The CyberWire Daily Podcast 5.29.24
Ep 2077 | 5.29.24

Alleged leaked files expose a dirty secret.

Show Notes

An alleged leak of Google’s search algorithm contradicts the company’s public statements.  German researchers discover a critical vulnerability in a TP-Link router. Breachforums is back…maybe. The Seattle Public Library suffers a ransomware attack. A Georgia man gets ten years for money laundering and romance scams, and the Treasury department sanctions a group of botnet operators. 44,000 individuals are affected by the breach of a major U.S. title insurance company. Microsoft describes North Korea’s Moonstone Sleet. Advocating for a more architectural approach to cybersecurity. Maria Varmazis speaks with WiCyS Executive Director Lynn Dohm and a panel of N2K experts about the 2024 Cyber Talent Study. A cracked password results in a multimillion dollar windfall. 

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Learning Layer

On our Learning Layer segment, host Sam Meisenberg and Joe Carrigan continue their discussion of Joe's ISC2 CISSP certification journey using N2K’s comprehensive CISSP training course, CISSP practice test, and CISSP practice labs. Sam and Joe dive into Domain 6: Security Assessment and Testing and tackle the following question together:

You are hiring a vendor to perform a penetration test that would simulate a breach from an insider threat. What type of test would be BEST to perform? 

  1. Blue Box
  2. Black Box
  3. White-hat hack
  4. White box

CyberWire Guest

Maria Varmazis, N2K host of T-Minus Space Daily, talks with WiCyS Executive Director Lynn Dohm and N2K's Simone Petrella, Dr. Heather Monthie, and Jeff Welgan about the 2024 Cyber Talent Study. You can find out more about the study here

Selected Reading

Google won’t comment on a potentially massive leak of its search algorithm documentation (The Verge)

Update TP-Link's Archer C5400X router now to fix remote takeover vulnerability (TechSpot)

Data leak site BreachForums is back, boasting Live Nation/Ticketmaster user data. But is it a trap? (Malwarebytes)

Ransomware attack on Seattle Public Library knocks out online systems (The Record)

Man Sentenced for Laundering Over $4.5M Obtained from Business Email Compromise and Romance Fraud Schemes (United States Department of Justice)

Treasury Sanctions a Cybercrime Network Associated with the 911 S5 Botnet (United States Department of Treasury)

First American December data breach impacts 44,000 people (Bleeping Computer)

Moonstone Sleet emerges as new North Korean threat actor with new bag of tricks (Microsoft Security Blog)

Cybersecurity at a crossroads: Time to shift to an architectural approach (CSO Online)

How Researchers Cracked an 11-Year-Old Password to a $3 Million Crypto Wallet (WIRED) 

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