The CyberWire Daily Podcast 8.1.18
Ep 653 | 8.1.18

Reddit Hacked. Ukrainians nabbed. Facebook boots "inauthentic" accounts for malign influence. Pegasus spyware found in Amnesty phone. Yale's old breach. Google and censorship.

Show Notes

In today's podcast we hear that a Swiss chemical agent forensic lab has seen Sandworm phishing attempts. Facebook kicks thirty-one "inauthentic" accounts from its platform: they seem to have been engaged in influence operations, possibly Russian. Attribution remains difficult. NSO Group's Pegasus spyware found in Amnesty International phone. SamSam ransomware exacts a high cost. Yale realizes it was breached about ten years ago. Google allegedly prepares a censor-engine for Chinese web searchers. Craig Williams from Cisco’s Talos unit, describing his team and the work they do. Guest is Thomas Hofmann from Flashpoint on ransomware and online extortion.