via the always informative Catalin Cimpanu, writing at ZDNet, comes the anticipated TLS Certificate renewal failures for at least 80 United States federal websites due to the federal government shutdown. Color us a bright shade of completely not surprised.
"In the end, nothing good will come out of this shutdown. May it be a cyber-attack that goes undetected or agencies losing cyber-security personnel leaving for the private sector, the ripple effects of this shutdown will haunt agencies for months or years to come." - via Catalin Cimpanu, writing at ZDNet, comes news of federal website TLS Certificate renewal failures.
via Ars Technica Jon Brodkin , comes news of the Great Deceiver - John Donovan, the CEO of AT&T (NASADAQ:T). What's the deceiving moniker all about? He's ordered the rebranding of AT&T 4G LTE phones as 5G E (you know, where 'E' equals egregious...). Confused or astoundingly evil, Big John Donovan is. And, then there's this.
""Every company is guilty of building a narrative of how you want the world to work, and I love the fact that we broke our industry's narrative two days ago, and so they're frustrated and they're going to do what they do," Donovan said." - John Donovan CEO, AT&T
via Muks Hirani, Sarah Jones and Ben Read writing at FireEye's threat research blog, comes notification of world-wide-dns-at-scale hijacks. Pre-election first-pass, stakes-in-the-ground reconnaisance foundation building? Or simple larcency? You be the judge. H/T
"FireEye Intelligence identified access from Iranian IPs to machines used to intercept, record and forward network traffic. While geolocation of an IP address is a weak indicator, these IP addresses were previously observed during the response to an intrusion attributed to Iranian cyber espionage actors." - via Muks Hirani, Sarah Jones and Ben Read writing at FireEye's threat research blog