The CyberWire Daily Podcast 12.14.18
Ep 745 | 12.14.18

False flags and real flags. ISIS claims the Strasbourg killer as one of its soldiers. A bogus bomb threat circulates by email.

Show Notes

In today’s podcast, we hear about false flag cyberattacks that mimic state actors, especially Chinese state actors. Chinese intelligence services are prospecting US Navy contractors. Russia’s Fancy Bear continues its worldwide phishing campaign. ISIS claims the career criminal responsible for the Strasbourg Christmas market killings as one of its soldiers. And a bogus bomb threat is being circulated by email—call the technique “boomstortion.” Malek Ben Salem from Accenture Labs on smart speaker vulnerabilities. Guest is Laura Noren from Obsidian Security on data science ethics.