Risky Business #598 -- China closing the "cyber gap" with USA

PLUS: Operation Warp Speed efforts to ensure COVID research data integrity, availability...
09 Sep 2020 » Risky Business

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

  • Why integrity and availability are key to developing a COVID vaccine
  • China closing the “cyber gap” with USA
  • ASPI publishes research on TikTok, WeChat censorship
  • Belarusian “news app” was tracking activists
  • Julian Assange back in court to fight extradition
  • Much, much more

This week’s show is brought to you by Proofpoint, and this week’s sponsor guest is Proofpoint’s senior director of threat research Sherrod DeGrippo. She’ll be telling us about the emergence of some new mid-tier ransomware crews that are targeting people who speak Russian, which is kind of unusual.

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

Show notes

Ransomware takes down state-owned bank - Risky Business
How the government is keeping hackers from disrupting coronavirus vaccine research
Chinese cyber power is neck-and-neck with US, Harvard research finds
ASPI finds TikTok censoring LGBTQ+ issues, Uighur crackdown
Google removes Android app that was used to spy on Belarusian protesters | ZDNet
Julian Assange Lays Out His Case Against US Extradition | WIRED
Chilean bank shuts down all branches following ransomware attack | ZDNet
DDoS extortionists posing as cyberspies to run blackmail scam | The Daily Swig
European ISPs report mysterious wave of DDoS attacks | ZDNet
Service NSW confirms 186,000 customers’ data breached in cyber-attack | The Daily Swig
Creepy ‘Geofence’ Finds Anyone Who Went Near a Crime Scene | WIRED
Private Intel Firm Buys Location Data to Track People to their 'Doorstep'
White House publishes a cyber-security rulebook for space systems | ZDNet
Voatz urges Supreme Court to not protect ethical research from prosecution
NSA call records collection ruled illegal by US appeals court | TechCrunch
Facebook explains how it will notify third-parties about bugs in their products | ZDNet
CISA orders agencies to set up vulnerability disclosure programs
A single text is all it took to unleash code-execution worm in Cisco Jabber | Ars Technica
Former IT director gets jail time for selling government's Cisco gear on eBay | ZDNet
Warner Music discloses months-long web skimming incident | ZDNet
A SonicWall cloud bug exposed corporate networks to hackers | TechCrunch