Google's Threat Analysis Group has outlined a watering-hole campaign apparently designed by "a well-resourced group, likely state-backed" exploiting a MacOS vulnerability to spy on Hong Kong democracy advocates.
The CEO-designate of controversial intercept vendor NSO Group has stepped down before formally assuming leadership of the company, Reuters reports. Isaac Benbenisti explained in his letter to NSO Group's chairman that "special circumstances" arising from the company's placement on a US blacklist render it impossible for him to carry out his vision for the firm's future.
CISA yesterday released eighteen industrial control system advisories.
Tensions in Eastern Europe rise over Russian troop movements (Bloomberg quotes US Secretary of State Blinken as saying the deployments resemble the run-up to the 2014 invasion of Crimea). Belarus's push of migrants over the Polish, Latvian, and Lithuanian borders (which Foreign Policy calls "exporting instability") and Minsk's threats to stop natural gas deliveries to the EU (should the EU sanction Belarus, the Washington Post says) and are additional, and in Poland's view, the BBC reports, coordinated sources of friction. Bloomberg writes that the US has warned the EU of the possibility of a Russian attack against Ukraine, but Russia's ambassador to the UN, according to the Military Times, says there will be no invasion unless Russia is "provoked" (and then cites alleged instances of provocation). Expect cyber tensions to rise accordingly.