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The daily cybersecurity news and analysis industry leaders depend on. Published each weekday, the program also includes interviews with a wide spectrum of experts from industry, academia, and research organizations all over the world.

    Encore: Chris Cochran: Rely on your strengths in the areas of the unknown. [Engineering] [Career Notes]

    Encore: Chris Cochran: Rely on your strengths in the areas of the unknown. [Engineering] [Career Notes]

    Director of Security Engineering at Marqeta 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.
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    • 7 min
    Web host havoc: Unveiling the Manic Menagerie campaign. [Research Saturday]

    Web host havoc: Unveiling the Manic Menagerie campaign. [Research Saturday]

    Assaf Dahan and Daniel Frank from Palo Alto Networks Cortex sit down with Dave to talk about their research "Manic Menagerie 2.0: The Evolution of a Highly Motivated Threat Actor." From late 2020 to late 2022, Unit 42 researchers discovered an active campaign that targeted several web hosting and IT providers in the United States and European Union.
    The research states "They have further deepened their foothold in victims’ environments by mass deployment of web shells, which granted them sustained access, as well as access to internal resources of the compromised websites."
    The research can be found here:
    Manic Menagerie 2.0: The Evolution of a Highly Motivated Threat Actor

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    • 23 min
    Crackdown on privacy leads to a multi-million dollar fine.

    Crackdown on privacy leads to a multi-million dollar fine.

    The FTC fines Avast over privacy violations. ConnectWise's ScreenConnect is under active exploitation. AT&T restores services nationwide. An Australian telecom provider suffers a data breach. EU Member States publish a cybersecurity and resilience report. Microsoft unleashes a PyRIT. A new infostealer targets the oil and gas sector. A cyberattack cripples a major US healthcare provider. Our guest is Kevin Magee from Microsoft Canada with insights on why cybersecurity startups in Ireland are having so much success building new companies there. And  a USB device is buzzing with malware.
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    CyberWire Guest
    Guest Kevin Magee from Microsoft Canada talks about recently meeting 15 cybersecurity startups in Ireland and finding out why they are having so much success building new companies there. 

    Selected Reading
    FTC Order Will Ban Avast from Selling Browsing Data for Advertising Purposes, Require It to Pay $16.5 Million Over Charges the Firm Sold Browsing Data After Claiming Its Products Would Block Online Tracking (FTC)
    Cybercriminal groups actively exploiting ‘catastrophic’ ScreenConnect bug (The Record)
    AT&T services resume, company blames "incorrect process" (Data Center Dynamics)
    230k Individuals Impacted by Data Breach at Australian Telco Tangerine (SecurityWeek)
    EU releases comprehensive risk assessment report on cybersecurity, resilience of communication networks (Industrial Cyber)
    Microsoft Releases Red Teaming Tool for Generative AI (SecurityWeek)
    New Infostealer Malware Attacking Oil and Gas Industry (GB Hackers on Security)
    UnitedHealth says Change Healthcare hacked by nation state, as US pharmacy outages drag on (TechCrunch)
    Vibrator virus steals your personal information (Malwarebytes)

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    • 30 min
    AT&T outage leaves major cities offline.

    AT&T outage leaves major cities offline.

    AT&T experiences a major outage. The LockBit takedown continues. An updated Doppelgänger is spreading misinformation. A roundup of critical infrastructure initiatives. Toshiba and Orange make a quantum leap. An eyecare provider hack comes into focus. A phony iphone repair scheme leads to convictions. In our Learning Layer segment, Sam Meisenberg shares the latest learning science research. And we are shocked - shocked! - to discover that phone chargers can be used to attack our devices. 
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    CyberWire Guest
    On this month’s Learning Layer segment, host Sam Meisenberg of N2K discusses learning science research. Sam breaks down research about quizzes and their impact on learner motivation and long term retention. Want to know more? Sam suggests you check out The Value of Using Tests in Education as Tools for Learning—Not Just for Assessment.

    Selected Reading
    AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile customers hit by widespread cellular outages in U.S. (NBC News)
    US Offering $10M for LockBit Leaders as Law Enforcement Taunts Cybercriminals (SecurityWeek)
    LockBit Group Prepped New Crypto-Locker Before Takedown (Gov Info Security)
    Ukraine arrests father-son duo in Lockbit cybercrime bust (Reuters)
    Russian Cyberwarfare campaign (ClearSky Cyber Security)
    US Coast Guard issues cybersecurity directive for Chinese-made cranes after Biden's Executive Order (Industrial Cyber) 
    US agencies release joint fact sheet to strengthen cybersecurity in water and wastewater systems (Industrial Cyber) 
    E-ISAC 2023 report highlights cybersecurity triumphs and challenges in electricity sector (Industrial Cyber) 
    Toshiba and Orange test quantum encryption on traditional network (Computer Weekly)
    Hack at Services Firm Hits 2.4 Million Eye Doctor Patients (Gov Info Security)
    Chinese Duo Found Guilty of $3m Apple Fraud Plot (Infosecurity Magazine)
    VoltSchemer attacks use wireless chargers to inject voice commands, fry phones (BleepingComputer) 

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    • 30 min
    Anchoring security for US ports.

    Anchoring security for US ports.

