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Fancy Bear continues its busy romp through Russia's Western targets, not just the US Democratic National Committee and various high numeros in the Clinton campaign, but (according to ESET) more than 1800 distinct email addresses throughout Europe, the Middle East, North America, and Latin America. phishing links were evidently used to compromise the Gmail accounts of both Clinton operative John Podesta and former Secretary of State Colin Powell. Motherboard has a nice catch of convincing-looking phishbait—they invite you to look and consider whether you'd bite.

US Director of National Intelligence Clapper says, pace candidate Trump, that there's really no serious doubt the Russian services are the ones culling and distributing the election season's email sleaze, and ODNI's got the forensics to back up the attribution.

Fancy Bear's take continues to be distributed through DCLeaks and WikiLeaks. The latter has released, among other stuff, one of President Obama's pre-Presidential email addresses. TechCrunch tried emailing him. It didn't bounce, but no reply, yet.

WikiLeaks' Julian Assange remains in Ecuador's London embassy. Ecuador continues to extend him asylum, but they've cut off his Internet. A number of Wi-Fi vigilantes are said to be hanging around outside, offering Mr. Assange the use of their hotspots, but with what success is unknown.

ThreatConnect reports that the same Chinese actors believed to have hacked the US Office of Personnel Management and the Anthem insurance network are back, now targeting Franco-American infrastructure companies.

An ATM hacking wave hits India; banks cope with compromised debit cards.


Today's issue includes events affecting Australia, China, European Union, Germany, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Romania, Russia, Syria, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States.

A note to our readers: CyberMaryland wraps up today. Tomorrow we'll be in Washington, catching the International Conference on Cyber Conflict.

Today closes the third week of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, whose theme has been, "Recognizing and Combating Cyber Crime."

The CyberWire's regular daily Podcast will be out later this afternoon, with interviews, educational tips, and more on the stories of the day. Today Jonathan Katz from our partners at the University of Maryland will update us on a key encryption component of the Internet. Our guest is Kevin Green from the Depatment of Homeland Security, who will discuss software assurance programs. Since we'll be podcasting from CyberMaryland, we'll be catching various experts, influencers, and passersby as our guests. As always, if you enjoy the podcast, please consider giving it an iTunes review.

Dateline CyberMaryland

NSA chief: Cyber adds 'whole other dimension' to Russia's attempts to manipulate U.S. affairs (Baltimore Sun) The head of the NSA said Thursday that Russia's hack of Democratic Party emails is consistent with its history of trying to manipulate and influence affairs in other countries — but the scope of such operations has changed dramatically

NSA director makes recruiting pitch, seeks diverse workforce (Columbus Ledger-Enquirer) Navy Adm. Michael Rogers, director of the National Security Agency and commander of the U.S. Cyber Command, made a recruiting pitch to his audience Thursday at Columbus State University

Experts: Network and data security should be a C-suite concern (Baltimore Sun) Data breaches are on the rise, increasingly hitting small and mid-sized companies and bringing significant costs with them. Yet many companies still consider cyber security a problem for the information technology department, rather than a concern for top executives

Cyber security conference beginning in Baltimore (Miami Herald) A two-day conference on cyber security is beginning in Baltimore

National Cyber Security Hall of Fame Announces 2016 Inductees (PRNewswire) The National Cyber Security Hall of Fame has released the names of seven visionaries who will be inducted into the Hall of Fame at a gala and inductee ceremony on Thursday, October 20, at the Hilton Baltimore in Inner Harbor Baltimore, Maryland

Cyber Attacks, Threats, and Vulnerabilities

Hotspot Vigilantes Are Trying to Beam the Internet to Julian Assange (Motherboard) On Sunday October 16th, the Ecuadorian government cut off Julian Assange’s internet connection from inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London. The country’s foreign office said the severance came in response to Assange’s continued interference in the US election campaign, as WikiLeaks continued to publish hacked emails from Hillary Clinton’s campaign advisor John Podesta

How Russia Pulled Off the Biggest Election Hack in U.S. History (Esquire) Putin, WikiLeaks, the NSA and the DNC email fiasco that gave Trump and Clinton another reason to be at odds

Private Security Group Says Russia Was Behind John Podesta’s Email Hack (New York Times) At the start of 2014, President Obama assigned his trusted counselor, John D. Podesta, to lead a review of the digital revolution, its potential and its perils. When Mr. Podesta presented his findings five months later, he called the internet’s onslaught of big data “a historic driver of progress.” But two short years later, as chairman of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, Mr. Podesta would also become one of the internet’s most notable victims

