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Dateline Moscow, Kyiv, and Beijing: Cyber phases of a hybrid war.

Ukraine at D+63: Fire and counterfire, physical and virtual. (The CyberWire) Russian fire remains heavy as Ukraine marshals countermeasures and appears ready to take the war to Russia proper Both sides exchange cyberattacks, and a well-known Chinese threat actor turns its attention to Russia.

What Happened on Day 63 of the War in Ukraine (New York Times) The Kremlin halted natural gas shipments to Poland and Bulgaria in its toughest response yet to European sanctions. Explosions inside Russia near the Ukraine border raised fears that the war might spread.

Russia pummels Ukraine’s Sumy region with 50 blasts in half an hour: Report (Newsweek) The head of the Sumy Regional Military Administration reported that Russian forces blasted the Sumy Region over 50 times within 30 minutes on Wednesday.

Russia attacks infrastructure in western Ukraine to slow supply lines (the Guardian) Railways, fuel depots and bridges are being targeted to hinder delivery of weapons to Donbas

Russia Crisis Military Assessment: The race to resupply Ukraine (Atlantic Council) Victory in the Donbas will go to whichever side seizes the advantage in offensive fires and resupply efforts, according to our military fellows.

Russia Suffers Another Fire at a Supply Depot as It Advances in Eastern Ukraine (Wall Street Journal) The blaze near Belgorod, around 15 miles from the Ukrainian border, was the latest in a series of incidents to afflict Russian military facilities in regions adjacent to Ukraine in recent weeks that could pressure supply lines to Russian forces.

Fears Are Mounting That Ukraine War Will Spill Across Borders (New York Times) American and European officials say their concern is based in part on a growing conviction that the war will not end any time soon.

Mystery fires at sensitive facilities compound Russia’s war challenge (Washington Post) A series of unexplained fires and explosions at strategic locations in Russia, including a sensitive defense research site and the country’s largest chemical plant, have raised suspicions of some kind of sabotage.

Russian War Report: Geolocating fires in Bryansk (Atlantic Council) On April 25, large fires were reported in Bryansk, Russia, just 100 kilometers from the Ukrainian border. DFRLab geolocated the fires to confirm an armed forces fuel depot was damaged.

U.S. Sharing More Intelligence With Ukraine for Fight in Donbas (Bloomberg) Move comes as Russia shifts focus of war to east and south. Turner, Rubio had urged administration to ease restrictions.

Russia-Ukraine war: Moscow warns west of ‘harsh response’ to encouragement of Ukrainian strikes in Russian territories – live (the Guardian) West must stop ‘trying our patience’ over Ukrainian strikes across border, Russian foreign ministry warns

Putin threatens Ukraine allies as Truss urges ‘doubling down’ on support for Kyiv (the Guardian) Russian president says retaliation against outside interference will be ‘lightning-fast’ as UK foreign secretary calls for total expulsion of Russian forces.

Analysis: An end to bloodshed in Ukraine never seemed further away (CNN) Rhetoric from US and Russian officials is heating up as the war on the ground gets more vicious. And the battle being waged using tools of economic warfare shows no signs of slowing down. As the war in Ukraine grinds into its third month, the prospects of any kind of peace never seemed more remote.

Finland and Sweden could join NATO quickly, Stoltenberg says (Reuters) Finland and Sweden will be able to join NATO quickly should they decide to ask for membership in the Western military alliance, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Thursday.

Russian soldiers force Mariupol residents to dig mass graves in exchange for food (The Telegraph) Vadim Boichenko, the city’s mayor, says the revelation has been confirmed by locals conscripted to help bury the dead

Kyiv pulls down Soviet-era monument symbolising Russian-Ukrainian friendship (The Telegraph) The eight-metre (27-ft) statue was decapitated on Tuesday before the rest of the monument came crashing down

Occupied Ukrainian city fears sham Russian referendum plans (AP NEWS) Ever since Russian forces took the southern Ukrainian city of Kherson in early March, residents sensed the occupiers had a special plan for their town. Now, amid a crescendo of warnings from Ukraine that Russia plans to stage a sham referendum to transform the territory into a pro-Moscow “people’s republic,” it appears locals guessed right.

