The CyberWire Daily Podcast 5.27.22
Ep 1588 | 5.27.22

Cyber ops and a side benefit of sanctions. BlackCat wants $5 million from Carinthia. Fraudster pressures Verizon. Spain responds to surveillance scandal. CISA has 5G implementation guidelines.

Show Notes

Pro-Russian DDoS attacks. Sanctions and their effect on ransomware. BlackCat wants $5 million from Carinthia. A fraudster pressures Verizon. Spain will tighten judicial review of intelligence services. Johannes Ullrich looks at VSTO Office Files. Our guests are Cecilia Marinier and Niloo Howe with a preview of the RSAC Innovation Sandbox. CISA releases ICS advisories and with its partners issue guidelines for evaluating 5G implementation.

Selected reading.

Hacktivists Expanding DDoS Attacks as Part of International Cyber Warfare Strategy (Imperva) 

Cyberattacks against UK CNI increase amidst Russia-Ukraine war (Intelligent CIO Europe) 

A cyberwar is already happening in Ukraine, Microsoft analysts say (

NSA: Sanctions on Russia Having a Positive Effect on Ransomware Attacks, Attempts Down Due to Difficulty Collecting Ransom Payments (CPO Magazine) 

BlackCat/ALPHV ransomware asks $5 million to unlock Austrian state (BleepingComputer) 

Hacker Steals Database of Hundreds of Verizon Employees (Vice) 

Drupal Releases Security Updates (CISA)

Keysight N6854A Geolocation server and N6841A RF Sensor software (CISA) 

Horner Automation Cscape Csfont (CISA) 

Spain vows legal reforms in wake of spying allegations (MSN)

Spain’s PM vows to reform intelligence services following phone hacking scandal (The Record by Recorded Future) 

Spain set to strengthen oversight of secret services after NSO spying scandal (Times of Israel) 

CISA and DoD Release 5G Security Evaluation Process Investigation Study (CISA)