The CyberWire Daily Podcast 6.14.23
Ep 1844 | 6.14.23

A Joint Advisory on LockBit. AI chatbots: the grammarians of tomorrow. KillNet makes a deal with the Devil (Sec). The private-sector’s piece in the hybrid war puzzle.

Show Notes

The Five Eyes, alongside a couple of allies, issue a LockBit advisory. AI aids in proofreading phishing attacks. Anonymous Sudan mounts nuisance-level DDoS attacks against US companies. France alleges a disinformation campaign conducted by Russian actors. KillNet says it's partnered with the less-well-known Devil Sec. The private cybersecurity industry's effect on the war in Ukraine. Carole Theriault ponders oversharing on social media. Our guest is Duncan Jones from Quantinuum on the threats of Harvest Now, Decrypt Later tactics. And a note on this month’s Patch Tuesday.

Selected reading.

Understanding Ransomware Threat Actors: LockBit (Joint Cybersecurity Advisory)

U.S. Measures in Response to the Crisis in Sudan (US Department of State)

Generative AI Enables Threat Actors to Create More (and More Sophisticated) Email Attacks (Abnormal Security)

France Accuses Russia of Online Disinformation Campaign (Bloomberg)

The Private Sector’s Evolving Role in Conflict—From Cyber Assistance to Intelligence (R Street)

Microsoft Patches Critical Windows Vulns, Warns of Code Execution Risks (SecurityWeek)

Patch Tuesday: Critical Flaws in Adobe Commerce Software (SecurityWeek)

Patch Tuesday fixes 4 critical RCE bugs, and a bunch of Office holes (Naked Security)