Actionable intelligence, and the difficulty of cutting through noise. Extortion hits Johannesburg. Criminal-to-criminal markets. Who’s more vulnerable to phishing, the old or the young?
Actionable intelligence, culling signal from noise, and the online resilience of threat groups. Ransomware hits a legal case management system. The city of Johannesburg continues its recovery from an online extortion attempt. The Raccoon information stealer looks like a disruptive product in the criminal-to-criminal market: not the best, but good enough, and cheaper than the high-end alternatives. And who’s more vulnerable to scams: seniors or young adults? It’s complicated. Joe Carrigan from JHU ISI on Metasploit as a tool for good or bad.