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Daily Briefing 9.22.17

NEO hoax in Korea. EDGAR hack spooks markets, regulators. Equifax hackers were patient. FinFisher spread through ISPs. CCleaner backdoor seems targeted. GCHQ warns of worse than WannaCry.

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Daily Podcast 9.22.17

Hacks shake confidence in financial system. FinFisher using MitM. CCleaner backdoor had specific targets in mind? US Forces Korea debunks bogus NEO warning. Locky masters like Game of Thrones. nRansomware asks for a different kind of payout.

Week that Was 9.24.17

SEC breached. More on Equifax. WikiLeaks leaks по-русски. Information ops. NIST on resiliency. Attribution. Industry notes.

Research Saturday

In 2016 Bitdefender uncovered a new advanced persistent threat dubbed Pacifier, targeting government institutions starting in 2014. Using malicious .doc documents and .zip files distributed via spear phishing e-mails, attackers would lure victims with invitations to social functions or conferences into executing the attachments. It’s capable of dropping multi-stage backdoors.

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This week's conference at the Johns Hopkins University covered ground of interest to business leaders, especially with respect to the implications cyber risk has for their legal and contracting activities. The executives for whom the conference was organized were expansively and quite properly defined to include not just...
Protecting a Global Telecommunications Company
We discuss the challenges a large organization like BT faces when it comes to protecting themselves and their clients, the affect the upcoming GDPR regulations may have on the company and organizations around the world, and how they set their priorities across a broad spectrum of products and services.

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The Equifax breach: an overview.

On September 7, 2017 Equifax, one of the big-three US credit bureaus, disclosed a major data breach. It affects 143 million individuals, mostly Americans, although data belonging to citizens of other countries, for the most part Canada and the United Kingdom, were also hit. While not the largest data breach ever (Yahoo! still holds that record), it may be among the most damaging in its effect.

The CyberWire Quarterly Report, Q2 2017

he second quarter of 2017 opened with doubts about espionage and influence operations in cyberspace. As this quarter comes to an end, we're witnessing the effective eclipse of both cybercrime and hacktivism by state action, indeed, by hybrid warfare...

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