Iran hacks for influence. Brazilian PII up for auction. Prince Harry vs. Fleet Street. Electrical infrastructure cyber risk. Paying ransom. HildaCrypt developers say they’re going straight.

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Iranian threat group Phosphorus (or Charming Kitten) has been found active against US elections and other targets. A big database of PII on Brazilians is up for auction in the dark web souks. Prince Harry takes a legal whack at Fleet Street. An Atlantic Council session takes a look at electrical infrastructure cyber risk. An Alabama medical system pays the ransom to get its files back. And HildaCrypt’s developers say it was all in fun, and release their own keys. Joe Carrigan from JHU ISI on the wider availability of malicious lightning charging cables.

For links to all of today's stories check our our CyberWire daily news brief:

https://thecyberwire.com/issues/issues2019/October/CyberWire_2019_10_07.html

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