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The Week that Was

Every Sunday evening, the CyberWire takes a look back in the Week that Was, a narrative summary of the past seven days' significant cyber security news. Designed for busy professionals who need a week-to-week perspective on developments and trends, the Week that Was provides context for the breaking stories of the day. Every issue is organized topically, with inline links to sources the reader can follow for amplified detail. Like the Daily News Briefing, the Week that Was is delivered to subscribers by email, free and spam-free.

Recent Issues

The Week that Was, 9.17.17

More Equifax breach fallout. BlueBorne hits Bluetooth. Info ops and trust. Data supply chain. Industry notes.

The Week that Was, 9.10.17

The Equifax breach: origins, effects, and lessons. WikiLeaks and the ShadowBrokers are back (on schedule). Notes from the US Intelligence Community.

The Week that Was, 9.3.17

Kenya's Supreme Court invalidates presidential election over hacking concerns. Android DDoS botnet taken down. Ransomware updates. Current phishbait. Maritime jitters. Vault7 and other leaks. Cyber espionage in South Asia. Policy notes and industry news.

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The Week that Was, 8.27.17

Vault7 leaks liaisonware. Crooks, cheats, cryptocurrencies, and clouds. USS McCain collision apparently not cyber-related. Persistent extremist inspiration. Spy vs. Spy. Industry notes.


Past Issues

The Week that Was, 8.20.17

Extremism online: public and private responses. The continuing effects of Equation Group leaks. Assessing costs of hacking at HBO, Maersk, and FireEye. US Cyber Command becomes a UCC. Hybrid war, cyber espionage, and influence ops investigations.

The Week that Was, 8.13.17

WikiLeaks releases "CouchPotato" documents. NotPetya's lingering business effects. Fancy Bear is in hotel Wi-Fi. Hybrid warfare updates. Rumors of DNC insider threat. HBO hack updates. GDPR notes. Password guidelines recanted. NIST's workforce framework. Crime and punishment. Patches. Industry notes.

The Week that Was, 8.6.17

Operation #LeakTheAnalyst. HBO hacked. NotPetya continues to hit bottom lines. Cryptocurrency tech and crime. A white hat may have been a black hat. Election hacking, leaks, and hybrid warfare. Patch notes and industry news.

The Week that Was, 7.30.17

Sweden's big data breach. More from WikiLeaks and the ShadowBrokers. Iranian and North Koreas cyber operations. NotPetya fallout. Cyberespionage. Android threats and vulnerabilities. Industry notes.

The Week that Was, 7.23.17

More sloshing from AWS S3 buckets. Cryptocurrency heists. Costs and effects of cyberattacks. Costs of censorship and Internet controls. A look at the dark web criminal markets. International conflict and cyber diplomacy. Industry notes. And congratulations Dr. Whitfield Diffie, FRS.

The Week that Was, 7.16.17

G20 and the cooperation that wasn't. Clausewitz comes to the cyber domain. Assessing NotPetya's cost. The Great Fire Wall and the Crypto Wars. GSA and Kaspersky. More from Vault7. Lawful intercept gets lawless? Leaky S3 buckets. Crime and punishment. Industry notes.

The Week that Was, 7.9.17

M.E. Doc and its role as NotPetya's patient zero. Enterprises continue NotPetya recovery. Warnings to US power plants. WikiLeaks dumps more Vault7 documents. Data toxicity? Notes on criminal markets.

The Week that Was, 7.2.17

Petya/Nyetya/NotPetya's rampage. WikiLeaks and the ShadowBrokers are back (as expected). Brute-force bears. ISIS vs. states and counties. The Five Eyes and the Crypto Wars. Regulation as carrot and stick. Cyber insurance and cyber warranties.

The Week that Was, 6.25.17

Westminster email credentials brute-forced. WikiLeaks dumps "Brutal Kangaroo" from Vault7. Insider threats. Energy sector responds to CrashOverride. WannaCry continues to infest the IoT. Election influence operations. Adware in Google's Play Store. Other exploits. Industry notes.

The Week that Was, 6.18.17

Leaks and patches. Hidden Cobra and Lazarus Group. Hybrid warfare and influence operations. Crimeware updates. CrashOverride and how ICS operators responded. Moderating extremism (harder than it looks). GDPR approaches.

The Week that Was, 6.11.17

NSA report leaked. Comey testifies. Hacks with diplomatic consequences. Really well-known wolves. Attribution, deterrence, retaliation. Counter-messaging. Cybercrime, patches and marketplace news.

The Week that Was, 6.4.17

Howling for jihad. Hybrid warfare.  The murky arts of attribution. Patching. Ransomware rising. Anonymous says they're back. Tech trends in security software.

The Week that Was, 5.28.17

Lone wolves, known wolves, and packs. Counterterror law and policy. Leaky intelligence services? Doxing turns to disinformation. Ransomware's commodification. Backdoors, bugs, RATS, and stolen exploits.

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