In this week’s episode, we revisit the thin blue line, this time with a focus on a Wikileaks-style data dump called ‘Blue Leaks’. 270GB of police data – 24 years’ worth from over 200 departments – was leaked in what has been dubbed ‘a more transparent alternative to Wikileaks’. Could it be a catalyst for change or a danger to life? 

We also spin the Random Ransom Generator and try to wrap our heads around Maze’s recent official announcement that they’re disappointed to see companies trying to decrypt their files themselves. Yup, you read that one right. 

And what’s going on Down Under? The Australian government grapples with a sophisticated state-based actor. We take a look at their advisory to see what we can find out. 

Blue Leaks
https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2020/06/22/blueleaks-huge-leak-of-police-department-data-follows-george-floyd-protests/

Maze Ransomware announcement
https://securityboulevard.com/2020/06/stuck-between-a-data-breach-and-a-ransom/

Australian Advisory includes MITRE T-numbers
https://portswigger.net/daily-swig/know-thine-enemy-australian-cyber-security-centre-spotlights-most-popular-cyber-attack-techniques

About Cyber Humanity

The podcast taking cybersecurity personally
There’s a lot of cool techy stuff going down in cybersecurity, and we love it. But you can’t deny that a lot the time we humans get forgotten. Our podcast takes a not-so-serious look at issues in security from a human point of view. Covering social engineering to hacker motivations and everything in between, we chat through security stories and themes and what they mean to us: the oft-neglected humans behind the screen. Apart from Kev, Kev is a cyborg.

These weekly podcasts come in two main flavors. We’re either ranting about themes close to the heart of us security types, or we’re discussing threats and vulnerabilities that have hit headlines – or slipped under the radar – in recent weeks.

Join Chris Pace (tech advocate and keeper of the coloring pencils), Kev Breen (pro blue teamer, also known as ‘Mr Nothing to CVE here…’), Max Vetter (former dark web detective and pretty cool guy), and Paul Bentham (ex-gov. type and Immersive Labs product guru) as they wend their way through the murky world of Cyber Humanity.

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July 22, 2020

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