Episode 23: RSA Highlights, Cybercrime Headlines and 2015 Phishing Trends with Proofpoint’s Kevin Epstein

April 24, 2015

In Episode 23 of the Cybercrime and Business Podcast, the gang discusses the week's top cybercrime stories and recaps some of their favorite stories of the week from RSA including RSA president Amit Yoran's assertion that "the security industry is failing," Damballa's report that you're more likely to get struck by lightning than have malware communicating on your mobile device, a point-of-sale vendor that used the same default password for 25 years, and DHS opening a satellite office in Silicon Valley.

This week's guest is Kevin Epstein, vice president of advanced security and governance for Proofpoint. Proofpoint released its Human Factor 2015 report on phishing, and we chat about the way the phishing landscape has shifted since we last spoke in 2014. The interview starts at 13:30.

Episode 22: New Cybercrime Reports, Attacks and Fines, and Pushdo’s Comeback with Fidelis’ Mike Buratowski

April 17, 2015

In Episode 22 of the Cybercrime and Business Podcast, the gang runs down the top breaches and cyber-attacks from the past week of SurfWatch Labs' data and talks about some of the big news making headlines including the release of Verizon's 2015 Data Breach Investigations Report, media-related attacks, and recent fines and settlements.

This week's guest is Mike Buratowski, vice president of cybersecurity services for Fidelis Cybersecurity, and we talk about Fidelis' recent research into Pushdo, which has been spotted infecting more than 50 countries, as well as other cybersecurity trends. The interview starts at 15:10.


Episode 21: #OpIsrael, Cybercrime Headlines and Talking the Millions-Stealing Dyre Wolf Campaign with IBM’s John Kuhn

April 10, 2015

In Episode 21 of the Cybercrime and Business Podcast, the team runs through the top cybercrime headlines from the past week of SurfWatch Labs's data including the return of hacktivist campaign #OpIsrael, more cyber activity in the name of ISIS, and the CNN report that Russian hackers have "owned" the State Department system for months.

This week's guest is John Kuhn, IBM Senior Cyber Threat Researcher, and we discuss the Dyre Wolf Campaign, which they described as having "a brazen twist from the once-simple Dyre malware by adding sophisticated social engineering tactics likely to circumvent two-factor authentication." In recent incidents, organizations have lost between $500,000 and $1.5 million to attackers. The interview starts at 13:20.


Episode 20: Ideological Hackers, Businesses Under Attack and Apple Pay Fraud with Authentify’s John Zurawski

April 3, 2015

In Episode 20 of the Cybercrime and Business Podcast, the gang runs down the latest cybercrime headlines including the largest DDoS attack in GitHub's history, ideological attacks from hacktivists groups like the Syrian Electronic Army and Vikingdom, the online backlash that shut down an Indiana pizzeria, and the impact of data breaches on the stock market  or lack thereof.

This week's guest is John Zurawski, the vice president of marketing at Authentify, and we discuss how call centers are being used in Apple Pay fraud. The interview starts at 15:25.