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South African ports invoke force majeure over cyberattack. Documents indicate Iranian interest in control systems attacks. Dark web wanted ads. Cyber diplomacy. Lousy cafeteria food?

Jul 27 • 27:23

Transnet declares force majeure over cyberattack on South African port management. The IRGC apparently is Googling a bunch of stuff about gas stations and merchant ships. Kaseya’s denial of paying ransom has legs. Criminal coders like obscure languages. The AvosLocker gang is looking for pentesters, access brokers, and affiliates. The US and China hold “frank and open” con...

The source of Kaseya’s REvil key remains unknown. Cyber incident disrupts port operations at Cape Town and Durban. Updates on the Pegasus Project. And a guilty plea in a swatting case.

Jul 26 • 25:02

Kaseya isn’t saying where it got its REvil decryptor. Transportation services disrupted at two major South African ports by an unspecified cyber incident. Another company is mentioned as an alleged source of abused intercept tools as the controversy over NSO Group’s Pegasus software continues. Johannes Ullrich from SANS on supply chains, development tools and insecure libr...

Ingrid Toppelberg: Knowing how to take risks will pay off. [Cybersecurity education] [Career Notes]

Jul 25 • 07:02

Chief Product Officer at Cybint Solutions, Ingrid Toppelberg, shares her journey from consulting to bootcamp coach and cybersecurity education. As a young girl, Ingrid wanted to do everything from being a teacher to the head of the World Bank. After consulting for several years, Ingrid found cybersecurity. What she found fascinating about the cyber world is how important i...

Is enhanced hardware security the answer to ransomware? [CyberWire-X]

Jul 25 • 31:45

With the recent onslaught of ransomware attacks across healthcare institutions, critical infrastructure, and the public sector, it's clear that ransomware isn’t going anywhere. But given how common ransomware attacks have become, how is it that we've been unable to put a stop to them? Companies often overlook the role that hardware security plays in meeting this challenge,...

Free malware with cracked software. [Research Saturday]

Jul 24 • 17:32

Guest Christopher Budd, Senior Global Threat Communications Manager at Avast, joins Dave to talk about some research his team did when they looked into a Reddit report saying their Avast folder was empty and other reports like it. The team found a new malware they’re calling “Crackonosh” in part because of some possible indications that the malware author may be Czech. Cra...

Cyber threats to, and around, the Olympic Games. Kaseya got a decryptor, from somewhere…. NSO says it’s not responsible for Pegasus misuse. US cyber policy toward China. Fraud Family busted.

Jul 23 • 26:11

The Olympics are underway, and the authorities are on the alert for cyberattacks. Kaseya has a decryptor for the REvil ransomware, but it hasn’t said how it got the key. NSO Group says it’s not responsible for customer misuse of its Pegasus intercept tool. US policy toward Chinese cyber activities shows continuity, with some diplomatic intensification, but hawks would like...

Extortion is the motive in the Saudi Aramco incident. Updates on the Pegasus Project. Chinese cyberespionage and Beijing’s tu quoque. FIN7 resurfaces, and a post-mortem on Egregor.

Jul 22 • 27:28

It’s extortion after all at Saudi Aramco. Controversy and investigation over alleged misuse of NSO Group’s Pegasus intercept tool continues. Warning of Chinese espionage from ANSSI, and China’s denunciation of all this kind of “baseless slander.” Phishing in Milanote. FIN7 resurfaces after the conviction of some key members. Dinah Davis from Arctic Wolf on the importance o...

Historical threats to industrial control systems inform current security practices. Ransomware privateering and side-hustling. Updates on the Pegasus Project.

Jul 21 • 26:17

CISA warns of threats to industrial control systems, profusely illustrated with examples from recent history. Ransomware can be operated either in the course of privateering or as an APT side hustle. Security firms outline new and evolving threats and vulnerabilities. Reaction continues to the Pegasus Project’s reports on intercept tools. Joe Carrigan unpacks recent Facebo...

APT side hustles and evidence of espionage. NSO replies to the Pegasus Project, and AWS removes NSO from its CloudFront CDM. Other data breaches and ransomware incidents.

Jul 20 • 27:01

The US says China contracted with criminals to carry out cyberespionage campaigns. Norway says China was behind an attack on its parliamentary email system. China denounces accusations of cyberespionage as slander, and says it’s the real victim, because the CIA is the one stealing IP from China. AWS expels NSO Group from its CloudFront CDM. NSO denies it permits its interc...

Microsoft Exchange Server hacks officially attributed to China. Indictment in industrial espionage case. Entities List expands. Abuse of NSO Group’s Pegasus tool reported.

Jul 19 • 23:58

Allied governments formally attribute exploitation of Microsoft Exchange Server to China’s Ministry of State Security. A US Federal indictment names four MSS officers in conjunction with another, long-running cyberespionage campaign. The US Department of Commerce adds six Russian organizations to the Entities List. The Pegasus Project outlines alleged abuse of NSO Group’s ...

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