Russia-linked phishing campaign behind the DNC breach also hit Podesta, Powell (Ars Technica) phishing links targeted former Sec. of State, Clinton campaign chair

Russian hackers infiltrated Podesta's email, security firm says (Politico) Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta’s Gmail account was hacked by the same Russian intelligence-linked hackers that breached the DNC and the DCCC, researchers confirmed Thursday, spurring Clinton's team to immediately lash out at Donald Trump over his ongoing reluctance to blame Moscow for the spate of election-related hacks

How Hackers Broke Into John Podesta and Colin Powell’s Gmail Accounts (Motherboard) On March 19 of this year, Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta received an alarming email that appeared to come from Google

Would You Click on These Fake Gmail Alerts? (Motherboard) The months-long espionage campaign against US political targets allegedly orchestrated by hackers working for the Russian government hinged on a simple, yet effective, hacker trick: booby-trapped emails

WikiLeaks reveals Barack Obama’s pre-presidential email address (TechCrunch) R.I.P. Barack Obama’s inbox. Among the many secrets and not-so-secrets exposed by WikiLeaks in the dump of Clinton campaign head John Podesta’s emails is the president’s personal email address

US DNC hackers blew through SIX zero-days vulns last year alone (Register) Most targets were individuals with Gmail addresses

Denying Trump’s Denial, US Intel Chief Says There’s More Evidence of Russian Hacking (Defense One) The nation’s top intelligence official says “forensic and other” evidence proves Russian election interference

Can a Cyber Attack on Journalists Influence the Election? (TVSpy) In the wake of last night’s presidential debate featuring Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump sparring over Russia’s attempt to influence the upcoming election through cyber attacks, POLITICO reports journalists should be prepared for what may happen on election day

Why a massive Election Day hack is unlikely (+video) (Christian Science Monitor Passcode) At an Atlantic Council event Wednesday, experts warned about myriad technical vulnerabilities at the polls but said a hack that could change the outcome of the presidential election was nearly impossible

Fancy Bear Spying Targets 1000s, Including NATO, Political Leaders (Infosecurity Magazine) A look under the covers of the APT group known as Fancy Bear (aka Sednit, APT28, Pawn Storm or Sofacy) shows that its cyberespionage activities are swelling as it continues to target thousands of high-profile individuals and organizations, including NATO institutions, political leaders and heads of police, and diplomats across the globe

Chinese Hackers Targeting US DoD Contractor Linked to OPM Hack (Softpedia) Security firm links malware to previous Anthem & OPM attacks

Ziggo ransomware phishing campaign still increasing in size (Fox-IT) Fox-IT’s Security Operations Center (SOC) observed fake Ziggo invoice e-mails, since October 6th 2016, linking to a ransomware variant known as TorrentLocker

New Ransomware Asks User to Play Click Me Game while Encrypting Data (HackRead) The Click Me game malware is developed by Iranian hacker as its readme file is written in Persian

This ransomware is now one of the three most common malware threats (ZDNet) The total number of ransomware attacks rose by 13 percent in September alone, say Check Point cybersecurity researchers

“Most serious” Linux privilege-escalation bug ever is under active exploit (updated) (Ars Technica) Lurking in the kernel for nine years, flaw gives untrusted users unfettered root access

Dirty COW Linux vulnerability - what you need to know (Graham Clulely) Offal bug found in Linux

The deplorable state of IoT security (Radware Blog) Following the public release of the Mirai (You can read more about it here) bot code, security analysts fear for a flood of online attacks from hackers. Mirai exposes worm-like behavior that spreads to unprotected devices, recruiting them to form massive botnets, leveraging factory default credentials and telnet to brute and compromise unsuspecting user’s devices

Mobile Applications Leak Device, Location Data (Theatpost) Both Android and iOS apps leak data, leaving users vulnerable to data theft, denial-of-service attacks, and remote SIM card rooting

Are mobile apps a leaky tap in the enterprise? (Zscaler) In almost every enterprise, mobile and cloud represent a large and growing proportion of overall traffic. While they offer many advantages in productivity, they also bring about new challenges for organizations trying to simplify their infrastructures while maintaining critical security controls

Beware of this fake Twitter app that steals users’ credentials (Deccan Chronicle) Avast security researchers discovered a malware in a variant of the official Twitter app for Android devices

