The CyberWire Daily Podcast 10.30.23
Ep 1937 | 10.30.23

Bringing AI up right–realizing its potential without its becoming a threat. (And how deepfakes might be an informational fleet-in-being.)

Show Notes

The Hive ransomware gang may be back, and rebranded. Coinminers exploit AWS IAM credentials. LockBit claims to have obtained sensitive information from Boeing. Ukrainian auxiliaries disrupt Internet service in Russian-occupied territory, while internet and telecoms are down in Gaza. Deepfakes have an effect even when they're not used. Joe Carrigan explains executive impersonations on social media. Our guest is David Brumley, cybersecurity professor at Carnegie Mellon and CEO of software security firm, ForAllSecure, discussing spooky zero days and vulnerabilities. And President Biden releases a US Executive Order on artificial intelligence.

Selected reading.

New Hunters International ransomware possible rebrand of Hive (BleepingComputer) 

CloudKeys in the Air: Tracking Malicious Operations of Exposed IAM Keys (Palo Alto Networks Unit 42)

Boeing assessing Lockbit hacking gang threat of sensitive data leak (Reuters)

Ukrainian hackers disrupt internet providers in Russia-occupied territories (Record) 

Israel steps up air and ground attacks in Gaza and cuts off the territory's communications (AP News) 

The Destruction of Gaza’s Internet Is Complete (WIRED)

Rocket Alert Apps Warn Israelis of Incoming Attacks While Gaza Is Left in the Dark (WIRED).

Elon Musk’s Starlink to help Gaza amid internet blackout (Record)

Families of Hostages Kidnapped by Hamas Turn to Phone Pings for Proof of Life (WIRED)

Israel Taps Blacklisted Pegasus Maker to Track Hostages in Gaza (Bloomberg)

A.I. Muddies Israel-Hamas War in Unexpected Way (New York Times) 

FACT SHEET: President Biden Issues Executive Order on Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence (The White House)

Administration Actions on AI ( 

The US Executive Order on artificial intelligence is out. (CyberWire)