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Recent Episodes

Ep 1499 | 1.21.22

Ukrainian crisis continues, with attendant risk of hybrid warfare. MoonBounce malware in the wild. Pirate radio hacks a number station.

US and Russian talks over Ukraine conclude with an agreement to further exchanges next week. Western governments continue to recommend vigilance against the threat of Russian cyberattacks against critical infrastructure. The US Treasury Department sanctions four Ukrainian nationals for their work on behalf of Russia’s FSB and its influence operations. A firmware bootkit is discovered in the wild. Security turnover at Twitter. Caleb Barlow looks at wifi hygiene. Our guest is Allan Liska on his latest ransomware book. And a number station gets hacked, in style.

Ep 1498 | 1.20.22

Looking toward tomorrow’s Russo-American talks about the Ukraine crisis. A memorandum gives NSA oversight authority for NSS. A look at the C2C markets.

As Russian forces remain in assembly areas near the Ukrainian border, the US and Russia prepare for tomorrow’s high-level talks in Geneva. NATO members look to their cyber defenses. US President Biden issues a Memorandum on Improving the Cybersecurity of National Security, Department of Defense, and Intelligence Community Systems. Notes on C2C markets. Mirai is exploiting Log4j flaws. Verizon’s Chris Novak shares insights on Log4j challenges. Our guest is Ryan Kovar from Splunk with a look at the year ahead. And Olympic athletes heading to China? Better grab that burner phone.

Ep 1497 | 1.19.22

Updates on what Ukraine is now calling “BleedingBear.” CISA advises organizations to prepare for Russian cyberattacks. Other cyberespionage campaigns, and a new ransomware strain.

Ukraine confirms that it was hit by wiper malware last week, as tension between Moscow and Kyiv remains high. It remains high as well between Russia and NATO, as Russia continues marshaling conventional forces around Ukraine. CISA advises organizations to prepare to withstand Russian cyberattacks. Other cyberespionage campaigns are reported, as is a new strain of ransomware. Microsoft’s Kevin Magee provides friendly counsel for CISOs and boards. Our guest is Clar Rosso from ISC2 on the communication gap between cybersecurity teams and executive leaders when it comes to ransomware. And the natural disaster in Tonga may offer lessons in resilience and recovery.

Ep 1496 | 1.18.22

A new member of the Winnti Cluster is described. Cobalt Strike used against unpatched VMware Horizon servers. Ukraine blames Russia for what seems to be a destructive supply chain attack.

A new Chinese cyberespionage group is described. Cobalt Strike implants are observed hitting unpatched VMware Horizon servers. Ukraine attributes last week’s cyberattacks to Russia (with some possibility of Belarusian involvement as well). Microsoft doesn’t offer attribution, but it suggests that the incidents were more destructive than ransomware or simple defacements. The US warns of possible provocations. Ben Yelin looks at a bipartisan TLDR bill. Our guest is Lisa Plaggemier from the National Cybersecurity Alliance on the ongoing threat of phishing. And the REvil arrests in Russia may have been for “leverage.”

Ep 1495 | 1.14.22

Influence operations in the grey zone. FSB raids REvil. Open Source Software Security Summit looks to public-private cooperation. Privateering and state-sponsored cybercrime.

A large-scale cyberattack against Ukrainian websites looks like an influence operation, and Russian intelligence services are the prime suspects. The FSB raids REvil. The White House Open Source Software Security Summit looks toward software bills of materials. MuddyWater exploits Log4shell. The DPRK is working to steal cryptocurrency. Caleb Barlow shares the consequences of the 3G network shutdown. Our guest is John Lehmann from Intellectual Point with programs that help military veterans transition to the cybersecurity industry. Honor among thieves, and spies.

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Dave Bittner
Dave Bittner, is a security podcast host and one of the founders at CyberWire. He’s a creator, producer, videographer, actor, experimenter, and entrepreneur. He’s had a long career in the worlds of television, journalism and media production, and is one of the pioneers of non-linear editing and digital storytelling.
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