ATM Malware Hack: State Bank of India Blocks Millions of debit cards (HackRead) Some 3.2 million debit cards issued by India’s biggest banks may be exposed to a malware-induced security breakdown, the Economic Times newspaper reported on Oct. 20. Most of these cards belong to State Bank of India (SBI), HDFC Bank, Yes Bank and ICICI Bank

Hitachi claims its systems were not breached in cyber attack (Business Standard) Over 3.2 million debit cards are said to be compromised due to virus/malware in switch provider system at Hitachi

The latest casualty of cyber attack: Debit cards (Indian Express) The incident of 3.2 million debit cards being blocked by Indian lenders has sent jitters across the banking community

Weebly hacked, 43 million credentials stolen (TechCrunch) The web design platform Weebly was hacked in February, according to the data breach notification site LeakedSource

Hacked: 43M Weebly and 22M FourSquare accounts stolen (HackRead) Weebly has confirmed the data breach whilst FourSquare disputes the findings, claiming they were not hacked

Ancalog–the vintage exploit builder (Sophos) Document exploitation is a popular method of distributing malware. A common theory for its popularity is that victims can be more easily convinced to open document attachments than executables

Israeli Phone Hackers Say They Can Rip Data From... Pokémon Go (Motherboard) Cellebrite, a company that makes phone hacking and data extraction tools, is the go-to for law enforcement wanting to forensically examine mobile devices. But the Israeli firm recently announced a new feature that may split the contentious “going dark” debate wide open: it can rip data from Pokémon Go

Hacking 3D manufacturing systems demonstrated by researchers (Help Net Security) Researchers from three universities combined their expertise to demonstrate the first complete sabotage attack on a 3D additive manufacturing (AM) system, illustrating how a cyber attack and malicious manipulation of blueprints can fatally damage production of a device or machine

Stupid encryption mistakes criminals make (InfoWorld) Blown cover: Malware authors show how easy it is to get encryption wrong and, in the process, help security pros crack their code

iCloud Phishing Campaign Zycode Back From the Dead (Threatpost) A phishing campaign aimed at Chinese Apple users that was thought to be in hibernation has been roused from its slumber

Blog: Plenty of Phish in Your Sea of Emails (SIGNAL) National Cyber Security Awareness Month is designed to engage and educate public and private sector partners through events and initiatives to raise awareness about cybersecurity; provide them with tools and resources needed to stay safe online; and increase the resiliency of the nation in the event of a cyber incident. This week’s theme is “Recognizing and Combating Cybercrime”

Security Patches, Mitigations, and Software Updates

Cisco plugs critical bug in ASA security devices (Help Net Security) Cisco has patched a critical vulnerability in the Identity Firewall feature of Cisco ASA Software, which would allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code and obtain full control of the system (or cause a reload)

Verizon Already Sending Out Update for LG V20, Performance Tweaks and Security Patch (Droid Life) The V20 on Verizon was made available last night online, but already, the carrier is sending out the first update for the device labeled as software version VS99511A. Inside, you won’t find anything too crazy, but Verizon does list “performance enhancements"

Cyber Trends

Low GDPR preparedness represents revenue threat (Help Net Security) 96 percent of companies still do not fully understand the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), despite it coming into effect in May 2018

Why Cloud security is key to tackling the productivity puzzle (The Stack) Following the latest report from the Office for National Statistics, the productivity puzzle continues to baffle British businesses. While more people in the UK are employed than ever before and working hours have reached an all-time high, the UK is still failing to gain a competitive edge when it comes to productivity

Is cybersecurity broken? Building walls won't prevent hacks, predicting the future will (Wired) Recorded Future's Staffan Truvé made the comments at WIRED Security 2016

The fight against cyber crime requires innovative defence (Information Age) Cyber crime has been making a rapid ascent in the list of priorities for many organisations as they see the catastrophic damage – both financial and reputational – it has wreaked on enterprises across the world


Encryption software market to reach $8.94 billion by 2021 (Help Net Security) The ecryption software market size is estimated to grow from $3.05 billion in 2016 to $8.94 billion by 2021, at an estimated CAGR of 24.0%, according to MarketsandMarkets

GreyCastle Security, LLC has been acquired by Assured Information Security, Inc. (Benzinga) Acquisition positions GreyCastle Security for accelerated growth and expansion

Verizon braced for drawn out battle over Yahoo acquisition (Financial Times) Buyer set to demand discount on $4.8bn price over cyber attack at internet group

