Here are this week’s highlights in cybersecurity:

  • A VPN vendor released an advisory warning that Android leaks connectivity check traffic. The leaked metadata (which includes the source IP) can be used to derive further information, especially if combined with data such as WiFi access point locations. More
  • Threat actors are targeting Italians with vishing attacks to dupe victims into installing Android malware on their devices. More
  • The APT known as Budworm targeted a US-based entity for the first time in more than six years, according to recent research. The China-based group is focused on espionage and persistence over a long period of time. More

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