Patriotic hacktivism in South Asia? US, Russia cyber stare-down continues. IoT devices exploited as proxies. Cyber sector sees market volatility. Cartels launder money through games.
In today's podcast, we hear about possible patriotic hacktivism in South Asia. IoT devices are being exploited as proxies, and exploit kits continue to serve up ransomware against poorly managed systems. Market volatility puts cyber stocks on a roller coaster. The US continues to work out its proportional response to Russian election hacking. Russia says it's willing to ride out all that domestic American messiness in the hope of better relations. We welcome our newest Academic and Research Partner, Ran Yahalom, Project Leader at the Malware Lab of the Cyber Security Research Center at Ben-Gurion University. LastPass' Amber Steel shares the results of their recent password security survey. And criminal cartels use in-game currencies for money laundering.