Magecart strikes again, this time at Philippine media conglomerate ABS-CBN.
ESET researchers report an infestation of malicious financial apps in Google Play. The apps have since been removed. In operation since June of this year, they presented themselves as apps belonging to the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited, the ASB Bank, the TSB Bank, PostFinance (Swiss Post's financial services unit), the Polish Bank Zachodni WBK (now rebranded as Santander Bank Polska), and Bitpanda. This last is one of the more interesting targets: Bitpanda is an Austrian cryptocurrency exchange that doesn't even have an app.
Zscaler notes that a cloud hosting service is being abused by hackers. Congeco Peer 1 is hosting domains used to serve a range of phishing attacks and attempts on cryptocurrency wallets. According to Zscaler's blog, the problems have been around since February of this year.
Determined to do better this election cycle, Facebook is offering bipartisan help to campaigns, get-out-the-vote support, and an anti-disinformation war room.
The UK's ICO will fine Equifax £500,000 for last year's data breach. Some 15 million individuals were affected in the UK.
Beijing has opened a campaign to influence Taiwan's coming elections. Expecting this to be the case, Taiwan is preparing itself. So far, new malware tools have been discovered targeting government agencies. Taiwan officials believe the number of cyber attacks will rise before their November elections in an attempt to undermine President Tsai Ing-wen and her efforts to resist Beijing’s claim to Taiwan.