The CyberWire Daily Podcast 7.6.22
Ep 1613 | 7.6.22

Quantum computing and security standards. Cyber war, and the persistence of cybercrime. DPRK ransomware versus healthcare. Cyber incidents and credit, in Shanghai and elsewhere.

Show Notes

Quantum computing and security standards. Notes on the cyber phases of a hybrid war, and how depressingly conventional cybercrime persists in wartime. Pyongyang operators are using Maui ransomware against healthcare targets. Malek Ben Salem from Accenture looks at the security risks of GPS. Our guest is Brian Kenyon of Island to discuss enterprise browser security. Shanghai's big data exposure.

Selected reading.

NIST Announces First Four Quantum-Resistant Cryptographic Algorithms (NIST)

Winners of NIST's post-quantum cryptography competition announced (Computing) 

NIST unveils four algorithms that will underpin new 'quantum-proof' cryptography standards (SC magazine) 

NIST Identifies 4 Quantum-Resistant Encryption Algorithms (

Prepare for a New Cryptographic Standard to Protect Against Future Quantum-Based Threats (CISA)

Quantum-resistant encryption recommended for standardization (Register)

Keeping Phones Running in Wartime Pushes Kyivstar to the Limit (Bloomberg)

The Ukraine war could provide a cyberwarfare manual for Chinese generals eyeing Taiwan (CyberScoop)

Ukrainian police takes down phishing gang behind payments scam (ZDNet)

Cyber Police of Ukraine arrested 9 men behind phishing attacks on Ukrainians attempting to capitalize on the ongoing conflict (Security Affairs) 

North Korean State-Sponsored Cyber Actors Use Maui Ransomware to Target the Healthcare and Public Health Sector (CISA) 

Reports (Moody’s)

Clarion Housing ‘cyber incident’ affects thousands of tenants (Cambs Times) 

In a big potential breach, a hacker offers to sell a Chinese police database. (New York Times)

Nearly one billion people in China had their personal data leaked, and it's been online for more than a year (CNN) 

China data breach likely to fuel identity fraud, smishing attacks (ZDNet) 

China Tries to Censor What Could Be Biggest Data Hack in History (Gizmodo) 

Here are four big questions about the massive Shanghai police leak (Washington Post)

Shanghai Data Breach Exposes Dangers of China’s Trove (Bloomberg)