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.
- 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