The Fight for Ukraine Is Forging a New World (Foreign Policy) If Ukraine prevails against Russia, the global movement toward a more empowered and freer digital world will accelerate.

As NATO weighs nuclear war risk, U.S. security “assurances” upset Ukraine (Newsweek) Ukrainians fear the U.S. will offer only vague assurances rather than a concrete commitment to defend Kyiv against future Russian aggression.

Ukraine Latest: Biden to Speak on Ukraine, Prepares Aid Package (Bloomberg) U.S. President Joe Biden plans to deliver remarks Thursday on support for Ukraine as his administration looks to soon send to Congress a proposal for weapons and humanitarian assistance for Kyiv that would last through September.

From one US ambassador to Ukraine to another: An urgent to-do list (Atlantic Council) Former US envoy to Ukraine John E. Herbst offers a few words of wisdom to Bridget Brink.

Russia ramps up “war of disinformation” as “Victory Day” looms (Newsweek) Russian officials have increased messages warning NATO to not become more involved in Ukraine.

Russian Cyber Capabilities Have ‘Reached Their Full Potential,’ Ukrainian Official Says (Wall Street Journal) Russia hasn’t demonstrated very sophisticated or destructive cyberattacks and Ukraine is able to resist attempts to hack its infrastructure, according to a top Ukrainian cyber official.
“Russian cyber offensive operations likely reached their full potential and we do believe the international commu

Industroyer2: Nozomi Networks Labs Analyzes the IEC 104 Payload (Nozomi Networks) Nozomi Networks Labs presents findings from their analysis of an Industroyer2 malware sample, along with recommendations to increase protection.

Special Report: Ukraine (Microsoft) An overview of Russia’s cyberattack activity in Ukraine

Microsoft discloses onslaught of Russian cyberattacks on Ukraine (Reuters) Russian government hackers carried out multiple cyber operations against Ukraine that appeared to support Moscow’s military attacks and online propaganda campaigns, Microsoft said in a report on Wednesday.

Microsoft details rampant cyber warfare corresponding to Russian invasion (SC Magazine) Microsoft released a timeline of nearly 250 cyber operations from six separate Russian-aligned threat groups since the waning days before Russia began its physical assault. Microsoft also detailed cyber operations dating back almost a year in preparation for the physical attack.

Russia Uses Cyberattacks in Ukraine to Support Military Strikes, Report Finds (New York Times) A new study by Microsoft shows that Russian cyberattacks often happened within days or even hours of missile strikes.

Microsoft Ukraine Report Warns of Coming Zero-Day Exploits — Redmondmag.com (Redmondmag) Microsoft on Wednesday announced a report chronicling cyberattacks on the Ukraine associated with Russia’s invasion, and suggested that such attacks soon could spread worldwide.

Russian hacking in Ukraine has been extensive and intertwined with military operations, Microsoft says (CNN) At least six different Kremlin-linked hacking groups have conducted nearly 240 cyber operations against Ukrainian targets, Microsoft said Wednesday, in data reveal a broader scope of alleged Russian cyberattacks during the war on Ukraine than previously documented.

Microsoft Says Russia Flooding Ukraine With Hacks Amid War (Law360) Hacking groups backed by the Kremlin have launched close to 40 destructive cyberattacks on Ukraine’s government and critical infrastructure since Russia’s invasion of the country, and began setting the stage for their intrusions as early as March 2021, Microsoft Corp. said Wednesday.

A chilling Russian cyber aim in Ukraine: Digital dossiers (AP NEWS) Russia’s relentless digital assaults on Ukraine may have caused less damage than many anticipated.

Russia Is Being Hacked at an Unprecedented Scale (Wired) From “IT Army” DDoS attacks to custom malware, the country has become a target like never before.

BRONZE PRESIDENT targets Russian speakers with updated PlugX – Blog (Secureworks) : The threat group’s targeting shift could reflect a change in China’s intelligence collection requirements due to the war in Ukraine.

Chinese Cyberspies Targeting Russian Military (SecurityWeek) State-sponsored cyberespionage group Mustang Panda starts targeting Russian military as Chinese interests shift towards the Russian-Ukraine war.

Chinese state-backed hackers now target Russian state officers (BleepingComputer) Security researchers analyzing a phishing campaign targeting Russian officials found evidence that points to the China-based threat actor tracked as Mustang Panda (also known as HoneyMyte and Bronze President).

