The CyberWire Daily Podcast 11.3.23
Ep 1941 | 11.3.23

In the offense-defense see-saw, the defense seems to be rising.

Show Notes

An Apache vulnerability is being used to install ransomware. Exploitation of Citrix vulnerability in the wild. AP sustains DDoS attack. HHS reaches settlement in HIPAA data breach incident. More evidence of OSINT's reach. On the Solution Spotlight: Simone Petrella and Rick Howard speak with Ben Rothke about his article and thoughts on "Is there really an information security jobs crisis?" Andrea Little Limbago from Interos joins us to discuss SEC and the disclosure rules. And, Microsoft draws a lesson from Russia's war: cyber defense now has the advantage over cyber offense.

Selected reading.

Critical Apache ActiveMQ Vulnerability Exploited to Deliver Ransomware (SecurityWeek) 

HelloKitty ransomware now exploiting Apache ActiveMQ flaw in attacks (BleepingComputer) 

Critical Vulnerability: Exploitation of Apache ActiveMQ CVE-2023-46604 (Huntress) 

Suspected Exploitation of Apache ActiveMQ CVE-2023-46604 (Rapid7) 

HHS’ Office for Civil Rights Settles Ransomware Cyber-Attack Investigation (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

AP news site hit by apparent denial-of-service attack (AP News) 

Associated Press hit by Anonymous Sudan DDoS attack? (Tech Monitor)

Satellites and social media offer hints about Israel's ground war strategy in Gaza (NPR) 

Revisiting the Gaza Hospital Explosion (New York Times)

Microsoft Vows to Revamp Security Products After Repeated Hacks (Bloomberg) 

A new world of security: Microsoft’s Secure Future Initiative (Microsoft On the Issues) 

Announcing Microsoft Secure Future Initiative to advance security engineering (Microsoft Security) 

Ukraine at D+617: Advantage defense. (CyberWire)