Operation Dust Storm vs Japan. Operation Blockbuster vs. The Lazarus Group. Venture capital gets tight.
In today's podcast, we hear about Cylance's discovery of Operation Dust Storm's activity against Japan's critical infrastructure. Industry researchers cooperate to uncover the Lazarus Group, the apparent North Korean actors behind the Sony hack and much else. Cyber startups have continued to attract venture capital, but VCs are looking harder at results. Malware is becoming industrialized, with a black market collaborative R&D system. We hear from Deloitte senior threat analyst Loucif Kharouni on how crimeware-as-a-service works in practice. And the CyberWire's editor shows up to ride his usual information operations hobby horse.