Dark web observations on coups and lists. Pokémon Go and the madness of crowds.
In today’s podcast, we hear about social media’s role in the suppression of the coup d’ état in Turkey. The United Cyber Caliphate and the competing “Peace Brigades” release overlapping and competing target lists. Ukrainian nationalist hacktivists hit Poland’s Ministry of Defense. “Delilah” is a backdoor Trojan built for blackmail, and “Wildfire” is a new strain of ransomware. Some databases for sale on the Dark Web look like junk. Deloitte's Emily Mossburg shares insights from their latest report, and John Leiseboer from Quintessence Labs explains the security benefits of interoperability. Pokémon Go looks like the biggest mania since the 17th Century’s tulip craze.