The CyberWire Daily Podcast 10.25.23
Ep 1934 | 10.25.23

AI ain’t misbehavin’, except when it does. Also, privateers and hacktivist auxiliaries get busy.

Show Notes

Teaching AI to misbehave. Ransomware's effect on healthcare downtime. Two reports on the state of cybersecurity in the financial services sector. Possible connections between Hamas and Quds Force. Ukrainian cyber authorities report a rise in privateering Smokeloader attacks. Russian hacktivist auxiliaries strike Czech targets. My conversation with Sherrod DeGrippo, host of The Microsoft Threat Intelligence Podcast. Jay Bhalodia from Microsoft Federal shares insights on multi-cloud security. And Winter Vivern exploits a mail service 0-day.

Selected reading.

AI vs. human deceit: Unravelling the new age of phishing tactics (Security Intelligence)

Ransomware attacks on US healthcare organizations cost $20.8bn in 2020 (Comparitech) 

Cyberattack at 5 southwestern Ontario hospitals leaves patients awaiting care (CBC News) 

State of Security for Financial Services (Swimlane)

Veracode Reveals Automation and Training Are Key Drivers of Software Security for Financial Services (Business Wire)

Hamas’ online infrastructure reveals ties to Iran APT, researchers say (CSO Online) 

Hamas Application Infrastructure Reveals Possible Overlap With TAG-63 and Iranian Threat Activity | Recorded Future (Recorded Future)

Ukraine cyber officials warn of a ‘surge’ in Smokeloader attacks on financial, government entities (Record) 

Bloomberg: Russia steps up cyberattacks to disrupt Ukraine’s key services (Euromaidan) 

Pro-Russia group behind today’s mass cyberattack against Czech institutions (

Winter Vivern exploits zero-day vulnerability in Roundcube Webmail servers (We Live Security)