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Cybercrime and the criminal-to-criminal markets that support it during the holiday shopping season. Shaming as a pressure tactic. Living large, even when living on the lam.

Today, it’s all crime all the time. Cybercrime, the C2C underground market, and the expansive holiday shopping season. Rebranding in gangland. How crooks exclude targets on the basis of language or geolocation. Shaming as a criminal pressure tactic. Bad apps in the Play Store. Andrea Little Limbago looks at internet blackouts. Carole Theriault wonders what […]

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Reply-chain attacks. Intelligence services go phishing. Civilian targets hit in Israeli-Iranian cyber conflict. The Entity List expands. Russo-Ukrainian tensions rise.

A reply-chain incident is reported at a major international furniture and housewares retailer. North Korean operators are phishing for South Korean marks using bogus Samsung recruiting emails as phishbait. Fancy Bear has been seen pawing at Gmail. A regional escalation to civilian targets in the cyber conflict between Iran and Israel. More organizations are added

Reply-chain attacks. Intelligence services go phishing. Civilian targets hit in Israeli-Iranian cyber conflict. The Entity List expands. Russo-Ukrainian tensions rise. Read More »

Anisha Patel: Right along with them. [Program management] [Career Notes]

Associate Director at Raytheon Intelligence and Space in the Cyber Protection Services Division Anisha Patel always loved math and it defined her career journey. As a first-generation American from an Asian household, Anisha said she was destined for a STEM-focused career and chose electrical engineering. She began her career and remains at Raytheon (formerly E-Systems)

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CyberWire Pro Research Briefing from 11/23/2021

Enjoy a peek into CyberWire Pro’s Research Briefing as the team is off recovering from our Thanksgiving feasts. This is the spoken edition of our weekly Research Briefing, focused on threats, vulnerabilities, and consequences, as they’re played out in cyberspace. This week’s headlines: Iranian threat actors target the IT supply chain. North Korean cyberespionage. More

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CyberWire Pro Interview Selects: Carolyn Crandall of Attivo Networks.

Our team decided to extend our Thanksgiving holiday and thought you might like to try a sample of a CyberWire Pro podcast called Interview Selects. These podcasts are a series of extended interviews, exclusives, and a curated selection of our most engaging and informative interviews over the years, featuring cyber security professionals, journalists, authors and

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Misdirection and layering with a con in the middle. [Hacking Humans Goes to the Movies]

Thanks for joining us for our fun project brought to you by the team of Hacking Humans, the CyberWire’s social engineering podcast. Co-hosts Dave Bittner and Joe Carrigan are joined by Rick Howard in this series where they view clips from their favorite movies with examples of the social engineering scams and schemes you hear

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Phishing in the Iranian diaspora. Not your grandma and grandpa’s crytper. Malware-as-a-service. Proofs-of-concept (one is a zero-day). Apple sues NSO Group.  

An apparent cyberespionage campaign targets the Iranian diaspora. Babadeda is an emerging crypter seeing use against alt-coin and NFt speculators. RATDispenser is out in the wild, a malware-as-a-service operation. Proofs-of-concept published for Microsoft exploits. Apple sues NSO Group. Group-IB’s founder asks President Putin for clemency. Caleb Barlow on the difference between working for a company

Phishing in the Iranian diaspora. Not your grandma and grandpa’s crytper. Malware-as-a-service. Proofs-of-concept (one is a zero-day). Apple sues NSO Group.   Read More »

Tardigrade malware infests the US biomanufacturing sector. GoDaddy suffers a significant data breach. Facebook Papers to be reviewed and released. NSO Group’s troubles.

Tardigrade malware infests the US biomanufacturing sector. GoDaddy suffers a significant data breach. A Gizmodo-led consortium will review and release the Facebook Papers. Ben Yelin on our privacy rights during emergency situations. Our guest is Ric Longenecker of Open Systems to discuss how ransomware attacks represent the number one threat for universities. And NSO Group

Tardigrade malware infests the US biomanufacturing sector. GoDaddy suffers a significant data breach. Facebook Papers to be reviewed and released. NSO Group’s troubles. Read More »

Stealing from the best? An enigma in the criminal-to-criminal market. CISA’s holiday caution. Someone’s impersonating the SEC. Three weekend cyberattacks.

The Lazarus Group seems interested in learning from, by which they mean stealing from, some of the world’s leading state-sponsored cyber operators. Void Balaur remains an enigma, but it’s not the only player in the C2C market. CISA and the FBI warn all, but especially critical infrastructure operators, to remain alert during the holidays. Some

Stealing from the best? An enigma in the criminal-to-criminal market. CISA’s holiday caution. Someone’s impersonating the SEC. Three weekend cyberattacks. Read More »

MK Palmore: Lead from where you stand. [CISO] [Career Notes]

Director of Google Cloud’s Office of the CISO, MK Palmore, dedicated much of his life to public service and now brings his experience working for the greater good to the private sector. A graduate of the US Naval Academy, including the Naval Academy Prep School that he calls the most impactful educational experience of his

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