A public-private conference takes up open source software security at the White House. MuddyWater attributed to Iran. Espionage and ransomware arrests.

CyberWire Daily

By CyberWire, Inc.

A public-private conference takes up open source software security at the White House. MuddyWater attributed to Iran. Espionage and ransomware arrests.

Thursday, 13 January

A White House government-industry summit today addresses open-source software security. The US officially makes its second attribution of the week to a nation-state: it calls out Iran as the operator of the MuddyWater threat group. Israel arrests five on charges related to spying for Iran (they’re thought to have been recruited through catphishing). Citizen Lab finds Pegasus in Salvadoran phones. Ukraine arrests a ransomware gang. Thomas Etheridge from CrowdStrike on the importance of threat hunting for zero days. Our guest is Dr. David Bader of New Jersey Institute of Technology discussing the challenges of securing massive-scale analytics. And ransomware hits US state and local governments. For links to all of today's stories check out our CyberWire daily news briefing: https://thecyberwire.com/newsletters/daily-briefing/11/9
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