The CyberWire Daily Podcast 3.13.24
Ep 2023 | 3.13.24

The usual suspects are up to their usual tricks.

Show Notes

ODNI’s Annual Threat Assessment highlights the usual suspects. The White House meets with UnitedHealth Group’s CEO. A convicted LockBit operator gets four years in prison. The Clop ransomware group leaks data from major universities. Equilend discloses a data breach. Fortinet announces critical and high-severity vulnerabilities. GhostRace exploits speculative race conditions in popular CPUs. Incognito Market pulls the rug and extorts its users. Patch Tuesday notes. On the Learning Layer, Sam Meisenberg talks with Joe Carrigan from Johns Hopkins University Information Security Institute, and co-host of Hacking Humans podcast. They explore Joe's journey on the road to taking his CISSP test. And, I do not authorize Facebook, Meta or any of its subsidiaries to use this podcast.

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CyberWire Guest

Join us as a Learning Layer special series kicks off. Over the next several weekly episodes of the Learning Layer, host Sam Meisenberg talks with Joe Carrigan from Johns Hopkins University Information Security Institute, and co-host of Hacking Humans podcast. On this episode, they explore Joe's journey as he embarks on the road to taking his CISSP test after fourteen years in the cyber industry, and why he decided to get it now. Learn more about ISC2’s Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification, and explore our online certification courses, practice tests, and labs that ensure that you’re ready for exam day.

Selected Reading

ODNI's 2024 Threat Assessment: China, Russia, North Korea pose major cyber threats amid global instability - Industrial Cyber (Industrial Cyber)

White House meets with UnitedHealth CEO over hack  (Reuters)

LockBit ransomware affiliate gets four years in jail, to pay $860k (bleepingcomputer)

Stanford University ransomware attack impacts 27K  (SC Media)

EquiLend Employee Data Breached After January Ransomware Attack (HACKread)

Fortinet reports two critical and three high severity issues, plan to patch (beyondmachines)

Major CPU, Software Vendors Impacted by New GhostRace Attack (SecurityWeek)

Incognito Market: The not-so-secure dark web drug marketplace  (Graham Cluley)

Microsoft Patch Tuesday – Major Flaws In Office, Exchange And SQL Server (cybersecuritynews)

New Facebook photo rule hoax spreads (Malwarebytes

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