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The CyberWire Week-in-Review 2.8.16 – 2.12.16

Social engineering and the FBI, a cautionary tale for IT help desks. British police arrest an alleged member of the Crackas with Attitude. New crimeware gets more evasive, and ransomware continues to appear in fresh variants. Congress passes legislation friendly to the US-EU privacy shield accord. Cyber stocks have a rough week, but private equity still seems to like the sector. And we consider Valentine's Day, from a cyber perspective.

In this podcast, we discuss how the FBI may have been socially engineered, learn something about an alleged Cracka with Attitude, hear about new developments in crimeware, look at a tumultuous week in the stock market, and follow developments in law and policy. And we learn about the FTC's role in cyber security regulation from the University of Maryland's Markus Rauschecker, and Brown University's Alan Usas describes his institution's new executive masters in cyber security.

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