The Panama Papers are expected to be released later today in the form of a searchable online database. Personal information thought potentially valuable to criminals, or unduly injurious to individuals’ privacy, will be redacted or otherwise rendered accessible, the ICIJ says. Canadians and New Zealanders are among the groups expected to suffer some degree of exposure.
OpIcarus continues to work its disruptive way into more banking sites, still poking around Mare Nostrum, but extending its reach to banks in Panama, Kenya, and the Bailiwick of Guernsey.
The hackers responsible for a breach at Qatar National Bank (thought to be members of a Turkish group, but the identification remains obscure) appear to have hit the UAE’s InvestBank with publication of similar information.
India accuses Pakistan’s ISI of trolling the Indian military with spyware-bearing gaming and music apps.
The US command responsible for doing things to ISIS has gone coy about cyber operations. The public spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve is on Reddit, riffing on Fight Club’s rules. That the information operations battle will be a tough one for anti-ISIS forces is suggested by, first, widespread suspicion among Iraqis that ISIS is really a wheels-within-wheels American cat’s paw, and, second, ISIS’s angry engagement with Islamic theologians (in which disputes Ibn Rushd would have recognized resurface).
Cyber security stocks were clobbered in the market late last week, as investors found reports from bellwethers FireEye, Imperva, and CyberArk disappointing.
Twitter tells Dataminr to stop providing its social media feeds to the US Intelligence Community.