Tag: APT

The US-North Korea Summit is unlikely to end DPRK hacking, according to Flashpoint

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 | 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. 

Researcher Robert Xiao found that Location Smart, a free web application, allowed anyone to locate a mobile phone with nothing more than the phone's number.

Episode 97: On eve of GDPR frightening lack of data privacy, security in US

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 43:26 — 49.7MB)Subscribe: Android | Email | RSSIn this episode, #97: we talk with Robert Xiao, the Carnegie Mellon researcher who investigated Location Smart, a free web application that allowed anyone track the location of a mobile phone using just the phone’s number. Also: we welcome University of Washington Researcher Kate Starbird back into the SL studio to talk about her latest research: examining the web of bloggers, news web sites, conspiracy theorists and government actors targeting human rights workers in Syria.

State and local elections officials find themselves on the front line against sophisticated cyber adversaries, says John Dickson of The Denim Group

Episode 96: State Elections Officials on Front Line against Russian Hackers

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 41:18 — 47.3MB)Subscribe: Android | Email | RSSIn this episode of The Security Ledger Podcast (#96): with primary elections taking place in states across the United States in the coming weeks, we talk to John Dickson about how state elections offices have become the front line in a pitched battle with state-sponsored hackers – with the fate of a 240 year democracy hanging in the balance. Also: we talk about the looming threat posed by so-called “deep fake” videos that use computer manipulation to make famous celebrities appear to say nearly anything.