The CyberWire Daily Podcast 2.22.24
Ep 2009 | 2.22.24

AT&T outage leaves major cities offline.

Show Notes

AT&T experiences a major outage. The LockBit takedown continues. An updated Doppelgänger is spreading misinformation. A roundup of critical infrastructure initiatives. Toshiba and Orange make a quantum leap. An eyecare provider hack comes into focus. A phony iPhone repair scheme leads to convictions. In our Learning Layer segment, Sam Meisenberg shares the latest learning science research. And we are shocked - shocked! - to discover that phone chargers can be used to attack our devices. 

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CyberWire Guest

On this month’s Learning Layer segment, host Sam Meisenberg of N2K discusses learning science research. Sam breaks down research about quizzes and their impact on learner motivation and long term retention. Want to know more? Sam suggests you check out The Value of Using Tests in Education as Tools for Learning—Not Just for Assessment.

Selected Reading

AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile customers hit by widespread cellular outages in U.S. (NBC News)

US Offering $10M for LockBit Leaders as Law Enforcement Taunts Cybercriminals (SecurityWeek)

LockBit Group Prepped New Crypto-Locker Before Takedown (Gov Info Security)

Ukraine arrests father-son duo in Lockbit cybercrime bust (Reuters)

Russian Cyberwarfare campaign (ClearSky Cyber Security)

US Coast Guard issues cybersecurity directive for Chinese-made cranes after Biden's Executive Order (Industrial Cyber) 

US agencies release joint fact sheet to strengthen cybersecurity in water and wastewater systems (Industrial Cyber) 

E-ISAC 2023 report highlights cybersecurity triumphs and challenges in electricity sector (Industrial Cyber) 

Toshiba and Orange test quantum encryption on traditional network (Computer Weekly)

Hack at Services Firm Hits 2.4 Million Eye Doctor Patients (Gov Info Security)

Chinese Duo Found Guilty of $3m Apple Fraud Plot (Infosecurity Magazine)

VoltSchemer attacks use wireless chargers to inject voice commands, fry phones (BleepingComputer) 

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