Militia said to be target of US cyberattack. Myanmar shuts down networks. Spam campaign. Supply chain issues for Huawei gear. Election security. Recovering from ransomware by paying up?


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Sources name a Shi’ite militia aligned with Iran as one target of last week’s US cyberattacks. Myanmar shuts down mobile networks in its Rakhine province, where the Buddhist insurgents of the Arakan Army have been using Facebook for coordination and inspiration. A major spam campaign is distributing LokiBot and NanoCore. Finite State finds bugs in Huawei gear. Election security notes. And paying the ransom to ransomware extortionists. David Dufour from Webroot on the different trends they are tracking in Europe vs. the US. Guest is David Politis from BetterCloud with a warning about information sprawl.

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