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Episode 239: Power shifts from Russia to China in the Cyber Underground

Naomi Yusupov, a Chinese Intelligence Analyst at the threat intelligence firm CyberSixGill talks to host Paul Roberts about that company’s new report: The Bear and the Dragon: Analyzing the Russian and Chinese Cybercriminal Communities.

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Episode 227: What’s Fueling Cyber Attacks on Agriculture ?

In this episode of the podcast (#227) we speak with Allan Liska, the head of the CSIRT at the firm Recorded Future. about the spate of attacks in recent months targeting food processing plants, grain cooperatives and other agriculture sector targets. Allan and I talk about the how these attacks are playing out and why, all of a sudden, the agriculture supply chain is under attack.

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As Election Day Nears, Kremlin Leans on Hackers-for-Hire

The DOJ indicted a Russian national for his role in a campaign to undermine the U.S. election…and mine some cryptocurrency along the way. It is the latest evidence of Russia’s willingness to use cyber criminals to conduct state-sponsored espionage.

Report: China Rides Cyber Attacks to Superpower Status

China has used offensive cyber capabilities to propel domestic industry and suppress opposition at home and abroad. As China seeks independence from Western interests, the role of cyber is likely to increase, a report from IntSights finds.

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As Cybercrooks Specialize, More Snooping, Less Smash and Grab

Cybercriminals are becoming more specialized as they try to extract the maximum value out of email account compromises, a new report by researchers at UC Berkeley and the security firm Barracuda Networks has found.