Nov 22, 2018: Interesting security news

BlackBerry plans to acquire cybersecurity firm Cylance for $1.4 billion.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/16/blackberry-to-buy-cybersecurity-firm-cylance.html

Hackers linked to Russia are impersonating employees of the U.S. State Department in an effort to infect the networks of American government agencies.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-cyber-russia/russians-impersonating-u-s-state-department-aide-in-hacking-campaign-researchers-idUSKCN1NL2BG

Instagram patched a bug in its website that could allow an attacker to view the passwords of some of its users in plain text.

https://thehackernews.com/2018/11/instagram-password-hack.html

A new variant of the Olympic Destroyer malware is out in the wild, being delivered via malicious email attachments.

https://threatpost.com/olympic-destroyer-wiper-changes-up-infection-routine/139230/

APT29, otherwise known as the Russian threat group “Cozy Bear” is likely behind a massive string of spear-phishing emails over the past few weeks.

https://www.fireeye.com/blog/threat-research/2018/11/not-so-cozy-an-uncomfortable-examination-of-a-suspected-apt29-phishing-campaign.html

A new campaign distributing the Zebrocy trojan has attacked several countries recently using specially crafted templates containing malicious macros.

https://researchcenter.paloaltonetworks.com/2018/11/unit42-sofacy-continues-global-attacks-wheels-new-cannon-trojan/

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