The CyberWire Daily Podcast 6.1.22
Ep 1590 | 6.1.22

Costa Rica hit with another round of ransomware. Cyber phases of Russia’s hybrid war against Ukraine. CISOs and 3rd-party risk. Elasticsearch databases as extortion targets. And Razzlekhan!

Show Notes

Costa Rica's healthcare system comes under renewed ransomware attack. Cyber phases of the hybrid war. Charity fraud exploits sympathy for Ukraine. US FBI attributes last year's attack on Boston Children's Hospital to Iran. CISOs surveyed on their challenges (and they're particularly worried about exposure to 3rd-party risk). Robert M. Lee joins us for the launch of the new Control Loop podcast. Josh Ray from Accenture looks at ransomware trends. Razzlekhan and Dutch: a cryptocurrency love song.

Selected reading.

Latest cyberattack in Costa Rica targets hospital system (Reuters)

Costa Rica’s public health agency hit by Hive ransomware (BleepingComputer)

Costa Rican Social Security Fund hit with ransomware attack (The Record by Recorded Future)

Costa Rica May Be Pawn in Conti Ransomware Group’s Bid to Rebrand, Evade Sanctions (KrebsOnSecurity)

Ukraine joins its first NATO cyber defense center meeting (TheHill)

US military hackers conducting offensive operations in support of Ukraine, says head of Cyber Command (Sky News)

The FBI Warns of Scammers Soliciting Donations Related to the Crisis in Ukraine (Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3))

FBI director blames Iran for ‘despicable’ attempted cyberattack on Boston Children’s Hospital (CNN)

Hackers ransom 1,200 exposed Elasticsearch databases (TechTarget)

The CISOs Report (Security Current)

New York couple accused of laundering $4.5 bln in crypto still in plea talks (Reuters)