An unattributed cyberattack against Georgian targets has taken down some two-thousand websites and the national television station, according to the BBC.
Microsoft yesterday reported finding indications that Russia's GRU ("Strontium," in Microsoft's internal lexicon, "Fancy Bear" and "APT28" to others) has resumed targeting networks of anti-doping agencies that police international sports. Fancy Bear was active against anti-doping groups during the last Olympiad, when officials disqualified Russian teams for widespread use of performance-enhancing drugs. Microsoft's notice suggests that Moscow has neither forgotten nor forgiven, and that organizations connected with what's called "the Olympic Movement" can expect more hostile attention in cyberspace through next summer's Tokyo games. Japanese authorities have been aware of, and preparing for, cyber threats to the games since 2015 at least.
Johannesburg has declined to pay the ransom the Shadow Kill Hackers demanded, and has called upon international support to help with recovery, SowetanLIVE reports.
Menlo Security says the Adwind jRAT has grown stealthier.
The US Federal Communications Commission has proposed rules that would prevent recipients of Universal Service Funds (USF) from using that money to "purchase equipment or services from companies that threaten national security." The measure, which the FCC will vote on this November 19th, isn't restricted to any particular companies or countries, but the Commission specifically calls out Huawei and ZTE as examples of the companies it has in mind. USF money is designed to support rural telecommunications infrastructure.
Pwn2Own, Dark Reading says, will add industrial control systems to its bug-hunting target list this January.