Research points to a Chinese hacking effort targeting a Russian border unit (CyberScoop) The findings add detail to other suspected Chinese hacking campaigns in Europe related to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Chinese APT Bronze President Mounts Spy Campaign on Russian Military (Dark Reading) The war in Ukraine appears to have triggered a change in mission for the APT known as Bronze President (aka Mustang Panda).

Opportunity in the midst of chaos: Russian-speaking cybercriminals grapple with sanctions and forum takedowns (Digital Shadows) This blog explores how current events are shaping the Russian-language cybercriminal scene and how some Russian-speaking cybercriminals are responding to a changing threat landscape.

Canada lawmakers vote unanimously to label Russia’s acts in Ukraine as ‘genocide’ (Reuters) Canadian lawmakers voted unanimously on Wednesday to call Russia’s attacks in Ukraine a “genocide”, with members of parliament saying there was “ample evidence of systemic and massive war crimes against humanity” being committed by Moscow.

‘Ukraine Is a Crime Scene,’ But War Crimes Cases Against Russians Are Hard to Prosecute and Prove (Military.com) It’s a far legal reach to verify evidence in a war zone, gain custody of a defendant, find the proper court of jurisdiction, and prove a case.

Some 1,150 corpses recovered in Ukraine’s Kyiv region since war began – police (Reuters) The bodies of 1,150 civilians have been recovered in Ukraine’s Kyiv region since Russia’s invasion and 50-70% of them have bullet wounds from small arms, Kyiv police said on Thursday.

EU nations accuse Russia of using natural gas as ‘blackmail’ (AP NEWS) Polish and Bulgarian leaders accused Moscow of using natural gas to blackmail their countries after Russia’s state-controlled energy company stopped supplying them with gas Wednesday.

EXPLAINER: What’s behind Russia’s natural gas cutoff? (AP NEWS) Russia’s Gazprom says it is halting natural gas supplies to Poland and Bulgaria , escalating tensions between the Kremlin and Europe over energy and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine — and adding new urgency to plans to reduce and then end the continent’s dependence on Russia as a supplier of oil and gas.

As Ukraine pushes Russia back, Europe wavers on energy sanctions (Newsweek) Ukrainian politicians and officials told Newsweek that Western partners must press their economic offensive on Russia, not descend into internal bickering.

EU ‘prepared’ for Russian gas halt, says EC President, as prices surge (S&P Global) European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said April 27 the EU was working on a coordinated response to the cut off of Russian gas deliveries to Bulgaria and Poland, adding that the EU was “p

EU plans coordinated response to Russian gas cuts – EC (Montel) (Montel) The EU is working on a coordinated response to a decision by Russia’s Gazprom to cut gas supplies to European customers, said European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen on Wednesday.

EU says ‘era of Russian fossil fuels in Europe is coming to an end’ (France 24) The EU on Wednesday accused Russia of attempting to blackmail the 27-member bloc by cutting off gas supplies to Poland and Bulgaria. But European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen said the EU was…

Meet the People Illustrating the Brutality of War in Ukraine (Wired) Six artists share what it’s like to keep working during Russia’s ongoing attack.

Attacks, Threats, and Vulnerabilities

A lookback under the TA410 umbrella: Its cyberespionage TTPs and activity (WeLiveSecurity) ESET research reveals a detailed profile of TA410, a cyberespionage umbrella group that we believe consists of three different teams using different toolsets.

Internet Outages in French Cities After Cable ‘Attacks’: Operator (SecurityWeek) Internet and phone services were down or running slowly in several French cities on Aril 27th after fibre optic cables were cut overnight in suspected attacks on the crucial data infrastructure

French police to investigate vandalism behind internet outage (Reuters) The Paris prosecutor’s office said it has opened a probe into the causes of a major internet outage which affected France’s telecommunications network on Wednesday following reports of coordinated acts of vandalism.

This isn’t Optimus Prime’s Bumblebee but it’s Still Transforming (Proofpoint) Proofpoint has tracked a new malware loader called Bumblebee used by multiple crimeware threat actors previously observed delivering BazaLoader and IcedID.

