Iranian threat groups, Charming Kitten among them, have attracted attention this week with reports of their having made quiet inroads into compromising Western, especially US, infrastructure. No major attacks are reported, but security organizations have their eyes open.
Researchers at the University of Birmingham report finding flaws in a banking security app that expose the data of millions of bank customers to credential theft.
oBike, the widely used bicycle-sharing app, is investigating a leak that may have affected users in some fourteen countries.
Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency prices are way up in a major speculative bubble, and criminal attention is enthusiastically keeping pace.
Microsoft has issued an emergency out-of-band patch to its Malware Engine.
WikiLeaks faces more US investigation.
Today is the day ISIS promised to bring America to its knees with a massive cyberattack. A video posted by adherents of the terrorist group formerly known as the Caliphate promised, "We will face you with a massive cyber-war…Black days you will remember.” The specific group making the threat was the "Electronic Ghosts of the Caliphate" or the "Caliphate Cyber Ghosts," but as we go to press the only sign of ISIS hacking appears to have been some defacement of the Gloucester Township website (we believe this is the Gloucester Township in southern New Jersey). "The lions of the Caliphate will be at your door" is what Fleet Street's Daily Mail reported was said, but when we looked it all seemed in order—the mayor's picture was up, looking good.