Chinese supply-chain hack story gets vanishingly thin. Twitter downs pro-Saudi bots. SEO poisoning. OceanLotus evolves. Ransomware notes.
In today's podcast, we hear that no one but Bloomberg seems to retain much faith in Bloomberg's story about Chinese supply-chain seeding attacks. Twitter blocks bots retailing coordinated Saudi talking points about the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Latvia says it blocked attempts to interfere with its October elections. SEO poisoning exploits interest in key words associated with US midterms. OceanLotus shows some new trick. A Connecticut town pays ransom. Ransomware hoods take pity on a grieving father. Johannes Ullrich from SANS and the Internet Stormcast podcast. Guest is Mike Horning from VA Tech with result from their study on regulating social media.