Europol and its partners say they've got the head of the Avalanche snake. DDoS and IoT botnet updates. Android vulnerability. New rules for warrants and insider threats.
In today's podcast, we hear about an international take down of the Avalanche cybercrime ring. (Bravo, FBI…and others.) A vulnerability in AirDroid is reported—you can find the app in the Google Play Store. Russia says there's a plot afoot to hack its banks and spread financial panic. US Senators tell the White House they want to know more about Russian attempts to influence US elections. This week has seen more Mirai DDoS, a resurgence of Shamoon, and another round of WikiLeaks doxing. There are also changes to NISPOM and Rule 41 in the US, and Ben Yelin from the University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security fills us in on that. Denim Group's John Dickson helps us understand what we might expect from the coming Trump presidency. In the UK the Snooper's Charter received Royal assent. And what do pacemakers and e-cigarettes have in common? Malware.