Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSIn this week’s Security Ledger Podcast (#88) we do a deep dive with researcher Vikram Thakur of the firm Symantec on “Dragonfly,” the Russian hacking group whose actions prompted the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the FBI to issue a joint statement last week warning of intrusions into critical infrastructure in the US. Also: how do cyber criminals cash out all the loot they make from online scams? In our second segment we’ll talk to researcher Mike McGuire of the University of Surrey, who has been studying that question.
Cyber criminals are laundering billions of ill-gotten gain using crypto currencies like Bitcoin and Monero and in-game currencies for popular online games like World of Warcraft, FIFA Soccer and Grand Theft Auto.
The Department of Homeland Security and the FBI on Thursday warned that the so-called “Dragonfly” hackers linked to the government of Russia are engaged in a “multi-stage intrusion campaign” against U.S. critical infrastructure, including the energy, nuclear, aviation and manufacturing sectors.
Chip maker AMD acknowledges it is looking into critical vulnerabilities and an exploitable backdoor in its latest line of processors after an Israel-based security firm ambushed the company with a report this week detailing more than a dozen serious security holes in its products.
Internet of Things insecurity is worse than you think, according to a team of researchers who reverse engineered a series of Internet of Things devices and found them even easier to hack and exploit than believed.