The CyberWire Daily Podcast 8.19.16
Ep 167 | 8.19.16

Hulk smash. Pokemon smish. And more on the Shadow Brokers.

Show Notes

In today's podcast, we hear about emails flooding dot gov in-boxes. A re-tooled version of Locky ransomware is out in the wild. As we look back at the week, the big news surrounds the Shadow Brokers' data dump and implausible auction—they seem to have some genuine NSA goods. The brokers themselves are thought to be either Russian spies or rogue insiders, or some mix of both. Worries about US election hacking rise. More companies are concerned about insider threats. The University of Maryland's Jonathan Katz explains how to reverse engineer encryption, and Chris Fogle from Delta Risk tells us how board members can prepare for cyber challenges. And, yes, there's another Pokémon-GO hack.