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Protecting American data.
Yesterday
Protecting American data.
President Biden is set to sign an executive order restricting overseas sharing by data brokers. US Federal agencies warn of exploited Ubiquiti EdgeRouters. A new ransomware operator claims to have hacked Epic Games. A cross-site scripting issue leaves millions of Wordpress sites vulnerable. The Rhysida ransomware group posts a multi-million dollar ransom demand on a Children’s Hospital in Chicago. Mandiant tracks Chinese threat actors targeting Ivanti VPNs. The former head of DHS weighs in on a federal cyber insurance backstop. Domain Registrars offer bulk name blocking for brands. Our guest is Magpie Graham, Principal Adversary Hunter Technical Director at Dragos, reviews the key findings of Dragos’ Cybersecurity Year in Review report. Cameo celebrities are taken out of context for political gains. Remember to leave us a 5-star rating and review in your favorite podcast app. Miss an episode? Sign-up for our daily intelligence roundup, Daily Briefing, and you’ll never miss a beat. And be sure to follow CyberWire Daily on LinkedIn. CyberWire Guest Guest Magpie Graham, Principal Adversary Hunter Technical Director at Dragos, reviews the key findings of Dragos’ Cybersecurity Year in Review report. You can download a copy of the report here. To hear the full interview with Magpie, check out Control Loop.  Selected Reading Biden Executive Order Targets Bulk Data Transfers to China (GovInfo Security) FBI Alert: Russian Hackers Target Ubiquiti Routers for Data, Botnet Creation (HACKREAD) Fortnite game developer Epic Games allegedly hacked (Cyber Daily) LiteSpeed Cache Plugin XSS Flaw Exposes 4M+ Million Sites to Attack (Cyber Security News) Ransomware gang seeks $3.4 million after attacking children’s hospital (The Record) Chinese Cyberspies Use New Malware in Ivanti VPN Attacks (SecurityWeek) A Cyber Insurance Backstop (Schneier on Security) Cyberwar Podcast with Kate and Alex - Special Guest Michael Chertoff  Registrars can now block all domains that resemble brand names (BleepingComputer) Cameo is being used for political propaganda — by tricking the stars involved (NPR) Share your feedback. We want to ensure that you are getting the most out of the podcast. Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts with us by completing our brief listener survey as we continually work to improve the show.  Want to hear your company in the show? You too can reach the most influential leaders and operators in the industry. Here’s our media kit. Contact us at cyberwire@n2k.com to request more info. The CyberWire is a production of N2K Networks, your source for strategic workforce intelligence. © 2023 N2K Networks, Inc. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Out with the old, in with the new.
2d ago
Out with the old, in with the new.
NIST’s Cybersecurity Framework gets an upgrade. ONCD makes a case against memory-related software bugs. A recent cyberattack targets Canada's Royal Canadian Mounted Police. US dethrones Russia as top target in cyber breaches. Caveat podcast cohost Ben Yelin discusses remedies in the generative AI copyright cases.And, Reggaeton Be Gone, a creative way to deal with your neighbors’ music choices.  Remember to leave us a 5-star rating and review in your favorite podcast app. Miss an episode? Sign-up for our daily intelligence roundup, Daily Briefing, and you’ll never miss a beat. And be sure to follow CyberWire Daily on LinkedIn. CyberWire Guest Ben Yelin, cohost of Caveat podcast and Program Director, Public Policy & External Affairs at University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security, thinking about remedies in the generative AI copyright cases. You can find the Lawfare article Ben references here.   Selected Reading NIST Releases Version 2.0 of Landmark Cybersecurity Framework (NIST) After decades of memory-related software bugs, White House calls on industry to act (The Record)  Canada's RCMP, Global Affairs Hit by Cyberattacks (SecurityWeek) A cyber attack hit the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (Security Affairs)  UK email mistake put ‘lives at risk’ for Afghans who had worked with British military (The Record)  Russia and Belarus targeted by at least 14 nation-state hacker groups, researchers say (The Record)  Number of data breaches falls globally, triples in the US (TechSpot) Steel giant ThyssenKrupp confirms cyberattack on automotive division (Bleeping Computer) The Change Healthcare cyberattack is still impacting pharmacies. It's a bigger deal than you think (Fast Company) US Pharmacy Outage Triggered by 'Blackcat' Ransomware at UnitedHealth Unit, Sources Say (US News and World Report)  Getting Ahead of Cybersecurity Materiality Mayhem (Security Boulevard)  Raspberry Pi maker builds device to hack neighbor's Bluetooth speakers that were streaming annoying music (TechSpot) Reggaeton Be Gone (Hackster.io) Share your feedback. We want to ensure that you are getting the most out of the podcast. Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts with us by completing our brief listener survey as we continually work to improve the show.  Want to hear your company in the show? You too can reach the most influential leaders and operators in the industry. Here’s our media kit. Contact us at cyberwire@n2k.com to request more info. The CyberWire is a production of N2K Networks, your source for strategic workforce intelligence. © 2023 N2K Networks, Inc. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
LockBit reloaded: Unveiling the next chapter in cybercrime.
