The CyberWire Daily Podcast 5.3.23
Ep 1815 | 5.3.23

Iran integrates influence and cyber operations. ChatGPT use and misuse. Trends in the cyber underworld. Hybrid warfare and cyber insurance war clauses.

Show Notes

Iran integrates influence and cyber operations. ChatGPT use and misuse. Phishing reports increased significantly so far in 2023, while HTML attacks double. An update on the Discord Papers. Cyberstrikes against civilian targets. My conversation with our own Simone Petrella on emerging cyber workforce strategies. Tim Starks from the Washington Post joins me with reflections on the RSA conference. And, turns out, a war clause cannot be invoked in denying damage claims in the NotPetya attacks (at least not in the Garden State).

Selected reading.

Rinse and repeat: Iran accelerates its cyber influence operations worldwide (Microsoft On the Issues)

ChatGPT Confirms Data Breach, Raising Security Concerns (Security Intelligence) 

Samsung Bans Generative AI Use by Staff After ChatGPT Data Leak (Bloomberg) 

Malicious email campaigns abusing Telegram bots rise tremendously in Q1 2023, surpassing all of 2022 by 310% (Cofense)

Threat Spotlight: Proportion of malicious HTML attachments doubles within a year (Barracuda)

Zelensky says White House told him nothing about Discord intelligence leaks (Washington Post)

Russia attacks civilian infrastructure in cyberspace just as it does on ground - watchdog (Ukrinform)

Merck’s Insurers On the Hook in $1.4 Billion NotPetya Attack, Court Says (Wall Street Journal)

Merck entitled to $1.4B in cyberattack case after court rejects insurers' 'warlike action' claim (Fierce Pharma)