LemonDuck botnet evades detection in cryptomining attacks (SearchSecurity) CrowdStrike observed improved evasion techniques in the latest LemonDuck cryptomining attacks against Docker.

Cloudflare detects one of the largest DDoS attacks on record targeting crypto platform (The Record by Recorded Future) Cloudflare said it mitigated one of the largest volumetric distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks that has been recorded to date earlier this month.

Federal agencies issue warning on exploited cyber vulnerabilities (The Hill) Several federal agencies and international organizations on Wednesday warned organizations to protect themselves against common vulnerabilities that tend to be “frequently exploited by malicious cy…

CISA, FBI, NSA, and International Partners Warn Organizations of Top Routinely Exploited Vulnerabilities (National Security Agency/Central Security Service) The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), along with the National Security Agency (NSA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC), Canadian

2021 Top Routinely Exploited Vulnerabilities (CISA) CISA, the National Security Agency (NSA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC), the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security (CCCS), the New Zealand National Cyber Security Centre (NZ NCSC), and the United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC-UK)  have released a joint Cybersecurity Advisory that provides details on the top 15 Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVEs) routinely exploited by malicious cyber actors in 2021, as well as other CVEs frequently exploited.

More than 10,000 Redline malware attacks in April targeting Internet Explorer vulnerability (The Record by Recorded Future) Hackers deploying the Redline malware launched thousands of attacks against systems in more than 150 countries and territories in April, according to data from cybersecurity firm Bitdefender.

Black Hat SEO on the Darknet (Cybersixgill) Black Hat SEO goes against the guidelines set by search engines and manipulates them to gain higher rankings. Cyber criminals also use Black Hat SEO techniques to damage the reputation of legitimate sites.

Google kept more than a million dangerous apps off the Play Store last year (Android Police) No one wants some off-brand Candy Crush knockoff melting their phone

Bar left reeling from malicious cyber attack (Law Gazette) General Council of the Bar latest part of the legal profession to fall victim to hackers.

American Dental Association confirms cyberattack after ransomware group claims credit (The Record by Recorded Future) The April 21 incident forced the trade association to shut down several systems. A group calling itself Black Basta is taking credit.

Wyandotte County leaders won’t confirm if data breach was ransomware attack (FOX 4 Kansas City WDAF-TV) A mid-April attack on Wyandotte County’s computer systems continues to cripple key services in the county — including the court system.

US Charity Exposed Users’ Sensitive Images (SafetyDetectives) Breastcancer.org, a world-renowned breast cancer charity, has suffered a data exposure affecting users of the organization’s website.

Security Patches, Mitigations, and Software Updates

Chrome 101 Patches 30 Vulnerabilities (SecurityWeek) Google releases Chrome 101 to the stable channel with 30 security fixes inside.

Trellix ATR Report | April 2022 (Trellix) Trellix’s advanced threat research report for April 2022, providing insignt into ****, ****, and other top threats.

LOG4SHELL Research Report (Valtix) Read about the directions and challenges Log4Shell and how shows how IT leaders are changing the way they secure cloud workloads

NCC Group Monthly Threat Pulse – March 2022 (NCC Group) Ransomware attacks increased 53% compared with February, representing continued growth since the start of the year

Cybersecurity Skills Gap Contributed to 80 Percent of Breaches According to New Fortinet Report (Fortinet) Fortinet Releases New Research on Key Concerns around the Cybersecurity Talent Shortage, Recruitment, Diversity, and Security Awareness.

Marketplace

Strider Technologies Raises $45 Million Led by Valor Equity Partners – Strider | Prevent intellectual property theft and supply chain vulnerabilities (Strider) Strider Technologies, Inc. (“Strider”), the leading provider of strategic intelligence, announced today that it has closed $45 million in Series B funding. The round was led by Valor Equity Partners, with participation from existing investors DataTribe, Koch Disruptive Technologies, and One9 Ventures. Costa Saab, from Valor Equity Partners, will join Strider’s Board of Directors.

ARMO Raises $30 Million for Open Source Kubernetes Security Platform (SecurityWeek) Israel-based ARMO raises $30 million in a Series A funding round for its open source Kubernetes security platform.

