Fox Kitten campaign linked to Iran. LokiBot’s new clothes. Unsigned firmware. Iowa Democratic caucus post-mortem. SoftBank and the GRU. Hacker madness.

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Fox Kitten appears to combine three APTs linked to Iran. LokiBot is masquerading as an installer for Epic Games. Unsigned firmware found in multiple devices. Extortionists threaten to flood AdSense banners with bot traffic. China says the Empire of Hackers is in Washington, not Beijing. Iowa Democratic caucus IT post-mortems continue. Japan connects SoftBank breach to GRU. And more on that hacker-madness poster from the West Midlands. Ben Yelin from UMD CHHS on wireless carriers selling location data. Guest is Kaitlin Bulavinetz from Washington Cyber Roundtable on facilitating conversations among the industry.

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

https://thecyberwire.com/issues/issues2020/February/CyberWire_2020_02_18.html

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