A FaceTime bug was disclosed early this morning. 9to5Mac reports that you can call someone using FaceTime and start hearing audio from their phone before they even pick up. The problem seems to affect iOS devices running iOS 12.1 or later. Apple has made the Group FaceTime server (where the bug is located) temporarily unavailable until Cupertino comes up with a permanent fix.
Deep Instinct announced this morning that a new variant of information-stealing FormBook is circulating in the wild. FormBook is now using DropMyBin, which Deep Instinct describes as a "malware-friendly" hosting service appearing in various criminal markets. The service appears to be operated at least in part from Russia, probably by Russian cybercriminals.
xDedic, the online marketplace that traded in hacked servers, has been taken down, ZDNet reports. The FBI announced that the illicit service's site had been seized pursuant to a US Federal warrant. The takedown was an international operation featuring substantial European support and cooperation. XDedic's infrastructure had been located mostly in Belgium and Ukraine. Cyberpolice Ukraine tweeted that they have three suspects in custody.
Europol is pursuing users of booter services, TechCrunch reports. The DDoS-for-hire service Webstressor having been taken down, the authorities are now tackling the demand side of this criminal market.
The US has filed more charges against Huawei: thirteen counts, the New York Law Journal says, involving fraud and money-laundering.
North Korea's Kim has announced ambitious financial goals, and CyberScoop says observers think them likely to prompt a surge in DPRK hacking.