The US Justice Department has secured another indictment against Huawei. Tech Crunch calls the sixteen-charge indictment "sprawling." The charges are being brought as a RICO conspiracy, so the US Justice Department is using the law that put so much of La Cosa Nostra behind bars to prosecute Huawei for racketeering. The US alleges a decade-long conspiracy to steal the intellectual property of US firms. The defendants are Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.; Huawei Device Co., Ltd.; Huawei Device Usa Inc.; Futurewei Technologies, Inc.; Skycom Tech Co., Ltd.; and Wanzhou Meng, the company's CFO who's currently in Vancouver, British Columbia, fighting extradition to the US.
Huawei calls the charges baseless, and another move by the US to "irrevocably damage" the company. Huawei says it expects to "prevail" in court.
Lawfare points out that Huawei has shifted position, a bit, on the Wall Street Journal's report that the company's devices were backdoored. They've moved from saying "we can't intercept traffic" to "we could intercept traffic, but someone would notice if we did."
The FBI and CISA have released six Malware Analysis Reports detailing malware used by North Korea's Hidden Cobra, according to BleepingComputer.
Iran, which had been slow to attribute blame for last weekend's distributed denial-of-service attack, has now decided to call the incident an American operation, Tasnim reports.
Researchers at Cisco's Duo worked with Google to help Mountain View take down more than five-hundred malicious extensions from its store. The bad Chrome extensions were part of an extensive malvertising and click-fraud network.