3d ago
LockBit reloaded: Unveiling the next chapter in cybercrime.
LockBits reawakening. China's ramp up to safety for vital sectors. Data leak leaves China feeling exposed. Malware hidden by North Korea in fake developer job listings. UK Watchdog rebukes firm for biometric scanning of staff at leisure centers. SVR found adapting for the cloud environment. DOE proposes cybersecurity guidelines for the electric sector. Wideness of breach in the financial industry revealed. Moving on to better things. Things are looking up in the cybersecurity startup ecosystem. UK's National Cyber Security Centre announced they are launching a Cyber Governance Training Pack for boards. N2K’s President Simone Petrella talks with Elastic's CISO Mandy Andress about the CISO role and the intersection of cybersecurity, law, and organizational strategy. And, there’s a facial recognition battle going on at Waterloo, the University of Waterloo that is.  Remember to leave us a 5-star rating and review in your favorite podcast app. Miss an episode? Sign-up for our daily intelligence roundup, Daily Briefing, and you’ll never miss a beat. And be sure to follow CyberWire Daily on LinkedIn. CyberWire Guest Simone Petrella, N2K’s President, talks with Mandy Andress, Elastic's CISO, about the CISO role and the intersection of cybersecurity, law, and organizational strategy. Selected Reading LockBit Ransomware Gang Resurfaces With New Site (SecurityWeek) LockBit ransomware gang attempts to relaunch its services following takedown (The Record)  China to increase protections against hacking for key industries (Reuters) The I-Soon data leak unveils China's cyber espionage tactics, techniques, procedures, and capabilities. (N2K CyberWire) Fake Developer Jobs Laced With Malware (Phylum Blog) Data watchdog tells off outsourcing giant for scanning staff biometrics despite 'power imbalance' (The Register)  SVR cyber actors adapt tactics for initial cloud access (National Cyber Security Centre) New DOE-Funded Initiative Outlines Proposed Cybersecurity Baselines for Electric Distribution Systems (Energy.gov)  LoanDepot says about 17 million customers had personal data and Social Security numbers stolen during cyberattack (TechCrunch)  Actual filing to Office of Maine Attorney General: Data Breach Notifications - Consumer Protection (Maine.gov)  U-Haul data breach affects 67,000 customers in US and Canada (AZ Central) Actual filing to Office of Maine AG: Data Breach Notifications - Consumer Protection (Maine.gov)   Funding Down, Optimism Up: The Bright Spots For Cybersecurity Startups In 2024 (Forbes) NCSC to Offer Cyber Governance Guidance to Boards (InfoSecurity Magazine)  'Facial recognition' error message on vending machine sparks concern at University of Waterloo (CTV News)  Share your feedback. We want to ensure that you are getting the most out of the podcast. Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts with us by completing our brief listener survey as we continually work to improve the show.  Want to hear your company in the show? You too can reach the most influential leaders and operators in the industry. Here’s our media kit. Contact us at cyberwire@n2k.com to request more info. The CyberWire is a production of N2K Networks, your source for strategic workforce intelligence. © 2023 N2K Networks, Inc. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Crackdown on privacy leads to a multi-million dollar fine.
