI promises FISA Court it will do better. 01/13/2020
info_outline Profiling the Linken Sphere anti-detection browser - Research Saturday 01/11/2020
info_outline Updates on US-Iranian tensions, and especially on hacktivism and possible power grid battlespace preparation. Researchers complain of preinstalled malware said to be in discount Android phones. 01/10/2020
info_outline Cyber alert remains high as the US-Iranian confrontation cools. Information ops, wipers, and energy sector targeting. 01/09/2020
info_outline No major Iranian cyberattacks against the US so far, as both sides appear interested in cooling off. The Cyber Solarium offers a preview of its coming report on US cyber strategy. 01/08/2020
info_outline No more Iranian cyberattacks since the minor weekend vandalism, but the US Government advises all to look to their defenses. Fancy Bear is the usual suspect in Austria. A guilty plea by an insider threat. 01/07/2020
info_outline Sequelae of the US Reaper strike against the Quds Force commander. Warnings of Iranian retaliation, with an emphasis on cyberspace. Espionage in Austria, and a second look at an LSE outage. 01/06/2020
info_outline Escalation in the Gulf as a US air strike kills Iran’s Quds commander. Travelex and RavnAir continue their recovery from cyberattacks. Taiwan’s memes against misinformation. 01/03/2020
info_outline A Jira vulnerability that’s leaking data in the public cloud - Research Saturday 01/02/2020
info_outline Taking down Thallium. Cloud Hopper: bigger (and worse) than thought. US tightens screws on the supply chain. The bite of winter and the scent of plums. 01/02/2020
info_outline Special Edition - Daniel Garrie from Law & Forensics on eDiscovery 12/31/2019
info_outline Special Edition - Ron Gula and Mike Janke - VC pitfalls and how to avoid them 12/30/2019
info_outline Special Edition - Mandy Rogers from Northrup Grumman on her career and diversity in cyber security 12/28/2019
info_outline Special Edition - Phil Quade from Fortinet on his book "The Digital Big Bang" 12/27/2019
info_outline Special Edition - Bob Ackerman from Allegis Capital with Insights on the cyber security VC environment 12/26/2019
info_outline Special Edition - Kevin Lancaster from ID Agent on monitoring people affected by the OPM breach 12/24/2019
info_outline Special Edition - Sean O'Brien with @RISK Technologies on Election Security. 12/23/2019
info_outline Inside Magecart and Genesis. — Research Saturday 12/21/2019
info_outline Pegasus and Pakistan. What’s in Legion Loader. Threats to financial markets. Seasonal scams. What would Clippy do? 12/20/2019
info_outline TV program swap-out. Cyber espionage out of Beijing. US Congress in a mood to sanction. Emotet phishing spoofs Germany’s BSI. A Dark Overlord pleads not guilty. 12/19/2019
info_outline Steal first, encrypt later. Cobots at risk? Gangnam Industrial Style looks for industrial info. Rancor update. FISC takes FBI to the woodshed. Vlad the Updater. 12/18/2019
info_outline Ransomware updates. Lazarus Group’s new Trojan. IoT insecurity. Exploiting older versions of WhatsApp. Mr. Assange’s extradition. Door kick in IP beef. Someone naughty’s still running XP. 12/17/2019
info_outline Iran says it stopped a cyber espionage campaign by China’s APT27. India closes the Internet in two states. Ransomware in Louisiana and New Jersey. National Security Letters. 12/16/2019
info_outline Special Edition — Capturing the flag at NXTWORK 2019 12/15/2019
info_outline WAV files carry malicious data payloads. — Research Saturday 12/14/2019