The CyberWire Daily Podcast 12.15.22
Ep 1724 | 12.15.22

Updates on the cyber phases of a hybrid war. Alleged booters busted. Progress report from the US anti-ransomware task force. Suspicion in AIIMS hack turns toward China.

Show Notes

Trojanized Windows 10 installers are deployed against Ukraine. Alleged booters have been collared, and their sites disabled. A progress report on US anti-ransomware efforts. Suspicion in a cyberattack against India turns toward China. Bryan Vorndran from the FBI’s Cyber Division talks about deep fakes. Our guest is Lisa Plaggemier from the National Cybersecurity Alliance (NCA) on the launch of their Historically Black Colleges and Universities Career Program. And hybrid war and fissures in the underworld.

Selected reading.

Trojanized Windows 10 Operating System Installers Targeted Ukrainian Government (Mandiant)

Federal Prosecutors in Los Angeles and Alaska Charge 6 Defendants with Operating Websites that Offered Computer Attack Services (US Department of Justice)

Global crackdown against DDoS services shuts down most popular platforms | Europol (Europol) 

Readout of Second Joint Ransomware Task Force Meeting (Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency)

US finds its ‘center of gravity’ in the fight against ransomware (The Record by Recorded Future) 

AIIMS cyber attack may have originated in China, Hong Kong (The Times of India) 

AIIMS Delhi Servers Were Hacked By Chinese, Damage Contained: Sources (

Russia-Ukraine war reaches dark side of the internet (Al Jazeera)