The Daily Beast reports that Fancy Bear is snuffling around Senator Claire McCaskill (Democrat of Missouri) and some of her staffers.
For all the recent concern expressed in the US about Russian election and infrastructure finagling and reconnaissance, Russia's not the only adversary the US faces in cyberspace. This week's report by the National Counterintelligence and Security Center takes note of extensive Chinese and Iranian operations as well.
In these last two cases, the recent activity has tended toward cyberespionage of an industrial kind. Chinese operators work to gain commercial advantage. Tehran's hackers are out for technology that could improve Iran's missile and space programs. The Iranian threat group called out in the Center's report is being called "Rocket Kitten," it being as customary to give Iranian groups feline names as it is call Russian ones Bears.
Flashpoint researchers report that malware loaders continue their evolution and proliferation. They offer two new loaders, Aurora and Kardon, as examples.
Cisco's Talos group has found twenty vulnerabilities in Samsung SmartThings Hub controllers. They say flaws could enable attackers to control the smart home from light bulb to thermostat, and to remotely monitor activity through connected devices.
Google's security keys, which the company says protect its 85 thousand employees from phishing, look good, but unsurprisingly they're not a 24-carat perfect password alternative. KnowBe4 suggests ways in which the keys might prove hackable.
Tenable began offering its shares on the Nasdaq yesterday, and its debut was a very good one: up 32% at closing.