6d ago
Crackdown on privacy leads to a multi-million dollar fine.
The FTC fines Avast over privacy violations. ConnectWise's ScreenConnect is under active exploitation. AT&T restores services nationwide. An Australian telecom provider suffers a data breach. EU Member States publish a cybersecurity and resilience report. Microsoft unleashes a PyRIT. A new infostealer targets the oil and gas sector. A cyberattack cripples a major US healthcare provider. Our guest is Kevin Magee from Microsoft Canada with insights on why cybersecurity startups in Ireland are having so much success building new companies there. And  a USB device is buzzing with malware. Remember to leave us a 5-star rating and review in your favorite podcast app. Miss an episode? Sign-up for our daily intelligence roundup, Daily Briefing, and you’ll never miss a beat. And be sure to follow CyberWire Daily on LinkedIn. CyberWire Guest Guest Kevin Magee from Microsoft Canada talks about recently meeting 15 cybersecurity startups in Ireland and finding out why they are having so much success building new companies there.  Selected Reading FTC Order Will Ban Avast from Selling Browsing Data for Advertising Purposes, Require It to Pay $16.5 Million Over Charges the Firm Sold Browsing Data After Claiming Its Products Would Block Online Tracking (FTC) Cybercriminal groups actively exploiting ‘catastrophic’ ScreenConnect bug (The Record) AT&T services resume, company blames "incorrect process" (Data Center Dynamics) 230k Individuals Impacted by Data Breach at Australian Telco Tangerine (SecurityWeek) EU releases comprehensive risk assessment report on cybersecurity, resilience of communication networks (Industrial Cyber) Microsoft Releases Red Teaming Tool for Generative AI (SecurityWeek) New Infostealer Malware Attacking Oil and Gas Industry (GB Hackers on Security) UnitedHealth says Change Healthcare hacked by nation state, as US pharmacy outages drag on (TechCrunch) Vibrator virus steals your personal information (Malwarebytes) Share your feedback. We want to ensure that you are getting the most out of the podcast. Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts with us by completing our brief listener survey as we continually work to improve the show.  Want to hear your company in the show? You too can reach the most influential leaders and operators in the industry. Here’s our media kit. Contact us at cyberwire@n2k.com to request more info. The CyberWire is a production of N2K Networks, your source for strategic workforce intelligence. © 2023 N2K Networks, Inc. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
AT&T outage leaves major cities offline.
1w ago
AT&T outage leaves major cities offline.
AT&T experiences a major outage. The LockBit takedown continues. An updated Doppelgänger is spreading misinformation. A roundup of critical infrastructure initiatives. Toshiba and Orange make a quantum leap. An eyecare provider hack comes into focus. A phony iphone repair scheme leads to convictions. In our Learning Layer segment, Sam Meisenberg shares the latest learning science research. And we are shocked - shocked! - to discover that phone chargers can be used to attack our devices.  Remember to leave us a 5-star rating and review in your favorite podcast app. Miss an episode? Sign-up for our daily intelligence roundup, Daily Briefing, and you’ll never miss a beat. And be sure to follow CyberWire Daily on LinkedIn. CyberWire Guest On this month’s Learning Layer segment, host Sam Meisenberg of N2K discusses learning science research. Sam breaks down research about quizzes and their impact on learner motivation and long term retention. Want to know more? Sam suggests you check out The Value of Using Tests in Education as Tools for Learning—Not Just for Assessment. Selected Reading AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile customers hit by widespread cellular outages in U.S. (NBC News) US Offering $10M for LockBit Leaders as Law Enforcement Taunts Cybercriminals (SecurityWeek) LockBit Group Prepped New Crypto-Locker Before Takedown (Gov Info Security) Ukraine arrests father-son duo in Lockbit cybercrime bust (Reuters) Russian Cyberwarfare campaign (ClearSky Cyber Security) US Coast Guard issues cybersecurity directive for Chinese-made cranes after Biden's Executive Order (Industrial Cyber)  US agencies release joint fact sheet to strengthen cybersecurity in water and wastewater systems (Industrial Cyber)  E-ISAC 2023 report highlights cybersecurity triumphs and challenges in electricity sector (Industrial Cyber)  Toshiba and Orange test quantum encryption on traditional network (Computer Weekly) Hack at Services Firm Hits 2.4 Million Eye Doctor Patients (Gov Info Security) Chinese Duo Found Guilty of $3m Apple Fraud Plot (Infosecurity Magazine) VoltSchemer attacks use wireless chargers to inject voice commands, fry phones (BleepingComputer)  Share your feedback. We want to ensure that you are getting the most out of the podcast. Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts with us by completing our brief listener survey as we continually work to improve the show.  Want to hear your company in the show? You too can reach the most influential leaders and operators in the industry. Here’s our media kit. Contact us at cyberwire@n2k.com to request more info. The CyberWire is a production of N2K Networks, your source for strategic workforce intelligence. © 2023 N2K Networks, Inc. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Anchoring security for US ports.
