Symantec reported late yesterday its discovery of an extensive Chinese cyberespionage campaign targeting US satellite operators, telecommunications companies, and defense contractors. The campaign's goal is interception of military and civilian communications. Symantec has notified the appropriate US authorities.
According to Bitdefender, the Zacinlo rootkit is out in renewed form, this time concealed within a malicious VPN product, S5Mark. It affects Windows 10 machines.
Developers failure to secure Google Firebase apps has resulted in more than three-thousand leaky apps. Appthority says more than one-hundred-million records have been exposed by inattentive development.
In another instance of black markets behaving like legitimate markets, the proprietor of the Kardon Loader (nom-de-hack "Yattaze") is soliciting beta-testing for their malware. Researchers at Arbor’s Security Engineering & Response Team (ASERT) say Kardon Loader allows users to build their own botshop, with potential for resale on the criminal-to-criminal market.
Cryptocurrencies fell today on news that another South Korean exchange, Bithumb, was looted of about $31 million.
Akamai notes declarations of #Opicarus2018 emerging from the hive-mind of Anonymous. The calls to action project attacks on financial institution between the 21st and 28th of June. The op includes or subsumes several others: #OpPayBack, #OpIcarus, #DeleteTheElite, and #SosNicaragua. Anonymous ops have tended to fizzle badly over the last several years, but the declared targets would do well be on heightened alert over the next week or so.
The European Parliament passed a new copyright regulation out of committee. Critics say it will turn the Internet into a surveillance and control tool.