States and gangs. Insider threats and mole hunts. The misguided vigilante behind BrikerBot. Hollywood hacks. Not a Nigerian prince this time, just the Director General of the National Intelligence Agency.
In today's podcast we hear that cyber gangs are busily at work reverse-engineering the last ShadowBrokers' document dump. But the Russian ones at least are probably getting some state help. Insider threats and mole hunts. BrickerBot's author plays a dangerous vigilante game—operating technology may be particularly at risk. Hollywood's best depictions of hacking. Ben Yelin describes a weaponized animated GIF. Carson Sweet from CloudPassage on government requests that providers turn over emails and lagging legislation. And there are forty-three million dollars in a Nigerian apartment. No, really—forty-three million in cash.