The CyberWire Daily Podcast 2.1.24
Ep 1995 | 2.1.24

Defending America against China's ominous onslaught.

Show Notes

Directors Wray and Easterly warn congress of threats from Chinese hackers. Myanmar authorities extradite pig butchering suspects. Automation remains a challenge. Snyk Security Labs plugs holes in “Leaky Vessels.” Pegasus spyware targets human rights groups in Jordan. Subtle-paws scratch at Ukrainian military personnel. White Phoenix brings your ransomed files back from the ashes. In today’s Threat Vector, host David Moulton, Director of Thought Leadership at Unit 42, speaks with MDR Senior Manager Oded Awaskar, about how AI might change the world of security operations and threat-hunting. A wee lil trick for bypassing Chat GPT guardrails.

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CyberWire Guest

In today’s segment of Threat Vector, host David Moulton, Director of Thought Leadership at Unit 42, speaks with Oded Awaskar, an MDR Senior Manager, about threat-hunting and how AI and ML might change the world of security operations and threat-hunting. Tune in to Palo Alto Networks’ biweekly Threat Vector podcast on our network for the full conversation.

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In coming episodes, David will discuss the impact of the SEC Cyber Rules with Jacqueline Wudyka and share a conversation with Sam Rubin, Global Head of Operations for Unit 42, about his testimony at the Congressional hearing on the growing threat of ransomware.

Selected Reading

Wray warns Chinese hackers are aiming to 'wreak havoc' on U.S. critical infrastructure (NPR)

FBI director warns Chinese hackers aim to 'wreak havoc' on U.S. critical infrastructure (NBC News)

Opening Statement by CISA Director Jen Easterly (CISA on YouTube)

FBI issues dramatic public warning: Chinese hackers are preparing to 'wreak havoc' on the US (CNN on YouTube) 

CISA orders federal agencies to disconnect Ivanti VPN appliances by Saturday (Bleeping Computer)

iPhone Under Attack: U.S. Government Issues 21 Days To Comply Warning (Forbes)

Why Are Cybersecurity Automation Projects Failing? (Security Week)

Crime bosses behind Myanmar cyber ‘fraud dens’ handed over to Chinese government (The Record)

Leaky Vessels: Docker and runc Container Breakout Vulnerabilities (Snyk)

At Least 30 Journalists, Lawyers and Activists Hacked With Pegasus in Jordan, Forensic Probe Finds (SecurityWeek)

Online ransomware decryptor helps recover partially encrypted files (Bleeping Computer)

Analysis and Detection of STEADY#URSA Attack Campaign Targeting Ukraine Military Dropping New Covert SUBTLE-PAWS PowerShell Backdoor (Securonix)

OpenAI's GPT-4 safety systems broken by Scots Gaelic (The Register)

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