The CyberWire Daily Podcast 4.19.24
Ep 2050 | 4.19.24

Swift responses to cyberattacks.

Show Notes

Two swift responses to recent cyberattacks. Frontier Communications discloses cyberattack. Texas town repels water system cyberattack by unplugging. List of undesirables falls into the wrong hands. CryptoChameleon phishing kit impersonates LastPass. Ransomware payments trending down in Q1 2024 and a warning for small to medium-sized businesses. US auto manufacturers targeted by FIN7. Akira ransomware has made $42 million since March 2023. No more WhatsApp or Threads in China. Concerning drop in US cybersecurity job listings. Our guest is Zscaler’s Chief Security Officer Deepen Desai exploring encrypted attacks amidst the AI revolution. Meghan Markle hacked by Kate supporters. 

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CyberWire Guest

Guest Deepen Desai, Chief Security Officer and SVP Security Engineering & Research at Zscaler, joins us to talk about exploring encrypted attacks amidst the AI revolution.

Selected Reading

Frontier Communications Shuts Down Systems Following Cyberattack (SecurityWeek)

Tiny Texas City Repels Russia-Tied Hackers Eyeing Water System (Bloomberg) 

Cybercriminals threaten to leak all 5 million records from stolen database of high-risk individuals (The Register) 

Advanced Phishing Kit Adds LastPass Branding for Use in Phishing Campaigns (LastPass)

Ransomware in Q1 2024: Frequency, size of payments trending downwards, SMBs beware! (Help Net Security)

FIN7 cybercriminals targeted large U.S. automotive manufacturer last year (The Record) 

Akira Ransomware Made Over $42 Million in One Year: Agencies (SecurityWeek) 

Apple pulls WhatsApp, Threads from China App Store following state order (TechCrunch)

Alarming Decline in Cybersecurity Job Postings in the US (Infosecurity Magazine)

Meghan Markle's new lifestyle website hijacked by anonymous user whose ‘thoughts are with Kate’ (GB News)

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