The CyberWire Daily Podcast 1.9.24
Ep 1979 | 1.9.24

Swatting on the rise.

Show Notes

Swatting is on the rise. LoanDepot, the Toronto Zoo and the World Council of Churches all confirm ransomware attacks. Iran-linked hackers target Albania. Sea Turtle focuses on espionage and information theft. Fake “security researchers” offer phony ransomware recovery services. Could AI make KYC  EOL? Avast enhances Babuk decryption. Joe Carrigan looks at the human side of email security. And a group of midwives fail to deliver.

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CyberWire Guest

Today, we are joined by Joe Carrigan from JHU ISI on the human elements that impact email security 

Selected Reading

Tanya Chutkan, the judge overseeing Trump's federal election interference case, appears to be victim of 'swatting'

Special counsel Jack Smith was targeted by attempted swatting on Christmas Day

LoanDepot Takes Systems Offline Following Ransomware Attack

Toronto Zoo hit by ransomware attack | Cybernews

Rhysida ransomware gang takes responsibility for attack on World Council of Churches

Wiper malware found in analysis of Iran-linked attacks on Albanian institutions

Turkish espionage campaigns in the Netherlands

"Security researcher" offers to delete data stolen by ransomware attackers

Gen AI could make KYC effectively useless | TechCrunch 

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