Risky Business #647 -- Israel slashes cyber exports, Interpol takes down 1,000 crooks

PLUS: Growing signs ransomware crews are being more cautious...
01 Dec 2021 » Risky Business

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

  • Israel slashes number of countries it will export cyber tools to
  • Interpol takes down 1,000 Internet fraudsters
  • Ransomware crews lying low?
  • When the tabloids do cyber the results are sometimes awesome
  • Much, much more…

This week’s sponsor interview is with Ryan Kalember of Proofpoint. He’s the EVP of Cybersecurity Strategy there and he’s joining me this week to talk about how investment activity in cybersecurity is basically leaving everyone who isn’t a mega enterprise behind.

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

Show notes

Israel restricts cyberweapons export list by two-thirds, from 102 to 37 countries - The Record by Recorded Future
US sanctions 28 quantum computing entities in China, Russia, Pakistan, Japan - The Record by Recorded Future
Months-long Interpol crackdown nets more than 1,000 online fraud arrests
Ukrainian police expose international phone-hacking gang | The Daily Swig
Group-IB helps Italian officials take down scammers selling COVID-19 docs via Telegram - The Record by Recorded Future
Ransomware gang targeting schools, hospitals reinvents itself to avoid scrutiny
Russian hacker wanted by FBI for 'using ransomware to fleece millions of dollars' is unmasked | Daily Mail Online
When Russia Helped the U.S. Nab Cybercriminals
How the pandemic pulled Nigerian university students into cybercrime - The Record by Recorded Future
A Hacking Spree Against Iran Spills Out Into the Physical World | WIRED
China agency tells Tencent their apps have to be approved before they go live or update - The Record by Recorded Future
Srsly Risky Biz: Thursday, November 25 - by Tom Uren
Incident reporting, ransomware payment legislation faces trouble in Senate
North Korean hackers posed as Samsung recruiters to target security researchers - The Record by Recorded Future
FBI document shows what data can be obtained from encrypted messaging apps - The Record by Recorded Future
AT&T takes action against DDoS botnet that hijacked VoIP servers - The Record by Recorded Future
You Can Now Get $25 From Zoom Following a Class Action Settlement
(3) Konstantin on Twitter: "Apparently, someone from r/antiwork is bombarding the internet with RAW TCP/IP printing requests. I'm going to tag this just for kicks. https://t.co/P0NC2dO6hx" / Twitter
(3) Matthew Garrett on Twitter: "Someone is targeting network-attached receipt printers on the public internet and just printing copies of the r/antiwork manifesto and this is glorious" / Twitter
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