The CyberWire Daily Podcast 12.3.19
Ep 981 | 12.3.19

Secondary Infektion may be back, and interested in UK elections. Quantum Dragon. FaceApp risks. PyXie RAT in the wild. An Ethereum developer is charged with helping North Korea evade sanctions.

Show Notes

Someone believes, or would like others to believe, that Britain’s National Health Service is for sale to the US. There’s no word on whether the US has offered the Brooklyn Bridge in exchange. The “Quantum Dragon” study summarizes Chinese efforts to obtain quantum research results from Western institutions. The FBI says FaceApp is a security threat. PyXie, a Python RAT, has been quietly active in the wild since 2018. An Ethereum developer is accused with aiding Pyongyang. Ben Yelin from UMD CHHS on a bipartisan bill requiring a warrant for facial recognition use. Guest is Earl Matthews from Verodin on the importance of collaboration between state governments and technology vendors to ensure election security.