This week on the podcast we cover VirusTotal's first ever global ransomware report which analyzes ransomware trends over the last year from the unique position of the world's largest malware intelligence platform. Before that though, we cover another APT group with a ridiculous name found exploiting a zero-day vulnerability in Windows.
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2021 Security Predictions Grading
45:40Its getting to be the end of the year which means its time to take a look back at WatchGuard Threat Lab's 2021 security predictions and give ourselves a grading on how well we did! On this episode, we'll go through our 8 predictions for 2021, recap the trends that fueled them, and discuss either the events that occurred or failed to come true.
CISA Alert Tips Off Adversaries
40:52This week on the podcast we discuss how a recent CISA alert on specific threat actor activity tipped off a separate adversary, leading to a new wave of attacks against vulnerable systems across multiple industries. We also cover the latest US and international law enforcement crackdowns on ransomware operators as well as a breakthrough on video game console hacking.
44:38On this week's episode of the podcast, we cover a newly discovered method for hiding malicious source code in plain sight, CISA's new Known Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog, and action from the US Department of Commerce on the Pegasus spyware manufacturer NSO Group.
Stealing Make-believe Money
44:53This week on the podcast, we cover a heist of over $130 million worth of cryptocurrency from a distributed financial (DeFi) organization and have an in depth discussion on why cryptocurrency-related platforms continue to suffer substantial breaches. Before that though, we cover an apparent ransomware attack against the National Rifle Association and an FBI raid on a popular payment card platform.
32:32This week on the podcast, we cover the latest news on REvil, the ransomware-as-a-service organization responsible for the Kaseya attack earlier this year among many others. After that, we cover an update from the US Commerce Department on new export rules around selling hacking tools outside of the United States, nearly 6 years after the initial proposal caused a firestorm in the security community. Finally, we cover the latest research from Google's Threat Analysis Group, this time on a cookie theft hacking gang targeting YouTube streamers around the world.
VirusTotal Global Ransomware Report
25:04This week on the podcast we cover VirusTotal's first ever global ransomware report which analyzes ransomware trends over the last year from the unique position of the world's largest malware intelligence platform. Before that though, we cover another APT group with a ridiculous name found exploiting a zero-day vulnerability in Windows.
The SMS Breach You Didn’t Hear About
35:22This week on the podcast we discuss a breach that lasted over 5 years involving a company responsible for routing SMS messages for 95 of the top 100 mobile carriers in the world. Before that though, we'll cover the recent Facebook downtime incident as well as the seemingly total compromise of the video game streaming platform Twitch.
Q2 2021 Internet Security ReportThis week on the podcast we cover the latest quarterly Internet Security Report from the WatchGuard Threat Lab. We'll go over the latest attack trends and key findings from Q2 2021 as well as defensive tips for keeping your systems safe from the latest threat landscape.
Kaseya’s Trusted Third PartyThis week on the podcast we discuss the recently disclosed identify of the"Trusted Third Party" that Kaseya acquired the REvil ransomware master decryption key from, as well as the morals around a decision to hold on to the decryption key for multiple weeks before handing it off to Kaseya. We then cover a new APT discovered by researchers at ESET and the latest CISA alert on ransomware activity.
OMIGOD!This week on the podcast we discuss the recently patched zero-click vulnerability in iOS, macOS and WatchOS that researchers at TheCitizen Lab discovered while investigating NSO Group's Pegasus spyware. After that, we cover a vulnerability in the OMI Agent that comes automatically installed on all Azure Linux virtual machines. We finish by covering Microsoft's latest efforts to kill passwords for good.