    President Biden to sign EO to bolster maritime port security. Apple announces post-quantum encryption for iMessage. Malwarebytes examines the i-Soon data leak. Law enforcement airs LockBit’s dirty laundry. Varonis highlights vulnerabilities affecting Salesforce platforms. An appeals court overturns a $1 billion piracy verdict. NSA’s Rob Joyce announces his retirement. Anne Neuberger chats with WIRED.  A leading staffing firm finds its data for sale on the dark web. In our sponsored Industry Voices segment, Navneet Singh, VP of Marketing Network Security at Palo Alto Networks, discusses the transition to the cloud and shares some examples from healthcare. Hackers and hobbyists push back on the proposed Flipper Zero ban. 
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    CyberWire Guest
    On our Industry Voices segment, Navneet Singh, VP of Marketing Network Security at Palo Alto Networks, discusses the transition to the cloud and shares some examples in healthcare.

    Selected Reading
    Biden to sign executive order to give Coast Guard added authority over maritime cyber threats (CyberScoop)
    Apple Announces 'Groundbreaking' New Security Protocol for iMessage (MacRumors)
    A first analysis of the i-Soon data leak (Malwarebytes)
    Cops turn LockBit ransomware gang's countdown timers against them (The Register)
    Security Vulnerabilities in Apex Code Could Leak Salesforce Data (Varonis)
    Court blocks $1 billion copyright ruling that punished ISP for its users’ piracy (Ars Technica)
    NSA cyber director to step down after 34 years of service (Nextgov/FCW)
    Anne Neuberger, a Top White House Cyber Official, Is Staying Surprisingly Optimistic (WIRED)
    Critical flaw found in deprecated VMware EAP. Uninstall it immediately (Security Affairs)
    Hackers Claim Data Breach at Staffing Giant Robert Half, Sell Sensitive Data (HackRead)
    Save Flipper (Save Flipper)

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    • 36 min
    The reign of digital terror ends.

    The reign of digital terror ends.

    Operation Cronos leaves LockBit operations on borrowed time. An alleged leak reveals internal operations from the Chinese Ministry of Public Security. An Israeli airline thwarts communications hijacking attempts. The alleged Raccoon Infostealer operator has been extradited to the US. ConnectWise patches critical vulnerabilities. Schneider Electric confirms a Cactus ransomware attack. Alleged Maryland money launderers face indictments. Russian hackers target media outlets in Ukraine. Our guest is Tomislav Pericin, Chief Software Architect at Reversing Labs , on the rise of software supply chain attacks. and Tinder hopes to reel in the catfish.
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    CyberWire Guest
    Guest is Tomislav Pericin, ReversingLabs Chief Software Architect, talking about the rise of software supply chain attacks. Learn more in their 2024 State of Software Supply Chain Security Report. 

    Selected Reading
    Police arrests LockBit ransomware members, release decryptor in global crackdown (BleepingComputer)
    U.S. and U.K. Disrupt LockBit Ransomware Variant (US Justice Department)
    Chinese Ministry Of Public Security Breach: Data On GitHub (The Cyber Express)
    Massive “i-Soon” leak reveals Chinese firm's hacking tools, targets, including NATO (The Stack)
    I-S00N Leaked Chinese foreign government infiltration intel on Github : r/cybersecurity (Reddit)
    Israeli Aircraft Survive “Cyber-Hijacking” Attempts (Infosecurity Magazine)
    Raccoon Infostealer operator extradited to the United States (Malwarebytes)
    Critical ConnectWise ScreenConnect vulnerabilities fixed, patch ASAP! (Help Net Security)
    Schneider Electric confirms data was stolen in Cactus ransomware attack (IT Pro)
    Maryland Busts $9.5 Million #BEC Money Laundering Ring (CyberCrime & Doing Time)
    Several Ukrainian media outlets attacked by Russian hackers (The Record)
    Tinder Expands ID Checks Amid Rise in AI Scams, Dating Crimes (Bloomberg)

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    • 30 min

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I love the show and have been an avid listener since 2022. My favorite segment is the career notes. I love hearing about people journey into cybersecurity. I think a great idea could do a segment for people trying to break into the industry like myself, putting a spotlight on passionate people who may not get the opportunity too. Keep up the great all the best.

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I love this show. It's what I listen to every morning right after the bbc brief world news. Great coverage of breach updates & everything I need to know for the day. But you gotta tell me, Dave Bittner is a virtual host, right? He's far too calm to be human :-)

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I now can listen again! Great podcast! It now plays using VPNs with anti malware/anti tracking VPNs.

UPDATE: I now can listen again! Great podcast! It now plays using VPNs with anti malware/anti tracking VPNs.

I would really like to listen again without disabling antimalware/antitracking VPNs. Please change your publishing settings to allow.

Previous UPDATED: Podcast doesn’t play when connected to VPN that uses anti malware technology. Weird why that is an issue with this podcast a few others… Will you please fix this? Most non-cyberwire podcasts play without any issues. I suspect it’s a setting within how you publish your content. Podcast does play with VPN with anti malware tech turned off.

Previous PREVIOUS UPDATE: I’m enjoying the podcast again and getting news about cybersecurity.

Previously Previous PREVIOUS REVIEW: STOP reporting on non cybersecurity news. Cyberwire not Newswire! If I wanted to listen to news unrelated to cybersecurity, I’d listen to mainstream media… Stick to what people tune into for. Maybe cut show length if you’re having to make up nonsense to fill the show. Otherwise, A good daily 30 min podcast about cybers Good podcast content. Some interviews are great.

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