Another ransomware victim pays extortionists. Business email compromise. Government impostor scams. ShadowBrokers still airborne. Exploit supply chain. Silence suspected in bank heists.

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Another ransomware victim pays up. Privilege escalation comes to ransomware. Vendor impersonation scams hit cities, and government impersonation scams hit citizens: be wary of both. Former NSA contractor Hal Martin will be sentenced later this month, with suspected connections with the ShadowBrokers still unresolved. An exploit supply chain is described. The Silence gang is suspected in Bangladeshi bank heists. And a bad message can brick a phone. Ben Yelin from UMD CHHS on privacy concerns with a shared bar patron database. Guest is Derek E. Weeks from Sonotype on supply chain security.

For links to all of today's stories check our our CyberWire daily news brief:

https://thecyberwire.com/issues/issues2019/July/CyberWire_2019_07_08.html

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