The CyberWire Daily Podcast 3.17.22
Ep 1537 | 3.17.22

Debunking deepfakes. Hacktivism and information warfare. The prospect of “splinternets.” Germany warns of security product risks. Disruption of Ukrainian ISPs. New wrinkles in phishing.

Show Notes

Not-so-deepfakes debunked. Hacktivism and information warfare in Russia’s war against Ukraine. The prospect of an age of “splinternets.” Germany warns of risks from Kaspersky security products. Disruption of Ukrainian ISPs. David Dufour from Webroot on cyberattacks hitting the automotive sector. Carole Theriault ponders parental disclosure of tracking their kids. Three new wrinkles to social engineering.

Selected reading.

Russia and Ukraine ‘draw up 15-point peace plan’ (The Telegraph) 

Deepfake video of Zelenskyy could be 'tip of the iceberg' in info war, experts warn ( 

The Russia-Ukraine War And The Revival Of Hacktivism (Digital Shadows) 

In a Chilling Threat, Putin Vows to Rid Russia of ‘Traitors’ (Bloomberg)

Russia is risking the creation of a “splinternet”—and it could be irreversible (MIT Technology Review) 

Traffic interception and MitM attacks among security risks of Russian TLS certs (CSO Online) 

Germany's BSI warns against Kaspersky AV over spying concerns (CSO Online) 

Major Ukrainian Internet Provider Triolan Suffers Severe Cyber Attacks and Infrastructure Destruction During Russian Invasion (CPO Magazine)

The Attack of the Chameleon Phishing Page (Trustwave) 

The Email Bait … and Phish: Instagram Phishing Attack (Armorblox) 

Using CAPTCHA Forms to Bypass Filters (Avanan)