IP theft in Germany. "Sledgehammer" looks like DDoS by Turkish patriotic hacktivists. Floki Bot and Dridex in the wild. Competition for cyber talent in a tight labor market.
In today's podcast, we hear about an industrial espionage campaign against Germany's steel industry. Turkish hacktivists' Sledgehammer gamifies DDoS (and installs backdoors in its gamers). The Floki Bot Trojan is a cheap and evasive addition to the Zeus family. Dridex is back. GPS gets a cybersecurity upgrade. Too many people are still using Windows XP. Joe Carrigan from the Johns Hopkins University Information Security Institute reports back from the Grace Hopper conference. ZScaler's Deepen Desai describes the Stampado strain of ransomware. NSA is said to be struggling to compete with the private sector for cyber talent.