THE CYBERWIRE (Monday, March 24, 2014) — BAE expands upon its analysis of the "Snake" cyber-espionage campaign, most active in Ukraine and Lithuania.
The Syrian civil war continues in cyberspace, as the pro-Assad Syrian Electronic Army gets an opposition rival: the "European Cyber Army" claims it successfully took down Syria's Internet connectivity over the weekend. (The Syrian government acknowledges the outage, but dismisses it as a broken fiber-optic cable outside Damascus.) The SEA continues to pick at Microsoft, now under the (faintly implausible) mantle of civil libertarian advocacy: Microsoft, they want you to know, is selling you to the FBI. IntelCrawler publishes a study of the SEA's evolution.
Anonymous announces an April 14 cyber-action against the Republic of Korea. The hacktivist collective will be protesting censorship, repression, and unwise expenditure of public funds.
Allegations of US infiltration of Huawei products and networks prompt complaints from the Chinese government.
Terrogence reports Zorenium, "a low-profile, cross-platform, remote-controllable bot," has been ported to iOS and is now offered on the black market.
Amid reports of a freshly discovered bug and new exploits in the wild, analysts debate the seriousness of the threat to Android.
Researchers revisit air-gap-jumping malware badBIOS.
Windows XP is much in people's minds as a hacking target, but it's not the only bit of retired software at risk. Cyber criminals are hitting systems running old, unsupported versions of Linux.
Cybercrime leads more businesses to buy cyber insurance.
Symantec will get a new CEO.
Justice Scalia hints the US Supreme Court will soon take up a surveillance case.
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