The CyberWire Daily Podcast 2.6.17
Ep 280 | 2.6.17

Crime, not education. Slot machine scams. Ransomware updates. Fancy Bear in Norway? Russian treason charges. GCHQ say no to "witchcraft."

Show Notes

In today's podcast, we hear about how criminal markets offer ransomware-as-a-service under the guise of education. The UK's NHS and Licking County Ohio deal with separate ransomware attacks. The Slammer worm tried a comeback after fourteen years—so patch those known vulnerabilities. Crooks scammed slot machines, possibly by defeating their pseudo-random number generation. Norway tracks Fancy Bear. Russia says FSB officers charged with treason gave info to the Americans, but not necessarily the CIA. Markus Rauschecker outlines proposed changes to the email privacy act. GCHQ says security companies are peddling "witchcraft."