Log4j updates, with a side of Fancy Bear. Roots of Huawei’s career as a security risk. Tropic Trooper is back. Meta boots “cyber mercenaries.” Other cyberespionage incidents.
Friday, 17 December
It seems that Fancy Bear may be interested in Log4shell after all. CISA issues Emergency Directive 22-02, which addressed Log4j. Huawei’s reputation as a security risk may be traceable to a 2012 incident in an Australian telco’s networks. Tropic Trooper is back, and interested in transportation. Meta kicks out seven “cyber mercenary” surveillance outfits. PseudoManusrypt looks curiously indiscriminate. Johannes Ullrich from SANS Technology Institute on making the great Chinese firewall work for you. Our guest is Terry Halvorsen from IBM on next-gen cybersecurity efforts to fix the cybersecurity inequity. And the US Commission on International Religious Freedom is reportedly hacked.
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