The CyberWire Daily Podcast 8.15.23
Ep 1885 | 8.15.23

Investigating China’s Storm-0558. Monti ransomware is back. Evasive phishing. Realtors’ MLS taken down in ransomware incident. News from Russia’s hybrid war. And in-game scams.

Show Notes

New targets of Chinese cyberespionage are uncovered. Monti ransomware is back. An evasive phishing campaign exposed. A Realtors' network taken down by cyberattack. A closer look at NoName057(16). Perspective on cyberwar - remember Pearl Harbor, but don’t see it everywhere. Ben Yelin on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s plans to regulate surveillance tech. Microsoft’s Ann Johnson and Charlie Bell ponder the future of security. And scammers are targeting kids playing Fortnite and Roblox.

Selected reading.

Chinese spies who read State Dept. email also hacked GOP congressman (Washington Post) 

Binary Ballet: China’s Espionage Tango with Microsoft (SecurityHQ)

Microsoft Exchange hack to be investigated by US Cyber Safety Board (Computing)

Monti ransomware targets VMware ESXi servers with new Linux locker (BleepingComputer) 

Evasive Phishing Campaign Steals Cloud Credentials Using Cloudflare R2 and Turnstile (Netskope)

Cyberattack on Bay area vendor cripples real estate industry (The Real Deal)

Intel insiders go undercover revealing fresh details into NoName hacktivist operations (Cybernews) 

Why the US Military Wants You To Rethink the Idea of 'Cyber War' (The Messenger) 

A Huge Scam Targeting Kids With Roblox and Fortnite 'Offers' Has Been Hiding in Plain Sight (WIRED)