Best Infosec-Related Long Reads of the Week, 1/21/23
Infiltrating the LockBit gang, That funny feeling online chatbots can pass the Turing test, Time to start protecting submarine cables from threats, The meaningless advice to not pay ransoms
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Ransomware Diaries: Volume 1
Jon DiMaggio of Analyst1 tells the incredible story of how he spent months developing several online personas to gain access to the LockBit ransomware gang’s operation to learn more about the human side of the operation and the insights, motivations, and behaviors of the individuals on the other side of the keyboard.
Stealing and threatening to sell or release a victim organization’s sensitive data is often more damaging than encrypting their systems with ransomware. The data theft extortion tactic is lucrative for criminals but requires additional work and resources. For example, criminals must either know which da…