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Ukrainian security firm ISSP adds its voice to those warning of signs of an impending wave of cyberattacks on that country. Ukraine's independence day will be celebrated tomorrow, August 24th; politically motivated or state-directed cyberattacks have in the past coincided with major holidays.
The US Navy's investigations into this week's collision between the destroyer USS John S. McCain continue, as does the sad work of recovering the sailors who lost their lives in the incident. Much talk centers on issues of basic seamanship (China's navy suggesting that the Americans are too overstretched to be good sailors) but US Navy officials say they haven't ruled out the possibility of cyberattack. Note: "possibility." It's early in the investigation and consideration of cyberattack is a sensible measure. There are unconfirmed stories, however, sourced on background, that the Navy has concluded there was no cyber attack, but these are preliminary comments from anonymous sources. We'll continue to follow this aspect of the developing story.
Security firm Zscaler today announced that on August 21st it found two more malicious apps in Google Play. The first one they uncovered was an app called "Earn Real Money Gift Cards," which was a variant of the familiar BankBot. The second is a malicious game, "Bubble Shooter Wild Life," which is unusual (Zscaler calls it "unique") in that it abuses Android's Accessibility Service to install code in victim machines.
US state regulators continue to advance cybersecurity standards. New York begins the first phase of its financial cyber regulations Monday.
Today's issue includes events affecting Afghanistan, Australia, China, Indonesia, Ireland, Pakistan, Russia, Spain, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States
In today's podcast, we hear from our partners at the SANS Technology Institute and the ISC Stormcast podcast as Johannes Ullrich discusses hacks of Uber driver accounts. Our guest is Tony Dahbura from the Johns Hopkins University's Information Security Institute, who'll talk to us about what executives should know about cybersecurity.