Risky Business

Risky Business is a weekly information security podcast featuring news and in-depth interviews with industry luminaries. Launched in February 2007, Risky Business is a must-listen digest for information security pros. With a running time of approximately 50-60 minutes, Risky Business is pacy; a security podcast without the waffle.



Risky Business #626 -- Russian ransomware beef simmers

On this week’s show Patrick Gray and Adam Boileau discuss the week’s security news, including:

  • Ransomware attack threatens Australian and US beef supply
  • Talos dubs Russian ransomware crews “privateers”
  • NYTimes writes another bad story
  • More Fortinet pwnage
  • Belgian government rolls Hafnium IR and finds, well, something else
  • Google unveils new rowhammer techniques
  • Much, much more

Haroon Meer of Thinkst Canary is this week’s sponsor guest. Thinkst is spinning up a labs division, but they’ll be doing something different to the same-old bug hunting. That’s a quality conversation.

Links to everything that we discussed are below and you can follow Patrick or Adam on Twitter if that’s your thing.

Show notes Full impact still being assessed in JBS cyber-security attack - Beef Central JBS to bring most plants online after ransomware attack - Axios JBS Cyber Hack: Meat Supplier Shuts Down Some Slaughterhouses After Attack - Bloomberg Hackers hit Australian meatworks giant | 7NEWS.com.au Colonial hack exposed TSA’s light-touch oversight of pipeline cybersecurity - The Washington Post TSA cyber requirements would fine pipeline operators for lax security practices Biden budget seeks $750 million to respond to SolarWinds compromises, plus billions more for cyber Security researchers suggest naming state-harbored hackers 'privateers' Russia Appears to Carry Out Hack Through System Used by U.S. Aid Agency - The New York Times The SolarWinds Hackers Aren’t ‘Back.’ They Never Went Away | WIRED Ex-US ambassador, anti-corruption activists in Ukraine were targets of suspected Russian phishing US seizes two domains used by the SVR in recent hacking campaign | The Record by Recorded Future SVR cyberspies used iOS zero-day in recent phishing campaign | The Record by Recorded Future FBI says an APT breached a US municipal government via an unpatched Fortinet VPN | The Record by Recorded Future Days before a report, Chinese hackers removed malware from infected networks | The Record by Recorded Future Belgium government discovers old 2019 hack during Hafnium investigation | The Record by Recorded Future Possible Chinese hackers pose as UN, human rights group to eavesdrop on beleaguered Uyghur population Faulty emailing tool prevented Accellion from notifying customers of attacks | The Record by Recorded Future The FBI will feed hacked passwords directly into Have I Been Pwned | The Record by Recorded Future Macron says wiretapping ‘not acceptable between allies’ after report adds details about old NSA program - The Washington Post Malware campaign targets server hosting software CWP | The Record by Recorded Future Fujitsu suspends ProjectWEB platform after Japanese government hacks | The Record by Recorded Future Hackers target Japanese government, transportation entities Using Fake Reviews to Find Dangerous Extensions – Krebs on Security Boss of ATM Skimming Syndicate Arrested in Mexico – Krebs on Security Russian hacker Pavel Sitnikov arrested for sharing malware source code | The Record by Recorded Future French authorities seize their third dark web marketplace | The Record by Recorded Future WhatsApp’s Fight With India Has Global Implications | WIRED Threema, the European rival to Signal, wins pivotal privacy battle in Swiss Court | The Daily Swig Apple’s M1 Chip Has a Fascinating Flaw | WIRED Google says Rowhammer attacks are gaining range as RAM is getting smaller | The Record by Recorded Future No, it doesn’t just crash Safari. Apple has yet to fix exploitable flaw | Ars Technica Inside The ‘World’s Largest’ Video Game Cheating Empire 'FIND THIS FUCK:' Inside Citizen’s Dangerous Effort to Cash In On Vigilantism Hacktivist Posts Massive Scrape of Crime App Citizen to Dark Web


 2021-06-02  n/a