Espionage, both online and in-person. Sabotage, both kinetic and (maybe eventually) cyber. Waterin holes, deepfakes, and the pushing of naughty words.
North Korean operators "weaponize" open-source software. The SolarMarker info-stealer returns. A quick review of Fast Company's WordPress hijacking incident. Deepfakes, and their evolution into an underworld and influence ops tool. Kinetic sabotage in the Baltic raises concerns about threats to infrastructure in cyberspace. Chris Novak from Verizon with a mid-year check in. Our guest is MK Palmore of Google Cloud on why collective cybersecurity ultimately depends on having a diverse, skilled workforce. And the US arrests three in two alleged spying cases.
ZINC weaponizing open-source software (Microsoft Security Threat Intelligence | LinkedIn Threat Prevention and Defense)
North Korea weaponizes open-source software. (CyberWire)
The Future of Deepfakes. (CyberWire)
Fourth Nord Stream Leak Spotted, NATO Sees 'Sabotage' - The Moscow Times (The Moscow Times)
NATO Formally Blames Sabotage for Nord Stream Pipeline Damage (Wall Street Journal)
Finnish intelligence warns Russia ‘highly likely’ to turn to cyber in winter (The Record by Recorded Future)
Ukraine War Goes Hybrid (Energy Intelligence)
Delta Electronics DOPSoft (CISA)
Former NSA Employee Arrested on Espionage-Related Charges (US Department of Justice)
Major in the United States Army and a Maryland Doctor Facing Federal Indictment for Allegedly Providing Confidential Health Information to a Purported Russian Representative to Assist Russia Related to the Conflict In Ukraine (US Department of Justice)