Blockchain & Cryptocurrency , Business Continuity Management / Disaster Recovery , Critical Infrastructure Security

ISMG Editors: What Have We Learned From the Conti Leaks?

Also: US Treasury Sanctions on Crypto Mixer; Russia's Continuing Hybrid War
Clockwise, from top left: Anna Delaney, Tony Morbin, Rashmi Ramesh and Mathew Schwartz

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In the latest weekly update, four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss important cybersecurity issues, including intriguing insights exposed by the leak of ransomware gang Conti's internal communications, the U.S. Treasury's first-ever sanctions on a cryptocurrency mixer and the latest cyber activity in Russia's hybrid war.

The editors - Anna Delaney, director, productions; Tony Morbin, executive news editor, EU; Rashmi Ramesh, senior subeditor, ISMG's global news desk; Mathew Schwartz, executive editor, DataBreachToday & Europe - discuss:

  • Surprising findings gleaned from the leak of Conti's internal communications, including how ransomware gangs regularly communicate and collaborate, as well as steal or borrow from each other's work;
  • How the United States has sanctioned virtual currency mixer Blender.io for its role in enabling North Korea to conduct "malicious cyber activities and money laundering of stolen virtual currency."
  • The latest cyber disruptions as Russia's war in Ukraine wages on.

The ISMG Editors' Panel runs weekly. Don't miss our previous installments, including the April 29 edition discussing which virtual currency criminals prefer and the May 6 edition with a special guest - creator of Zero Trust, John Kindervag.


About the Author

Anna Delaney

Anna Delaney

Director, ISMG Productions

An experienced broadcast journalist, Delaney conducts interviews with senior cybersecurity leaders around the world. Previously, she was editor-in-chief of the website for The European Information Security Summit, or TEISS. Earlier, she worked at Levant TV and Resonance FM and served as a researcher at the BBC and ITV in their documentary and factual TV departments.




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