The CyberWire Daily Podcast is our look at what's happening in cyberspace. It provides a clear and concise summary of the news and offers commentary from industry experts as well as our Academic and Research Partners. We publish each weekday afternoon (in time for US East Coast drive-time.)
The CyberWire Daily Podcast 8.2.16
Black Hat notes. Iran hacks Syrian dissidents, Israeli hacktivist hits Iranian ISP. Apparent Russian hacks of US Democratic Party investigated. Russia finds "professional" spyware on some networks, (news media infer it's from NSA). WikiLeaks says more Clinton dox are coming. Afraidgate switches from CryptXXX to Locky. AdGholas malvertising uses steganography. Yahoo credentials may be for sale. ISIS hopes to disrupt Rio games; criminals hope to profit. INTERPOL nabs Nigerian scammer.
In today's podcast we give a short update on Black Hat before turning to developments in Syria and Iran. Tension between the US and Russia mounts over alleged Russian hacks of US political campaign networks and more recently alleged US spyware operations in Russian enterprises. ISIS wishes to disrupt the Olympics, and cybercriminals are seeking to profit from the Rio Games. Adware uses steganography, and INTERPOL takes down a Nigerian online scam. Ben Yelin explains a recent court ruling in Microsoft's favor that deals with offshore data privacy, and Sameer Dixit from Spirent outlines emerging threats patterns.
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