Microsoft describes how Iran's APT33 ("Elfin" or "Refined Kitten") is engaged in attacks against industrial control systems, WIRED says.
Microsoft has also rebutted claims that Microsoft Teams served as the vector for the Doppelpaymer ransomware infestation suffered earlier this month by some Spanish companies, ZDNet reports. Redmond has also quashed rumors that the ransomware is being spread via the BlueKeep vulnerability.
CNN has obtained a warning the FBI has quietly circulated within the auto industry, warning that the US automobile sector is at heightened risk of cyberattack.
Nyotron today published the results of research into ransomware that exposes an attack technique that escapes detection by most anti-ransomware products. They call the technique “RIPlace;” they’ve also released a free tool that allows users to check their Windows systems for susceptibility to the attack.
Bugcrowd's CTO makes a glum prediction about Phineas Fisher's $100 thousand offer for anti-corporate hacktivist work: it will, he thinks, have some takers--it's certainly large enough.
End-to-end encryption seems likely, according to the New York Times, to be the next "bullseye" on the back of Big Tech, who may find themselves playing an unfamiliar role as paladins of civil liberties.
Some US Senators are arguing that 5G is a matter of such vital national importance that there ought to be a Federal 5G czar, the Washington Post reports.
Concerned about potential exploitation by foreign intelligence services, five US Senators have written Amazon to request an explanation of the data-handling and security practices of its smart doorbell subsidiary Ring.