The CyberWire Daily Podcast 10.19.23
Ep 1930 | 10.19.23

Vigilance isn’t purely receptive. Without criticism, it will become blind with detail.

Show Notes

Nation-states exploit the WinRAR vulnerability. Criminals leak more stolen 23andMe data. QR codes as a risk. NSA and partners offer anti-phishing guidance. A Ukrainian hacktivist auxiliary takes down Trigona privateers. Hacktivism and influence operations remain the major cyber features of the Hamas-Israeli war. On today’s Threat Vector, David Moulton speaks with Kate Naunheim, Cyber Risk Management Director at Unit 42, about the new cybersecurity regulations introduced by the SEC. Our own Rick Howard talks with Jen Miller Osborn about the 10th anniversary of ATT&CKcon. And the epistemology of open source intelligence: tweets, TikToks, Instagrams–they’re not necessarily ground truth.

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Selected reading.

Government-backed actors exploiting WinRAR vulnerability (Google) 

The forgotten malvertising campaign (Malwarebytes)

Hacker leaks millions of new 23andMe genetic data profiles (BleepingComputer) 

Exploring The Malicious Usage of QR Codes (SlashNext |) 

How to Protect Against Evolving Phishing Attacks (National Security Agency/Central Security Service)

GuidePoint Research and Intelligence Team’s (GRIT) 2023 Q3 Ransomware Report Examines the Continued Surge of Ransomware Activity (GuidePoint)

Ukrainian activists hack Trigona ransomware gang, wipe servers (BleepingComputer) 

Navigating the Mis- and Disinformation Minefield in the Current Israel-Hamas War (ZeroFox)

War Tests Israeli Cyber Defenses as Hack Attempts Soar (Bloomberg)

U.S. says Israel ‘not responsible’ for Gaza hospital blast; Biden announces ‘unprecedented’ aid package in speech (Washington Post)

Three clues the Ahli Arab Hospital strike came from Gaza (The Telegraph) 

Who’s Responsible for the Gaza Hospital Explosion? Here’s Why It’s Hard to Know What’s Real (WIRED) 

‘Verified’ OSINT Accounts Are Destroying the Israel-Palestine Information Ecosystem (404 Media)