Volkswagen has warned customers it’s experienced a third-party data breach. On Friday Daniel Weissland, President of Audi America, sent affected Volkswagen Group customers in North America a letter warning them that their personal data may have been exposed in a third-party data breach. The company did not name the vendor who left the data exposed.
The US House Judiciary Committee announced its “anti-monopoly agenda” Friday, the result of sixteen months of deliberation by the House Judiciary Committee. The Committee calls the five draft measures, collectively, “A Stronger Online Economy: Opportunity, Innovation, Choice."
The cyberattack against EA was apparently enabled, the hackers explained to Motherboard, by stolen cookies containing login details. The attackers got into the company's Slack channel, contacted IT personnel, said they'd lost their phone at a party, and asked for a multifactor authentication token so they could reestablish access to EA networks. From there they pivoted to the information they wanted.
BleepingComputer on Friday received an emailed tip containing Avaddon ransomware decryption keys. This and other evidence suggest the gang is either going out of business or doing some defensive rebranding.
Monero, viewed as less easily tracked than Bitcoin, is gaining criminal marketshare at the expense of its better-known rival, CNBC reports.
Cyber privateering, Russian toleration (perhaps active encouragement) of criminal cybergangs, is expected to be a major topic at Wednesday's Russo-American summit. Russian President Putin is preparing the ground, an interview on NBC indicates, with a preemptive tu quoque: Russia does nothing that America doesn't also do.