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Podcast Episode 109: What’s The US Freedom Army? Ask Russia.

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 37:07 — 42.5MB)Subscribe: Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSIn this week’s episode of the Security Ledger Podcast (#109): what lurks in the dark recesses of online information operations? How about a secret “US Freedom Army” linked to Russia? Dave Aitel of Cyxtera joins us to talk about it. Also: hacking critical infrastructure isn’t just for nation states anymore. Cybereason joins us to talk about its recent report on cyber criminals hacking into industrial control systems. 

U.S. sanctions Russian companies, individuals over cyber attacks

Acting on an executive order, the U.S. government imposed sanctions on five companies and three individuals for their collaboration with the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) in state-sponsored cyber-attack activity.

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The Dutch were spying on Cozy Bear Hackers as they targeted Democrats

Dutch intelligence is claiming to have observed Russian state-sponsored hackers known as Cozy Bear attacking Democratic Party organizations in the U.S. beginning in 2014. 

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Podcast: New Malware targets Industrial Safety Systems and Uncle Sam Bans Kaspersky – What Now?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:36 — 96.3MB)Subscribe: Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSIn our latest podcast: industrial security expert Joe Weiss talks to us about Triton, a new malware family targeting industrial safety systems. Also: Dave Aitel of the firm Immunity Inc. joins us again to talk about new legislation banning government agencies from using anti malware software by Kaspersky Lab. And, Alan Naumann* of the firm Contrast Security talks to us about the major insurance firm that  joined the latest round of investment in his company, and why application security is everybody’s problem. 

Did you give love to Russian Trolls? Facebook will tell you.

Facebook said it will release a feature that lets users see if they liked pages associated with the Internet Research Agency, a Russian troll outfit.