The CyberWire Daily Podcast 1.23.17
Ep 270 | 1.23.17

Fake news tweets (from hijackers, not opinion-makers). Ransomware. New Android Trojans. Closing in on Mirai's master?

Show Notes

In today's podcast we discuss some fake tweets from hijacked news accounts around the time of the US Presidential transition—OurMine seems to have some at least tangential involvement. BankBot Android Trojan evolves, and Skyfin will quietly buy stuff you don't want from the Google Play Store. Sage 2.0 ransomware distributed by repurposed spam. Ill-named Dharma ransomware hits Indian pony site. Lloyds Bank disclosed DDoS attacks. Cryptographer Matthew Green describes Google new open source Key Transparency project. Jonathan Katz from the University of Maryland explains multivariate encryption. The SEC looks at Yahoo!'s breach disclosure record. And the FBI is taking an interest in the gentleman Krebs fingered as Mirai's master.