US Election Assistance Commission hacked. US, Russia, swap hard words over influence operations. Ransomware updates. More on the effects of the Yahoo! breach. Autonomous vehicles approaching.
In today's podcast we hear about "Rasputin," a cybercriminal selling US Election Assistance Commission credentials. US investigation of Russian influence operations continues, with promises of eventual retaliation (nose-thumbing from Moscow received in response). UK and EU officials worry about Russian meddling with 2017 elections. The Yahoo! breach sinks in—some call it the "Exxon Valdez" of cyberspace. New ransomware strains and growing ransomware sector, but help in the form of an international public-private partnership. Markus Rauschecker from the University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security discusses the National Cyber Incident Response Plan (NCIRP). We talk privacy and encryption policy Jacob Ginsberg from EchoWorx. with And we're closer to seeing robot drivers on the streets.