Morning Bowl - 2022-08-07

Welcome to another Morning Bowl breakout:

Single-Core CPU Cracked Post-Quantum Encryption Candidate Algorithm in Just an Hour
A late-stage candidate encryption algorithm that was meant to withstand decryption by powerful quantum computers in the future has been trivially cracked by using a computer running Intel Xeon CPU in an hour's time. The algorithm in question is SIKE — short for Supersingular Isogeny Key Encapsulation — which made it to the fourth round of the Post-Quantum Cryptography (PQC) standardization
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Iranian Hackers Likely Behind Disruptive Cyberattacks Against Albanian Government
A threat actor working to further Iranian goals is said to have been behind a set of damaging cyberattacks against Albanian government services in mid-July 2022. Cybersecurity firm Mandiant said the malicious activity against a NATO state represented a "geographic expansion of Iranian disruptive cyber operations." The July 17 attacks, according to Albania's National Agency of Information Society
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New IoT RapperBot Malware Targeting Linux Servers via SSH Brute-Forcing Attack
A new IoT botnet malware dubbed RapperBot has been observed rapidly evolving its capabilities since it was first discovered in mid-June 2022. "This family borrows heavily from the original Mirai source code, but what separates it from other IoT malware families is its built-in capability to brute force credentials and gain access to SSH servers instead of Telnet as implemented in Mirai,"
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