Karmen in the black market. Homograph vulnerabilities. Vault 7 and ShadowBrokers updates. Hacks and missiles. Competing for botnets.
In today's podcast, we hear about a newish ransomware strain, Karmen, hitting the low-end ransomware-as-a-service market. Homograph vulnerability proof-of-concept revealed. Jihadist infosec service advises good cyber hygiene for terrorists post-Vault 7. The ShadowBrokers try to drag a red herring—actually a bad frog—across their tracks. Hopeful speculation continues that the US hacked North Korea's missile test last weekend. Hajime malware is competing with MIrai for bots, although to what end is unclear. Dr. Charles Clancy from VA Tech’s Hume Center contrasts Vault-7 vs. the Shadowbrokers. Bill Anderson from OptioLabs outlines battlefield mobile device security. And you're not going to get rich by using security cameras to mine Bitcoin.