CrashOverride implicated in Ukraine grid hack—possibly as a proof-of-concept. Hack-induced Gulf diplomatic troubles continue. New malware strains, exploits appear.
In today's podcast, we hear that Dragos and ESET are bringing some clarity—and some bad news—to investigation of December 2016's Ukrainian power-grid hack. Qatar and its neighbors try to sort out hack-induced diplomatic troubles. DoubleSwitch social media malware hijacks dissidents' accounts. CertLock impedes removal of unwanted programs by security software. MacSpy and MacRansom appear as malware-as-a-service offerings. AMT vulnerability exploited in the wild. David Dufour from Webroot explains why attribution is so difficult. Robert Rodriguez from SINET describes the upcoming Innovation Summit 2017. China arrests twenty-two for trading in stolen iOS user data.