YouTube users suffered what appears to have been an extensive and coordinated account hijacking campaign over the weekend, ZDNet warns. The "car community" was particularly targeted, and the attacks seem to have begun with phishing.
Late Friday, Facebook identified data collection and handling issues with "tens of thousands" of applications associated with some four-hundred app developers. The findings came as the social network continues its self-inspection post-Cambridge Analytica.
Iran will take proposals for a Gulf regional security organization to the United Nations General Assembly’s annual summit this week, the Guardian reports. The intent is to assemble a “Coalition of Hope” designed for the most part to exclude the US and UK from a continuing role as protector of Iran’s regional rivals. The move occurs as tensions remain high over the September 14 drone attack against Saudi oil facilities.
There were reports over the weekend that Iranian petrochemical operations had been affected by a cyberattack. Iran took the social media chatter seriously enough to issue an official denial that there had been any successful attacks.
Much Gulf-regional conflict has involved cyber operations, CNBC observes, some in retaliation for kinetic actions like Iran’s shootdown of a US surveillance drone. The US is looking to cyber operations as an approach to deterrence. The New York Times says that US Cyber Command has been considering cyberattacks to disrupt Iranian oil production.
According to Reuters, Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou returns to court in Vancouver today, where her lawyers will press for details concerning her arrest.