The CyberWire Daily Podcast 1.10.24
Ep 1980 | 1.10.24

A pivotal global menace.

Show Notes

The World Economic Forum names AI a top global threat. The SEC suffers social media breach. The FTC settles with a data broker over location data sales. A massive data leak hits Brazil. Chinese researchers claim and AirDrop hack. A major real estate firm suffers data theft. Pikabot loader is seeing use by spammers. Ukraine’s Blackhit hits Russia’s M9 Telecom. Stuxnet methods are revealed. A Patch Tuesday rundown. Our guest is ​​Tim Eades from the Cyber Mentor Fund to discuss the growing prevalence of restoration as a part of incident response. And Hackers could screw up a wrench.

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CyberWire Guest

Guest ​​Tim Eades from Cyber Mentor Fund joins us to discuss the growing prevalence of restoration as a part of incident response. 

Selected Reading

AI-powered misinformation is the world's biggest short-term threat, Davos report says (AP News)

NSA: Benefits of generative AI in cyber security will outweigh the bad (IT Pro)

SEC account on X ‘compromised’ and regulator has not approved bitcoin ETFs (MarketWatch)

SEC did not have 2FA enabled: X safety team on fake Bitcoin ETF post (Cointelegraph)

FTC Order Prohibits Data Broker X-Mode Social and Outlogic from Selling Sensitive Location Data (Federal Trade Commission)

Entire population of Brazil possibly exposed in massive data leak (Security Affairs)

China says state-backed experts crack Apple's AirDrop (Digital Journal)

Fidelity National Financial says hackers stole data on 1.3 million customers (TechCrunch)

Water Curupira Hackers Launch Pikabot Malware Attack on Windows Machine (GBHackers On Security)

Ukrainian “Blackjack” Hackers Take Out Russian ISP (Infosecurity Magazine)

Ukraine is on the front lines of global cyber security (Atlantic Council) 

Dutch Engineer Used Water Pump to Get Billion-Dollar Stuxnet Malware Into Iranian Nuclear Facility: Report (SecurityWeek)

New research paper explores post-quantum cryptography for critical infrastructure cybersecurity (Industrial Cyber)

AI Helps U.S. Intelligence Track Hackers Targeting Critical Infrastructure (Wall Street Journal)

Hewlett Packard Enterprise nears $13 billion deal to buy Juniper Networks (Reuters)

January Patch Tuesday: New year, more Windows bugs (The Register)

Cybersecurity Advisory: Apache Struts Vulnerability CVE-2023-50164 (Uptycs)

Hackers can infect network-connected wrenches to install ransomware (Ars Technica) 

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