Proofpoint (PFPT) Enters Agreement to Acquire Cloud Security Provider FireLayers (Street Insider) Proofpoint, Inc., (Nasdaq: PFPT) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire FireLayers, an innovator in cloud security. With this acquisition, Proofpoint will extend Targeted Attack Protection (TAP) to SaaS applications, enabling customers to protect their employees using SaaS applications from advanced malware

Will Cisco Systems Buy These 2 Security Companies? (Motley Fool) FireEye and Imperva could be lucrative takeover targets for the networking giant

FireEye: The Black Swan And The Aftermath (Seeking Alpha) Cyber attacks are shrinking in size. Post breach remedies are not driving revenue for FireEye like before. A value creating growth catalyst is increasingly hard to come by

10 Companies Symantec Could Buy Next (CRN) At Symantec's Partner Engage event in Los Angeles last week, CEO Greg Clark celebrated the company's blockbuster acquisition of Blue Coat Systems, laying out new opportunities ahead of the company around cloud and web security. However, Clark said Symantec isn't done when it comes to making acquisitions to build its massive portfolio

HackerOne, Synack awarded DoD contracts to expand bug bounty program (CyberScoop) The Department of Defense has awarded two contracts that will allow the Pentagon to expand its bug bounty program across a variety of its digital assets

If you can't beat them, get them to join you: why all companies should hire hackers (Wired) HackerOne CTO Alex Rice explained that the safest software firms are those with the highest bug bounties

Anonymous’ Most Notorious Hacker Is Back, and He’s Gone Legit (Wired) Six months ago, Hector Monsegur hit send on an email to about a dozen new hires on the IT staff of a certain Seattle-based tech company whose names were carefully chosen from social media

Technica gets $22 million U.S. Air Force cybersecurity contract (UPI) Company will provide networking defense, systems, processes and other cyber tasks

Sophos Placed as a Leader in Endpoint Security Suites Report from Leading Industry Analyst (Marketwired) Sophos receives highest scores for strategy category

US cyber security firm set to create 58 jobs in Belfast (Belfast Telegraph) Belfast has fought off competition from the US and elsewhere to secure 58 new top tech jobs for the city

Bitdefender leases 2,300 sqm office in Palas Iasi complex (Romania Insider) Romanian group Bitdefender, an international provider of cyber security solutions, has leased an area of 2,300 sqm in the class A office building United Business Center 1 (UBC 1), which is part of the Palas Iasi complex

University of California Santa Barbara Team Wins Unrestricted $100K Security, Privacy and Anti-Abuse Grant Award from Google (Marketwired) Lastline co-founder recognized for his research on cybercrime and malware detection

root9B CEO Eric Hipkins Joins Cybersecurity Ventures Board of Advisors (PRNewswire) Eric Hipkins, Chief Executive Officer of root9B, a root9B Technologies (OTCQB: RTNB) company, has been named to the Board of Advisors of Cybersecurity Ventures, the world's leading researcher and publisher of reports covering global cybercrime damage projections, cybersecurity spending forecasts, and cybersecurity employment figures

Products, Services, and Solutions

New Free Tool Stops Petya Ransomware & Rootkits (Dark Reading) Meanwhile, Locky puts ransomware on the Check Point Top Three Global Malware List for the first time eve

Use Chaos Monkey to push engineers to build resilient cloud services (Help Net Security) Netflix’s engineering team is good at sharing the tools they create, and keeping them updated to serve different needs. Chaos Monkey is the latest offering that received a considerable overhaul

MBRFilter: Cisco open sources tool to protect the Master Boot Record (Help Net Security) Cisco’s Talos research team has open sourced MBRFilter, a tool that aims to prevent a system’s Master Boot Record (MBR) getting overwritten by malware

Tenable Supports Recent NIST Publication (Meritalk) Tenable Network Security announced Oct. 13 it would support the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Special Publication (SP) 800-171, a document enumerating guidelines to protect sensitive government information

Trend Micro Raises Bar with XGen™ Endpoint Security (Edmonton Journal) First to add high-fidelity machine learning to a blend of cross-generational threat defense techniques

Technologies, Techniques, and Standards

Why Poor Cyber Hygiene Invites Risk (Dark Reading) Modern cybersecurity today is all about risk management. That means eliminating and mitigating risks where possible, and knowingly accepting those that remain

