Stone Panda update. A new strain of Mirai. Bogus cryptocurrency apps are trending in Google Play. Mr. Assange is charged under the Espionage Act. Info ops. Law firms as phishbait.


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Stone Panda is distributing the Quasar RAT. A new strain of Mirai is out. Bitcoin prices are up, and so is the incidence of malicious cryptocurrency apps in Google Play. The US charges Wikileaks’ Julain Assagne with seventeen new counts under the Espionage Act. UK political parties are said to have poor security. Huawei’s charm offensive. Russia points with sad alarm to NATO cyber deterrence policy. Bogus law firm emails prove effective phishbait. Joe Carrigan from JHU ISI on recent research from Google on the effectiveness of basic security hygiene. Guest is Nate Lesser from Cypient Black on “entangled enterprise risk.”

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