The CyberWire Daily Podcast 12.5.19
Ep 983 | 12.5.19

Data center ransomware. Third-party breach hits telco customers. Buran and Buer on the black market. The Great Canon opens fire. Russia trolls Lithuania. Big bad BEC.

Show Notes

Data center operator CyrusOne sustains a ransomware attack. Another third-party breach involves a database inadvertently left exposed on an unprotected server. Buran ransomware finds its place in the black market, as does the new loader Buer. China’s Great Cannon is back and firing DDoS all over Hong Kong. Russian trolls are newly active in Lithuania. And a business email compromise scam fleeces a Chinese venture capital firm of $1 million--enough for a nice seed round. Robert M. Lee from Dragos on the evolution of safety and security in ICS. Guest is Sean O’Brien from @RISK Technologies on how states and cities need to prepare against election-targeted cyber attacks.