The CyberWire Daily Podcast 7.20.22
Ep 1623 | 7.20.22

Cyber phases of Russia’s hybrid war seem mostly espionage. Belgium accuses China of spying. LockBit ransomware spreads. And Micodus GPS tracker vulnerabilities are real and unpatched.

Show Notes

What’s Russia up to in cyberspace, nowadays? Belgium accuses China of cyberespionage. LockBit ransomware spreading through compromised servers. Malek Ben Salem from Accenture explains the Privacy Enhancing Technologies of Federated Learning with Differential Privacy guarantees. Rick Howard speaks with Rob Gurzeev from Cycognito on Data Exploitation. And Micodus GPS tracker vulnerabilities should motivate the user to turn the thing off.

Selected reading.

Continued cyber activity in Eastern Europe observed by TAG (Google)

Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union on malicious cyber activities conducted by hackers and hacker groups in the context of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine (European Council)

China: Declaration by the Minister for Foreign Affairs on behalf of the Belgian Government urging Chinese authorities to take action against malicious cyber activities undertaken by Chinese actors (Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs) 

Déclaration du porte-parole de l'Ambassade de Chine en Belgique au sujet de la déclaration du gouvernement belge sur les cyberattaques (Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the Kingdom of Belgium)

LockBit: Ransomware Puts Servers in the Crosshairs (Broadcom Software Blogs | Threat Intelligence)

Critical Vulnerabilities Discovered in Popular Automotive GPS Tracking Device (MiCODUS MV720) (BitSight)

CISA released Security Advisory on MiCODUS MV720 Global Positioning System (GPS) Tracker (CISA)