We have a great feature interview this week. Risky Business contributor Brian Donohue spoke with Cahill law firm partner Brad Bondi about the suit St Jude Medical has brought against MedSec and Muddy Waters over the short-sell of the medical device manufacturer’s shares. That is an illuminating chat that certainly gave me an understanding of where this all could be heading, both in terms of the upcoming trial and how likely it is we’ll see similar stuff in the future. This week’s show is brought to you by Cylance! These guys basically offer an AV solution that works differently. But you know what? I’ve asked a dozen people what they actually do, and no one has really been able to tell me. So, I talk to Cylance founder and CEO Stuart McClure about the fall out from the House Oversight report into the OPM breach – a report that went in to some detail on Cylance’s role in determining the extent of the breach – but I also talk to him more generally about what it is that Cylance actually does.
Adam Boileau is back in the news chair this week to talk about the week’s information security headlines.
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- Snowden Slammed by House Committee Report | Threatpost | The first stop for security news
- Researchers wirelessly hit the brakes in a Model S, Tesla patches quickly | Ars Technica
- North Korea Has Just 28 Websites | Motherboard
- How the FBI Could Have Hacked the San Bernardino Shooter’s iPhone | WIRED
- SWIFT hopes to thwart fraudsters with detection system in wake of bank heist | Ars Technica
- Hackers Hit ‘Some’ Cisco Customers With Leaked NSA Hacking Tools | Motherboard
- Ransomware Getting More Targeted, Expensive — Krebs on Security
- Israeli Online Attack Service ‘vDOS’ Earned $600,000 in Two Years — Krebs on Security
- KrebsOnSecurity Hit With Record DDoS — Krebs on Security
- DDoS Mitigation Firm Has History of Hijacks — Krebs on Security
- Someone Is Putting Malicious USB Sticks in Australian Mailboxes | Motherboard
- The Cryptographic Key That Secures the Web Is Being Changed for the First Time | Motherboard
- Undercover FBI Agent Busts Alleged Explosives Buyer on the Dark Web | Motherboard
- Florida Man Found Guilty of Running Child Porn Site ‘Playpen’ | Motherboard
- Alibaba fires employees for hacking their way to free mooncakes | Ars Technica
- Teenager uncovers route to free Web surfing on T-Mobile network | Ars Technica
- Facebook Fixes Vulnerability That Led to Account Takeover, Pays Researcher $16K | Threatpost | The first stop for security news
- Bugs in Signal Messaging App Corrupt Attachments, Crash App | Threatpost | The first stop for security news
- Bug that hit Firefox and Tor browsers was hard to spot—now we know why | Ars Technica
- Mozilla plans Firefox fix for same malware vulnerability that bit Tor [updated] | Ars Technica