The Australian Federal Parliament was subjected to a cyberattack that seems to have been largely unsuccessful. ABC says investigators think it's probably a foreign attack.
Bitdefender warns that Triout spyware has been bundled with altered copies of the legitimate Android privacy app Psiphon. Triout, discovered last year bundled with an adult-content app, records calls, logs incoming texts, records videos, takes pictures and collects GPS coordinates. Bitdefender thinks the combination of high capability and low infection rate suggests that the spyware's masters are using it against carefully selected targets. The clean version of Psiphon is the one sold through Google Play; avoid buying it from other stores.
KrebsOnSecurity reports that there's been a recent phishing campaign targeting officers at credit unions who are responsible for anti-money-laundering measures.
Amazon founder and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos says AMI, the National Enquirer's corporate parent, is trying to blackmail him into calling the Post off stories AMI would prefer it didn't run. AMI seems to have told Mr. Bezos they have, and will publish, intimate selfies. He's responded by preemptively telling everyone what's in those selfies. How the Enquirer got the selfies is unclear, TechCrunch reports, and also notes that the Enquirer is an old hand at getting embarrassing pictures. AMI, according to the Independent, is conducting its own internal investigation to see if it might have done something wrong, which it doesn't think it did.
Thought IE was a browser? Think again. Microsoft says it's a "compatibility solution" that should be used selectively,