The Australian Broadcasting Corporation has obtained what appears to be a leaked database showing individuals against whom Chinese intelligence services are developing detailed target packs. Some twenty-four-million people are on a list maintained by Shenzhen-based Zhenhua Data, believed to be a Ministry of State Security contractor.
Text from warnings Twitter distributed after the July 15th highjacking of high-profile accounts is being repurposed, HackRead reports, into bogus tweets containing malicious links.
Users of adult sites who navigate there with Internet Explorer 11 and view content with Adobe Flash Player are being served malvertising. Ars Technica notes that the aging systems are being used to infect site visitors with various forms of spyware and information stealers.
Microsoft announced yesterday that ByteDance had turned down Redmond's offer to buy TikTok's US operations. Oracle is the apparent winner in the competition for some form of control over TikTok in the US, but such control would appear to be more along the lines of a partnership structured to allay US security concerns than it would be an outright purchase, according to the Wall Street Journal. The Committee on Foreign Investment in the US will review the proposed "trusted tech partnership" to see if it meets the requirements of the relevant Executive Order.
The FBI said last Friday that it had investigated reports that Oregon wildfires had been set by “extremists” and determined them to be completely unfounded. Gizmodo reports that Facebook, where much of the misinformation has landed, is taking measures to stop the rumor.