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Keeping tabs on the Lazarus Group as US-DPRK summit nears. Canada warns New Zealand of Chinese espionage. Content moderation.
North Korea's Lazarus Group has continued to target financial institutions for cybertheft, but it appears to be on its good behavior, for now at least, with respect to US institutions. The restraint is generally thought part of the DPRK's charm offensive during the run-up to the June 12th Kim-Trump summit.
A subunit of the Lazarus Group, which researchers at AhnLab track as the Andariel Group, has been active against South Korean targets. It's been using an ActiveX zero-day in its campaign. Bleeping Computer's been told by an anonymous source close to the investigation that the zero-day is being used to exploit Samsung SDS Acube installations.
A report by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service concludes that Chinese espionage and influence in New Zealand has reached a critical point. The report was delivered at an academic conference and so doesn't necessarily reflect CSIS official views, and CSIS has hastened to express its solidarity with fellow Five Eyes services in New Zealand. The report reflects ongoing Five Eyes suspicion of Chinese companies and organizations. The US Congress is considering holding ZTE's and Huawei's feet to its own fires of scrutiny, and a court case in Australia describes ZTE as a company "built to spy and bribe."
Google's efforts at content moderation or at least flagging have produced some preposterously tendentious results. The search giant's reliance on Wikipedia for moderation may be damaging Wikipedia.
Germany's BND wins a surveillance case in a Leipzig court: it can continue to monitor traffic in a Frankfurt hub.
Today's issue includes events affecting Australia, Canada, China, Germany, India, Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, New Zealand, Russia, Rwanda, and United States.
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