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Happy Halloween from the CyberWire.

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I was coding in the lab late one night
when my eyes beheld an eerie sight
for my malware threat score began to rise
and suddenly to my surprise

It did the Mash
It did the Malware Mash
The Malware Mash
It was a botnet smash
It did the Mash
It caught on because of Flash
It did the Mash
It did the Malware Mash

From the Stuxnet worm squirming toward the near east
to the dark web souqs where the script kiddies feast
the APTs left their humble abodes
to get installed from rootkit payloads.
They did the Mash
They did the Malware Mash
The Malware Mash
It was an adware smash
They did the Mash
It caught on because of Flash
The Malware Mash
They did the Malware Mash

The botnets were having fun
The DDoS had just begun
The viruses hit the dark net,
with ransomware yet to come.
The keys were logging, phishing emails abound,
Snowden on chains, backed by his Russian hounds.
The Shadow Brokers were about to arrive
with their vocal group, "The NotPetya Five."

They did the Mash
They played the Malware Mash
The Malware Mash
It was a botnet smash
They did the Mash
It caught on because of Flash
The Malware Mash
They played the Malware Mash

Somewhere in Moscow Vlad's voice did ring
Seems he was troubled by just one thing.
He opened a shell then shook his fist
and said, "Whatever happened to my Turla Trojan twist."
It's now the Mash
It's now the Malware Mash
The Malware Mash
And it's a botnet smash
It's now the Mash
It caught on because of Flash
The Malware Mash
It's now the Malware Mash

Now everything's cool, Vlad's a part of the band
Aand the Malware Mash is the hit of the land.
For you, defenders, this mash was meant to
when you get to my door, tell them Creeper sent you.

Then you can Mash
Then you can Malware Mash
The Malware Mash
And be a botnet smash
It is the Mash
Don’t you dare download Flash
The Malware Mash
Just do the Malware Mash

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