Utility hack update. Surveillance tool proliferation. Exploit black market. Novel ransomware, old distro channel. Notes from the Global Cyber Innovation Summit.

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That cyber incident that affected electrical utilities in the western United States seems to have been a denial-of-service attack. Concerns arise over potential proliferation of Chinese security service tools. Exploit blackmarketeer Volodya and some customers. The Retefe banking Trojan is back. Some new ransomware thinks it’s the moving finger that writes, and, having written, moves on. And some cause for measured optimism at the Global Cyber Innovation Summit. Emily Wilson from Terbium Labs on the Dynamic Connections conference, hosted by General Dynamics. Guest is Joseph Carson from Thycotic on lessons he’s learned (the hard way) on communications with the board.

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

https://thecyberwire.com/issues/issues2019/May/CyberWire_2019_05_03.html

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