The US District Court for the District of Columbia yesterday granted a nationwide preliminary injunction stopping the US ban on TikTok transactions. Fortune notes that the judge left the November deadline for TikTok's sale in place.
Microsoft has taken down eighteen Azure Active Directory accounts used by Gadolinium (also known as APT40, Leviathan, or Kryptonite Panda), a Chinese government threat actor active mostly against maritime and healthcare companies. Gadolinium’s recent campaign has proceeded by spearphishing.
The Guardian reports that the head of the UK’s Strategic Command, General Sir Patrick Sanders, says Prime Minister Johnson has directed him to ensure that the UK remains a "leading full-spectrum cyber power,” and that includes deploying significant offensive capability.
Magyar Telekom said, according to Reuters, that Hungary’s banking and telecoms sectors suffered a brief but sharp disruption last Thursday. Magyar Telekom said the distributed denial-of-service attack was mounted by “Russian, Chinese, and Vietnamese hackers,” but that the company was able to thwart the attack quickly. A qualification: the servers used were in Russia, China, and Vietnam, but that in itself is insufficient for attribution.
On Saturday Tyler Technologies warned that two of its customers had reported suspicious logons to their systems using Tyler credentials. The Dallas Morning News says the company was hit by an unspecified ransomware strain.
BleepingComputer reports that REvil, the Sodinokibi ransomware gang, has put its alt-coin where its virtual mouth is, posting a million dollars in Bitcoin to a Russophone hacking forum where it hopes to recruit new criminal affiliates.