Risky Business #680 -- Uber, Rockstar Games hacker arrested

PLUS: Optus crook has a dramatic change of heart, wants to be friends...
28 Sep 2022 » Risky Business

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

  • Lapsus$’s Teapot arrested by UK police
  • Optus hacker issues grovelling apology after feeling AFP and ASD heat
  • Ukraine claims Russia is planning massive attacks on its infrastructure
  • RSOCKS bot herder begs for extradition to USA
  • Russians scammed when seeking military service exemptions
  • Much, much more

This week’s show is sponsored by Votiro. Ravi Srinivasan, Votiro’s CEO, joins the show this week to talk about how people are using content disarm and reconstruction.

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

Show notes

British teen arrested in hacking case
Australian cybersecurity minister lambasts Optus for ‘unprecedented' hack - The Record by Recorded Future
CISA: Iranian hackers spent 14 months in Albanian gov’t network before launching ransomware - The Record by Recorded Future
Iran shutters mobile networks, Instagram, WhatsApp amid protests - The Record by Recorded Future
US Treasury carves out Iran sanctions exceptions for internet providers - The Record by Recorded Future
Signal Is Asking People Around the World to Help Iranians Access the Encrypted App
Shadowy Russian Cell Phone Companies Are Cropping Up in Ukraine | WIRED
Risky Biz News: XakNet "hacktivists" linked to APT28 and Russia's GRU intelligence service
Russia plans “massive cyberattacks” on critical infrastructure, Ukraine warns | Ars Technica
Accused Russian RSOCKS Botmaster Arrested, Requests Extradition to U.S. – Krebs on Security
Сбербанк предупредил о мошенничестве с продажей якобы "белых" военников - РИА Новости, 26.09.2022
SIM Swapper Abducted, Beaten, Held for $200k Ransom – Krebs on Security
How 3 hours of inaction from Amazon cost cryptocurrency holders $235,000 | Ars Technica
The record-setting DDoSes keep coming, with no end in sight | Ars Technica
International conflicts driving increased strength of DDoS attacks: report - The Record by Recorded Future
Tarfile path traversal bug from 2007 still present in 350k open source repos | The Daily Swig