21-02-2024
Anchoring security for US ports.
President Biden to sign EO to bolster maritime port security. Apple announces post-quantum encryption for iMessage. Malwarebytes examines the i-Soon data leak. Law enforcement airs LockBit’s dirty laundry. Varonis highlights vulnerabilities affecting Salesforce platforms. An appeals court overturns a $1 billion piracy verdict. NSA’s Rob Joyce announces his retirement. Anne Neuberger chats with WIRED.  A leading staffing firm finds its data for sale on the dark web. In our sponsored Industry Voices segment, Navneet Singh, VP of Marketing Network Security at Palo Alto Networks, discusses the transition to the cloud and shares some examples from healthcare. Hackers and hobbyists push back on the proposed Flipper Zero ban.  Remember to leave us a 5-star rating and review in your favorite podcast app. Miss an episode? Sign-up for our daily intelligence roundup, Daily Briefing, and you’ll never miss a beat. And be sure to follow CyberWire Daily on LinkedIn. CyberWire Guest On our Industry Voices segment, Navneet Singh, VP of Marketing Network Security at Palo Alto Networks, discusses the transition to the cloud and shares some examples in healthcare. Selected Reading Biden to sign executive order to give Coast Guard added authority over maritime cyber threats (CyberScoop) Apple Announces 'Groundbreaking' New Security Protocol for iMessage (MacRumors) A first analysis of the i-Soon data leak (Malwarebytes) Cops turn LockBit ransomware gang's countdown timers against them (The Register) Security Vulnerabilities in Apex Code Could Leak Salesforce Data (Varonis) Court blocks $1 billion copyright ruling that punished ISP for its users’ piracy (Ars Technica) NSA cyber director to step down after 34 years of service (Nextgov/FCW) Anne Neuberger, a Top White House Cyber Official, Is Staying Surprisingly Optimistic (WIRED) Critical flaw found in deprecated VMware EAP. Uninstall it immediately (Security Affairs) Hackers Claim Data Breach at Staffing Giant Robert Half, Sell Sensitive Data (HackRead) Save Flipper (Save Flipper) Share your feedback. We want to ensure that you are getting the most out of the podcast. Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts with us by completing our brief listener survey as we continually work to improve the show.  Want to hear your company in the show? You too can reach the most influential leaders and operators in the industry. Here’s our media kit. Contact us at cyberwire@n2k.com to request more info. The CyberWire is a production of N2K Networks, your source for strategic workforce intelligence. © 2023 N2K Networks, Inc. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The reign of digital terror ends.
20-02-2024
The reign of digital terror ends.
