In this week’s Cyber Security Brief, it’s episode 52, and the last one before we take a short summer break – we will be back with you in August, with more essential stories and trends from the world of cyber security. This week, we discuss the Cloud Security Threat Report that was recently released by Symantec, reports that APT10 compromised the networks of at least 10 telecoms companies, and the unusual circumstances that led to the arrest of a member of the Anonymous Belgium hacking group. Also, how a bug allowed the past owners of Nest cameras to spy on current owners, even after a factory reset. Finally, as the value of Bitcoin surges again, we have two cryptocurrency-related stories as two brothers are arrested in relation to the massive Bitfinex hack that occurred in 2016, and a new coinminer is emulating Linux to target both Windows and Mac systems. Don’t forget, while we are off air, we will still be posting blogs and tweets, so make sure to follow us on Twitter (@ThreatIntel), and to read our blogs at http://www.beip.net.cn/blogs/threat-intelligence and on Medium at https://medium.com/threat-intel.
In this week’s Cyber Security Brief podcast, we discuss the drama that ensued when Samsung tweeted about scanning their smart TVs for malware, a city in Canada lost CA$500,000 to a BEC scam, and three universities in the U.S. revealed in the same week that they were hit by data breaches. Also, we discuss new research just published by Symantec into the Waterbug/Turla group, and two different Android threats that were in the news this week.
On this week’s Cyber Security Brief, it's episode 50! We discuss the EU’s bug bounty program, bad password security practice, and why “secure” websites are becomingly increasingly untrustworthy. We also chat about the start-up that hacked its own customers’ cryptocurrency wallets – in order to safeguard their funds, a further update on the RDP vulnerability we’ve discussed previously, and how the Spanish soccer league La Liga was misusing its mobile app. Finally, the story of how Radiohead called the bluff of a ransomware criminal.
On this week’s Cyber Security Brief, we chat about our report looking into the Internet Research Agency's disinformation campaign targeting the 2016 US presidential election. We also talk about the apparent retirement of the operators behind GandCrab, and red faces in both the New Zealand government and the Dutch Data Protection Authority.
On this week’s Cyber Security Brief podcast, Candid Wueest and Dick O’Brien discuss Transport for London’s plans to start collecting data about the customers using its Wi-Fi, and what that might mean for people’s privacy. Also, the ongoing repercussions of the ransomware attack that hit the U.S. city of Baltimore, including revelations about the use of the EternalBlue tool by the attackers, plus an update on activity surrounding the BlueKeep RDP vulnerability that was patched by Microsoft a few weeks ago. Also this week, the teen who appeared in court in Australia charged with hacking Apple, and the latest Bitcoin scams doing the rounds online.