WannaCry ransomware—a pandemic. Baijiu spyware in East Asia. APT32 seems to be spying for Vietnam. Al Qaeda calls to lone wolves. Influence operations and tactical operations. The long arm of the law reaches out to tech-support scammers.
In today's podcast we hear how WannaCry ransomware became a pandemic over the weekend. Johannes Ulrich joins us to help sort it out. A temporary lull is feared likely to be more temporary than most would like. Baijiu espionage malware is spreading through GeoCities. Another APT—APT32—is also devoted to espionage, apparently in alignment with the government of Vietnam. Bin Laden's son is working to inspire lone wolves. National authorities seek to draw influence operations lessons from the concluded French presidential campaign. Armies make tactical use of cyber operations. And there's a dragnet out for tech-support scammers.