Jackpotting has arrived in the US. Hitherto seen most often in Eastern Europe and East Asia, the hacking of ATMs to get them to spill cash to a waiting mule has now appeared in the US. The Secret Service is working with banks and ATM vendors to contain the problem.
Fitness app Strava published heat maps showing the exercise patterns of its users. The data are "aggregated and anonymized," but critics point out that the patterns on the map effectively reveal the locations of "secret army bases," as the Guardian puts it. Strava says military users should just opt out of the reporting. It's worth noting that critics know the patterns correspond to bases because they already know where those bases are, and the secrecy of some of the locations (like Groom Lake, Nevada) is pretty attenuated anyway.
A new secure communications app, "Muslim Crypt," is out, and designed specifically for the jihadi market.
Research indicates that widely used electronic sensors are susceptible to transduction attacks, which suggests a greatly expanded Internet-of-things attack surface.
The epidemic of cryptomining shows no signs of abating. In direct theft of cryptocurrency, thieves set a new record: Japanese exchange Coincheck was just looted of $530 million, more than was taken from the previous record-holder, Mt. Gox.
Pyongyang tells London to mind its own business about WannaCry, which Pyongyang says it didn't do in the first place, and while you're at it, London, stop copying Washington. So there. Usual threats of massive righteous cyber retaliation...