As an attack on optical-equipment manufacturer Hoya shows, cryptojacking can disrupt production. (BeInCrypto has the report.)
Akamai has released a study of credential-stuffing attacks. This easily scaled, commodity form of attack especially affects media outlets, gaming companies, and the entertainment sector generally.
Researchers at IBM's X-Force find that online criminals are redoubling their efforts as tax season enters its homestretch. The attackers are showing a propensity to impersonate major payroll and accounting firms.
British Ministers are introducing strict controls over online content. The Telegraph calls it a victory for the "duty of care" the paper has been calling for; the Government says the proposed law's goal is the protection of children.
Facebook not only hosted a thriving, active collection of criminal groups trading in a vigorous hood-to-hood market, but as Gizmodo points out, the social networks algorithms even made it easy for the crooks to find one another. Facebook notes correctly that the groups were (for years) in violation of its terms of service, and has dismantled them, but the incident suggests how difficult it will be to police content.
US Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen resigned yesterday, citing her hope that her successor "will have the support of Congress and the courts in fixing the laws which have impeded our ability to fully secure America’s borders and which have contributed to discord in our nation’s discourse." The Washington Post says the former Secretary had been regarded as one of the Administration's most senior officials with significant cybersecurity experience.