Lithuania's parliamentary website was blocked with a DDoS attack yesterday as it prepared to webcast coverage of the World Congress of Crimean Tartars. The session whose coverage was temporarily blocked intended "to discuss mass violations of human Rights in Russian-occupied Crimea." Lithuanian authorities say the attack came "from abroad."
The US Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) sustained an "inadvertent breach" in February that affected records of some forty-four thousand customers. A departing employee downloaded files into a personal storage device, then took the device and the data. Both were returned shortly thereafter when the FDIC realized what had happened. No data appear to have been transferred or released.
BAE warns that a new, polymorphic version of Qbot malware is circulating in the wild. It's proving unusually evasive and difficult to interdict.
Heimdal reports that Atmos, an evolution of Zeus by way of Citadel, is actively targeting banks in France. It's also being delivered in conjunction with Teslacrypt.
A fresh strain of Android ransomware, known for now as "ANDROIDOS_SLOCKER.AXBB," has been reported by Trend Micro. The strain typically infests adult websites.
Cisco's Talos Labs is warning that "cryptoworms" appear to represent the future of ransomware. They're self-spreading, and require little or no user interaction to infect systems.
Some analysts boldly claim that shadow IT may have the sort of silver lining hitherto seen in BYOD.
Dell SecureWorks has a valuation as it approaches its IPO: $1.42 billion.
The US may ask for complete renegotiation of the Wassenaar cyber arms control accord.