ZDNet, citing NetLab 360, says that North Korea's Lazarus Group has begun using the Dacts Trojan as it pivots from a concentration on Windows targets into the Linux ecosystem.
KeyFactor warns that encryption weaknesses in RSA keys (the weaknesses arise from poor entropy, that is, inadequate randomness in key generation) could leave large numbers of IoT devices vulnerable to exploitation.
Check Point urges WhatsApp users to update to the latest version of the app. Their researchers have found that attackers could hit older versions and permanently delete chats, as well as work other mischief.
The city of Pensacola, Florida, continues to recover from the ransomware attack it sustained. The mayor is short on details but says things are going well, WUWF reports. The city has, according to the Pensacola News Journal, hired Deloitte to figure out exactly what damage was done.
In Louisiana, as New Orleans continues its recovery from a Ruyk ransomware attack, a similar incident hits Baton Rouge Community College, the Advocate reports.
Julian Assange is expected to argue during his upcoming extradition hearings that, during the period he enjoyed asylum, holed up in Ecuador's London embassy, he was illegally monitored, and that the data collected in such personal surveillance was sold to the US CIA. This, he is thought likely to maintain, is evidence that he won't be able to receive a fair trial in the US, where he faces multiple charges of violating the Espionage Act, the Guardian reports. Mr. Assange is currently in British custody.