The CyberWire Daily Podcast 5.16.17
Ep 350 | 5.16.17

WannaCry, worm wars, ransomware pandemics, and a place for kill switches. And what might a cyber Pearl Harbor look like?

Show Notes

In today's podcast we follow the developing story of the WannaCry pandemic as it continues to unfold, with speculation about attribution focusing on the Lazarus Group. Why malware would have a kill switch. Throwbacks to the worm wars. The risks of unpatched, superannuated, or pirated software. Litigation exposure in the WannaCry affair. David Dufour from Webroot on the basics of exploits and scripts. Paige Schaffer from Generali Global Assistance reviews the Identity Theft Assessment and Prediction Report published by the University of Texas at Austin Center for Identity. Cyber Pearl Harbors, again—what might one actually look like?