Coherent Raises $75 Million Series B Led by Maverick Capital to Ignite Business Software Development for the Hybrid-Work Era (Business Wire) Coherent, a global no-code software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider, today announced it has closed a $75 million Series B funding round led by Maverick C

Synopsys to Acquire WhiteHat Security from NTT (Synopsys) Acquisition Expands Application Security Software-as-a-Service Capabilities MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNPS) today announced that it has signed a…

Check Point Pursues More Business Outside Network Security (Bank Info Security) Check Point is aggressively expanding its salesforce and standing up “rockets” focused on emerging technology areas to land more customer deals outside

Elon Musk boosts criticism of Twitter executives, prompting online attacks (Washington Post) The targeting of employees by Musk’s massive Twitter megaphone is a major concern for workers.

Elon Musk’s Twitter Buy Exposes a Privacy Minefield (Wired) The social network’s user data and more will soon be at the whims of the world’s richest man. Who’s worried?

Outside the US, Elon Musk’s vision of a rules-free Twitter is expected to unlock violence and civil strife (Coda Story) Musk’s free speech absolutism could stoke conflict in countries like India and Ethiopia

Musk’s Twitter takeover and its security implications (Security Magazine) Earlier this week, Elon Musk acquired Twitter for $54.20 per share in cash, or approximately $44 billion. Upon completion of the transaction, Twitter will become a privately held company.

Twitter Admits It Hid Tweets About HBO’s QAnon Docuseries (Gizmodo) Twitter told the director of “Q: Into the Storm” it had “made the decision not to allow promotion of this documentary” when he tried to advertise the film.

Ransomware Claims Are Doubling UK Digital Insurance Costs (Law360) The cost of insurance claims for ransomware and other digital attacks has rocketed by more than 100% in the U.K. in the first quarter of 2022 over the same period last year, broker Marsh LLC said on Wednesday.

Check Point hires Les Williamson as its new ANZ managing director (CRN Australia) Following several other recent channel appointments.

NEW LEADERS JOIN ARETE INCIDENT RESPONSE TO EXPAND CYBERSECURITY SERVICES (PR Newswire) Arete Incident Response, a leading incident response and cybersecurity provider, welcomes Christine Mapes as the new Vice President of…

Products, Services, and Solutions

AlmaLinux and Home Assistant Now Independent Cryptographic Validators for Codenotary’s Free Service Enabling Supply Chain Security (Business Wire) Codenotary announced it has added independent cryptographic validator nodes to its free and open source Community Attestation Service.

StackHawk Releases First of its Kind Integration with Snyk that Correlates Dynamic and Static Application Security Testing (PR Newswire) StackHawk, the company making application security testing part of software delivery, has released its official integration with Snyk, the…

Kudelski Security’s MDR ONE Enables Businesses to Maintain the Highest Level of Security (Kudelski Security) All-in-one solution provides flexible, scalable Managed Detection & Response capabilities to address the growing sophistication of threats across hybrid enterprise environments

Index Engines Announces New CyberSense® Dashboard for Streamlined Ransomware Recovery (Yahoo) Index Engines today announced a new dashboard for its CyberSense security analytics product, which provides intuitive, easy-to-understand post-attack forensic reports that deliver powerful insights into data corruption due to a ransomware attack.

Beyond No-Code: Using AI for Guided Security Automation (Logic Hub) How we can use AI/ML tools to reduce the complexity and skill required to create security automation playbooks.

Alkira Launches Free Tool to Tame Cloud Bloat (Business Wire) Cloud networking pioneer Alkira today launched Cloud Insights, a free tool to improve the networking and security of enterprise cloud deployments. Nea

SonicWall Earns Extraordinary Fifth Consecutive Perfect Score from ICSA Labs (Yahoo Finance) SonicWall today announced the Capture Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) service, which includes patented Real-Time Deep Memory InspectionTM (RTDMI) technology to catch the most advanced and unknown malware faster, earned its fifth consecutive perfect score in independent ICSA Labs Advanced Threat Defense (ATD) certification testing across the last five quarters. No other vendor currently participating has ever achieved two consecutive perfect scores.

SonicWall Earns Extraordinary Fifth Consecutive Perfect Score from ICSA Labs (Yahoo Finance) SonicWall today announced the Capture Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) service, which includes patented Real-Time Deep Memory InspectionTM (RTDMI) technology to catch the most advanced and unknown malware faster, earned its fifth consecutive perfect score in independent ICSA Labs Advanced Threat Defense (ATD) certification testing across the last five quarters. No other vendor currently participating has ever achieved two consecutive perfect scores.

