Chinese espionage services are, according to FireEye, vigorously prospecting Cambodian political, media, and government targets in advance of that country's elections.
The large Ticketmaster breach disclosed on June 17th was, according to RiskIQ, just a small part of a much larger criminal card-skimming operation. Magecart, a criminal gang that's been active since at least 2015, is thought responsible. The entire caper extends to somewhat more than eight-hundred e-commerce sites worldwide. Magecart works by installing skimmer software into third-party components and services used by the retail sites.
iPhones have been crashing as they enter a denial-of-service condition that Apple patched Monday. The problem seems, observers say, to be related to Apple's willingness to placate China's government by ensuring that iOS devices in China won't display Taiwan's flag among its emoji options. Digita Security's Patrick Wardle, who investigated, believes devices crashed because iOS was coded to treat the Taiwan emoji as an invalid input. Confusion over location and language settings appear to trigger the problem.
The Pirate Bay is now telling users, upfront, that it intends to cryptojack their CPUs. They can like it or lump it: install an adblocker or get off their site.
The US Congress continues to question Google and Apple over user-tracking practices.
Facebook also remains under scrutiny. The UK's Information Commissioner has fined the company £500 thousand. Observers dismiss this as chickenfeed, but the Commissioner also called for an "ethical pause" in micro-targeted advertising, which could be more consequential if it turns out to more than aspirational.