Hidden Cobra strikes from Pyongyang. Microsoft patches last of ShadowBrokers' leaked exploits. Sanctions coming over Russian election influence operations. Electrical and natural gas sectors brace for CrashOverride.
In today's podcast, we hear that the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security have warned that Hidden Cobra actively pursuing DDoS campaigns. Microsoft patches remaining ShadowBrokers' exploits, even in deprecated systems. The US Congress votes to sanction Russia for election influence operations. Those operations have a long, long history, going back to the 1930s at least. Electrical and natural gas sectors work to protect themselves against CrashOverride. Emily Wilson from Terbium Labs reminds us not to forget the basics. Michael Callahan from Firemon shares survey data suggesting that IT pros spend too much time fixing their coworkers personal devices. Mergers and acquisitions seem to be followed by layoffs—Hexadite is said to be the latest case.