ThreatX Partners With Distology to Deliver Advanced API Protection to UK Market (Yahoo Finance) ThreatX today announced its partnership with Distology, who will serve as ThreatX’s exclusive distribution partner for the UK market.

Technologies, Techniques, and Standards

North Koreans Are Jailbreaking Phones to Access Forbidden Media (Wired) A new report suggests that a small but vibrant group of smartphone hackers may be challenging the world’s most digitally restrictive regime.

The Path Forward: Facial Recognition Technology with Hoan Ton-That (Washington Post) Clearview AI is the world’s largest facial recognition network with a database of more than 20 billion facial images. Clearview AI CEO Hoan Ton-That joins with Washington Post tech reporter Drew Harwell to discuss how his company’s software is being used in Ukraine and around the world.

BIO-ISAC and New York Metro InfraGard Membership Alliance Announce Partnership (PR Newswire) The Bioeconomy Information Sharing and Analysis Center (BIO-ISAC) and New York Metro InfraGard Members Alliance® (NYM-IMA) today announced a…

Design and Innovation

SecureAuth Announces New Behavioral Modeling Patents to Fortify Passwordless Continuous Authentication (Business Wire) SecureAuth, a leader in next-generation access management and authentication, announces that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) gra

Can Elon Musk Spur Cybersecurity Innovation at Twitter? (SecurityWeek) Elon Musk’s stated mission to “authenticate all humans” and defeat the spam bots on Twitter could spur cybersecurity tech innovation around identity, multi-factor authentication and botnet detection.

Russian Institute Commits To Quantum Threat Protection (Inside Cyber Warfare) Cryptographic technologies resistant to quantum threats will be introduced into the telecommunications infrastructure of Russia

Cobalt Iron Earns Patent for Machine-Learning-Driven Authentication Control (Yahoo Finance) Cobalt Iron Inc., a leading provider of SaaS-based enterprise data protection, today announced that it has been granted a patent on its technology for machine learning (ML) optimization of authentication control. Issued on April 19, U.S. Patent 11310237 describes new capabilities for Cobalt Iron Compass®, an enterprise SaaS backup platform. Compass already has the patented ability to optimize user authentication and access to IT resources dynamically based on what

The Air Force is trusting the internet to name its ridiculous new cybersecurity mascot (Task & Purpose) The U.S. Air Force has decided to ask the internet to help it name its cybersecurity mascot. What could possibly go wrong?

Legislation, Policy, and Regulation

EU plans Silicon Valley base as tech crackdown looms (POLITICO) The EU plans to open an office in San Francisco.

Disinformation head Nina Jankowicz addresses Hunter Biden laptop remarks (Newsweek) Jankowicz suggested that the controversial Hunter Biden laptop story was part of a foreign influence campaign.

DHS Standing Up Disinformation Governance Board Led by Information Warfare Expert (Hstoday) Board intended to “coordinate countering misinformation related to homeland security, focused specifically on irregular migration and Russia.”

Who is Nina Jankowicz? Head of Joe Biden’s Disinformation Governance Board (Newsweek) Jankowicz has advised the government of Ukraine on strategic communications and written about fake news.

Army’s cyber risk framework aims to ‘crush’ daunting enemy: Bureaucracy (Breaking Defense) New framework designed “so we spend a vast majority of our time actually focusing on the security […] and not spending, where we traditionally were, about 80% of our time just getting the paperwork ready so we could get an approval to operate.”

Litigation, Investigation, and Law Enforcement

South Korea arrests two for passing military secrets to North (BBC News) A businessman and an officer are charged with leaking secrets to a presumed agent from the North.

Minneapolis police used fake social media profiles to surveil Black people (MIT Technology Review) An alarming report outlines an extensive pattern of racial discrimination within the city’s police department.

Uber Ordered to Produce Records About 2016 Hack and Cover-Up (Wall Street Journal) U.S. District Judge William Orrick said hundreds of internal communications sought by the ride-sharing giant’s former chief security officer may be necessary for his defense against allegations that he tried to mislead U.S. officials about the incident.



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