Cyberattacks against a Russian rocket shop and the Port of Houston. As ransomware gangs increase activity, the US considers defenses. Pegasus found in French Ministers’ phones. Meng heads home?

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By CyberWire, Inc.

Cyberattacks against a Russian rocket shop and the Port of Houston. As ransomware gangs increase activity, the US considers defenses. Pegasus found in French Ministers’ phones. Meng heads home?

Friday, 24 September

Someone is phishing for Russian rocketeers. The Port of Houston discloses a cyberattack, which the Port says it deflected before it had operational consequences. Ransomware gangs are up and active, and the US is considering mandatory reporting by victims as a defensive policy. Pegasus spyware is said to have been found in the phones of five French government ministers. Johannes Ullrich from the SANS Technology Institute on Attackers Hunting for Environment Variables. Our guest is Graeme Bunton of DNS Abuse Institute. And Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou may soon be headed home from Vancouver. For links to all of today's stories check out our CyberWire daily news briefing: https://www.thecyberwire.com/newsletters/daily-briefing/10/185
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