Extortion claims. Election influence operations seem likely to continue. A Russian bank claims it's being framed by DNS spoofing. "Cyber Pearl Harbor" fears may be a distraction.
In today's podcast, we hear about the claim that "the Turkish Crime Family" is holding iPhones hostage. WikiLeaks grumbles that it has few takers for its Vault 7 bugs. Germany raises its state of cyber alert, pre-election. The US expects more Russian cyber and influence operations. A Russian bank says it was framed (and maybe it was). UMD's Jonathan Katz provides technical details on the recent SHA-1 collision. Mandiant's Ronald Bushar gives us highlights from their M-Trends report. Fears of a "cyber Pearl Harbor" may distract from real ICS risks. And no, Martians haven't landed in New Jersey.