MalwareTech arrested over Kronos banking Trojan. "Bateleur" in the wild. Long DDoS hits Chinese telco. Russian influence operations no longer novel? FBI investigates HBO hack.
In today's podcast, we hear that security researcher MalwareTech has been arrested as the alleged author of the Kronos banking Trojan. Carbanak hoods release "Bateleur" into the wild, phishing in chain restaurant waters. A long DDoS attack in China seems aimed at extortion. German elections prepare for Russian influence operations, but the novelty may have worn off Moscow's line. US states and DHS work toward cooperative cybersecurity. Emily Wilson from Terbium Labs on dark web gun sales. William Saito on Japan’s cyber security preparations for the upcoming Olympics. The FBI is investigating the HBO hack.