Malicious Google ads lead to spoofed Signal and Telegram pages, and then on to malware. LV’s REvil roots. Vulnerable defense contractors. And bogus AIS position reports in the Black Sea.

Malicious Google ads for Signal and Telegram are being used to lure the unwary into downloading an info-stealer. LV ransomware looks like repurposed REvil. A study of the US Defense Industrial Base finds that many smaller firms, particularly ones that specialize in research and development, are vulnerable to ransomware attacks. Rick Howard ponders how we categorize state sponsored cybercrime. Our guest is Sudheer Koneru from Zenoti on how data privacy impacts salons and spas. And it’s high noon in the Black Sea. Do you know where your warships are?

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