The CyberWire Daily Podcast 5.17.23
Ep 1825 | 5.17.23

A joint warning on BianLian ransomware. Fleeceware offers AI as bait for the gullible. Cyberespionage updates. And Ukraine formally joins NATO’s CCDCOE.

Show Notes

Cyber agencies warn of BianLian ransomware. There’s a new gang using leaked Baduk-based ransomware. Chinese government-linked threat actors target TP-link routers with custom malware. ChatGPT-themed fleeceware is showing up in online stores. Ukraine is now a member of NATO's Cyber Centre. Tim Starks from the Washington Post shares insights on section 702 renewal. Our guest is Ismael Valenzuela from BlackBerry sharing the findings from their Global Threat Intelligence Report. And the CIA's offer to Russian officials may have had some takers.

Selected reading.

#StopRansomware: BianLian Ransomware Group (Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency CISA) 

Newly identified RA Group compromises companies in U.S. and South Korea with leaked Babuk source code (Cisco Talos Blog) 

The Dragon Who Sold His Camaro: Analyzing Custom Router Implant (Check Point Research)

Fake ChatGPT Apps Scam Users Out of Thousands of Dollars, Sophos Reports (GlobeNewswire News Room) 

Ukraine joins NATO Cyber Centre (Computing) 

Russian Officials Unnerved by Ukraine Bloodshed Are Contacting CIA, Agency Says (Wall Street Journal)