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Episode 173: Iran’s Cyber Payback for Soleimani Killing may have a Long Fuse

As it weighs further response to the assassination of General Qasem Soleimani, Iran is almost certain to consider the use of cyber attacks. We talk with Levi Gundert at the firm Recorded Future about what cyber “payback” from Tehran might look like.

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Podcast Episode 131: suing Yahoo! Executives…and winning

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 33:24 — 38.2MB)Subscribe: Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSIn this week’s episode (#131): a shareholder lawsuit targeting Yahoo! executives was settled quietly. But it could have big implications for the C-Suite at breached firms. Also: as the US pursues criminal charges against Huawei for corporate espionage, we look at one of the federal government’s most potent tools to stop the transfer of sensitive IP: the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US. The C-Suite’s Bitter Pill This week, U.S. District Court judge Lucy Koh slapped down a proposed settlement of a class action lawsuit filed against Yahoo! (now part of Verizon Media) over a 2013 hack that exposed data on billions of its users. It’s just the latest twist in the saga of the once great search giant, who fell victim to hackers and then – astoundingly – conspired to […]

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Stand up for Journalism: Our Most Important, Least Glamorous Profession

From the Mỹ Lai Massacre, to Love Canal to clergy sex abuse to the lead in Flint’s water, our awareness of urgent problems in our communities comes not from the West Wing or government officials (themselves elites) but from nosy, dogged and mostly under-compensated reporters doing their jobs and holding the powerful to account. 

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Spotlight Podcast: Why North Korean Summit won’t End Hacking Threat

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 25:54 — 29.6MB)Subscribe: Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSIn this Spotlight Podcast, Jon Condra, the Director of Asia Pacific Research at Flashpoint talks about why U.S. President Donald Trump’s summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un won’t put an end to North Korea’s online predation. That is just one conclusion in Flashpoint’s semi yearly Business Risk Intelligence Report. 

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Trail from AggregateIQ Data Leak points to GOP-Linked Firms

A data leak by a company called AggregateIQ has revealed that the obscure Canadian firm developed the software Cambridge Analytica used and sold to clients during the 2016 election to help Republican campaigns target voters, security firm UpGuard revealed this week. Clues in the data suggest other well known GOP linked data and research firms were also involved.