Risky Business #455 -- What a mess

A podcast about The Shadow Brokers, DPRK, NSA, Microsoft and WannaCry...
17 May 2017 » Risky Business

On this week’s show, of course, we are taking a deep dive on WannaCry. Most of the coverage of this debacle has actually been pretty bad, and there’s been nothing that I’ve seen that even approaches being comprehensive, so we’re going to try to fix that in this edition of the show.

This week’s show is sponsored by Cylance, which, it must be said, didn’t “ambulance chase” this interview, they booked this sponsor slot in January this year.

Cylance CEO Stuart McClure joins the show this week to talk about ambulance chasing, why it is that we still don’t have a decent technical analysis of WannaCry and he generally gives us an industry view on this thing.

Links to items discussed in this week’s show have moved – they’re now included in this post, below.

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Show notes

WCry ransomware worm’s Bitcoin take tops $70k as its spread continues | Ars Technica
Virulent WCry ransomware worm may have North Korea’s fingerprints on it | Ars Technica
Two days after WCry worm, Microsoft decries exploit stockpiling by governments | Ars Technica
WCry is so mean Microsoft issues patch for 3 unsupported Windows versions | Ars Technica
WannaCry Variants Pick Up Where Original Left Off | Threatpost | The first stop for security news
Microsoft Releases XP Patch for WannaCry Ransomware | Threatpost | The first stop for security news
New Jaff Ransomware Part Of Active Necurs Spam Blitz | Threatpost | The first stop for security news
NSA officials worried about the day its potent hacking tool would get loose. Then it did. - The Washington Post
The WannaCry Ransomware Hackers Made Some Major Mistakes | WIRED
What you need to know about the WannaCry Ransomware | Symantec Connect Community
OH LORDY! Comey Wanna Cry Edition — Steemit
Massive cryptocurrency botnet used leaked NSA exploits weeks before WCry | Ars Technica
Trump confirms he shared intel with Russia’s foreign minister | Ars Technica
Trump Signs Cybersecurity Executive Order | Threatpost | The first stop for security news
WikiLeaks Reveals Two CIA Malware Frameworks | Threatpost | The first stop for security news
HP laptops covertly log user keystrokes, researchers warn | Ars Technica
Apple Patches Pwn2Own Vulnerabilities in Safari, macOS, iOS | Threatpost | The first stop for security news
Dutch Cops Bust Another PGP BlackBerry Company for Alleged Money Laundering - Motherboard
Protect Against WannaCry: Microsoft Issues Patch for Unsupported Windows (XP, Vista, 8,...)
Chelsea Manning Release: What to Know About Whistleblower | Time.com