Operation Cronos leaves LockBit operations on borrowed time. An alleged leak reveals internal operations from the Chinese Ministry of Public Security. An Israeli airline thwarts communications hijacking attempts. The alleged Raccoon Infostealer operator has been extradited to the US. ConnectWise patches critical vulnerabilities. Schneider Electric confirms a Cactus ransomware attack. Alleged Maryland money launderers face indictments. Russian hackers target media outlets in Ukraine. Our guest is Tomislav Pericin, Chief Software Architect at Reversing Labs , on the rise of software supply chain attacks. and Tinder hopes to reel in the catfish. Remember to leave us a 5-star rating and review in your favorite podcast app. Miss an episode? Sign-up for our daily intelligence roundup, Daily Briefing, and you’ll never miss a beat. And be sure to follow CyberWire Daily on LinkedIn. CyberWire Guest Guest is Tomislav Pericin, ReversingLabs Chief Software Architect, talking about the rise of software supply chain attacks. Learn more in their 2024 State of Software Supply Chain Security Report.  Selected Reading Police arrests LockBit ransomware members, release decryptor in global crackdown (BleepingComputer) U.S. and U.K. Disrupt LockBit Ransomware Variant (US Justice Department) Chinese Ministry Of Public Security Breach: Data On GitHub (The Cyber Express) Massive “i-Soon” leak reveals Chinese firm's hacking tools, targets, including NATO (The Stack) I-S00N Leaked Chinese foreign government infiltration intel on Github : r/cybersecurity (Reddit) Israeli Aircraft Survive “Cyber-Hijacking” Attempts (Infosecurity Magazine) Raccoon Infostealer operator extradited to the United States (Malwarebytes) Critical ConnectWise ScreenConnect vulnerabilities fixed, patch ASAP! (Help Net Security) Schneider Electric confirms data was stolen in Cactus ransomware attack (IT Pro) Maryland Busts $9.5 Million #BEC Money Laundering Ring (CyberCrime & Doing Time) Several Ukrainian media outlets attacked by Russian hackers (The Record) Tinder Expands ID Checks Amid Rise in AI Scams, Dating Crimes (Bloomberg) Share your feedback. We want to ensure that you are getting the most out of the podcast. Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts with us by completing our brief listener survey as we continually work to improve the show.  Want to hear your company in the show? You too can reach the most influential leaders and operators in the industry. Here’s our media kit. Contact us at cyberwire@n2k.com to request more info. The CyberWire is a production of N2K Networks, your source for strategic workforce intelligence. © 2023 N2K Networks, Inc. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
AWS in Orbit: Leveraging generative AI to do more at the rugged space edge with AWS. [T-Minus]
19-02-2024
AWS in Orbit: Leveraging generative AI to do more at the rugged space edge with AWS. [T-Minus]
Kathy O’Donnell is the leader of Space Solutions Architecture for AWS Aerospace and Satellite. In this extended conversation, we dive into how AWS is supporting generative AI in the space domain. She walks us through some incredible case studies with AWS customers who are using generative AI and space technologies to improve life here on Earth. Learn more about generative AI use cases for space at AWS re:Invent. AWS in Orbit is a podcast collaboration between N2K Networks and AWS to offer listeners an in-depth look at the transformative intersection of cloud computing, space technologies, and generative AI. You can learn more about AWS in Orbit at space.n2k.com/aws. Remember to leave us a 5-star rating and review in your favorite podcast app. Miss an episode? Sign-up for our weekly intelligence roundup, Signals and Space, and you’ll never miss a beat. And be sure to follow T-Minus on LinkedIn and Instagram. Selected Reading AWS successfully runs AWS compute and machine learning services on an orbiting satellite in a first-of-its kind space experiment | AWS Public Sector Blog AWS re:Invent 2022 - Accelerate Geospatial ML with Amazon SageMaker (AER204)  AWS re:Invent 2023 Audience Survey We want to hear from you! Please complete our 4 question survey. It’ll help us get better and deliver you the most mission-critical space intel every day. Want to join us for an interview? Please send your pitch to space-editor@n2k.com and include your name, affiliation, and topic proposal. T-Minus is a production of N2K Networks, your source for strategic workforce intelligence. © 2023 N2K Networks, Inc. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
FBI initiates router revolution.
