In this week’s episode of the podcast (#104): the Mueller indictment of 12 Russian GRU operatives for hacking the 2016 presidential election was a bombshell. It was also 30 pages long. We read it so you don’t have to and we’ll talk about the big take aways. Also: when researchers from Recorded Future saw an offer on a dark web marketplace for documentation describing the operation of the US Military’s classified Reaper Drone, they thought it must be a ruse. But they were wrong. We’ll talk with RF researcher Andrei Barysevich about how highly sensitive military drone documents fell into the hands of a low level cyber crook.
In-brief: Russia, China and North Korea are increasingly willing to use offensive cyber operations to weaken their enemies, including the United States, according to a report by the firm Flashpoint, which released its Business Risk Index report on Tuesday.
In-brief: Facebook on Thursday unveiled a new initiative to stamp out disinformation and ‘fake news,’ but University of Washington researcher Kate Starbird, who is studying online ‘counter narratives’ says that conspiracy theories and ‘truthers’ may be here to stay.
In-brief: In this Security Ledger Podcast, Editor in Chief Paul Roberts speaks with Dmitri Alperovitch about the latest trends in sophisticated cyber attacks, and how Russia’s hacking of the U.S. election and weaponization of stolen information is likely to influence the U.S. government’s response to future hacks – responses that might not take place in cyber space.
In-brief: the arrest of a prominent security researcher from the firm Kaspersky Lab in Moscow has prompted speculation that the Russians may be cleaning house after recent U.S. intelligence revelations about Russian hacking in this country.