Ransomware, nyet; wiper, da. Shipping, manufacturing, and Big Law may share some common risks. WikiLeaks and the ShadowBrokers are back again.
In today's podcast we hear that the current Petya/Nyetya/NotPetya outbreak down deep doesn't look like ransomware, but a wiper, and a nasty one at that—probably a cyber warfare campaign. How are these three things alike: shipping, manufacturing, and Big Law? The ShadowBrokers are back, and WikiLeaks' Vault7 disgorges what looks like a creepy stalking tool. Other non-Petya ransomware attacks. Rick Howard from Palo Alto Networks explains the importance of capture-the-flag competitions. And officialdom seems to cling bitterly to Windows XP.