16-02-2024
FBI initiates router revolution.
The FBI kicks Moobot out of small business routers. Sensitive data has been stolen from a state government network. AMC proposes a multi-million-dollar settlement after improperly sharing subscriber’s viewing habits. The U.S. targets an Iranian military ship in the Red Sea with a cyberattack. Lawmakers propose transparency in the use of algorithms in criminal trials. CERT-EU highlights a spear phishing spike. An infamous Zeus and IcedID operator pleads guilty. Our guests are Dr. Josh Brunty, Head Coach, and Brad Wolfenden, Program Director, of US Cyber Games join us to share the details of how their 2024 season is shaping up. And AI comes to video. Remember to leave us a 5-star rating and review in your favorite podcast app. Miss an episode? Sign-up for our daily intelligence roundup, Daily Briefing, and you’ll never miss a beat. And be sure to follow CyberWire Daily on LinkedIn. CyberWire Guest Dr. Josh Brunty, Head Coach, and Brad Wolfenden, Program Director, of US Cyber Games join us to share the details of how the 2024 season is shaping up. Selected Reading US disrupts Russian hacking campaign that infiltrated home, small business routers: DOJ (ABC News)  U.S. State Government Network Hacked Via Former Employee Account (Cyber Security News) CISA Urges Patching of Cisco ASA Flaw Exploited in Ransomware Attacks (SecurityWeek) AMC to pay $8M for allegedly violating 1988 law with use of Meta Pixel (Ars Technica) U.S. conducted cyberattack on suspected Iranian spy ship (NBC News) New bill would let defendants inspect algorithms used against them in court (The Verge) Hackers Exploit EU Agenda in Spear Phishing Campaigns (Infosecurity Magazine) Ukrainian Hacker Pleads Guilty for Leading Zeus & IcedID Malware Attacks (GBHackers on security) OpenAI introduces Sora, its text-to-video AI model  (The Verge)  Share your feedback. We want to ensure that you are getting the most out of the podcast. Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts with us by completing our brief listener survey as we continually work to improve the show.  Want to hear your company in the show? You too can reach the most influential leaders and operators in the industry. Here’s our media kit. Contact us at cyberwire@n2k.com to request more info. The CyberWire is a production of N2K Networks, your source for strategic workforce intelligence. © 2023 N2K Networks, Inc. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
An AI arms race.
15-02-2024
An AI arms race.
Microsoft highlights adversaries experiments with AI LLMs. A misconfiguration exposes a decades worth of emails. SentinelOne describes Kryptina ransomware as a service. The European Court of Human Rights rules against backdoors. Senator Wyden calls out a location data broker. GoldFactory steals facial scans to bypass bank security. The Glow fertility app exposes the data of twenty five million users. Qakbot returns. Our Guest Rob Boyce from Accenture talks about tailored extortion. And hacking the airport taxi line leads to prison.  Remember to leave us a 5-star rating and review in your favorite podcast app. Miss an episode? Sign-up for our daily intelligence roundup, Daily Briefing, and you’ll never miss a beat. And be sure to follow CyberWire Daily on LinkedIn. CyberWire Guest Guest Rob Boyce from Accenture talks about tailored extortion as actors continue to shift to pure data extortion, with old and new tactics. Selected Reading State-backed hackers are experimenting with OpenAI models (Cyberscoop) Staying ahead of threat actors in the age of AI (Microsoft) U.S. Internet Leaked Years of Internal, Customer Emails (Krebs on security) Kryptina RaaS | From Underground Commodity to Open Source Threat  (SentinelOne) Backdoors that let cops decrypt messages violate human rights, EU court says (Arstechnica) A company tracked visits to 600 Planned Parenthood locations for anti-abortion ads, senator says (POLITICO) Cybercriminals are stealing Face ID scans to break into mobile banking accounts (theregister) Fertility tracker Glow fixes bug that exposed users’ personal data (TechCrunch) New Qbot malware variant uses fake Adobe installer popup for evasion (bleepingcomputer) Duo headed to prison for charging cabbies to skip JFK Airport line with Russian hackers' aid (nydailynews) Share your feedback. We want to ensure that you are getting the most out of the podcast. Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts with us by completing our brief listener survey as we continually work to improve the show.  Want to hear your company in the show? You too can reach the most influential leaders and operators in the industry. Here’s our media kit. Contact us at cyberwire@n2k.com to request more info. The CyberWire is a production of N2K Networks, your source for strategic workforce intelligence. © 2023 N2K Networks, Inc. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
It’s always DNS, but that may just be FUD.
