A cyber vigilante has hacked into the ZooPark surveillance group Kaspersky discovered operating in the Middle East. The vigilante has released a good tranche of what he (she?) discovered, along with disparaging remarks about the folly of reusing code.
Malicious Chrome extensions continue their cryptojacking success.
Flashpoint reports the source code for Treasure Hunter point-of-sale malware has leaked online. To bet on form, expect when malware source code leaks, a surge in criminal activity soon follows.
Malicious photo editor apps have been found in Google Play.
Researchers at Cisco's' Talos unit have found GrandCrab ransomware lurking in a variety of legitimate but compromised websites.
Kaspersky has found seventeen critical vulnerabilities in the widely used Open Platform Communications Unified Automation (OPC UA) protocol. OPC UA is widely used by developers working in the industrial Internet-of-things.
Release of Russian Facebook ads shows how the troll farms refined their messaging and used it opportunistically to damage the credibility of US institutions during the last Presidential election.
A former CIA officer has been charged with spying for China.
In Los Angeles, an alleged hacker has been indicted for illegally accessing and defacing military, government, and business websites. The alleged hacker, who used the handles "Anderson Albuquerque" and "AlfabetoVirtual," is thought to have hacked as a hobby.
Researchers show there's a dog whistle for Siri, Alexa, and Google's Assistant.
Industry experts are, almost as a group, pointing to Iran, talking about Iranian cyber reprisal for US withdrawal from the nuclear agreement as a done deal.