The US FBI has issued an alert that ransomware represents a "high-impact" threat.
The UK's NCSC warns of pervasive exploitation of widely-used VPNs.
The New York Times reports that the European Court of Justice ruled today that national courts may order Facebook to take down and restrict access to content globally. The case originated with an Austrian Green Party politician who requested removal of unflattering comments an unnamed individual had posted to a personal page. (The plaintiff, Eva Glawischnig-Piesczek, alleged that three bits of content were impermissibly objectionable. Specifically, she objected to "traitor to the people," "corrupt clod," and "fascist.") Columbia Global Freedom of Expression has an overview.
Facebook yesterday received a letter from US Senators Warner (Democrat of Virginia) and Rubio (Republican of Florida) asking for an explanation of its policies and technical capabilities with respect to deep fakes and fabricated news generally.
An Australian National University review of its data breach concludes that the hackers got in by spearphishing a senior member of the university's staff. The Australian Financial Review reports that ANU declined to name a culprit, but called the attackers "sophisticated" and probably interested in fraud. 10Daily says the phishing victim simply previewed the email, and didn't interact with it in any other way.
Business Insider says FireEye has retained Goldman Sachs, as the security company explores putting itself up for sale.
In a year where CrowdStrike finds cybercriminals more active than state-sponsored hackers, Chinese intelligence services have been taken a leading role in industrial espionage.