Tag: APT

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. 

Episode 106: Election Trolls Are Afoot. We Talk To The Guy Who Watches Them

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 23:55 — 27.4MB)Subscribe: Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSIn this episode of The Security Ledger Podcast (#106): with the November midterm elections in the U.S. fast approaching, election related shenanigans have already cropped up in connection with contested races in swing states, as well as around “hot button” issues such as gun control and race. To find out what the trolls are trolling about, we speak with Jonathan Morgan, the CEO at the firm NewKnowledge, which provides disinformation defense services for organizations. 

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Episode 105: Is Trolling a Human Rights Abuse? Also: the Do’s and Dont’s of Ransomware Negotiation

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 42:49 — 49.0MB)Subscribe: Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSIn this week’s podcast: a report out last week from The Institute for the Future makes clear that state sponsored trolling has gone global and is now a go-to tool for repressive regimes worldwide, constituting a new form of human rights abuse. Ben Nimmo of The Atlantic Council joins us to discuss. Also: ransomware is one of the most effective forms of online crime. Despite that, many organizations have no formal plan for responding to a ransomware attack: we talk with Thomas Hofmann of the firm Flashpoint*, which has launched a new service to help firms prepare for and respond to ransomware.

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Episode 104: Mueller’s Cyber Eye on the Russian Guys also Reaper Drone Docs Stolen

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 30:20 — 34.7MB)Subscribe: Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSS 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.