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    Microsoft considers acquiring TikTok. The US considers other Chinese companies as potential security threats. Charges in the Twiter hack. DDoS turns out to be a glitch. Garmin hack update.

    Microsoft considers acquiring TikTok. The US considers other Chinese companies as potential security threats. Charges in the Twiter hack. DDoS turns out to be a glitch. Garmin hack update.

    Microsoft is in talks to acquire TikTok as the US hints that it may be considering action against other Chinese software companies. Three young men have been charged in the Twitter hack. An apparent distributed denial-of-service attack turns out to have been a glitch. We welcome Verizon’s Chris Novak to the show. Rick Howard talks incident response. And updates on the Garmin hack suggest shifts in the ransomware threat.
    For links to all of today's stories check out our CyberWire daily news brief:
    https://www.thecyberwire.com/newsletters/daily-briefing/9/149

    • 22 min
    Rely on your strengths in the areas of the unknown.

    Rely on your strengths in the areas of the unknown.

    Director of Security Engineering at Marketa and Host of Hacker Valley Studio podcast Chris Cochran describes his transitions throughout the cybersecurity industry, from an intelligence job with the Marine Corps, to starting the intelligence apparatus for the House of Representatives, then on to leading Netflix's threat intelligence capability. Chris points out that when pivoting to different roles and responsibilities, you must rely on your own strengths to move forward and bring value to your work. Our thanks to Chris for sharing his story with us.

    • 7 min
    Detecting Twitter bots in real time.

    Detecting Twitter bots in real time.

    NortonLifeLock Research Group (NRG) released a prototype browser extension called BotSight that leverages machine learning to detect Twitter bots in real-time. The tool is intended to help users understand the prevalence of bots and disinformation campaigns within their Twitter feeds, particularly with the increase in disinformation of COVID-19.
    Joining us on this week's Research Saturday to discuss this tool is Daniel Kats from NortonLifeLock Research Group.
    You can find the research here:
    Introducing BotSight
    Our thanks to Reservoir Labs for sponsoring this week's show.

    • 21 min
    Social engineering at Twitter. Phishing kits and hackers for hire. Cyberespionage. The EU sanctions actors for Cloudhopper, WannaCry, and NotPetya. And security advice from NSA and NIST.

    Social engineering at Twitter. Phishing kits and hackers for hire. Cyberespionage. The EU sanctions actors for Cloudhopper, WannaCry, and NotPetya. And security advice from NSA and NIST.

    An update on social engineering at Twitter. A quick look at the phishing kit criminal market. The European Union sanctions individuals and organizations in Russia, China, and North Korea for involvement in notorious hacking campaigns. North Korea’s North Star campaign is back and dangling bogus job offers in front of its marks. Deceptikons snoop into European law firms. Zully Ramzan from RSA on Digital Contact Tracing. Our guest is Tom Kellermann from Vmware Carbon Black on top financial CISOs analyzing the 2020 attack landscape. And both NSA and NIST have some advice on shoring up your security.
    For links to all of today's stories check out our CyberWire daily news brief:
    https://www.thecyberwire.com/newsletters/daily-briefing/9/148

    • 25 min
    A quick look at Big Tech’s antitrust testimony. BootHole may be tough to patch. Fake COVID contact tracers. Netwalker warning. And Chinese espionage against the Vatican and the United Kingdom.

    A quick look at Big Tech’s antitrust testimony. BootHole may be tough to patch. Fake COVID contact tracers. Netwalker warning. And Chinese espionage against the Vatican and the United Kingdom.

    Yesterday’s antitrust hearings in the US House of Representatives focus on Big Tech’s big data as something open to use in restraint of trade. And there are questions about community standards as well. The BootHole vulnerability may not represent an emergency, but it will be tough to fix. Android malware masquerades as COVID-19 contact-tracers. The FBI warns against Netwalker ransomware. China says it didn’t hack the Vatican. Justin Harvey from Accenture demystifies red teaming. Our guest is Christopher Ahlberg from Recorded Future on trends in threat intelligence. And somebody’s spoofing a British MP: he’s looking at you, Peoples Liberation Army.
    For links to all of today's stories check out our CyberWire daily news brief:
    https://www.thecyberwire.com/newsletters/daily-briefing/9/147

    • 19 min
    Alleged Russian disinformation campaigns. Beijing’s cyberespionage hits the Vatican. Costly PII losses. VPNs and OT security. Big Tech’s day with Congress. Online bar exams. Snooping for the Saudis.

    Alleged Russian disinformation campaigns. Beijing’s cyberespionage hits the Vatican. Costly PII losses. VPNs and OT security. Big Tech’s day with Congress. Online bar exams. Snooping for the Saudis.

    Alleged Russian influence operations described by US intelligence services. “Ghostwriter” targets the Baltic region with anti-NATO false narratives. Chinese intelligence is said to have compromised Vatican networks. Loss of customer PII seems the costliest kind of data breach. VPN bugs represent a risk to OT networks. Big Tech comes to Capitol Hill, virtually. Michigan’s online bar exam knocked offline, briefly, by a cyber attack. Joe Carrigan on password stealers targeting gaming. Our guests are Troy Smith and Mike Koontz from Raytheon on defending communications operations across cloud platforms. And a superseding indictment for two ex-Twitterati charged with snooping for Saudi Arabia.
    For links to all of today's stories check out our CyberWire daily news brief:
    https://www.thecyberwire.com/newsletters/daily-briefing/9/146

    • 20 min

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