14-02-2024
It’s always DNS, but that may just be FUD.
It’s always DNS, but that may just be FUD. The DoD notifies victims of a cloud email server leak. New Jersey cops sue online data brokers. Crooks use WiFi jammers to thwart security systems. A copyright case against OpenAI is partially dismissed. Patch Tuesday includes two actively exploited zero days. CharmingCypress gathers political intelligence. Ann Johnson from Microsoft Security’s Afternoon Cyber Tea podcast talks with Frank Cilluffo, Director for Cyber and Critical Infrastructure Security at the McCrary Institute of Auburn University, about cyber and critical infrastructure. And beware Cupid’s misleading arrow. Remember to leave us a 5-star rating and review in your favorite podcast app. Miss an episode? Sign-up for our daily intelligence roundup, Daily Briefing, and you’ll never miss a beat. And be sure to follow CyberWire Daily on LinkedIn. CyberWire Guest Ann Johnson from Microsoft Security’s Afternoon Cyber Tea podcast talks with Frank Cilluffo, Director for Cyber and Critical Infrastructure Security at the McCrary Institute of Auburn University, about cyber and critical infrastructure. Check out the episode with the full conversation between Ann and Frank here.  Selected Reading KeyTrap DNS Attack Could Disable Large Parts of Internet: Researchers (SecurityWeek) US military notifies 20,000 of data breach after cloud email leak (TechCrunch) New Jersey law enforcement officers sue 118 data brokers for not removing personal info (The Record) Minnesota burglars are using Wi-Fi jammers to disable home security systems (TechSpot) Sarah Silverman’s lawsuit against OpenAI partially dismissed (The Verge) Microsoft February 2024 Patch Tuesday fixes 2 zero-days, 73 flaws (BleepingComputer) DarkMe Malware Targets Traders Using Microsoft SmartScreen Zero-Day Vulnerability (The Hacker News) CharmingCypress Use Poisoned VPN Apps to Install Backdoor (Cyber Security News) Beyond the Hype: Questioning FUD in Cybersecurity Marketing  (SecurityWeek) Valentine's Day Scams Woo the Lonely-Hearted (Security Boulevard)  Share your feedback. We want to ensure that you are getting the most out of the podcast. Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts with us by completing our brief listener survey as we continually work to improve the show.  Want to hear your company in the show? You too can reach the most influential leaders and operators in the industry. Here’s our media kit. Contact us at cyberwire@n2k.com to request more info. The CyberWire is a production of N2K Networks, your source for strategic workforce intelligence. © 2023 N2K Networks, Inc. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Phishing threats unleashed.
13-02-2024
Phishing threats unleashed.
