Security experts, vendors, business and the NSA are developing a standardized language that rather than autonomously understands threats, acts on them.
Republican Data Broker Exposes 198M Voter Records
Almost 200 million voter profiles culled by Republican data broker Deep Root Analytics were left exposed on an Amazon S3 server.
Mexican Journalists, Lawyers Focus of Government Spyware
Dozens of Mexican journalists, lawyers, and even a child, were hit with Pegasus, commercially-produced spyware, as part of a campaign believed to be carried out by the nation’s government.
Threatpost News Wrap, June 16, 2017
Mike Mimoso and Chris Brook discuss the news of the week, including Microsoft’s XP patches, Hidden Cobra, a Nigerian BEC campaign, MacRansom, and more.
Someone Failed to Contain WannaCry
As reports of the NSA officially connecting WannaCry to North Korea surface, experts are saying developers failed to contain the ransomware before it was ready for deployment.
Wikileaks Alleges Years of CIA D-Link and Linksys Router Hacking Via ‘Cherry Blossom’ Program
The latest dump from Wikileaks alleges the CIA installed custom router firmware on unsuspecting targets in order to spy on internet activity.
DHS, FBI Warn of North Korea ‘Hidden Cobra’ Strikes Against US Assets
DHS and the FBI warned that North Korean attackers are targeting U.S. businesses with malware- and botnet-related attacks that are part of concerted effort dubbed “Hidden Cobra.”
Delays In Unlocking Cellphones Seized In Inauguration Day Protests?
Cellphone data may play a key role in prosecuting people arrested at inauguration day protests, according to an article shared by Slashdot reader Mosquito Bites. A U.S. attorney acknowledged that “the government recovered cell phones from more than 100 indicted…
Windows 10 Mitigations Make Future EternalBlue Attacks Difficult
Now that researchers have built a port of EternalBlue to Windows 10, they’ve probably only now caught up to what the NSA has had for a long while.
EFF Sues DOJ Over National Security Letter Disclosure Rules
The Electronic Frontier Foundation sued the United States Department of Justice demanding to know whether the agency is complying with rules that mandate a periodic review of National Security Letter gag orders.