Cybercrime , Cyberwarfare / Nation-State Attacks , Fraud Management & Cybercrime

Analysis: Russian Hackers Hijack Iranian Hacking Tools

Also: Avast's CCleaner Attacked Again; Sizing Up CCPA Draft Regulations
Analysis: Russian Hackers Hijack Iranian Hacking Tools

The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes how the Russian hacking group Turla has been coopting Iranian hacking tools.

In this report, you'll hear (click on player beneath image to listen):

  • ISMG's Mathew Schwartz describe how U.K. and U.S. intelligence agencies discovered Russian use of Iranian hacking tools;
  • ISMG's Jeremy Kirk report on a second attack against Avast's CCleaner utility;
  • Privacy attorney Sadia Mirza of the law firm Troutman Sanders comment on how draft regulations to carry out the California Consumer Protection Act fail to clear up ambiguities.

The ISMG Security Report appears on this and other ISMG websites on Fridays. Don't miss the Oct. 18 and Oct. 11 editions, which respectively discuss the shutdown of the DeepDotWeb marketplace and Twitter's phone number repurposing "mistake."

Theme music for the ISMG Security Report is by Ithaca Audio under a Creative Commons license.




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