Attackers lock up Azure accounts with MFA. Bank of America alerts customers to a third party data breach. Malicious cyber activity targets elections worldwide. CISA highlights a vulnerability in Roundcube Webmail. Lawmakers introduce a bipartisan bill to enhance healthcare cybersecurity. Siemens and Schneider Electric address multiple industrial vulnerabilities. Perception in tech gender parity still has a ways to go. Dave Bittner speaks with Guests Andrew Scott, Associate Director of China Operations at CISA, and Brett Leatherman, Section Chief for Cyber at the FBI, about Chinese threat actor Volt Typhoon. And the scourge of online obituary spam.  Remember to leave us a 5-star rating and review in your favorite podcast app. Miss an episode? Sign-up for our daily intelligence roundup, Daily Briefing, and you’ll never miss a beat. And be sure to follow CyberWire Daily on LinkedIn. CyberWire Guest Guests Andrew Scott, Associate Director of China Operations at CISA, and Brett Leatherman, Section Chief at FBI, discussing  PRC/Volt Typhoon advisory and living off the land guidance. Read the press release on “U.S. and International Partners Publish Cybersecurity Advisory on People’s Republic of China State-Sponsored Hacking of U.S. Critical Infrastructure.” Selected Reading Ongoing campaign compromises senior execs’ Azure accounts, locks them using MFA (Ars Technica)  Bank of America warns customers of data breach after vendor hack (BleepingComputer) Global Malicious Activity Targeting Elections is Skyrocketing (Security Affairs) CISA Warns Of Active Attacks on Roundcube Webmail XSS Vulnerability (CISA) Bipartisan Senate Bill Requires HHS to Bolster Cyber Efforts (Gov Info Security) ICS Patch Tuesday: Siemens Addresses 270 Vulnerabilities (SecurityWeek)  Four in five men in tech say women are treated equally, as women criticise ‘invisible challenges’ (Euronews) The rise of obituary spam (The Verge)  Share your feedback. We want to ensure that you are getting the most out of the podcast. Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts with us by completing our brief listener survey as we continually work to improve the show.  Want to hear your company in the show? You too can reach the most influential leaders and operators in the industry. Here’s our media kit. Contact us at cyberwire@n2k.com to request more info. The CyberWire is a production of N2K Networks, your source for strategic workforce intelligence. © 2023 N2K Networks, Inc. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
DOJ strikes justice.
12-02-2024
DOJ strikes justice.
The DOJ shuts down the Warzone rat. Ransomware hits over twenty Romanian hospitals, and Rysida gets a decryptor. Canada may ban the Flipper Zero. Chinese espionage claims against the US are light on facts. Australia looks to criminalize doxxing. Federal IT leaders seek better coordination with CISA and the JCDC. Wired looks at the effect of cyberattacks on inequality. Our guest is Manny Felix, Founder and CEO of US Cyber Initiative, sharing their work in unlocking cyber career opportunities for young people. And this thumb drive will self-destruct in five seconds. Remember to leave us a 5-star rating and review in your favorite podcast app. Miss an episode? Sign-up for our daily intelligence roundup, Daily Briefing, and you’ll never miss a beat. And be sure to follow CyberWire Daily on LinkedIn. CyberWire Guest Manuel "Manny" Felix, Founder and CEO of US Cyber Initiative, sharing their work in unlocking career opportunities for young people who are interested in cyber and emergent technology. US Cyber Initiative grew out of AZ Cyber. Learn more about AZ Cyber here.  Selected Reading DOJ shuts down ‘Warzone’ malware vendor and charges two in connection (The Record) Ransomware attack forces 18 Romanian hospitals to go offline (BleepingComputer) Decryptor for Rhysida ransomware is available (Help Net Security) Canada moves to ban the Flipper Zero amid rising auto theft concerns (TECHSPOT) China’s Cyber Revenge | Why the PRC Fails to Back Its Claims of Western Espionage (SentinelOne) ‘Doxxing’ laws to be brought forward after Jewish WhatsApp leak  (The Sydney Morning Herald) Exclusive: Duke Energy to remove Chinese battery giant CATL from Marine Corps Base (Reuters) Federal IT officials call on CISA for tougher standards, more coordination (FedScoop) Priorities of the Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative for 2024 (CISA) The Hidden Injustice of Cyberattacks (WIRED) Ovrdrive USB stick with data-hiding and overheating self-destruct features nears crowdfunding goal (TechSpot) Share your feedback. We want to ensure that you are getting the most out of the podcast. Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts with us by completing our brief listener survey as we continually work to improve the show.  Want to hear your company in the show? You too can reach the most influential leaders and operators in the industry. Here’s our media kit. Contact us at cyberwire@n2k.com to request more info. The CyberWire is a production of N2K Networks, your source for strategic workforce intelligence. © 2023 N2K Networks, Inc. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices