Episode 36

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27th May 2021

36: Hack Pipe: The Rise of DarkSide

Welcome back to Cyber Humanity! We've got our shades on and we're ready for a busy summer of cyber.

And what better way to herald our return than with a news story that's been hitting every headline?

Unless you've been living under a rock, you must have heard of the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack. Basically, ransomware hit pipeline, pipeline got shut down, America entered a state of emergency, and then someone did something about it, and...here we are.

Despite what Paul thinks, there's more to it than that.

Tune in to discover what happens when IT meets OT – and what the DarkSide has to do with it.

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https://www.rt.com/russia/523798-kaspersky-cia-colonial-pipeline-attack/

https://www.elliptic.co/blog/elliptic-follows-bitcoin-ransoms-paid-by-darkside-ransomware-victims

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/08/us/cyberattack-colonial-pipeline.html

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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 of 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.