The FBI and CISA warned, as the US Labor Day holiday approaches this weekend, that holidays have commonly been occasions for heightened rates of cyberattack. BleepingComputer offers a rundown of such correlations.
Rapid7 yesterday disclosed that multiple vulnerabilities affect the Fortress S03 WiFi Home Security System. Rapid7 disclosed the vulnerabilities three months after reporting them to Fortress, during which time Rapid7 says it received no acknowledgement from Fortress. Lawyers representing Fortress told TechCrunch that Rapid7's claims were "false, purposely misleading and defamatory," but they were short on details.
Intel471 has issued an account of the way in which underworld criminal markets have commodified business email compromise attacks, now adapted for and available to even the meanest criminal understanding.
Flashpoint looks at Russian sources who've been talking to the LockBit gang. Among other things, LockBit dismisses reports that they're under law enforcement pressure.
Bloomberg has an account of an upsurge in cyberattacks against Australian targets, largely government agencies and universities. Their conclusions point to China, and see the precipitating event as Prime Minister Morrison's call, in April of 2020, for an international investigation into the origins of the coronavirus. The call was not to Beijing's pleasure, and the response was delivered in cyberspace.
Le Devoir reports that Québec's Ministry of Health is assuring citizens of the province that the QR codes used in its vaccine-tracking system are safe. The reassurance comes after Crypto.Québec reported that QR codes associated with prominent political figures had been compromised, with attendant exposure of personal data.