How cybercriminals attack homes, and how to stop them (Help Net Security) At a recent Home Hacker Lab event, an ethical hacker revealed how cybercriminals attack, and what consumers can do to protect themselves

Blog: Monitoring Tactical Wi-Fi Networks (SIGNAL) Ensuring that deployed U.S. troops can communicate and exchange information is critical to the military’s missions. That said, there are numerous challenges in deploying the high-speed tactical networks that make this communication possible

Design and Innovation

Give System Attackers the Boot (Electronic Design) Incorporating crypto elements into the secure-boot process is quickly becoming a key ingredient in IoT device development


UMD cybersecurity program to start offering NSA-led courses, mentorships (Diamondback) The University of Maryland took another step forward in the cybersecurity field this week, announcing a new collaboration between this university's honors cybersecurity program and the National Security Agency

Purdue computer science professor to receive international award (Purdue Exponent) A Purdue professor will be honored in Rome next year by an international cybersecurity organization

Legislation, Policy, and Regulation

Bundestag to vote on better scrutiny of intelligence services (Deutsche Welle) German lawmakers are debating wide-reaching reforms of the country's intelligence agencies and how they work with other countries. The plans follow Germany's involvement in the US snooping scandal

Michael Fallon: Britain using cyber warfare against IS (BBC) The UK is using cyber warfare in the fight against Islamic State militants for control of the Iraqi city of Mosul, the defence secretary has said

U.S. Cyber Command Attacks ISIS. Slow Progress. Few Results. (Fabius Maximus) Our war with ISIS is almost invisible to Americans. Only lightly reported by the press, visible mostly in the domestic terrorism it inspires. Even less visible is our cyberwar with ISIS. One of the most active fronts of the war, it is a harbinger of future conflicts. Here Emilio Iasiello briefs us on the US attacks by the lavishly-funded US Cyber Command. What are they doing? What successes?

What Is the Islamic State Without a State? (Atlantic) Control of territory is at the core of ISIS ideology. But the group can outlast its recent losses

Clapper calls Russia hacking a 'new aggressive spin on the political cycle' (Politico) Director of National Intelligence James Clapper on Thursday called Russia’s alleged hacking and interference with the U.S. election a “new aggressive spin on the political cycle”

Cyber threat center growing in its integration role as it enters year 2 (Federal News Radio) The Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center has been in place now for a little more than a year

Litigation, Investigation, and Law Enforcement

Government alleges former NSA contractor stole ‘astonishing quantity’ of classified data over 20 years (Washington Post) Federal prosecutors in Baltimore on Thursday said they will charge a former National Security Agency contractor with violating the Espionage Act, alleging that he made off with “an astonishing quantity” of classified digital and other data over 20 years in what is thought to be the largest theft of classified government material ever

Prosecutors Detail What May Be NSA’s Worst-Ever Security Breach (Foreign Policy) When the FBI announced earlier this month it had arrested NSA contractor Harold Martin, it was clear the American signals intelligence agency had suffered a huge breach of internal security. But no one imagined the staggering amount of information Martin allegedly amassed in his suburban Maryland home: a digital archive that may reach 500 million pages, much of it secret

Read the government's argument to keep former NSA contractor Harold Martin in jail (Washington Post) Federal prosecutors in Baltimore on Thursday said they will charge with violating the Espionage Act a former National Security Agency contractor accused of carrying out perhaps the largest theft of classified government material ever. In a 12-page memo, U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein and two other prosecutors laid out a much more far-reaching case against Harold T. Martin III than was previously outlined

Read Harold Martin's arguments to be released from detention (Washington Post) Federal prosecutors plan to charge former NSA contractor Harold Martin with violating the Espionage Act. A conviction under the act could send Martin to prison for up to 10 years. Here is his defense

Bitter feud between partners as IBM deflects eCensus blame (DDoSInfo) NextGen, Vocus refute claims of error. A bitter feud has broken out between IBM and its internet service provider partners for the 2016 eCensus as the main contractor tried to deflect blame for the site’s meltdown on August 9 In its first detailed response to the failure, IBM said it had plans in place for the risk of DDoS attacks, but its efforts were to no avail thanks to a failure at an upstream provider

Data Breach Victims: Alleging "Substantial Risk of Harm" Will Get You The Proverbial Day In The Courts of the Sixth, Seventh, and Ninth Circuits (LinkedIn) Allegations of “substantial risk of harm” are sufficient for standing under Article III of the U.S. Constitution, say the Sixth, Seventh, and Ninth Circuits

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